Board of Directors

Jarod Morken

I am a Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual’s Wealth Management Company, the owner of Lifetime Properties, LLC. and as of October of 2022, I will be the Executive Officer of Bravo Battery, 1-147th FA in the SD Army National Guard.

I have served 17 years in the Army National Guard with over 7 years on Active Duty and 2 deployments to Afghanistan. In 2022, I was introduced to Calm Waters as a donor, and 100% back the mission and vision of this organization! With that being said, I jumped at the opportunity to serve in the capacity as a board member and am very excited to work with our communities to better serve our Veterans!

I live in the Sioux Falls area with my 2 little boys, and my 2 very large dogs!

Keith Hoekstra

Keith Hoekstra is currently a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in Sioux Falls, SD. I grew up in Sioux Center, IA with one older brother and my parents. After graduating from Western Christian High School, I attended Southeast Tech and the University of Sioux Falls. I was in the Marine Corps Reserves from 2007 – 2013. I went back to the University of Sioux Falls and received my MBA in 2016.

I currently reside with my wife Katie, my beautiful four children Connelly, Cayenne, Lucille, Aaron, and our German Shepard, Shadow.

Tesia Nichols

My name is Tesia (pronounced “Tessa”) Nichols and I recently graduated with my Masters in Social Work degree from USD in May 2021. I have an 18-month-old daughter, a loving boyfriend, and an extremely rare digestive disorder that all keep me on my toes! I had the opportunity to fall in love with Calm Waters and the mission behind it while completing my final practicum hours with Krystal, Calm Water’s CEO, as my supervisor. Her passion for fulfilling this need within our community absolutely rubbed off on me! I am eager to see Calm Waters unfold & help serve those who have served us.

Leah Kerwin

Leah Kerwin, Administrative Assistant to Thomas S Voorhees with Equitable Advisors.  Working to obtain my securities licensing so I can succeed Tom when he is ready to retire.  We offer health insurance, long term care, life insurance, mutual funds and annuities.  Our main focus over the past 10 years has been farm succession.

I try to bring a positive, fun attitude to everything I am involved with and helping people when they need it most is very important to me.

I am involved in my church and look forward to making more of an impact in our community.  I am mom to my furbaby, Gizmo.   Enjoy football on Sundays, singing and trying new things.

Kenny Coyle

Kenny Coyle grew up milking cows on a farm northwest of Hartford, SD. I enlisted in the US Army, serving three years in the 3rd Infantry Division.

I retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2014 with 29 years of federal service. I served in various capacities at Yankton Federal Prison Camp, including
Lieutenant, and as a counselor in unit management. I volunteered for temporary duty at US Penitentiary Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Gordon Federal Detention
Center, Georgia, when emergency staffing was needed. My greatest satisfaction was derived from counseling young offenders.

My passion is riding my Harley Davidson Road King Special. I cherish the friends I made riding in poker runs and Veteran rides with Honor Flight and Rolling Thunder. Some of the most loyal people I know are gals and guys on motorcycles. I, and the other Calm Waters Board members, realize it’s a great honor bestowed on us when a biker rolls in to support our Calm Waters Poker Run.

A dear friend and Harley rider told me about Calm Waters. She also introduced me to the CEO, Krystal Lohff. I was deeply touched when Krystal asked me to serve
on the Calm Waters Board. Serving on this board is a momentous chapter in my life. I am committed to the success of our mission. Providing men and women who
served our country, with a safe environment and what they need to return to a healthy, productive life with their families and friends, is patriotism at its finest.

My wife Becc and I live in Sioux Falls and have a daughter and a son. I also have a stepdaughter and a stepson. Our six grandchildren bring much joy to our life. I
have a goofy Boxer girl named Raleigh, a sweet grandpup Pit Bull named Lillie, and a biker grandpup Boston Terrier named Big Lou.

Jessica is a graduate student intern. As a graduate student at University of Denver, she is pursuing a degree in Social Work with a concentration in mental health and trauma. She believes through treating the whole individual–body and mind–we are able to provide more sustainable mental health care and healing. She also has 10 years of public healthcare expertise in sexual health (including sexual dysfunctions/disorders, HIV, women’s sexual wellness, and maternal mental health), Jessica is dedicated to advocating and supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds. As a U.S. Army Veteran and spouse of a disabled Veteran, She is passionate about supporting military families, caretakers, and Veterans. Jessica looks forward to helping you develop new ways to achieve goals and navigate the stressors of life.