A Rapid City native, Riann began her career in digital and event driven marketing in the spring of 2015 at Redefined Deigns and Events as an Event and Wedding Coordinator and Social Media strategist while studying Business- Communications and Entrepreneurial Studies at Augustana University where she graduated in the Spring of 2016.
After graduating, Riann joined the management team at the Sioux Falls Prairie Berry where she was the Lead Event Coordinator and Bar Manager for 2 years. Inspired by the nonprofits she worked closely with during her years at Prairie Berry, Riann went on to join a local Sioux falls non-profit to lead their events and daily operations, while managing their Social Media and Event Driven marketing.
During her time in Sioux Falls she continued to work with her Event Planning Company and came to be one of the Lead Event Coordinators there as well as their Social Media Strategist. She also worked in merchandising learning the art of balance, and structure that each display ad needs.
Riann moved back to Rapid City and Joined the NewsCenter1 Media team in the Fall of 2018 as an Account Executive and Marketing Consultant; in November of 2018 she was promoted to Sales and Marketing Developer. During her time with NC1’s Media team, she has become a Certified Digital marketing Expert, grown relationships with local and regional business owners, and is becoming an expert in our Black Hills market.
In her spare time, Riann enjoys spending time with her family and friends exploring the outdoors, and indulging in the great local art, food and beverages that West River has to offer.