Young Professional Spotlight: Jackson Bolstad

May 29, 2020

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Jackson Bolstad
Community Manager // CUInsight

Tell us about yourself.
I recently took a new job managing content and overseeing a team of contributors/writers for CUInsight, an online credit union trade publication. Prior to that, I served as the marketing communications specialist for Black Hills Federal Credit Union, as well as spent time as a journalist for the Rapid City Journal. Originally from northeastern Montana, I spent a lot of time in the combine and on horseback on my family's farm and ranch. As for my passions outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, working through my ever expanding book list, writing creative fiction and short stories, and volunteering with a number of local nonprofits, as well as occasionally lacing up my running shoes for local trail or road races.
What do you enjoy doing in Rapid City?
There are so many great restaurants, experiences, and businesses in Rapid City, that it's hard to choose. I would have to say that some of my favorite things include grabbing coffee from Dunn Brothers, running the walking path and Skyline Wilderness Area, brunch at Tally's Silver Spoon (especially the caramel rolls!), volunteering with the Rapid City Police Activities League during Summer Nights, trivia with friends, and sampling new brews and pizza specials at Independent Ale House. 

Why did you decide to join the YPG? 
For me, Young Professionals Group was a no brainer. It was an opportunity to meet a diverse group of people my own age who are passionate about improving themselves, as well as their community. So, when I had the opportunity to join, I lept at the chance. Plus, who doesn't love free food, beer, and activities!

How have you benefited from being a part of the YPG?
I've made many lifelong friends through YPG that I otherwise would have probably never met. In many ways, those friends have challenged me and encouraged me to be and do better for myself, my coworkers, and my community. Frankly, it's great to have a network of people I can lean on when I need advice or assistance with something. I regularly meet up with my fellow YPGers outside of our monthly socials to hang out, volunteer, and participate in local events.