About Us

We believe that all children should have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential.

Incorporated as Buddies Unlimited in 1961 and affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills has been the number one provider of mentoring relationships in Western South Dakota for over fifty years!


Board Officers

President – Brian Mueller
1st Vice President – Katie Hammer
2nd Vice President – Dory Batka
Treasurer – Tim Powell
Secretary – Art Sartorius
Past President – Tim Reilly

Members of the Board of Directors

Dory Batka
John Burke
Katie Hammer
Randy Horsley
Marie Keller
Anya Mueller
Brian Mueller
Mitch Nachtigall
Leisa Nash
Tim Powell
Tim Reilly
Art Sartorius
Merton Tice, Jr.
Daniel Tribby


It’s your money that keeps us going and enables us to start more children on the right path. So you have every right to know how it is used. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills is a 501c3 (tax exempt) organization.