We are here sharing a beautiful vision
to build something MAGICAL and MEANINGFUL in the world.
Dr. Yi-Chun Lin
Founder & Chair of the board
A native of Taipei, Taiwan, violinist, violist, and pianist Dr. Yi-Chun Lin has served as concertmaster of orchestras in New York, Taiwan, and music festivals worldwide. She has performed as soloist with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, and the Akademische Orchester at the Gewanhaus concert hall in Leipzig. Dr. Lin is a violin professor at Augustana University and the Principal Viola at the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. With a lifelong passion towards chamber music, she founded the Sioux Falls Chamber Music Collective in 2018 in hope of creating a platform to encourage more collaborations between artists, to merge different artistic fields, and to make high quality performances more accessible in all corners of the community. She has performed on WQXR radio station in New York and SDPB in Rapid City, won the bronze medal at Fischoff competition, and received chamber music residency from various festivals, such as the Banff Music Festival. With a curious mind, Dr. Lin constantly looks for new dimensions in music through different types of musical and art collaboration
Jill Entenman is a life long resident of Sioux Falls and a political science graduate of Augustana University. Her goal is to live a life around the philosophy that "the well being of the people shall be the supreme law." Jill has served on various boards in the community including the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the Dow Rummel Village, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and the City of Sioux Falls's Charter Revision Commission. She is a book lover/hoarder who dreams of traveling the world, visiting various historical and ancient sites. You will often find Jill spending time with her greatest passion, her children and grand children.
Jim Entenman is a life long resident of Sioux Falls, receiving education from Washington Senior High School and Northern State University. For the past 46 years, Jim has owned and been involved in J&L Harley-Davidson (Sioux Falls), Big Sioux Power Sports (Sioux Falls), Glacial Lakes Harley-Davidson (Watertown) and Harley-Davidson of Fargo (Fargo, ND). He currently serves as the CFO of the family corporation. Jim has a passion for Sioux Falls, having a heart felt belief that Sioux Falls is the center of the universe. In 1996, due to an early loss of a brother, he started Hot Harley Nights. Even though the goal was to fundraise for Make-A-Wish, he was delighted that the event showcased Sioux Falls and the surrounding area! His board services include Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana, Emily's Hope, Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (past president), the Sioux Falls Sports Authority, Sanford Board of Trustees, the Governor's Tourism Board and the South Dakota Auto Dealers Board (just to name a few!). He is currently serving as president of the Sanford USD Medical Center board. During his brief leisure time, Jim enjoys lake life with his wife (Jill) and family.
Immanuel Bassey is a native of Jos, Nigeria. An advocate in the field of finance. He holds licenses in life, health, credit, property & casualty insurance and owns an Allstate insurance agency in Sioux Falls. In addition, Immanuel is a co-owner of a media company that specializes in producing long-form content for perspective and sharing the journey of leaders/innovators throughout the 605 communities. Mr. Bassey is also a musician who plays various instruments but is primarily hailed as a saxophonist: Performing in different arenas both locally & nationally and has toured with a few renowned music artists. He loves the outdoors, sports, fitness, planes, motorcycles & supercars. His passion is to facilitate a level playing field through financial literacy. Immanuel serves as the treasurer for the Sioux Falls Chamber Music Collective.
Kristen Townsend is the Marketing Director at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith Law Firm. She is thrilled to be joining the Board of the Sioux Falls Chamber Music Collective, having connected with area musicians during the Immigrant Stories Project. Kristen also serves on the Board for the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences Husby Performing Arts, the Washington Pavilion Education Committee, and Levitt at the Falls Marketing Committee. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys writing and acting with local theatre companies.
Zach Van Harris JR
Zach Van Harris JR is co-founder and consultant for GBRTGalaxy Publishing. He is a university scholar, researcher and curator for the South Dakota African American History Museum. He serves on boards for various diversity and inclusion groups in the Sioux Empire community. He is a recent Fellow in multiple leadership programs such as the Billie Sutton Leadership Institute, Sanford Research SURE Internship, and the Citizens Planning Academy to name a few. Zach is a lover of nature and is steadfast about building bridges with people and discovering healthy ways in which everyone can contribute to the diverse ecosystem of South Dakota.
Laura Engebretson is a data and workflow analyst that stays active in the community by advocating for the empowerment of women, children, and people of color. She serves on the board for South Dakotans Against Racism and has worked on committees with Leaders Engaged and Determined since 2016 helping impact and inspire her district and the city at large. She can be found in constant collaboration with nonprofits as she most recently assisted with the planning and creation of a community service project with MIAC (Mid-west Immersive Art Collective) in which she also serves as a board member. Laura is an avid reader who loves traveling and is a seeker of truth and knowledge. She is passionate about archives, curation, and history.
Laurel Lather is a recently retired chef and culinary entrepreneur. She opened her first business in her home state of Wisconsin at the age of 22, Laurel’s Country Herbs, then a year later, opening The General Store, a bulk grocery & local produce shop. This passion eventually leads her to the restaurant industry. Laurel’s culinary journey brought her to Sioux Falls where she became a downtown advocate, owning and operating Food n’ Fermentations and The Market. A consummate lover of food culture, retirement has not stopped Laurel from being a part of the local epicurean scene. She visits area restaurants and small ethnic groceries, writing reviews and posting dishes prepared with the items purchased. Laurel is a budding author, just recently publishing her first book, “Nostalgic Feast”. Believing in the magical power of food, art, and music, she celebrates her life surrounded by these influences.