Our Board of Directors
Apolonia Davalos is an Off-Broadway actress, producer, award-winning independent filmmaker, and passionate advocate for the arts. She pursues how and why music matters to our community as producer, writer, and host of the 30-min TV program and short digital series Music Matters on South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Through her creative wellness production company, APOLCORE, her mission is to communicate Truth through beauty through film, TV, and multimedia. Under her previous theater production company APOLONIAD Productions, she is also recognized as the producer and director of the Euripides Series in Times Square (2010). In 2020, Apolonia served as a member of the mayor-appointed Sioux Falls Arts Task Force. Currently, she serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Sioux Falls 2035 Downtown Plan. She is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Sioux Falls with a degree in Media Studies. Dedicated to collaboration and cultivating creative careers, Apolonia is a producer for 54 Film Fest, a national film festival competition.
Arthur McCray is the CEO and Founder of Advie, a unique marketing consultation company that is dedicated to fostering success for business of all sizes. Prior to his role at Advie, Arthur honed his skills as a marketing consultant, solving intricate challenges for companies across the globe. Beyond his professional achievements, Arthur is deeply committed to giving back to the community. He invests his time in mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs and coaching youth basketball camps. His passion for making a positive impact is palpable in every endeavor he undertakes. With a wealth of experience in marketing and business development, Arthur brings a unique perspective to our team.
Jolene Kranz is the owner of Pearl Accounting. She is a CPA/ABV & CVA with over a decade of public accounting experience, providing tax, bookkeeping, payroll, and valuation services to her clients. Jolene graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Masters in Professional Accountancy and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Her community involvement has included volunteering for the Sioux Empire United Way, the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater, the All Saints Neighborhood Association, Lutheran Social Services School Based Mentor Program, and various other projects. Her passions include Scuba diving, spearfishing, photography, and travel.
Chris Lent is an attorney at Woods Fuller Schultz & Smith, P.C. He focuses his practice on General Business and Corporate law, with an emphasis on federal and state securities law. He represents issuers in private and public offering of equity and debt securities and counsels companies on corporate governance and public reporting obligations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He also represents broker-dealers and representatives in SEC, state and SRO registration and compliance matters. Chris is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and Iowa.
Manuel Loaeza was born and raised in a small town in northwestern Mexico. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Natalia, Nathan and Katia. They moved to Sioux Falls in 2017 and their three kids have enjoyed being a part of Harmony for almost as long. Manuel and Amy are very proud of them and also enjoy attending all of the Harmony concerts. Manuel previously worked as a pastor in the United Methodist Church and as an office manager. He currently works for the US Postal Service and teaches Spanish as an adjunct professor at the University of Sioux Falls. Manuel loves traveling, meeting people, and discovering new places. His hobbies are running and reading.
Mark Conzemius is the President of the Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota. In addition to his many managerial responsibilities with the CFESD, Mark is also the Producer and Director of the very popular Christmas at the Cathedral concerts at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls. Prior to his position with CFESD, Mark spent 15 years as the Vice President of the International Student Program for the Up With People organization.