Lyndsey Ihler grew up in Canada, Africa, and Nebraska. She graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Human Services. She also holds an Associates of Science degree in General Studies from Western Nebraska Community College. Before joining the LifeScape staff in August 2015, Lyndsey was a Service Coordinator in Kansas and a Residential Supervisor in Madison, SD. It’s important to Lyndsey to be a positive influence in the lives of others, and one of her goals is to improve her sign language skills. Lyndsey enjoys time with her husband Matt and their dog and two cats. She also appreciates traveling, exercising, and quiet time reading.
Contact: Lyndsey.Ihler@LifeScapeSD.org, 605.444.9881
Nathan Jones is a musician and a fan of racing, the Chicago Blackhawks, and his dog, Stimpy. Originally from Toledo, OH, he graduated from USD in 2012 with a BA in German, English, and Secondary Education, and a minor in Fine Arts. He is certified to teach German (K-12) and English (7-12) in South Dakota and Minnesota. He is known as honest and straightforward, and for his self-described quirkiness and witty humor. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, so he likes people to know up-front that he may not make a lot of eye contact, asks lots of questions to process conversations, and prefers scheduled appointments to drop-ins. Above all, Nathan wants everyone to succeed.
Contact: Nathan.Jones@LifeScapeSD.org, 605.444.9866
Bethany Siwek is an Illinois native who has recently moved to South Dakota. She attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biology. Before joining the LifeScape staff in June 2017, Beth worked as a QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional) supervisor in McHenry, IL. It is important to Beth to remain very organized, so she can provide the the most and best services possible to the people she supports. One of Beth’s goals is to become more involved in the Special Olympics Organization. She enjoys staying active by golfing or just trying new activities in the community. She loves any animal and wants to get a pet of her own in the future. Overall, Beth enjoys spending time with people and is willing to try anything once—UNLESS that thing is eating octopus!
Contact: Bethany.Siwek@LifeScapeSD.org, 605.444.9871