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Meet our Team

Get to know us! We’re a team of travel and tourism enthusiasts ready to tackle the next adventure in Brookings, South Dakota.

Laura Schoen Carbonneau
Executive Director

Laura joined Visit Brookings (formerly the Brookings CVB) in July 2019, bringing over 12 years of CVB and Chamber experience to the position.

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Bridgit Burghardt
Director of Operations and Sales

Bridgit is thriving after 16 years with Visit Brookings. Since graduating from South Dakota State University in Hotel and Food Service Management, she’s immersed herself in the visitor industry.

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Kate Solberg
Director of Marketing

Kate joined Visit Brookings in July of 2023 after working with Experience Sioux Falls as a Sales Manager for little over a year. She is excited to bring her experience to promote and share why visitors should include Brookings in their travel plans.


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