909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 203, Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 277-1870

Rapid City Office

(605) 277-1870

909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 203, Rapid City, SD 57701


Spearfish Office

(605) 277-1915

204 North Main Street, Spearfish, SD 57783

Meet Our Comfort Keepers® Homecare Services Team

Our Comfort Keepers are uniquely qualified and ready to provide homecare services

Comfort Keepers Rapid City, SD has been providing exceptional homecare services to seniors and their families in the Rapid City and Spearfish area of South Dakota since 2003! We have been able to provide this level of care to seniors because of our team of caring and loving caregivers. Every member of our companion care team is professional and well trained to provide quality care services. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best caregivers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of homecare services and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our caregivers apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others with our Comfort Keepers brand of care.

All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education in the latest best practices for providing homecare services. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families. We have been providing care to the Black Hills community since 2003 and are very proud to continue to serve their community! If you would like to join our home care team, view our available senior care jobs.

Contact us to schedule an in-home consultation.


Our Homecare Services Team:

Lezlie Snoozy-Kaitfors, GCMA, CSA

General Manager, Owner

Lezlie founded Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills in 2003 after discovering firsthand the absence of quality in-home care in the area.  She has since grown her business to include the entire Black Hills as well as Bismarck, ND and its surrounding areas.  Lezlie is a Certified Senior Advisor, holds qualifications in Geriatric Care Management and is a leader on Comfort Keepers National Advisory Council.  She is a recipient of the 2015 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, Comfort Keepers Franchise Inc. Leadership and Success Award and the Operational Excellence Award. 

Lezlie is a wife and mother of four and enjoys learning new things, running and spending time with her family.

Lezlie’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keeper is twofold: being able to give people a quality option that allows them to remain living at home with the dignity they deserve and being able to provide a rewarding work experience. 

Tina Sorenson-Stevens, MBA

Human Resources Manager

Tina brings over 20 years of customer service and management experience to Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and Sociology from Black Hills State University. Tina’s role is to recruit, train and retain Comfort Keepers, as well as handle day-to-day HR activities.  

Tina is a mother of a bright and spirited young boy and they enjoy hiking, camping, crafting and spending time with their family.

Tina’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keeper is being able to make a difference in the lives of the clients and families we serve and values a place where she looks forward to coming to work every day.

Tye Johnson, RN, MBA

Director of Operations

Tye comes to Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills with a diverse background of customer service, nursing, process improvement and project management. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University. Tye’s previous experiences, married with his passion for human services and science makes Comfort Keepers a perfect fit, as his role is to oversee all client relations, quality control, and process improvement.

When not overseeing client and Comfort Keeper activity, Tye is a husband and father of two who enjoys time with his family.

Tye’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keeper is establishing relationships with Comfort Keepers and continuing to build bridges under the spirit of providing quality care to clients.

Kari Thompson, CNA, CMA

Client Services Manager

Kari’s nearly four decades in healthcare, the educational system, and social services, including the areas of developmentally disabled, behavioral management and geriatrics, makes her nothing short of the total package and valued member of Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, is a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Certified Med Aide. Her extensive experience in relationship building, client care, and healthcare benefit her well in her role managing employee relations, scheduling and problem-solving day-to-day anomalies.

When not juggling the daily duties of being ‘Comfort Keeper Kari’, Kari is a wife and mother of six who enjoys spending time with her 12 grandkids.

Kari’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keeper is having the opportunity to improve a situation and provide the ability for seniors to stay at home with an enhanced life.

Danae Strain

General Manager

Danae brings nearly two decades of geriatric care to Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills.  Danae brings a diverse background in long term care including social work, administration, human resources and building management.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, Family Studies with a minor in gerontology from South Dakota State University.  Danae’s vast background in senior care makes her the perfect fit as General Manager of Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills.

Danae is the mother to a spirited, thoughtful 8-year-old.  She loves to spend her time at the river with her close-knit family going hiking and boating.  Danae grew up in the small town of Armour, South Dakota and is thankful for that experience and foundation.

Danae’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keepers is seeing the clients so happy in their own homes, with their friends, pets and family members.  Danae states “I just love helping the elderly!”

Tanya Nagel


Tanya comes to Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills with a diverse background in customer service, accounting, finance, and sales. Tanya has an Associate Degree in Accounting and has over 5 years of experience in Accounting and book keeping.  Tanya’s years of diverse experience coupled with her love of numbers make her the perfect book keeper.               

Tanya, her husband, and two girls love to spend their weekends at their home in the country.  She enjoys hiking, biking, running and spending time with her family. 

Tanya’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keepers is knowing that we can make a difference EVERY SINGLE DAY in the lives of our clients and their families.

Eric Sundahl

Account Services Manager

Eric brings over two decades of expertise in marketing, sales and customer service to Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills.  Eric has a BA degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University.  He excels in his abilities to assist clients with setting up their services to best fit their needs; while remaining independent and safe at home.  Eric’s role is the Account Services Manager for Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills.

Eric, his wife, and their three young children call Rapid City their home. Eric enjoys the time he gets to spend with his wife and children. When Eric has any free time you can find him on the golf course working to improve his game!  Eric is very passionate about serving people, his community, friends, and family.

Eric’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keeper is that he has the ability help people.

Mardeena Bentz, RN

Nurse Educator

Mardeena brings a wealth of expertise and decades of experience to Comfort Keepers of the Black Hills. Her nursing career includes hospital, clinic, private and public health nursing. She holds a nursing degree from Sacred Heart School of Nursing and is known for providing superior care.  Mardeena is responsible tending to private nursing duties for clients as well as leading and training all students in the Certified Nurse Assistant and Med Aide training courses. 

When not training Comfort Keepers, Mardeena is a grandmother of one who enjoys church activities, attending the Black Hills Symphony and Theatre, reading and cooking.

Mardeena’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keeper is interacting with the wonderful staff and serving a need that our clients have. She also loves seeing her students grow in knowledge, skills and confidence to become great caregivers.

Heidi Mehlhoff

Client Care Advisor

Heidi brings over ten years of managing and educating others on rehabilitation services provided in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and home health care agencies. She holds a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Her time in geriatric healthcare serves well in her assisting with mandatory quarterly and on-going Comfort Keeper training and in-home training/assistance.

Heidi is a wife and mother of two who enjoys crafting and exploring the Hills with her family.

Heidi’s favorite aspect of being a Comfort Keeper is bringing the mission to life—“Providing services that enable seniors to remain in their home is one of the just feelings in the world!”


Comfort Keepers Home Care provides senior care services in the following cities and neighborhoods in South Dakota:

Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Lead, Deadwood, Custer, Hill City, and Hot Springs, South Dakota


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