Ericka Heiser

Meet Ericka Heiser. A Boy Mom (3 sons) and wife to Chris. She is a Business Appraiser with Ketel Thorsentson LLP AND is the President of Day of Excellence AND a Motivational Speaker! To learn more about Ericka..Read below!



Q. What inspired you or led you to your current career?

I feel I have three Careers:

Business Appraiser 14 years with Ketel Thorstenson LLP

President of Day of Excellence

Motivational Speaking

They all work together to fill my soul


Q.What is your favorite restaurant in Rapid City and what do you love there?

Del Monico – love the menu and atmosphere. Also The Firehouse and Murphy’s

Depends on your mood as they all have great atmospheres & menus!


Q. How long have you lived or worked in Rapid City?

Twenty years in August


Q. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?

Bahamas, any time I can get away with my husband is great. Need that time to reconnect with my soul and time with my husband. Rest, relaxation and reconnection!


Q. What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?

First movie saw Girls Just want to have Fun with my sisters


Q. What advice would you give a crowd of people?

Be kind to yourself and be kind to others. The World takes every kinds of people to make the world go around. BE KIND!  Ask for what you want with specificity. Ask for what you want!


Q.What is something on your bucket list?

A Speaker…..I love to Speak at Day of Excellence. What the audience gives me is so soul fulfilling


Q. What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?

Michael Jackson, The Beadles and Prince


Q.What current / former local business makes you the most nostalgic about Rapid City?

Main St Square: I remember looking out from Alex Johnsons looking out over where there used to be a parking lot and the vision of what that could for our community. And now I think progress!

We(Rapid City)  are progressive and keep our community vibe and feel and forward thinking

Trinkets from when she was young, saltwater taffy etc. I love the charm here


Q. Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why?  Where in Rapid City would you have lunch?

Ivanka Trump (not from a political perspective).I am impressed with her pursuit of education and her intelligence


Q. What is your favorite thing or something unique about Rapid City?

Two things that come to mind is Weather and the Beauty here…it is breathtaking!


Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

5 years from now: Souped up version of me now…Still at Kettel Thorsenton LLP and Momming to my 3 boys and then down the road be a Full time Motivational Speaker


Q. (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?

I am an Introvert. I love quiet time. I have to balance it with being with people too but need time to myself.


Q. What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?

Comfort/Love/Beautiful Chaos


Q. Who would you like to see nominated for this project, The Faces of Rapid City?

Lynn Kendall

Johnny Sundby

Malcom Chapman

Val Simpson


Q. If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, who would you choose?

Helen Mirren

Julia Robert


Q. If you had a full-time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose?

Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?

Physical Fitness Trainer

Rapid City is home. This Community is filled with Amazing people & I want to meet more people here…Two questions I take into a meeting with a person: What Can I learn from them and How can I serve them?

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