Our Staff

TCD Economic Development Executive DirectorRawnda Pierce is the Executive Director for Twin Cities Development and Western Nebraska Housing Opportunities and has been with TCD & WNHO since April 2002. Pierce specializes in residential construction and housing. Twin Cities Development owns and manages four apartment complexes totaling 112 living units. Through the direction of Rawnda Pierce, both entities have repurposed blighted and “once risky-now rewarding” residential properties, turning them into desired housing facilities. In addition to this, Twin Cities Development partners with both Scottsbluff and Gering School Districts in building new houses in these communities. Through this, the students within the construction programs in the school districts learn valuable trades, as well as additional supply outlets for residential demand. If you are looking for a great place to live, Contact Rawnda today.



WNHO Coordinator - TCD Economic Development Administrative Assistant

Melissa Coats has been with TCD since October 2014 as the Housing Coordinator for Western Nebraska Housing Opportunities and the Administrative Assistant for TCD. Coats is responsible for daily administrative assistance for TCD and WNHO programs. Coats assists those who are looking to purchase a new home through the Down Payment Assistance and Repairs program and is the Housing Coordinator in the Purchase, Rehab, Resale program. Contact Melissa today if you are looking to purchase a new home, as one of our many programs may be able to assist you.



TCD Economic Development Director

Keith Ellis is the Director of Community and Economic Development for TCD. Ellis is responsible for Workforce Development Initiatives, Lead Generation, and the Business Retention and Expansion program. Keith is also responsible for the day to day operations of the eCenter Entrepreneur and Startup Incubator Program. Contact Keith today to inquire on your business expansion or relocation plans to the Scotts Bluff County area or to set up a Business Retention and Expansion visit.



Marketing SpecialistKerrie Siegel – Heimbouch is the Marketing Specialist for TCD. She is responsible for creating stimulating and innovative marketing and social media materials that help support and increase development activities in the area. Kerrie is also responsible for promoting TCD and their partners, increasing membership, enhancing exposure to job openings and raising community awareness of the organization and its activities. Contact Kerrie if you have questions or would like to know more about the many exciting developments TCD has in store.



Thomas “Tommy” Ganos is a senior at Gering High School and was born in Southern Main. Ganos has a 3.8 GPA and is a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and golf). He enjoys fishing, hunting, snowboarding, and wakeboarding in his free time. Ganos is currently employed at First State Bank and the Gering Civic Center and is a second-year member of the local Gering DECA club. Last year, Ganos went to nationals for his presentation of First State Bank.

As the Economic Development Intern, Ganos is involved in priority initiatives such as target industry recruitment, nurture marketing implementation, and data analytics. Ganos conducts data research, marketing, and correspondence with diverse stakeholders in support of business retention and recruitment efforts. Ganos is also responsible for the data entry of companies and contacts into the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. Contact Tommy Ganos today. 

TCD Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of nine private sector members from local businesses. Individuals from city and government councils serve as ex-office members of the Board.


Jim Kerr


Karen Palm


Kim Kuster-Dale


Todd Lewis


Neal Blomenkamp

Jerry Darnell

Jason Webb

Leslie Shaver

Kelly Strey

  • Ken Meyer, Scotts Bluff County Commissioners
  • Julie Morrison, City of Gering
  • Karen Anderson, Scottsbluff/Gering Chamber of Commerce