Mitch Nachtigall lives in Rapid City with his wife, Tracy, and 20-month old daughter, Sadie. Mitch grew up on a ranch near Owanka, SD and graduated high school from New Underwood, SD. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Army ROTC program in May 2006 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering with minors in Occupational Safety and Military Science and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Mitch is the Director Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Elevate Rapid City and the Director of Ascent Innovation, the technology start-up incubator, a division of Elevate Rapid City. He currently serves as a traditional National Guard Soldier as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 109th Engineer Battalion in the South Dakota National Guard and is the Operations City Leader for Bunker Labs Rapid City.