July 23, 2020 | EST. READ TIME: 2 MIN

Watertown Development Company Adds New Member to Team

The Watertown Development Company (WDC) is pleased to announce the addition of Amanda Culhane as their new Marketing and Administrative Specialist.


Culhane, formerly the Marketing Coordinator at Persona, brings to the group over 10 years of graphic design and marketing experience. Her main duties will be handling all WDC social media accounts, designing marketing collateral and any other marketing overflow. She will also assist with property management and any administrative needs.


“It felt almost surreal to be interviewed and hired for a new job amidst all the chaos of layoffs and business closures caused by the pandemic.” Culhane said “I feel very lucky, and it shows not only how resilient the WDC is, but how important it is to keep the momentum going on these projects for the progression of Watertown.”


Originally from Ohio, Culhane attended South Dakota State University (SDSU) where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in graphic design with minors in art and business. It’s there where she met her husband, Liam Culhane, who would later bring her back to settle down in his hometown.


“Between our careers, getting married and buying a house, we feel that Watertown is the best place for us to be right now. Even though I’m not from here, I’ve formed a lot of strong relationships with people in the community over the past six years and have a terrific group of friends” said Culhane. “I’m looking forward to using my skills and ‘outsider perspective’ to generate new ideas and help with any future development projects in Watertown.”


Culhane lives on a small acreage on the north side of town where she and her husband plan to have a few smaller farm animals and a large garden in the upcoming years. When she’s not busy preserving this year’s harvest or trying out new recipes, you can find her enjoying the nice weather on Lake Kampeska or hiking around the Black Hills.