Jade Hlavka is a business owner and helps operate the family ranch near Howes. He has served on the Golden West Board of Directors since 2013. Jade graduated from Faith High School and received his degree in diesel technology from Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City.

Jade and his wife, Annie, own and operate H&H Repair. They have three boys who keep them on their toes. Jade is also a volunteer fire fighter for the Enning Fire Department. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.