I am an Idaho native with roots that are close by; i.e., my grandparents and parents coming from Notus and Parma, respectively. Also, I have been an active board member of the Boise River Trail Coalition and F.A.C.T.S. Our main artery has been the Boise River for these projects; and there have been shared and co-operative ventures in this process. I am looking forward to becoming a more active Advisory Board member of the National Association of Park Foundations (N.A.P.F.)
1976 – 2010 — Executive Director, Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands
Staff person for a not-for-profit organization, statewide Board of Directors, Charged with administering a program of generating land transfers for Park and recreation land and open space preservation by individuals and corporations. Experienced in land management, riparian protection, pathway development and stimulating private/public partnerships to better quality-of-life.
State legislative issues.
1972 — College of Idaho, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (went back to school 1970 with family of five; 1958-58 originally)
1956 — Graduated, Caldwell High School as class valedictorian
1991 – 2000 — Board of Trustees, National Park and Recreation Association
1986 – 1990 — Elected to a 26-member Board of Directors of the National Society for Park Resources (NSPR). Elected as Secretary/Treasurer 1992-94
2016 — Advisory Council, National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF)
1977 – 1981 — Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer, Boise Philharmonic
1987 — Director, Boise River Trail Foundation and successor organization, Foundation for Ada/Canyon Trail Systems Inc. (F.A.C.T.S.)
1988 – 1994 — Board of Directors, Silver Sage Girl Scout Council
1990 – 1994 — Board of Directors, Ballet Idaho
2003 – 2009 — Board of Directors and Secretary, Opera Idaho
2014 — Secretary, Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association (HRWMA)
2016 — Board of Directors, Opera Idaho (again)
2011 — Director and Treasurer, Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands
2016 — Director and Vice President, Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands
2016 – 2018 — Chair Cottey College Committee, Idaho State Chapter P.E.O.
2011 — Guardian ad litem, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), District III
1981 – 1987 — Idaho Commission on the Arts
1972 – 1979 — Developmental Disabilities Council
1975 – 1981 — State Substance Abuse Advisory Council