Leadership Yearbook 2013

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Class of 2013

A quality class of future leaders.

Leadership Coeur d’Alene 2013 A program of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce

Statement and Purpose To identify citizens of the area who have demonstrated the potential for leadership; to provide Information which will develop knowledge and understanding of our community, its complexities and its potential; to create an opportunity for participants to meet and exchange ideas with current community/ area leaders; to motivate participants to pursue leadership roles in the community; and to provide participants an opportunity to network and discuss issues in an informal and learning environment.

Program of Work •

To recruit, select and graduate a quality class of future leaders.

Focus on differentiating Leadership Coeur d’Alene from all competitive Leadership programs in the region.

Focus on ensuring that Leadership Coeur d’Alene is THE premiere Leadership program in the State of Idaho.

Involve the community’s youth into the program to not only help shape and retain our future leaders but to learn from them as well.

Schedule retreat for Leadership Committee and perform S.W.O.T. analysis in order to develop a strategy for the next decade.

Redesign Mission and Vision Statement – focusing on increasing value of the program to Chamber members and the Community.

Determine what is uniquely marketable and improve awareness of the program through exposure in the media.

Actively engage past Leadership Graduates in keeping them involved with Chamber events, activities and programs.

Increase financial position of the Toni Sayler Leadership Scholarship fund.

2013 Leadership Coeur d’Alene Committee Members

Alivia Metts - Chair Leadership Coeur d’Alene


Alivia Metts Pam Pratt Vicki Isakson Heidi Rogers Brad Rasor Dustin Ainsworth Marian Pelsma Michael Pereira Mike Ward Doug Jaworski Chris Shipley Charlie Linder Britt Towery Brenda Zosel

Idaho Department of Labor Retired, Coeur d’Alene School District Idaho Department of Labor Northwest Council for Computer Education bankcda Kootenai Title U.S. Bank Sterling Bank Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Real Estate Peak1 Administration Magnuson, McHugh & Co., PA Pita Pit USA Northwest Council for Computer Education Pita Pit USA

2013 Class Sessions


uring their year in Leadership Coeur d’Alene, class members attended a variety of lectures, demonstrations, tours and activities that allowed them to gain a better understanding of our community. The class met one day per month, with each day focused on a different community theme. They discussed a variety of issues with community leaders, participated in team building exercises and were introduced to businesses and organizations in Coeur d’Alene that have been key factors in our area’s history, development and daily life. Members from the Leadership Class of 2012 were in charge of planning each session, taking into consideration their personal experiences in the program. This task allows former classmates to put their skills to work and demonstrate their growth in leadership. At the end of each day, the class conducted a “Best of the Best” discussion, where they looked at the pros and cons throughout the day and provided suggestions for the future. The comments from each day were collected and used at the Class Retreat to help plan the 2013 Leadership program. The following provide a summary of each day through Leadership 2013. The Leadership Committee thanks all of the community members who have supported the Leadership program throughout the years and have made this experience possible for hundreds of future leaders.



- March 14, 2013

PURPOSE: To meet your fellow classmates and learn about

your role in Leadership Coeur d’Alene. Be prepared to identify a personal goal for your year in Leadership and to have some fun!


Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Charlie Linder John McMurray JP Dupin Brenda Zosel Trevor Young Shawn Langenderfer Katherine Coppock Sarah Nielsen Mark Browning

Pita Pit International Pioneer Title Advanced Benefits Pita Pit USA Sterling Bank Mountain West Bank Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau Kootenai Health North Idaho College


Charlie Linder Ryan Nipp Steve Wilson Sandy Emerson

2012 Class President Chairman of the Board, Coeur d’Alene Chamber President/CEO Coeur d’Alene Chamber Emerson Valuation

he first Leadership session gathered at the Chamber building and was lead by the previous leadership board, introduced fellow classmates, learned about the different roles in the program, and identified personal goals for the year (which was forgotten by everyone by the end of the year). The group played a Word Association Game to help everyone learn each other’s names.


Setting the Stage

- March 28, 2013

Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Charlie Linder John McMurray JP Dupin Brenda Zosel Trevor Young

Pita Pit International Pioneer Title Advanced Benefits Pita Pit USA Sterling Bank


Scott Reed Robert Singletary

Attorney Museum of North Idaho


he day began at the Coeur d’Alene Inn with a continental breakfast, and time to visit with classmates. Robert Singletary gave a presentation about the history of Coeur d’Alene with a slide show featuring photos from the area’s past. The class then boarded the bus for a driving tour of the city, followed by a delicious lunch at Clark House on Hayden Lake before another tour. Hearing the history of the Clark House was interesting and fascinating and enjoyed by all. After lunch, Scott Reed spoke further about the rich history in the area. Before the end of the day the class voted for Leadership positions.


Health Care

- April 25, 2013

PURPOSE: This session will introduce participants to healthcare

resources available in Coeur d’Alene and provide an overview of both local and national health care issues. Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Sarah Nielsen Nicole Pearson Taryn Erickson Katherine Coppock Jack Reiswig JP Dupin

Kootenai Health Richardson Coaching Trindera Engineering Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau Inland Northwest Bank Advanced Benefits


Danny Klocko Mark Fisher Cynthia Taggard Luke Malek Claudia Miewald Randall Priebe Todd Schlapfer Jeanette Morris Kirsten Anderson Dr. Jim Robson Mike Davis Tyler Blackwelder

Kootenai Health Advanced Benefits Panhandle Area Council Dirne, Director of Legal Affairs Kootenai Behavioral Health Chiropractic Pain Relief Center Cd’A Healing Arts Awakenings Acupuncture Clinic Kootenai Health Avondale Dental Center Elements Therapeutic Massage PhysioOne


he morning began with the class having their blood drawn by the great staff at Kootenai Health. Everyone had gone through and had their cholesterol/lipid test done and then enjoyed a great breakfast. The class officers presented the class rules. The first speaker was Danny Klocko, VP of Human Resources. Danny talked about Kootenai’s history, vision for the future, health care issues on a local and national level. Next, Dr. Richard McLandress talked about the ethics of medicine. Dr. McLandress has been a presenter for Leadership for over 20 years. The day continued with a panel discussion on health issues and was followed by a tour of Kootenai Health Heart Center. John Bronsell from Medicine Man Pharmacy spoke on prescription medicine and Dr. Jim Robson from Avondale Dental Center talked about the importance of proper dental care that effects your health. Mike Davis from Elements Therapeutic Massage and Mike Davis from PhysioOne presented on alternative medicine practices. The day ended with a tour of Kootenai Cancer Center in Post Falls.



- May 23, 2013

PURPOSE: To understand how various forms of 21st Century media are utilized for both business and personal use. Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Shawn Langenderfer Kerri Wilfong Mark Browning Colin Meehan Barb Smalley Candice Smith

Mountain West Bank Kootenai Alliance for Children and Families North Idaho College Allwest Testing & Engineering St. Vincent de Paul KXLY Broadcasting Group


Nils Rosdahl Mike Patrick Thomas Carter Joe Paisley Jerry Post Aaron Krall Mike White Barb Smalley Stacy Hudson Laura Rumpler Kristina Lyman Kevin Sanders

North Idaho College Coeur d’Alene Press Human Rights Education Institute KXLY Broadcast Group KXLY Broadcast Group Cliq Marketing Parker Toyota St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho College Cd’A School District City of Coeur d’Alene Hanna & Associates


he class started at the Coeur d’Alene Press with Nils Rosdahl who is retired from North Idaho College Journalism program and now writes a column for the Cd’A Press. Mike Patrick gave a great presentation on the importance of the role the Press has in our community. Thomas Carter discussed the impact of media coverage on North Idaho from the Human Rights Education Institute. The class then traveled to KXLY Studios where they toured the station. The class listened to a panel of various media and examples of how it can work in your business. The end of the day finished with Kevin Sanders of Hanna & Associates talking about crisis communication, social media’s place in the 21st Century, and building trust using media.



- June 27, 2013

PURPOSE: To develop knowledge and understanding of the

issues facing our national, state, and local land, water and other natural resource practices that impacts the balance between commerce, growth, sustainability and quality of life.

LEADERSHIP: As a leader, develop your own accountability for

how you provide a positive impact at your place of business and in your personal life in making conscious choices for being a steward of our region’s future environmental health. Develop leadership influence in how to both protect and develop the natural resources that sustain the beauty and economy of our region.


Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Tom Murn Mark Browning Colin Meehan John McMurray Anthony Oss Laura Rumpler

Frontier Communications North Idaho College Allwest Testing & Engineering Pioneer Title Company Magnuson McHugh & Co., PA Coeur d’Alene School District


Alan Harper Steve Petroni Dave Groeschl Scott Atkinson Brandi Mayes Bill McElver Steve Roberge Dennis Cunningham Ed Moreen, Denna Grangaard Steve Silkworth Gary Stevens Jim Fredricks Rebecca Stevens Sid Frederickson

Chief Forester Idaho Forest Group Hecla Idaho Department of Lands Idaho Forest Group Community Roots North Idaho College Waste Management Active West Developers Environmental Protection Agency Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Avista Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Idaho Department of Fish & Game Coeur d’Alene Tribe City of Coeur d’Alene, Waste Water Department


ost of the participants arrived on time at the Chilco Mill in Athol but several ended up confused by a map that had an incorrect destination address. After gathering and laughing about where we had all ended up, the group had a remarkable tour of the facility. Plain from the outside, the inside of the mill was visibly advanced with log scanners, automated saws, and conveyors which maximize the possibilities of the former tree. Each participant was impressed about the work of the Idaho Forest Group to promote sustainable foresting. Atkinson and Alan Harper explained the importance of people and the work of the consolidated mills for a vibrant local and statewide economy. From above ground to below, Steve Petroni, Exploration Manager of Hecla Mining Company, gave historical and visionary perspectives on the largest continuously operating mining company in the world. From investment in Mullan to recent purchases in Venezuela and Quebec, Hecla plans to provide sustainable minerals for daily needs. Our final speaker was Dave Groeschl from the Idaho Department of Lands who discussed how management of Idaho’s lands provides prosperity to our habitats, schools, and residents. Afterwards our class drove to North Idaho College’s Student Union in the Driftwood Bay room where we met Brandi Mayes from Community Roots who shared her work in developing a community “Gathering Garden” near the college where vegetables can be shared and residents can learn about sustainable horticulture. Bill McElver, Dennis Cunningham, Ed Moreen and Steve Silkworth spent time discussing how local agencies are working to improve the quality of the community through sustained efforts. Cunningham, builder with Active West Development, added how residential building practices are being adjusted to take advantage of lasting energy usage and building material conservation. Moreen ended the session with a lasting lesson on what happens when we do not pay attention to the environment around us as he, along with the federal EPA, highlighted the many years of abuse in the Silver Valley, how those dreadful decisions still negatively impact our lives, and what agencies are doing to mediate the numerous issues that linger decades afterward. After a quick lunch provided by NIC, our group headed to Higgins Point where we met with Gary Stevens from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. He presented information about the quality of the water below us in the Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer and how the water was deposited as a result of an ice dam of the Clark Fork River. Next, Jim Fredricks provided information about how the numerous species of fish in Idaho are maintained and how decisions about which fish to stock effect the habits of anglers in the state. With the afternoon coming to a close, we drove back to the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. There, the team met lively Sid Fredrickson who proudly toured our group through foul smelling rooms in order to see how the department turns waste into clarified drinking water. His presentation and knowledge about these practices were highlighted by viewing the prize-winning pumpkin patches, koi ponds, and the new Coeur d’Green fertilizer which will be used in the redevelopment of McEuen Field to bring perpetual feeding to the soil. Our class left informed and inspired by efforts to maintain Coeur d’Alene’s beauty and opportunity as well as how we can use our work as leaders to maintain it for future generations. 8

Arts & Recreation

- July 25, 2013

PURPOSE: To develop knowledge and understanding of the local

performing and visual arts opportunities in the Coeur d’Alene area along with a sampling of recreational activities within our region. Including performing, visual art and recreational activities.

LEADERSHIP: As a leader, expand and develop your own

opportunities to create, imagine and explore yourself through arts and recreation. Develop a balance of work and play that will lead to a refreshed approach to problem solving, innovation and creating a well-rounded life.


Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Nicole Pearson Taryn Erikson Andy Cleveland Laura Rumpler Mike O’Brien Katherine Coppock

Kootenai County Young Professionals Trindera Engineering, Inc. Greenwood Homes Coeur d’Alene School District Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau


Charlie Miller John Totten Jared Forsythe Buddy Le Susan Nipp Roberta Larson Hannah Paton Roger Welch John Galegos Jordan Carter Randall Butt

North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation NIC Outdoor Pursuits Cd’A Adventures Cd’A Galleries Mudgy & Milly Arts & Culture Alliance Lake City Playhouse Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre NIC, Schuler Performing Arts Auditorium Silverwood Theme Park Farragut State Park


e started the day at Todd Lecture Hall at the North Idaho College Library with breakfast provided by the NY Bagel Company. The session planners introduced the Outdoor Pursuits manager and enthusiast, John Trotten. His job is to both introduce students at NIC to credited outdoor activities as well as serve the community and tourists with nonmotorized equipment to enjoy the area’s lakes and mountains. Our next speaker was Charlie Miller of the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. This non-profit organization operates on a $70,000 per year budget. The Coeur d’Alene Marathon is an important part of the funds generated to maintain the trail. It has grown from 1,000 participants to 2,500 last year. He hopes to increase the number to 5,000. Charlie is also one of the organizers of Coeur d’Fondo around Lake Coeur d’Alene. Last year was their first annual ride, bringing in 800 riders. Randall Butt from the Idaho Parks and Recreation Department spoke next. Randall works at seven different parks in our area, the most popular being Priest Lake, which requires reservations to be made nine months in advance. Randall will join us later at Farragut State Park. Jared Forsyth was our last speaker with Western Waters and Coeur d’Alene Adventures. He is an entrepreneur from Montana who offers online booking of many outdoor activities all on one web site. such as horseback riding, kayaking, and bike rentals. Next we walked to Schuler Performing Arts and were given a tour of the 1,171 seat auditorium by Jay Carkhuff. Roberta Larson form the Art Alliance gave us a little history of the theatres in downtown Coeur d’Alene. We then boarded a bus to go downtown to visit Buddy Le, Coeur d’Alene Galleries owner. We walked to the Cd’A Library and listened to Susan Nipp, the author of Wee Sing children’s books and the popular Mudgy and Millie book and statues. She loves Cd’A and put her favorite places into a hide and seek themed book for children to walk around and discover Coeur d’Alene. The Moose and mouse project has raised over $93,000 in five years. She donates all the proceeds back to the Cd’A Library and has published over 20,000 books. Eating our lunch on the bus to Farragut Park, we voted to donate our time and money to the Boys and Girls Club. Randall Butt joined us and gave a tour of the 4,000 acres that the U.S. Navy built after Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1942. At that time, there were 60,000 men at boot camp training in numerous barracks. Overall 293,381 soldiers were trained at Farragut. In 1974, in conjunction with the Spokane World’s Fair, more campgrounds were added to accommodate visitors from all over the country. Weddings, camping, and disc golfing are some of the activities currently happening at Farragut. The last stop of the day was at Silverwood Theme Park, formerly the Henley Aerodrome. The Norton family owns and operates this park that opened in 1988. In 2003 they added Boulder Beach Water Park and the attendance jumped 34%. In 2009 they opened Scarywood that extends the short season into the fall. They operate on 450 acres with another 200 acres for expansion. They are the only theme park in the Northwest. Tourists last year spent over $79.5 million dollars in Kootenai County. Silverwood donates regularly to the Children’s Village and the Ronald McDonald House. They also sponsor the “Night of Stars” once a year and host over 5,000 mentally and physically challenged people who come out for a free night of fun. They also provide helpers to transport the individuals into each ride. 10

Economic Development

- August 22, 2013

PURPOSE: To gain a better understanding of the key components of our area’s economic well-being by focusing on specific industries and businesses that have a valuable growth impact on our local economy and are active in promoting economic growth.

LEADERSHIP: Innovative local citizens who actively work

towards growth and development of businesses and commerce in the Greater Coeur d’Alene area while protecting the assets entrusted to them.


Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Brenda Zosel Shawn Langenderfer Charlie Linder Trevor Young Andy Cleveland Kurt Sager


Brent Lyles Elk Point Enterprises, Inc. Troy Tymeson City of Coeur d’Alene Tony Berns Lake City Development Corporation Charlie Nipp Parkwood Business Properties Pat Eberlin Colwell Banker, Commercial Division Joel Pearl Joe Pearl Group Jimmy McAndrew Wells Fargo Home Mortgage John Mitchell M & H Economic Consultants John “Jack” Heath Washington Trust Bank Liese Razzeto Wells Fargo Bank Dave Bobbitt Community 1st Bank Al Wolfe STCU Steve Griffitts Jobs Plus Charles Buck Buck Knives Tim Komberec Empire Airlines, Inc. Dennis Staver Esterline Interface Technologies Ron Nielson Ground Force

Pita Pit USA, Inc. Mountain West Bank Pita Pit International Sterling Bank Greenstone Homes US Bank


n the banks of the Coeur d’Alene River, the Class of 2013 started the day at the second floor of Harbor Center with the University of Idaho with breakfast provided by LePeep Café. Brent Lyles from the Chamber’s Business Development Committee discussed how new and established businesses grow in the framework of customer service, community service, impact, and innovation. Our next speaker was Troy Tymeson, the Finance Director for the City of Coeur d’Alene. Shooting candy across the room, Troy’s spirit for the community was infectious and his background on how the city grows and operates financially was impressive. A great follow for Troy was Tony Berns, the Executive Director of Lake City Development Corporation who uses a percentage of the increase in property tax based on their work to raise values. Specifically, their work have helped fund the Kroc Center, Riverstone, Parkside and McEuen Towers, Mill River, the Higher Education Corridor, and many more developments. Our next presenters represented local real estate with Charlie Nipp, Pat Eberlin, and Joel Pearl. Each was upbeat about the promise in our community, especially within the coming year. Added to the panel was the vibrantly dressed Jimmy McAndrew from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage who reminded us that decisions made away from Coeur d’Alene at the federal and state level will impact many future decisions. Lurking in the back of the room for much of the morning was John Mitchell, who was identified by many speakers as an idol. Once speaking to the group, he passionately addressed the need for a “sense of risks and what to look forward to”. His presentation gave statistical validity to the day and provided a sense of the interconnectivity of the financial world. For our last presentation at Harbor Center, we warmly welcomed Jack Heath, president of Washington Trust Bank, David Bobbitt, Liese Razzeto, and Scott Lewis. With questions in tow, each brought figures that brought an aura of one-upmanship. Each proudly gave accolades to their connection to the community, volunteerism, and service but also stressed that they have money to lend, although on different levels. As our team travelled I-90 to Post Falls, the Buck Knives fabrication plant loomed. Its parking lot brimming with vehicles, you could tell that workers were busy using many historic tools and traditional methods to make an heirloom knife. Each of our team was able to don audio headsets and tour the bustling factory where sheets of steel and baskets of antlers are turned into cutlery and blades of all shapes and sizes. After having an opportunity to shop at the Buck Knives store, many brought their purchases to the upper floor conference room. There, we met Steve Griffitts with Jobs Plus who traversed the room like a proud parent as his enthusiasm for the area has brought many to live and work in North Idaho. Our final presentation brought four business powerhouses to the table – CJ Buck (Buck Knives), Tim Komberec (Empire Airlines), Dennis Staver (Esterline Interface Technologies), and Ron Nilson (Ground Force). Each focused on the need for a trained workforce to allow their businesses to grow in North Idaho and credited many local organizations for beginning that process. 12

Law & Public Safety

- September 26, 2013

PURPOSE: To expose members to the various public service

agencies serving the community and update them on current issues related to public safety and the criminal justice system. Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Andy Deak Brenda Zosel JT Jacobson Sarah Neilsen Brian Dagon Anthony Oss


Undersheriff Travis Chaney Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Chief Wayne Longo Coeur d’Alene Police Department Capt. Curtis Kastens Idaho State Police Sheriff Ben Wolfinger Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department SAC Joshua Olmo F.B.I. Officer Justin Bangs Coeur d’Alene Police Department Captain Andy Boyle Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, SWAT Sgt. Dan O’Dell Coeur d’Alene Police Department Det. Pat Cwik Coeur d’Alene Police Department Dep. Rich Lyons Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ryan Higgins Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Neal Robertson Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Holecek Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Bradley Coughenour 911 Director Dep. Chief Jim Washko Coeur d’Alene Fire Department Sandy Vonbehren Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management Barry McHugh Kootenai County Prosecutor John Adams Kootenai County Public Defender Judge Penny Friedlander Magistrate Judge, Kootenai County

Kootenai County Sheriff ’s Office Pita Pit USA Kootenai Title Kootenai Health Interstate Concrete & Asphalt Magnuson, McHugh & Co., PA


opefully not beginning at a familiar location, the Leadership Coeur d’Alene Class of 2013 gathered at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department’s training room on Schreiber Way. As we gathered and shared a few messages, our first speaker, Undersheriff Travis Cheney shared his nationallyknown presentation on leadership. Although usually shown to law enforcement colleagues, the themes throughout were applicable and inspiring to our day. Our next speakers formed a panel of local law enforcement issues anchored by the outgoing Chief of Police for the City of Coeur d’Alene, Wayne Longo. As our group presented him with a small token of appreciation, his colleagues, Sheriff Ben Wolfinger, Special Agent Joshua Olmo, and Captain 13

Curtis Kastens presented information on the influence of cybercrime, the importance of collaboration, and the stern reminder that they should be “bothered” if we see anything out of the ordinary. As our team took a quick tour of the police department and through the storage yard behind, we walked to the local police and fire training facility, whose tower rises above Ramsey road and Kathleen Street. Once seated in the fire station, our team was treated to a presentation from Officer Justin Bangs who fights crime from the sky in a collaborative effort with the City of Spokane. With alternative methods of crime fighting emphasized, Captain Boyle and Sergeant O’Dell from the Kootenai County SWAT team discussed the importance of a well-trained and physically able team who has been serving quietly for years, although answering 39 calls last year. Finally, Officer Pat Cwik demonstrated his experience with drug enforcement. After dining on spaghetti from the Kootenai County Sheriff ’s Search and Rescue team, we were split into two groups to tour the tower and have a demonstration from the SWAT team. Seeing the officers barge through after a blast was certainly memorable and reinforced the pride in our local enforcers. After returning to our vehicles, our team travelled to the Kootenai County Jail on Government Way. Not completely knowing what to expect, we met with Deputy Lyons who is also a member of the SWAT team. He introduced us to Manus, his K-9 companion who demonstrated a keen sense of smell in order to win time with his toy. The partnership was evident. Near Deputy Lyons, we met Sergeant Higgins of the Sheriff ’s Marine Division who demonstrated the tools used to rescue or assist boaters, divers, and other recreationists on the water. With some of the implements costing over $100,000 apiece, it was valuable to see what fuels “the largest navy in Idaho”. Our leadership team then travelled indoors at the right time and entered the jail’s courtroom for our second panel representing our first responders and the key communicators. 911 Director Brad Coughenour, Jim Washko from the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department, and Sandy VonBehren from the Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management, were informative and discussed how emergencies begin and how we prepare and communicate to ensure the best possible outcome. At the end of this presentation, our group was broken into three for tours of the jail. Beginning in the holding area and passing through electronic “Sallys” past solitary cells, areas for personal belonging and destitute showers, Major Robertson and Lieutenant Holecek really opened the eyes of our team by showing “the yards” of cinderblock and razor wire and inmates locked behind Plexiglas. In many ways the tour was disillusioning in seeing other humans without their freedoms but it reminded our team as to the importance of a wellrun and consistently enforced jail, although it is greatly in need of expansion. Prosecutors Barry McHugh and Megan Marshall from the Kootenai County Public Defender’s office joined Judge Penny Friedlander to discuss how local, state, and national case law affects a courtroom in Idaho. 14

Government & Transportation

- October 24, 2013

PURPOSE: To acquaint the Leadership Class with aspects of

local, state and federal government and transportation issues. Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded Speakers:

Trevor Young Mark Browning Terry Pickel Heather Carroll Barbara Smalley Andy Deak Brian Dagon

Sterling Bank North Idaho College City of Coeur d’Alene HDR Engineering St. Vincent De Paul Kootenai Co. Sheriff ’s Department Interstate Concrete & Asphalt

Mark Browning Mayor Sandi Bloem Roger Saterfiel Mayor Clay Larkin Mike McDowell Tom Malzahn Cliff Hayes Todd Tondee Helo Hancock Senator John Goedde Senator Luke Malek Judy Morbeck Karen Roetter Sid Smith Nancy Stricklin Greg Delavan Jason Minzghor John Pankratz Eric Shanley Kelly Brownsberger

North Idaho College City of Coeur d’Alene City of Hayden City of Post Falls Kootenai County Assessor Kootenai County Treasurer Kootenai County Auditor Kootenai County Commissioner Coeur d’Alene Tribe District 4, State of Idaho District 4, State of Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador U.S. Senator Mike Crapo U.S. Senator Jim Risch City Attorney Kootenai County Airport Idaho Transportation Department Eastside Hwy. District Lakes Highway District Post Falls Highway District


tarting off the day that our class was approaching 1,100 service hours and near our goal, we met at City Hall in downtown Coeur d’Alene for our 8th meeting as a team. We started

off the day with a small presentation from Mark Browning who reminded that government represents a service, no matter how we perceive the service. His remarks were poignant and allowed our group to prepare for a great session. Our group then had the honor of welcoming the Mayors of Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, respectively, Sandy Bloem and Clay Larkin. Serving for over a quarter century combined, these two have seen and managed the great growth of our area. Both reflected upon the people who make a city come together – from the visible to the relatively invisible, who allow them to lead through vision. Mayor Bloem also reminded our class that we should always be true to ourselves, and “never drink iced tea” if elected (joke). Truly inspirational for their direction if often demanding times, both are role models for taking a stand, balancing their lives with their work, and remembering that perception can also be reality. 15

As part of the panel, but unique because of his position, Councilman Roger Saterfiel addressed our group in place of Mayor Ron McIntire from the City of Hayden. Unique because of serving in Hayden and working as the Solid Waste Superintendent for Kootenai County, Saterfiel implored us to find ways to work together and that choice always comes into play. Our next panel welcomed directors from Kootenai County, including Treasurer Tom Malzahn, Assessor Mike McDowell, Auditor/Clerk Cliff Hayes, and Commissioner Todd Tondee. With unique responsibilities inside of the county of 80,000 residents each explained their roles in the process to provide services to residents. Similarly, as counties are constitutionally mandated, commissioners really hold the responsibility of maintaining their own checks and balances. After a break, we were introduced to Helo Hancock who legally represents the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Unique in their governmental structure, the work of the tribe is surrounded by misconceptions. We heard of the work of tribal leaders to diversify the economy past gaming while supporting the growing needs of the population. Senator John Goedde and Representative Luke Malek joined us next. As servants of the people in the Idaho legislature, both discussed the political muscle to receive a majority of votes from their colleagues – with or without challenge. Much of the conversation was about education and health care – two important topics in front of the populace and both prefaced the discussion with a reminder that encouraging feedback from all parties (including lobbyists) and making an informed decision. Our final speakers this morning were Sid Smith, Karen Roetter, and Judy Morbeck who represent our United States congressmen. All three discussed the challenge of working with local voters who have record distaste for their elected officials in Washington, but each focused on the local services available. They all summarized their conversations with a reminder that Senators Crapo and Risch, and Representative Labrador are always willing to answer questions from nearly any angle. Before lunch, our well-anticipated Mock City Council meeting was held with half of our class proposing the city grant a conditional permit for an adult dance club while some were opposed. Truly incredible acting was recognized through Oscar awards that participants could purchase for $10 and up. Then, the purchasers could give the awards to the participant that they thought brought the story to life. Our winners included:

• Mr(s). Whiptastic: Bongo Bill • Excellence in Penitence: Lighthouse Lita • Max-Huevos: Kid Keith • “Leave it to Beaver”: Chica Carrie • Best Double-entendre: Chica Carrie • Best Musical Rap: Rapped-Up Ryan

• Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Tipsy Theresa • Best Supporting Actor: Bongo Bill • Prince of Peace: Rapped-Up Ryan • Best Use of “Dick,” “Willie,” and “Peter”: Rocky Roxanne • Best Director/Casting: Shazam! Shawn • Best Surprise Prop: Tipsy Theresa

After enjoying a lunch from Olive Garden and Domino’s Pizza, the Class of 2013 enjoyed a first-time experience walking underneath the roadway of the Veteran’s Memorial Centennial Bridge that connects 300 feet above the ground on I-90. Our 2/3 mile tour demonstrated the engineering capacities to build the bridge over three years and the unique methods to maintain it. After, participants drove to the Idaho Transportation Department. Our first presenters were John Adams and Gene Soper. Although not employees, each talked passionately about the Coeur d’Alene Airport which serves more takeoffs and landings that Spokane International Airport. From its humble beginnings in the 1940s, Coeur d’Alene is now the second busiest airport in Idaho and provides an estimated $130m input to the economy. Our final presenters were charged with keeping our roadways safe. From Post Falls to the backside of Lake Coeur d’Alene, our local highway districts maintain nearly 600 miles of roads in the county. Discussions around how roads are sanded/de-iced and built provided important facts such as the cost of one mile of a typical road - $2m. The work of our elected and support staff in Coeur d’Alene and Idaho cannot be overstated. We appreciate the work of our officials on behalf of our citizenry and thank them for a great day. 16


- November 21 , 2013

PURPOSE: To give participants a more complete understanding

of the complexities and challenges facing the education system in the 21st Century and how, they as leaders, can contribute. Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Mark Browning Jack Reiswig Tom Murn Taryn Erickson Mike O’Brien

North Idaho College Inland Northwest Bank Frontier Communications Trindera Engineering, Inc. Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn


Don Soltman Jerry Keane Matt Handelman Kelly O’Brien Scott Thomson Dan Nickley Kimberly Young Senator John Goedde Ken Howard Christa Hazel Jimmy McAndrew Christy Doyle Becky Byers Rocky Owens Sarah Schmelzer Tim Fortune

Idaho State Board of Education Superintendent of Post Falls Schools Superintendent Coeur d’Alene School District 271 Home School Parent STEM Charter School Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Private Christian School Senate Education Committee NIC Board of Trustees Coeur d’Alene School Board Trustee Excel Foundation North Idaho College University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene LCSC North Idaho College KTEC


ith the holiday season approaching, the Class of 2013 gathered at Venture High School (formerly Project Cd’A) for Education Day. Our first presenter was Don Soltman, the chair of the Idaho State Board of Education. A northern Idaho resident, Chair Soltman told our group about the unique structure that governs education in the state and how the State Board works differently with K-12 educational entities and community colleges/universities to benefit Idaho’s future citizens. He also shared some of the Board’s goals around continuing adequate funding and the push to continue education across the state. Our next presenters were the superintendents of the three local school districts – Matt Handelman of Coeur d’Alene, Maryann Rannels of Lakeland, and Jerry Keane of Post Falls. Each presented how their complex systems serve the entire community, even when only 25% of citizens will be immediately impacted by public education. All discussed the implementation of the Idaho Core Standards. Each touted high graduation rates and community support, but also reinforced the challenges to public education such as the growing poverty rate and special education. After an enjoyable student-led tour of Venture High School, our team drove to North Idaho College. Returning to the Student Union Building, we welcomed a quarter of presenters representing the alternative routes to education. 17

The first speaker was Dan Nicklay, principal of the acclaimed Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy who expounded upon how rigor and focus allows their school to produce quality graduates. Another educator on the panel were Scott and Colleen Thompson, who were inspired to open the North Idaho STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Charter School on the Rathdrum Prairie. As the growth for STEM education has increased, they feel that their school helps to enhance higher level thinking and problem solving skills. Our third panelist was Kimberly Young, who offers Christian-based schooling in Hayden. She wanted to reinforce to our group that many teachers in non-traditional schools are also certified, although the State of Idaho’s certification process is not always supportive of non-traditional methods. Finally, Kelly O’Brien addressed our panel around the options in Idaho as a homeschool. Idaho is unique in that the state requires very little verification of learning and credits cannot be withheld with verification from a parent or guardian. All of the panelists were in agreement in that expectations are being raised in Idaho. But, they all also believed that the “ceiling and the floor” must also be raised in order to have successful residents. Specifically, our state provides both the “best and worst” in education with lots of choices and limited accountability. After our lunch, a panel was convened of school support organizations. Christa Hazel, trustee of the Coeur d’Alene School District and parent volunteer, Ken Howard, Trustee of North Idaho College, Jimmy McAndrew, President of the EXCEL Foundation, and Idaho Senator John Goedde discussed how structures provide support for students and teachers. As Senator Goedde spoke of funding challenges in their current format, it was interesting to learn that money for K-12 education is constitutionally mandated whereby funds for colleges and universities are not. With autonomy in nearly every district or higher education institution, each presenter spoke of ways to get involved and provide support for those who need it most. Unfortunately, in many ways, that comes as an additional responsibility of the local taxpayer. Dean Doyle led tours through the labs of the Meyer Health Science Building including the Anatomy and Physiology lab, complete with dissected cats and cadavers. We also had the opportunity to see the wonderful facilities for nursing, physical therapy, and healthcare information before attending a rotation of activities provided by nursing students. Our final panel of the day introduced us to Paul Amador from the University of Idaho, Rocky Owens from Lewis-Clark State College, and Sarah Schmelzer from North Idaho College. Each of the colleges serving our area have a mission for outreach and, to that end, there is a possibility of a shared facility in the Educational Corridor for all programs. For our final presentation, we loaded a bus and headed to the Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC). Located on the Rathdrum Prairie and in its second year, students from the three local school districts dual-enroll to take courses in mechanics, computer networking and design, welding, automotive and diesel repair, and pre-nursing. The program has been successful since inception according to Tim Forture, its director. And, with the facility and quality instructors, you can see why. The work of our teachers, support staff, and administrators in Coeur d’Alene cannot be overstated. We appreciate the work of our all of these participants for planning an enjoyable day.


Quality of Quality of Life Life--December December20, 19,2011 2013 PURPOSE: To increase the awareness of the human service needs in our community and the agencies and volunteer opportunities that exist to help meet those needs. Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded

Kerri Wilfong Andy Cleveland Anthony Oss Barbara Smalley Katherine Coppock JT Jacobsen

Kootenai Alliance for Children & Families Greenstone Homes Magnuson, McHugh & Co., PA St Vincent de Paul Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau Kootenai Title


Bob Driscoll Lori Dahlke Mark Haberman Caryl Johnson Dan English Julie Lockhart Greg Orlando Sally Richards Kimberly Hobson Amanda Miller Jeff Conroy Matt Hutchinson Carolyn Shewfelt Russ Doumas

Department of Health & Welfare Kootenai Alliance for Children & Families Community Action Partnership United Way of Kootenai County CASA Children’s Village Anchor House/Idaho Youth Ranch Post Falls Sr. Center, ElderHelp Cd’A Homes Assisted Living & Memory Care Hospice of North Idaho St. Vincent de Paul St. Vincent de Paul Community Action Partnership TESH


e all recognize the stunning beauty of our community for recreation, tourism, and recognizing the beauty and economic opportunity available in Northern Idaho. However, there is a dichotomy as some flourish while others struggle. Leadership Coeur d’Alene congregated for their final session, “Quality of Life Day”, to look at the disparities and identify ways to improve. As our class arrived at St. Pius X Catholic Church’s Faith Formation Center, we realized that this day would be different than others. The day was not intended to show off, but provide context. Craig gave updates on our ongoing project to adopt a family and set up delivery with a reminder to provide community service hours to Stephanie. However, the tone for the day was set by Bob Driscoll from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, who reminded our team that working together allows “our hearts to sing”. With that message in mind, we participated in a poverty simulation in the great room surrounded by service providers and creative situations that soon became real. Each of our classmates was assigned to a family down on their luck. These situations helped guide decisions as simple as going to school to the challenges of paying bills and temptations from 19

the outside world. As participants were dealt wild cards and had to make difficult situational decisions, we quickly realized that those with few resources struggle with the challenges they face and how important it is to provide triage services that are not duplicative but mutually support. After the simulation, Caryl Johnson from United Way of Kootenai County shared the good work of the agencies and how they provide monetary and other treasures with smaller agencies to provide greater impact in our region. With focus areas on income, education, basic needs, and health, she encouraged us to look at the Volunteer Center on their website, www.kootenaiunitedway. org, for ways to do more. Our first panel of the day welcomed Greg Orlando from Idaho Youth Ranch/Anchor House, Julie Lockhart from Children’s Village, and Dan English from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Together, they focused on how services in need are provided to children and young adults, specifically in that each has a similar mission. Each organization is run primarily from donations and it was made clear that they do a great deal of good with little common resources. After enjoying a lunch from our own Pita Pit, we switched to discussing those at the other end of the life spectrum, specifically seniors and the elderly. Kimberly Hobson from Coeur d’Alene Senior Living, Sally Richards from ElderHelp, and Amanda Miller from Hospice of North Idaho shared with us that from providing resources to pay monthly heating or electrical bills to providing comfort during aging, these agencies each have a focus on service in maintaining health. After departing the church, our class drove to the St. Vincent DePaul HELP Center located in the old Coeur d’Alene Public Library building on Harrison Drive. In their conference room, we met Jeff Conroy, executive director who gave background on their mission and how having their new facility consolidates over ten agencies under one roof. After the overview, we toured their transition housing center, thrift shop warehouse, and dining hall – all located on a single street, just north of their offices. Through foresight and with over 90 talented employees, you can see how St. Vincent DePaul provides incredible service to the impoverished, homeless, or in need. Our team then visited the Community Action Partnership food bank and Tesh, both located in the Atlas Industrial Park on west Coeur d’Alene. Although somewhat difficult to find, the food bank provides an invaluable service, giving over 6,000 families provisions throughout the year. They recently received support from Ginno Construction who renovated their facility to better serve the community. Just down the road, Tesh, Inc. provides opportunities for people with disabilities focused on job and living skills. Its director, Russ Dumas, focused on how the organization empowers over 500 kids over the past 20 years and provided over 1,000 jobs to our community. We thank our session planners for a tremendous session that enlightened all of us about how our leadership potential can only be reached through partnership. Additionally, we learned about the imperative nature of serving others through those connections.


Class Retreat

- January 23, 2014

PURPOSE: To review and evaluate the 2013 Leadership Coeur

d’Alene Program, assign session planners for the class of 2013 and to choose members to serve on the Leadership Coeur d’Alene Committee with the Chamber of Commerce. Session Planners: (Class of 2012) *Chairman Bolded


Brenda Zosel Charlie Linder Trevor Young JP Dupin John McMurray Katherine Coppock

Pita Pit USA Pita Pit International US Bank Advanced Benefits Pioneer Title Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau


t’s incredible to see that our year has ended, but we gathered on a cold January morning at the Elk Point Retreat Center, located on Potlatch Hill. There, overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene and the beautiful community that we have learned so much about, we gathered to talk about how we want to positively impact the Class of 2014. We had homework as we arrived…to place our week’s worth of space change into a basket that would be added to our charitable fund. Almost $100 worth of change was collected in a pile nearly 5 inches high. We also started to smell meat from two directions – Craig started to smoke ribs for our afternoon social and Charlie, Trevor, John, Brenda, and JP cooked a full breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, and hash browns. Our work began soon after as we reviewed each of the sessions’ “Best of the Best” and identified session planners and teams for the coming year. As we had identified initial teams after each session, this process did not take long. We also discussed how the opportunities for leadership do not end at graduation as several members of the team were elected by the class to sit on the Leadership Coeur d’Alene Board for presenting and reviewing the newest sessions. After the elections, we played “Memory Madness” where we were asked to blindly provide the full names and employers for everyone on our team. Ann Johnson had the most correct in the ten minutes provided while most scratched our heads. Although strong relationships were made, you could tell that they weren’t always on the business-side. However, two of our classmates, “Shazam” and “Chica” won weenies on a stick for not following the rules. Lunch was provided by Qdoba Mexican Grill and we moved into our final planned activity of the year – building a slingshot. We were divided into five teams and given rudimentary supplies with the challenge to launch a beanbag the furthest. Luckily, with multiple engineers on the team, many of our slingshots were outstanding with the team of Sean Brady, Brandi Davis, Shawn Bassham, Theresa Gibbons, and Stephanie Powers taking the prize and first crack at the prize table. Other teams were not so lucky although it was an activity of high engagement. As the day ended, our team voluntarily stayed behind to enjoy some camaraderie. We enjoyed “Cuss’” ribs and beverages/ items provided by the Class of 2013’s leadership. Truly, it was a great opportunity to end a tremendous year. We look forward to taking the program further for the incoming class.


Introducing the

Class of 2013 Jaime Arnold

PACIFIC SOURCE HEALTH PLANS Jaime is a Sales Executive for Pacific Source Health Plans. Jaime’s best experience in Leadership was walking through the Veterans Memorial Bridge. One of the best things she learned was on Quality of Life Day and seeing all the Human Service needs in the community. Jaime serves as Treasurer for the Human Resource Network of North Idaho, member of Kootenai County Young Professionals, member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, and member of Society of Human Resource Management. Jaime was a recipient of 2013 North Idaho Business Journal Top 30 under 40. Jaime loves boating, snowboarding, volleyball, and all outdoor activities. She also enjoys reading by the fire, watching movies, listening to music and taking her dogs to the city dog park. Jaime is fortunate to live in this beautiful community with her husband, parents, sister, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins!

Shawn Bassham M.Ed.,CFRE

KOOTENAI HEALTH FOUNDATION Shawn is the President for the Kootenai Health Foundation. Through Leadership Shawn enjoyed learning the history of Coeur d’Alene and experiencing the bridge tour. Shawn is involved in the Festival of Trees, United Way, Post Falls Chamber, Coeur d’Alene Chamber, Boys and Girls Club, Hospice of North Idaho, Inland Northwest Blood Bank, and the Children’s Miracle Network. Shawn’s awards include Fellows designee with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Planned Giving certification from Madison Institute and the University of Wisconsin. Shawn enjoys hiking, biking, and music. Shawn has been married to Richard for 28 years and has two grown sons Aaron and Seth.


Carri Berglund

NORTH STAR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Carri is a Family Advisor for North Star. Through Leadership Carri enjoyed exploring the great city, learning details previously unknown, even though she has lived in Coeur d’Alene for 41 years! Carri has been involved in: On Site for Seniors, St. Vincent de Paul Fashion Show fundraiser, Women in Business, Women in Network, CareNet, and the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce. Some of Carri’s special accomplishments have been completing Leadership Coeur d’Alene 2013, going on the Boss Lift to Gowen Field in Boise through the Idaho National Guard, flying in a black hawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules, and driving in the Copperstate 1000 road rally between Arizona and Utah. Carri enjoys boating, bead work, physical fitness, wine tasting, outdoor activities, remodeling, and construction. Carri has been married to husband Mark for 27 years.

Sean Brady

ALLWEST TESTING & ENGINEERING Sean is a Staff Engineer for ALLWEST Testing & Engineering. Sean’s best experience through Leadership was to realize how special and lucky we are to live in this great community which has so much to offer. Sean is involved in KCYP and American Cancer Society. Sean enjoys skiing, mountain biking, water activities, laughing, and living dangerously on the edge. Sean is single and ready to mingle!

Lita Burns

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE Lita is the Vice President for Instruction for North Idaho College. Lita’s best experience in Leadership was seeing places in the community that she has never seen before, like the workings of St. Vincent DePaul, the bowels of the Veterans Bridge, and Elk Point. Meeting people who are passionate about Coeur d’Alene and getting to know her truly remarkable classmates were also an amazing experience. Lita enjoys walking, bicycling, and anything that gets her out in the sun. Lita is married to Ralph and has two children Mathew and Marie.

Ryan DeSchryver

Theresa Gibbons


Ryan is a Sales Manager at a local mortgage branch with Homestreet Bank. Through the last year of Leadership, Ryan was surprised to learn how diverse our local resources are and the communities’ high level of interest in our cities futures; from housing, jobs and manufacturing to arts and recreation. It has reaffirmed his belief that North Idaho is truly a special place to live and work! Ryan is involved in North Idaho Builders and Contractors Association and Building Champions-Professional Coaching. Along with quality time spent with his family, Ryan enjoys golfing, snowboarding, fishing, and boating. Ryan is married to Kimberly and has two sons, Nolan 10 and Bennet 7.

Brandy Davis STCU

Brandy is the Assistant Branch Manager with STCU. Throughout the Leadership year Brandy loved meeting and getting to know her fellow Leadership classmates. It was an honor to be in the company of such a wonderful and giving group of people. Brandy is also the finance committee chair for the Silver Valley Millard Fuller Center for Housing. Brandy helped organize a fundraiser/auction for a cancer victim and raised several thousand dollars. Brandy enjoys snowboarding, boating, wakeboarding, wake surfing, weight lifting, and riding motorcycles and ATV’s. Brandy is married to Roger and has a Boxer named Daisy.


Theresa is the Assistant Vice President/ Branch Manager for Bank CDA. Theresa’s favorite experience was being able to connect with her own community in a completely different light. Theresa is a Family Promise Board Member, Hayden Lake Rotary Secretary, and Coeur d’Alene Hockey Association Mite Team Manager. Theresa is married to David Gibbons and has four children Cameron 19, Christopher 18, Collin 6, and Caitlyn 6.

Bill Greenwood

CITY OF COEUR D’ALENE Bill is the Interim Park Director for the City of Coeur d’Alene. Bill’s best experience in Leadership was getting to know more of the history of Coeur d’Alene and how it developed into a city and with that understanding it has given him a better sense of community. The camaraderie and networking was great, it’s a running joke but our class is the best LUCKY 13. He was always looking forward to the next session. Bill’s is a member of the National Recreation and Parks Association since 2000, served as “NRPA State Conference Chair”, which hosted the over 300 attendees in Coeur d’Alene, and was appointed Interim Park Director on September 1, 2013. Bill enjoys hiking, fishing and cooking, and not surprising working in his yard and gardening. Bill is married to Ruth and has four children: Sasha, Shawn, Tristan and Megan.


Trevor Frank

PAINE HAMBLEN, LLP Trevor is an Attorney with Paine Hamblen, LLP. Trevor’s best experiences through Leadership were meeting incredible people and learning more about the history and economic climate of our great community. Trevor is involved with Coeur d’Alene High School as Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach, Idaho Panhandle Kiwanis as a Member and Board Member, and the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation on its Membership Committee. Trevor enjoys (among many other things) snowboarding, guitar, soccer, tennis, and learning. Trevor’s parents are Ken and Lorene Frank and his sister is Jacqueline Frank.

Roxanne is a Marketing Representative for Kootenai Title Company. Roxanne enjoyed the opportunity Leadership provided for discussions with the heads of local industries and leaders of our community. She also enjoyed the bonds she created with class members through the year. Roxanne is involved in Women’s Council of Realtors, Board Member, and Ladies 18Hole President of the Hayden Lake Country Club. Roxanne is an avid golfer and snow skier. Roxanne is married to Rick and has two daughters, Margaux who lives in Florida and Alexandra in New York City.

Congratulations to the

Class of 2013 Leadership Coeur d’Alene Graduates!


Matt Hague

PAYNEWEST INSURANCE Matt is an Insurance Producer with PayneWest Insurance. The best part of Leadership for Matt was meeting and connecting with fellow community leaders and learning about them and the surrounding community as a whole and gaining access to places in the community that citizens may not be aware of. Matt is a Coeur Group Member, graduated from Leadership 2013, and is an Elementary school lunch mentor. Matt is a 3x Iron Man Coeur d’Alene Finisher. His other hobbies include fishing, Triathlons, and spending time with family. Matt has an Olde English Bulldog named Dori.

J.D. Hallin

LUKINS & ANNIS, P.S. J.D. is a Principal Attorney at Lukins & Annis, P.S. When thinking about his Leadership experience, two thoughts came to mind…hands down, the most memorable experience from the past year was the mock trial -- enough said! By far, however, his best experience was the poverty simulation. That was truly an eye opening experience. That being said, the entire year was an amazing experience. J.D. is a Board Member for United Way of Kootenai County, member of North Idaho College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee, and a member of Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program Policy Committee. J.D. enjoys virtually anything outdoors, reading, live music, and cooking.


Marcee is the Executive Assistant to the CEO/AVP at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. Through Leadership Coeur d’Alene, Marcee enjoyed meeting and developing friendships with the other classmates, making connections, and building relationships with individuals that she wouldn’t have otherwise. She was born and raised in Post Falls, and after years of being away, chose to return. As a long time resident she felt like she knew and understood this community. While participating in Leadership she learned about the different issues facing this community and of the many resources available. She felt it was enlightening and informative. Marcee is involved and passionate about the CDA 2030 Vision Project. She is also very supportive and involved in events and activities in the local schools. Marcee enjoys anything that gets her family outdoors and active – especially camping, boating, fishing, soccer, and snowboarding. She also loves photography and enjoys spending an afternoon wandering the community capturing random shots that show either the beautiful place we live or the unique people that live here. Marcee has been married for eight years and has two wonderful daughters, Reagan and Kennedy. 25

Kirk Hobson

TIME WARNER CABLE Kirk works as a Business Manager for Time Warner Cable. Kirk’s favorite experience in Leadership was meeting the community leaders and hearing their stories along with seeing new locations and area services available which were beyond his expectations. The class has exposed what great talent and compassion the community has to offer. Kirk is a Board Member and 2013 President for Day 3 Fellowship. Kirk enjoys disc golf, biking, and being outdoors. Kirk has been married to his beautiful wife Kimberly for almost 24 years and has two beautiful adult daughters Pailey 22 and Amanda 20.

Scott Hoover

MAGNUSON MCHUGH & CO. P.A. Scott is a CPA with Magnuson McHugh & Co. P.A. Scott’s favorite experience gained from Leadership was learning more about the community he grew up in and the leaders who work hard to make this area such a great place to live. Scott is on the Board of Directors for the Blood Center Foundation of Inland NW. Scott enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, basketball, travel, music and guitar, karate, snowboarding, and golf. Scott loves spending time with his parents and two sisters.

Ann Johnson

COEUR D’ALENE HOMES SENIOR LIVING Ann is the Executive Director for Coeur d’Alene Homes. Her best experience in Leadership was learning about the “hidden gems” available to the community that include resources, leaders, businesses, and her classmates. What a rich experience! Ann is a member of Leadership Council for the University of Idaho’s Non Profit Leadership Certificate Program and also teaches a Marketing Course. Ann is an active member of Coeur d’Alene Rotary, Board Member of Idaho Non Profit Center, and member of the First Presbyterian Church. Ann was promoted to Executive Director of Coeur d’Alene Senior Living in 2013. Ann enjoys singing, baseball, jogging, cooking, and gardening. Ann is married to husband Marlan of 30 years and has three children Evan 18, Meredith 16, and Kate 12.

Shawn Metts

Ryan Luttmann, P.E.



Ryan is the Area Transportation Manager for J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. Ryan really enjoyed the overall experience. Leadership Coeur d’Alene provided an opportunity to build personal and professional relationships with 26 classmates over the course of 10 months while developing an awareness of the issues and opportunities that exist in our community. Ryan is a member of the Post Falls Rotary Club and is under contract to serve as the City Engineer for the City of Kootenai. Ryan presented at the Idaho Association of County Engineers and Road Supervisors Annual Conference on Pavement Management Strategies. Ryan also currently serves as Deputy Project Manager for the Owner’s Representative on Idaho’s first Transportation Municipal DesignBuild Project (Post Falls Urban Renewal District’s Greensferry Overpass). Ryan enjoys travelling, camping, hunting, and playing 4-wall handball. Ryan is married to his wife Nikki (10 years next month) and together they have two girls Hana age 7 and Leina age 3.

Jeffrey Mahon U.S. BANK

Jeffrey Mahon is AVP & Trust Relationship Manager for U.S. Bank. Jeff’s favorite experience in Leadership was getting to know his wonderful classmates. What exceptional people! Leadership helped Jeff learn and experience this incredible community and its people. Jeff is involved in Sunrise Rotary and North Idaho Habit for Humanity. Jeff graduated from Rotary Leadership Institute and was awarded U.S. Bank’s Pinnacle Award for the 4th Quarter in 2012. Jeff enjoys reading Idaho and Coeur d’Alene history, family genealogy, and antiques. Jeff is married to a saint, Linda for 34 years, and has three wonderful sons and three super smart and superfast grandchildren.

Shawn is a Principal Engineer with HMH Engineering. What Shawn learned through Leadership was something valuable each Leadership day and it will be a great resource for years to come. Of particular value was education day. Learning about the education opportunities and how the system works is a great resource for raising a family in Idaho, particularly Coeur d’Alene. Shawn is a member with the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers and American Society of Professional Engineers. He enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, and flying. Shawn is married to wife Alivia and has a daughter Zaria

Mike Nelson

COEUR D’ALENE SCHOOL DISTRICT Mike is the Director of Curriculum and Assessment for the Coeur d’Alene School District. Mike’s best experience in Leadership was finding himself in the company of a great class of leaders while meeting the decision makers of our community. It was certainly impressionable that this community thrives because of our current and future leaders. Mike is a member of St. Pius Catholic Church, co-chair of the Young Adult and Family Fellowship group, and youth Soccer coach for the cities of Hayden and Coeur d’Alene. Mike was promoted to his current position in 2012 and is responsible for implementing the Idaho Core Standards to all classrooms in collaboration with incredible teachers. Mike enjoys spending time with his family and playing “bikes” and “monster” with his children, spending time outdoors in this beautiful community, graphic design, and swimming. Mike is married to his truly best friend Debora of 14 years and has two children Maricela 6 and Knowlton 4.

Congratulations to the

Class of 2013

Leadership Coeur d’Alene Graduates! 26

Jeff Odland

FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS Jeff is the Enterprise Account Executive at Frontier Communications. Jeff enjoyed meeting so many of the leaders that make the community tick, bringing a broad appreciation for the people in the city and county, different perspectives and the relationships that were built. Jeff is an NIC CIE Advisory Board Member, founded the N, ID Prof. Assoc., and an IDFY Board Member and Board Development Chair. He’s also proud to have brought Endeavor Estate project to steady state. Jeff’s hobbies include dogs, firearms, motorcycles, sporting clays, and food epicurean. Jeff has been married to the same lady since 1981, two kids, five grandkids and always has at least one good dog around.

Brock Olson

MOUNTAIN WEST BANK Brock is the Senior Assistant Relationship Manager at Mountain West Bank. Brock’s best highlight of 2013 was being able to participate in the Leadership CDA Program. The best part was learning about our local industries within our community and being presented with Leadership training from a very diverse set of professionals. Brock is a volunteer for Post Falls Parks & Recreation, Ironman CDA, and United Way. Brock enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and golf. Brock is the proud father of three boys, Kempton, Ethan, and Aidan.

Stephanie Powers PITA PIT USA, INC.

Stephanie Powers is the Director of Local Marketing for Pita Pit USA, Inc. She and her husband Christopher have 2 daughters and have lived in the area for over 20 years. Stephanie’s best experience in Leadership was the knowledge gained about the different facets of businesses in Coeur d’Alene. She was impressed with the level of collaboration the cities, state and county agencies have in the community. Stephanie has served as a board member and volunteer on several non-profit boards in the community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership. She enjoys traveling, visiting her girls and family, and exploring new areas.

Rev. Craig M. Sumey

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN COEUR D’ALENE Craig is the Pastor/Head of Staff of First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, and also served as 2013 Leadership Class President. Craig’s favorite thing he learned and his best experience during Leadership was learning so much about his community, but the best thing about Leadership has to be discovering friendship and a common bond with a group of incredibly gifted classmates. He will treasure these relationships for a very long time. Craig is involved in the Downtown Association Economic Development Committee, Chamber of Commerce Leadership Committee, CDA Vision 2030 Community Advisory Team and Marketing & Outreach Team, and Family Promise of North Idaho member church liaison. Craig enjoys BBQing, road biking, hiking, camping, and backpacking. Craig has been married to Lynn for 20 years and has two children - Derek is 17 and a dual-credit high school junior at North Idaho College; Brynna is 14 and a freshman at Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy. Derek is set to earn his Eagle Scout and is an excellent guitar player. Brynna enjoys singing, acting, and creative writing.

Keith Taylor

KOOTENAI COUNTY Keith is the Senior Auditor for Kootenai County. His best experience in Leadership was “laughing, learning, and growing alongside my incredible Leadership 2013 classmates. Together they discovered the people and reasons that make Coeur d’Alene a great place to live, work, and serve as leaders”. Keith is a committee member with the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation, Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Programs, and was the Coeur d’Alene Leadership 2013 Class Treasurer. Keith is a youth team member leading groups including a 20 kid mission trip to the San Juan Islands. Keith Completed the 140 mile Yellowstone Alpine Klimb bike ride in Red Lodge, Montana and spent six years as an auditor in Kootenai County Clerk’s Office. Keith enjoys biking, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, and family camping; helping youth smile and grow; being a husband and a dad; giving back to his community and the people he loves. Keith has been married 15 years to his soul mate, Laura, and has two enthusiastic boys: Miles and Mason.

Class of 2013

A quality class of future leaders. 27

1985 - 2013 Graduates 1985

Allen Baldridge James (Michael) Boyd Skip Cole Jim Coleman Bill Cooper Phil Davies Marilyn Deutsch Elizabeth Doran Sandy Emerson Thomas Frazier Betty Kerr Robert McNabb David Oliveria Marlys Rogers Steve Schenk William Sims Gordon Wilcox Edward Wroe


Paul Anderson David Bobbitt Robert Castellaw Rod B. Colwell Dennis Connors Lora Davis Art Elliott Patricia Harris Paula Kellas John L. Mushlitz Sandy Patano Ramon Prohaska Dr. Karolynne Rogers Donald Soltman Joe Stanosch Roger Stewart Cathy Wagner Nancy Sue Wallace Stan Wood


Terry Backs Mary Cederblom Doug Cresswell Steve Delgado Stephen H. Flerchinger M. Kate Meidling Phil Kinzler Ken Johnson Kathryn Lange Alan McGinity Barbara Pleason David Patzer H. David Peters Jon Rolfe Q. Wayne Schneider Tom Snider

Paul Stewart, Jr. Sue Thilo Pat Wheeler


Bob Boeh Lee Claires Knute Eie Nancy Flagan Rodney Frey Jack Hawkins Richard Henderson Dave Holloway Donald Holmberg Helen Hood William Jennison Kim Johnson George Krug Katie Mans Kay McGruder Brian Morris Ron Ouren Janet Robnett Patrick Smyly Marcia Souther Patty Stand


Robin Bevis Ken Boni Robert B. Burton Rob Chatters Cayle M. Crane Sandra Ward-Crow Steve Handlen Faith Holt Dave Kilburg Vicki Kok Pat Krug Len Mattei Barbara McFarland Julie McPoland Bob Myklebust JeanAnn O’Brien Ronald Ringel Kris Roby Kaye Ross Ellen Schmand Robyn Smith Muriel Stamps Brent Stinnet Lila R. Truesdell Sylvia Watterson


Lucinda Ade Larry Baker Mike Bevis

Mike Boatman David Bruce Vickie Parker-Clark Karen Cook Bruce Cyr Brad Dugdale Kathleen Gans Bernie Gurstein Jan Jesberger Chuck Kinsey James Lehner John Nagel Dave Newman Daniel Palmer DeeLaine Peterson Nancy Pohlman Paul Robnett Anna Rolphe Sharon Sorenson Rick Verneers Charles Walls


Mic Armon Jane I. Bright Carmen Brochu Larry Bryant Travis Chaney Sharon Culbreth David R. Daniel Kenneth Good Michael Hague Gayle Higgins W.L. “Hap” Hilbish Len Hodge Dave Holinka Patsy Jaspers Robert Ketchum James Lien Vern Newby Sandra Palmer Janna Robnett Ben Rolphe Joann Schneider Leise Thompson Laura Umthun Alan Wolfe


Peter Anderson Hazel Bauman John Cranney Lynne Cuddy Gary Cuff Gary Day Rebecca Dielman Jim Edwards Ann Farrar Kirk Koening

Ken Korczyk Frank Kronsnicki Tom Legel Marilyn Lund Mike McDowell Steve McKenna Nancy Potratz Tom Richmond Nancy Rodgers Dean Roland Betsy Russel Marc Schaffner Virginia Taft Andy Warren


Rayelle Anderson Amy Bartoo Chris Beck Carl Blanchette Chris Cheeley Laura Fulton Kristi Hagan Wendy Hague Denny Keim Ralph Kerr Allison Kratt Casey Krivor Jennifer Leui Patrick McGaughey Kiki Miller Stan Moore Richard Nyquist John Parry Julie Prafke Randy Rolphe Diana Thomas Karl Thompson Troy Tymesen Michele Wood


Diane Albrethsen Cheri Andriolo Warren Bakes Michael Bibin Roy Cook Mike Diehkans Don Dorsey Wayne Ellenbecker Robert Faschnact Cathleen Fellows Lee Fields Mike Fish Paul Franz Brenda Garcia Ann Isenberg Wayne Longo Mike McCoy

Dona Miller Bryan Ogle Eric Paul Jerri Schaffner Mike Smith Shannon Votava Ben Wolfinger


Reid Ahlf Chuck Anderson Bill Britton Chad Cherry Duane Cone Ray Greene Scott Hoskins Tom Kauffman Suzanne Kaderka Nancy Klein Jennifer Kosareff Maggie Lyons Katie Marcus Ronda Maxon John Miller Vickie Morris Mark Murphy Rick Murray Jamie Olson Ralph Powell Jan Scharnweber Stan Schedler Nile Shirley Ann Walker Rick Williams Jeanne Worrell


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