Class of 2012 A quality class of future leaders.
Leadership Coeur d’Alene 2012 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 premier Leadership program in the State of Idaho;
Schedule retreat for Leadership Committee and perform S.W.O.T. analysis in order to develop 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;
Incorporate Coeur d’Alene Chamber Committee Chairs into the monthly sessions, as “opening speaker” for appropriate day;
Oversee the planning and design of the Leadership Coeur d’Alene Program – maintain integrity of monthly sessions;
Actively engage past Leadership Graduates in keeping them involved with the Chamber events, activities and programs;
Increase financial position of the Toni Sayler Leadership Scholarship fund.
2012 Leadership Coeur d’Alene Committee Members
Dustin Ainsworth - Chair Leadership Coeur d’Alene
Dustin Ainsworth Susan Dubois Vicki Isakson Doug Jaworski Charlie Linder Alivia Metts Marian Pelsma Michael Pereira Pam Pratt Brad Rasor Heidi Rogers Steve Roth Chris Shipley Britt Towery Mike Ward Brenda Young
Kootenai Title U.S. Bank Idaho Department of Labor Advanced Benefits Pita Pit Idaho Department of Labor U.S. Bank ALLWEST Testing & Engineering, LLC Coeur d’Alene School District, (retired) Bankcda NW Council for Computer Education ALSC Architects Magnuson, McHugh & Co., PA Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. Mike Ward Coeur d’Alene Chamber
Kent Absec Ed Champagne Karen Cotton Jennifer Edwards Scott Edwards Teri Farr Kevin Glynn Nelson Gourley Curtis Gregory KJ Hackworthy Sheri Knobloch Larry La Bolle John Lynn Elaine Martin Gary Nieborsky Kelly Ostrom William Panos Connie Ripatti Terry Robinson Mandy Root Dan Soumas Bryan Taylor Tom Torgerson Trevor Watkins
Tony Berns Robert Britsch Daniel Burnham Marsha R. Cayko Melissa A. Clair John Deines Daylene Dewey Curtis W. Exley Dale F. Gephart Bruce Gifford Jon Ingalls Deanna Jeffres Heather Johnson Bill Kling Connie Lovoi Renata McLeod Ken Richardson Neal Robertson Kurt Smith Joe Stringer Heather Turner Dan Whiting Cort Wilcox
Karen Alberts Harry Amend Jamie Anderson George Balback Stefany Bales Julie Buck Thomas Burke Angela Erickson Brian Goetz Steve Grourke Tami Haft Anne Hagman Mark Hampe Sherri Lionberger Linda McFaddan Rita Michalak Carrie Oja Elsie Patrick Dusty Pfennigs Victoria Roberge Shelly Romine Clay Schueman Jeffrey Smith Bill Waggoner David R. Asher George Busch Carrie Butterfield Darrel K. Chapman Carrie Cook Jeri DeLange Dennis L. Dye Steve Griffitts Richard A. Houser Lisa Kincel Johnson Dr. Sarah Marossy Suzanne Metzger Tammie Peacock Nicci Piazza Kelly Porter Kent Propst Jason D. Salois Kevin Shute Debbi Smith Duffy Smock Russ Twardowski
Edward Wagner Marilee Wallace Rodney Wright Shelly Zollman
Lisa Aitken Michelle Brandel Victoria Bruno Jeff Conroy Mary W. Cusack Stephanie Davenport Jan DeFord Jo Ann Edmiston Kim Edmondson Mark D. Fisher Diana Gifford Cyndie Hammond Chris Holloway David McDowell Darrin Murphey Ken Nichols Ryan Nipp Jim Pierce Bradley Rasor Lisa Sayler Rhonda Seagraves Brenda Smith Mary Terra-Berns Kacey L. Wall Nancy White Brenda Young
Keith Bernhart Dwight Bershaw Russell Doumas Tim Feagan Darrin Hayes Shelly Hines Vicki Isakson Peter Job Fonda Jovick Judy Kirking Tim Martin Howard Martinson Alison McArthur Eden Moreland Erika Neff Randy Oaks
Stacy Oldfield Mary Lou Piazza Mark Robitaille Hilde Shetler Rick Shipman Cheryl Shippy Tim Stoddard Randy Swick Nathan Vore Al Williams
Bette Ammon Mark Butera Tom Dorr Susan Dubois Melanie Ellingson Lisa Fisher Steve Gibbs Shelly Gillis Alison Gonsalves Crystal Gorman Teri Grubbs Michael King Laura Little Dan Mattos Phil Morgan Chad Murray Brian Petersen Eric Petersen Wanda Quinn Heidi Rogers Chris Schenek Andy Sims Jeff Voeller Sherry Wallis Donna Wemple Heidi Wilkins Higgins
Jay Baldwin Ginger Dalvini Tifany David Gordon Dobler Tom Hamilton Mark Heckel Kyle Hendricks Drew Hodgson Matt Hutchinson Caryl Johnston
Tim Kastning Daniel Klocko Eric Knudtsen Ricia Lasso Sarah Lathrop Anneliese Miller Stuart Miller Allen Naugle Marian Pelsma Pam Pratt Desiree Prohaska MaryBeth Ranum Darell Raver Patty Shea Jim Valle DeeDee Wiliams
Erik Anderson Jeremy Evans Renae Fehringer Cari Fraser Sarah Garcia Matthew P. Grupp Chris Harrison Sam Henkle John Kalb John Kamprath Angela Lemmerman Victoria Mallett Elaine Mansoor Michael Pereira Bryce Ralston Michael G. Schmidt Chris Shelton Thomas Walls Matt Weaver Ben Weymouth Jared Wise Leza Wright Tanya Yost Dani Zibell-Wolfe
Dustin Ainsworth Kim Anderson Alivia Body Melissa Cleveland Judi Cronin Ninette Goucher
Chris Harrison Dennis Grant Alex Harris Dustin Harris Darilyn Johnson Holly Knapp Brent Lyles Amanda Miller Charlie Miller Rob Newman James Norvell Jennie Pipoly Tamara Poelstra Lee Richardson Steve Roth Janie Shioya Scott Sowinski Correen Stauffer Kevin Vedder Jason Wing
Chris Bosley Steve Childers Todd Christensen Brad Coughenour Sue Donaghue Paul Good Mark Haberman Matthew Handelman Kenneth Huitt Doug Jaworski Kandi Johnson Ali Johnson-Petley Chris Kastella Jeanette Laster Christy Markham Gavin Mobraten Becky Monday April Needham Sheldon Nord Michaelle Sande Mrs. Melissa Schock Mike Schock Chris Shipley Laurie Thomas Britt Towery Kory Wilson
Class of 2012 Mark Browning Heather Carroll Andy Cleveland Katherine Coppock Brian Dagon Andy Deak Jean-Paul Dupin
Taryn Erickson J.T Jacobsen Shawn Langenderfer Charlie Linder John McMurray Colin Meehan Tom Murn
Sarah Neilsen Mike Oâ€™Brien Anthony Oss Nicole Pearson Terry Pickel Jack Reiswig Laura Rumpler
Kurt Sager Barbara Smalley Candice Smith Kerri Wilfong Trevor Young Brenda Zosel
1985 - 2012 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
Terri Ahlf Dan Benson Sharmon Case Steve Casey Denny Davis Greg Delevan Mischelle Fulgham Leslie Gourley Tori Gray Bob Gunning Ron Hotchkiss Cheri Howell Scott Hutchins Jan Holmes Rich Nixon Catherine Parochetti David Quinn Dennie Seymour Todd Tondee Jim Walsh Steve Wilke Brad Enders Erna Rhinehart
Tracy Abrahamson Michelle Britton Mark Ellingsen Scott Fischer Laura Garrison Jerry Gee Toni Hackwith Scott Hague Kent Hall Larry Hill Jean Kelleher De Krapfl Rodger Lewerenz Gail McGaughey Dean Moore Scot Nass Gina Parry Lynn Peterson Jim Phelps Sally Robideaux Ron Sampert Ginger Seaman Justin Thomas Marshall Thompson Dee Dee Tondee
Bobbie Albright Mark Compton Karen Corcoran Patricia Deitch Greg Gfeller David Gibbs Brad Gilbert Jack Heath Carolyn Jorgensen Mike Kennedy Gemi Larson Matt Lyman John Martin Michelle Mitchell
Jonathan Mueller Sally Nowak David Rawls Kathy Reed Krystie Robbins Rob Rollins Mara d’Sjostrom Ginny Tate Jeff Thomas Larry Tucker
Joseph Anderson Roger Banks Marty Behm Mike Black Steve Briggs Jim Brown Susan Burgeson Jonathan Coe Jim Edom Janet Flerchinger Jennifer Ford Tammy Kelly Rudy Klein Ada Loper Shellie Loper James Martin Chris Meyer Peggy Polichio Mike Regan Jeri Riggs Shelly ServickFrampton Ann Siebert Alan Solderling Lanny Stein Anne Walsh Shawn Woolley
Jane Baker Eve Benedict Darlene Berkshire Mary Jo Braaten Jim Burtelow Julie Clark Chris Dal Pra Keith Dixon Robin Felton Tanya Frey Samual Grubbs Joel Hazel Malcolm Johnstone Randy Krum Margaret Lightfoot Betty Ann Nelson Valetta O’Day Dale Schuman Dave Walker Mike Ward Jim Williamson John Young
2012 Class Sessions During 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 2011 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 2012 Leadership program. The following provide a summary of each day through Leadership 2012. 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.
Icebreaker - March 15, 2012 Session 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: Chris R Shipley Magnuson McHugh and Company (Class of 2011) Doug Jaworski Advanced Benefits *Chairman Bolded Kandi Johnson Inland Northwest Bank Ali Johnson Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS® Jeanette M. Laster You’re Invited Designs Speakers:
Darin Hayes Steve Wilson
Chairman of the Board, Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce
The 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. 3
Setting the Stage - March 22, 2012 Session Planners: Chris R Shipley Magnuson McHugh and Company (Class of 2011) Doug Jaworski Advanced Benefits *Chairman Bolded Kandi Johnson Inland Northwest Bank Ali Johnson Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors® Jeanette M. Laster You’re Invited Designs Speakers: Robert Singletary Museum of North Idaho Scott Reed Scott Reed Attorney Sandy Emerson Emerson Valuation “The day began at Kootenai Title with continental breakfast and time to visit with classmates. Robert Singletary then gave a lecture about the history of Coeur d’Alene with a slide show featuring photos from the past of our area. We boarded the bus and started the driving tour of the city with Mr. Singletary after his lecture was complete. He showed us many historical buildings and sites. After the driving tour, we headed to The Clark House on Hayden Lake where we had a delicious lunch before a tour of the House. Hearing the story about the interesting history at the Clark House was fascinating and enjoyed by everyone. After lunch, we had another speaker, Mr. Reed, who spoke further about the rich history in our area. Before the end of the day we voted for our Leadership positions and set up a meeting to brainstorm our “Dirty Dozen”.”
Health Care - April 26, 2012 Session 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: Sue Donaghue Kootenai Health (planning co-chair) (Class of 2011) Doug Jaworski Advanced Benefits (planning co-chair) *Chairman Bolded Jeanette Laster You’re Invited Designs Christy Markham The Salvation Army Kroc Center Laurie Thomas Kootenai County Britt Towery Coeur d’Alene Mines Dr. Kory Wilson Avondale Dental Center Speakers:
Joe Morris Mike Baker Kristen Anderson Paul Weil Bill Higgins, D.C. Cynthia Taggart Claudia Miewald Dr. Richard McLandress Stewart Curtis Jeremiah Stevens, N.M.D.
Kootenai Health Dirne Community Health Center Kootenai Health Hospice of North Idaho Health Within Chiropractic Panhandle Health District Kootenai Behavioral Health Family Medicine Coeur d’Alene North Idaho Advanced Care Hospital Lake City Naturopathic Care
“The 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 was now sitting down for breakfast when we realized our Tail Twister, Jumpin’ JP, was not present. After arriving late to class and letting us know that he doesn’t know how to operate his phone alarm the day got started. Later JP would make up for this mishap by volunteering for a heart screening (see pictures!). Up first was Jon Ness, Kootenai Health CEO, speaking about local and national health care issues and giving a history on Kootenai Health. Next, was Dr. Richard McLandress talking about the ethics of medicine. After, Dr. McLandress was given an award from the Leadership Board for his involvement in the Leadership Health Care day for the past 20+ years. The day continued with a panel discussion on health issues and was followed by a tour of the Kootenai Health Heart Center, Emergency Department and Radiology, MRI and CT Scan departments. During lunch we reviewed our cholesterol/lipid test results and then heard from John Bronsell, Pharm.D on prescription drugs and Dr. James Robson on the state of dentistry and its correlation with overall health. The class then traveled to the Kootenai Cancer Center in Post Falls where we heard from a panel about alternative medicine. The day ended with a tour of the Cancer Center and the class going over the Best of the Best. Packed day full of great speakers, presentations and information!” 4
KXLY Broadcast Group
Candice Smith is a Senior Account Executive at KXLY TV4. “Growing up in CDA, I was surprised by how much I learned in Leadership CDA. I learned things about CDA that I will use in the future and has been fun to share with friends and family that have been here for generations. It is an experience that I will never forget.” Candice is a Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Commodore and is a active member in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, and Greater Spokane Incorporated cHAMBERS. She also assists the St. Vincent de Paul marketing committee. This last year she was a member of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Centennial Committee and a judge for the Post Falls Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program. Candice enjoys skiing, boating, reading, and scrapbooking. Candice is married to Jeff Smith and together they have one son, Cooper.
Kootenai Alliance for Children & Families
Kerri Wilfong is the Executive Director for Kootenai Alliance for Children and Families. Kerri’s favorite experience about Leadership was learning about the inner workings of the community which grew her appreciation for the value of everyone’s role. Kerri is a member of Community Coalitions of Idaho Executive Committee, Kootenai County Substance Abuse Council Secretary, Behavioral Health Youth Sub Committee Co-Chair and is a graduate of the CADCA Community Coalition Leadership Academy. Kerri has been married to Bill for 15 years and is the proud stepmom to three now grown children and two granddaughters.
Trevor Young Sterling Bank
Trevor Young is the Bank Manager for Sterling Bank. Trevor’s best experience in Leadership was the camaraderie and friendships created through the year. Trevor is involved in pretty much everything in the community and was Vice President of the best Leadership class to date. Trevor enjoys golf, fine wine, fly-fishing and all things aviation related. Trevor is married to Amy; together they have two children Taylor 5, and Ashlyn 4 months.
Brenda Zosel Pita Pit
Brenda Zosel is the Financial Controller for Pita Pit USA, Inc. She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2006. Brenda’s best experience in Leadership was the knowledge gained about the different facets of businesses in Coeur d’Alene – invaluable information. What a great program! Brenda serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene Homes, Executive Women’s Golf Association, and is also a mentor for the Press On Program at the Kroc Center. Brenda enjoys golf, exercise, and a myriad of outdoor activities.
Class of 2012 A quality class of future leaders.
City of Coeur d’Alene
Terry Pickel is the Assistant Water Superintendent at the City of Coeur d’Alene. Terry’s best experience in Leadership was Government Day and the Poverty Simulation. Terry is on the Board of Directors for IESS and the Executive Board for Kootenai County Utility Council. He enjoys racing and golf. Terry has two children in college.
Inland Northwest Bank
Jack Reiswig is the Vice President at Inland Northwest Bank. Jack’s best experience in Leadership was getting to know his classmates. Jack serves on the Post Falls and Hayden Chamber Boards, Chairs of the Coeur d’Alene Education Committee, and is involved in United Way. Jack was promoted to Vice President of Inland Northwest Bank in June 2012. He enjoys basketball, volunteer work, and spending time with his family. Jack is married to his high school sweetheart, Rachel. Together they have two kids, 6 year old Katherine, and Jackson who is 4.
Coeur d’Alene School District
Laura Rumpler is the Director of Communications at the Coeur d’Alene School District. Laura’s best experience in Leadership was learning about the connections of the leaders, organizations, and sense of history and place of the community. Laura is involved in the Coeur d’Alene Chamber Education Committee, NIPIN, Channel 19 CDA TV, Yes CdA Schools, Excel Foundation, and Community Roots. Laura was awarded North Idaho Journal of Business Top 30 under 40 Young Leaders. She enjoys cooking, CrossFit, and collecting wine. Laura is married to Lewis: and they have two young boys, Ari age 6, and Ethan who is 5.
Kurt Sager is a Commercial Relationship Manager with US Bank. Kurt’s experience in Leadership was incredible and loads of fun, but the most impactful day was Quality of Life Day. Learning what many families in the community go through on a daily basis to just provide the basic necessities was very eye opening and gave great perspective on how blessed his family is. Learning about the varied services available in the community that can help these families made him a better resource to help them. Kurt serves as a Board member for United Way of Kootenai County and is involved in Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts of America and Leadership CDA. He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, camping, guitar and anything with his family. Kurt has been married to Jennifer for 19 years; together they have five children, Nicholas 16, Nathan 12, Allen 10, Ellie 9 and Caleb 5.
Barbara Smalley St. Vincent de Paul
Barb Smalley is the Development Director for St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho. Barb’s best experience in leadership was learning about her community and meeting so many wonderful people. Her favorite day was Law & Public Safety Day. Barb is involved in Rotary, Women in Business and Coeur d’Alene Eagles. Barb and her daughter, Jessica, started the Marty Smalley Donate Life Run to create awareness about organ donations. She stays busy creating and organizing events for St. Vincent de Paul. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Congratulations to the
Class of 2012
Leadership Coeur d’Alene Graduates! 16
Media - May 24, 2012 Session Purpose: To understand how various forms of 21st Century media are utilized for both business and personal use. “The class met at the beautiful Parkside Event Center Downtown to start the day! After breakfast, Nils Rosdahl presented on the Standards of Journalism. The day continued with a tour of the KXLY Radio Broadcast building and continued with a panel of speakers including representatives from print, television and radio companies. After a quick break we heard from two more speakers on ethics and social media. Following a delicious lunch provided by Pita Pit, we learned about crisis communication and even participated in a crisis scenario. Next, we heard from three successful women on a power panel focused on strategic communication and public relations. To conclude the day, we toured the Cd’A Press building and were able to see the production of our local paper.”
Environment - June 28, 2012
Session Matt Handelman Planners: April Needham (Class of 2011) Melissa Schock *Chairman Mike Schock Bolded Britt Towery
Coeur d’Alene School District Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho Silver Lake Mall/Rouse Properties STCU Coeur d’Alene Mines
North Idaho College (Retired) Coeur d’Alene Press 1080 ESPN/Rock 94.5 FM Hanna & Associates Positively PR Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation KXLY-TV North Idaho College STCU Coeur d’Alene Police
Nils Rosdahl Mike Patrick Joe Paisley Kevin Sanders Vicki Veltkamp Larson Stefany Bales Anusha Roy Stacy Hudson Lance Kissler Christie Wood
Session Planners: Becky Monday Fairwinds Coeur d’Alene (Class of 2011) Britt Towery Coeur d’Alene Miles Corporation *Chairman Bolded Chris Kastella Kootenai Electric Cooperative Christy Markham KROC Center Sheldon Nord North Idaho College Todd Christensen Associated Business Systems Speakers: Sandy Emerson Emerson Valuation Bill Richards North Idaho College Kara Carleton Kootenai Environmental Alliance Jay O’Laughlin College of Natural Resources Randy Swick Idaho Panhandle National Forest Mary Terra Burns Idaho Fish & Game Alan Harper Idaho Forest Group Paul Glader Hecla Mining Company Ed Maureen Environmental Protection Agency Glen Rothrock ID Dept. of Environmental Quality Laura Laumatia ID Dept. of Environmental Quality Rebecca Stevens Coeur d’Alene Tribe Sid Frederickson City of Coeur d’Alene Steve Roberge Waste Management Bob Lafferty Avista Session Purpose: To highlight key regional environmental issues and to foster greater understanding of the linkages between the communities we live in and the environment and natural resources that sustain us. “Our sunny, June session was held at North Idaho College and began with several speakers touching on topics of geology and resources, food grown locally, air quality, and forest and wildlife management. By noon, we had boarded a boat and were cruising on the lake for lunch and learning about water quality. Once we docked we were back on the bus and headed to the Coeur d’Alene Wastewater Treatment Plant for our tour with Sid. Walking into the plant we couldn’t help but notice the “poop art” aptly named “The Cleaning Crew”, which were created as images of the micro-organisms that breakdown the waste. After our tour, we headed back to the college to learn more about recycling and power supply before ending the day with our Best of the Best discussion.” 5
Arts & Recreation - July 22, 2012 Session Purpose: To acquaint the Leadership Class with local arts and recreational activities, including performing and visual art and recreational activities. Attribute for the day: Creativity and Imagination -- Make timely and appropriate changes in your thinking, plans, and methods. Show creativity by thinking of new and better goals, ideas, and solutions to problems. Be innovative! Session Planners: (Class of 2011) *Chairman Bolded Speakers:
Chris R Shipley Chris Kastella
Mark Haberman Ken Huitt Melissa Schrock April Needham
Magnuson McHugh and Co. Kootenai Electric Cooperative Community Action Partnership Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Silver Lake Mall Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho
Charlie Miller Centennial Trail Foundation John Totten North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits Jared Forsythe Coeur d’Alene Adventures Steve Gibbs Art Spirit Gallery Susan Nipp Mudgy & Milly Virginia Johnson Arts & Culture Alliance George Green Lake City Playhouse Roger Welch Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre Justin Van Eaton Schuler Performing Arts Center Mark Robitaille Silverwood Theme Park Randall Butt Farragut State Park
“Arts and Recreation day began with excellent speakers from the Parks Department, North Idaho Centennial Trail and CDA Adventures. After hearing from them, we met with John at North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program. There he told us all about the fun activities offered with the program that anyone can enjoy. Next was a tour at Schuler Performing Arts Center where we learned about the performances happening and how the summer theatre operates. Tubbs Hill was our next destination where we met with Susan Nipp, author of Mudgy & Millie. A quick walk over to The Art Spirit Gallery and we met with Steve Gibbs who showed us his gallery. For the afternoon, we bussed to Silverwood and heard from Nancy DiGiammarco before lunch and some playtime in the park. We ended the day at Farragut State Park with Randall Butt who showed us around the park, had us compete with a little disc golf and toured the Museum at the Brig .”
ALLWEST Testing & Engineering, LLC
Colin Meehan works at Allwest Testing and Engineering. Colin’s best experience in Leadership was getting to know his classmates. He looked forward to every meeting, class, and social event. Colin has been involved in the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce and ISPE. His hobbies include his family, skiing and golf. Colin is married to Jontie and they have two sons, Jack and Brady.
Mulligan’s, Coeur d’Alene Inn Mike O’Brien is the General Manager of the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn. Mike’s best experience in Leadership class was the networking and friendships that he created. Mike is involved in the Coeur Group, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kootenai Lodging Association, North Idaho Tourism Summit, Excel Foundation, and NIBCA. He enjoys golf, hunting and fishing. Mike is married to Alison: they have a son Gabe, and daughter Lily.
Tom Murn is the General Manager at Frontier Communications. In these extremely busy business times, it is hard to carve out a day per month. Tom thought the value proposition of each day far outweighed the cost of giving up a day. He enjoyed having “Setting the Stage” kick off the leadership series and learning the background of Coeur d’Alene. Tom also enjoyed Environment Day and all that is part of Coeur d’Alene’s fabric and culture. He was particularly impressed with Education Day and the depth, variety and quality of Coeur d’Alene’s education system. Tom is on the Board of Directors for the Post Falls Chamber and Hayden Chamber. Tom was also involved in the fundraising for the Frontier Hockey Arena and is involved in the adult hockey league there. His hobbies include time with family, hockey, kids activities, outdoor activity, boating, fishing, and is a “student” of business. Tom is married to Sarah; they have three daughters Chelsea, Caitlin, and Madison, and son, Zachary. He has a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Arts in Business Management from the College of St. Scholastica.
Sarah Neilsen Kootenai Health
Sarah Nielsen is the Director of Employee Relations and Volunteer Services for Kootenai Health. Sarah’s best experience in Leadership was learning about the community and the resources available. Sarah is on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club, United Way Health Impact Council Member, and she has led Safe Kids Kootenai County for six years. Sarah helped to open the North Idaho Children Advocacy Center which was a much needed resource in the community to assist abused children and their families. One of Sarah’s enjoyments is being a mom. Sarah’s significant other is Peter and together they have Gavin, Braelyn, Kaya, and Caileen. Completing their household is a dog, cat, and two gerbils.
Magnuson, McHugh & Co., PA
Anthony Oss is a CPA at Magnuson McHugh & Co., PA. Anthony’s best experience was being introduced to so many different aspects of the wonderful community that he has called home for the past 20 years. Anthony enjoys basketball and hiking. Anthony is married to his beautiful wife Lindsay and has a three year old daughter, Olivia.
Kootenai County Young Professionals
Nicole Pearson worked in Coeur d’ Alene for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network for the past three years. Becoming a participant of Leadership Coeur d’ Alene allowed her to build strong relationships with amazing leaders in the community from many different industries, that she might never have had the opportunity to meet. Throughout the year she enjoyed learning the history of Coeur d’ Alene and how it has changed and evolved over the years; particularly the effects the military base and logging industry had on the region. Nicole has since changed careers and continues to work as a coach for businesses in the Coeur d Alene area. Her Experience in Leadership Coeur d’ Alene has strengthened her appreciation of the Inland Northwest.
Mountain West Bank
Jean-Paul “JP” Dupin is an Employee Benefit Consultant at Advanced Benefits. JP’s best experience in Leadership was building relationships with fellow classmates and getting a deeper understanding and appreciation for the community he is raising his kids in. JP is a United Way board member and past president of the Board. JP has also been deeply involved with United Way Impact Counsels and Community Indicator Website. JP’s hobbies include enjoying the outdoors, motocross/desert racing, and downhill skiing. JP has a 14-year old son and 11-year old daughter.
Shawn Langenderfer handles Recruiting and Benefits at Mountain West Bank. Shawn’s best experience in Leadership was gaining a better understanding of Coeur d’Alene, and the resources that are available as well as a deeper respect of her community. Shawn obtained her SPHR in 2010 and is a member of SHRM and HRNNI on a local level. Her hobbies include family, church, sports and reading. Shawn is married to Bill; they have four children Larissa, Logan, Lucas, and Laurel.
Trindera Engineering, Inc.
Taryn Erickson is the Business Development Director at Trindera Engineering. Taryn’s best experience in Leadership was making priceless connections with community leaders, which helps everyone understand and help Coeur d’Alene thrive. Taryn’s involvement includes President of the Marketing Associates of Spokane, Board Member for United Way of Kootenai County, Committee for the Canstruction Fundraiser for 2nd Harvest. She was awarded Trindera Engineering “Employee of the Year” in 2011. Taryn’s hobbies are family activities, sporting events, traveling, water sports and running.
J.T. Jacobsen Kootenai Title
J.T. Jacobsen is the President of Kootenai Title. J.T.’s best experience in Leadership was learning more about the community he was born and raised in. J.T. is involved in NIBCA, Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, Association of Realtors and ILTA. J.T. enjoys snow skiing, boating, and golf. J.T. has been married to Kimberly for 13 years and they have an 11-year old son Carson.
Charlie Linder works at Pita Pit USA. Charlie’s favorite experience in Leadership was to learn the history of his special city, how it runs and opportunities to get involved. Charlie is involved in the Coeur Group and served as President of the 2012 Leadership Class. Charlie and the Coeur Group received the A+ Education Award. His hobbies include music, skiing, travel, and the outdoors. Charlie is married to Katie.
Pioneer Title Company of Kootenai
John McMurray is a Business Development Representative at Pioneer Title & Escrow. John’s favorite experience in Leadership was learning how many people have the desire to learn more about and participate in the community and strive to make it a better place. John is on the Coeur d’ Alene Association of Realtors Community Outreach Committee. He has served as the Board of Realtors Local Director and has been a Scout leader in the Inland Northwest Council since 2006. He looks forward to much more involvement in community leadership. His hobbies include family vacations, outdoor activities, golf, skiing, fly fishing and flying. John is married to Ailis, they have a daughter, Kealy, and son, Connor.
Congratulations to the
Class of 2012
Leadership Coeur d’Alene Graduates! 14
Economic Development - August 23, 2012 Session Planners: Kandi Johnson Inland Northwest bank (Class of 2011) Ken Huitt Northwestern Mutual Financial Network *Chairman Bolded Chris Shipley Magnuson McHugh & Co. Kory Wilson Avondale Dental Center Michaelle Sande Sterling Bank
Speakers: Troy Tymesen City of Coeur d’Alene Tony Berns Lake City Development Corp Charlie Nipp Parkwood Business Properties TJ Barnhart & Ben Fairfield Keller Williams Jimmy McAndrew Wells Fargo Mortgage Todd Stam Aspen Homes and Development Marilee Wallace Chamber of Commerce Alivia Body Department of Labor Rick Murray US Bank Alan Wolfe STCU Doug Wright Panhandle State Bank Steve Griffitts RelocateToIdaho.org Phil Duckett Buck Knives Tim Komberec Empire Airlines Miles Guralnick ALK Source Materials Session 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 impact on our local economy and are active in promoting economic growth. “After a delicious breakfast, the class heard from Troy Tymesen on the State of the City. It was an engaging and interesting presentation that led into Tony Bern’s presentation on the State of LCDC. Next up were Charlie Nipp, Pat Eberlin and Jimmy McAndrew on the State of Real Estate in Kootenai County. After a short break we launched right into Economics with the highly engaging and knowledgeable John Mitchell. Following a yummy lunch from Pita Pit we had a Q & A session with a banking panel with representatives from several banks in the area. Afterward we traveled to Buck Knives where we heard from CJ Buck, Steve Griffitts and then received a tour of the operation. Tim Komberec spoke to us after our tour about Empire Airlines and the Coeur d’Alene Airport. A quick shopping opportunity completed our day before loading back on the bus to head back to Cd’A.”
Law & Public Safety - September 27, 2012 Session Planners: (Class of 2011) *Chairman Bolded Speakers: Undersheriff, Travis Chaney Chief Wayne Longo Major Ben Wolfinger Captain Curtis Kastens SAC Don Robinson Deputy Chief Jim Washko Officer Justin Bangs Sergeant Dan O’Dell Lieutenant Andy Boyle Deputy Rich Lyons Sergeant Ryan Higgins
Jeanette Laster Ali Johnson Brad Coughenour Mark Haberman Gavin Mobraten
Coeur d’Alene Police Department You’re Invited Designs Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors. Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department 911 Community Action Partnership U.S. Bank
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Coeur d’Alene Police Department Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Idaho State Police Region One (Coeur d’Alene) FBI (Coeur d’Alene) Coeur d’Alene Fire Department Coeur d’Alene Police Department Coeur d’Alene Police Department Major Neal Robertson Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Captain Kim Edmondson Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Mark Todd Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Barry McHugh John Adams
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Coeur d’Alene Police Department Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office Kootenai County Public Defenders
Session Purpose: To expose members to the various public service agencies serving the community and to update them on current issues related to public safety and the criminal justice system. “We began our day at the Coeur d’Alene 911 Center for a tour and breakfast before heading to the CdA Police & Fire Training Facility. At the Training Facility, the class heard from the Undersheriff, Chief of Police, Major of the County Sheriff’s Department, Captain of the Idaho State Police and a Special Agent of the FBI CdA Office. After their presentations, we listened to Chief Longo and Sgt. Todd speak about drug trends and meth issues in our area. Next were public safety presentations from the Fire Department, Air 1 and Kootenai County SWAT. We all enjoyed a filling lunch and then saw demos from the SWAT, Air 1, and the Fire Department. The class traveled to the Sheriff’s Department and enjoyed another demo from the Patrol K-9 with Deputy Lyons. Our tour of the jail was next and then we heard from Sgt. Todd again about gang activity. To end the day we listened to the Kootenai County Prosecutor and the Kootenai County Public Defender about the legal system in action. The day was interesting, eye-opening and the class thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Class of 2012 Mark Browning North Idaho College
Mark Browning is the Vice President of Community & Government Relations & Marketing for North Idaho College. Mark loved Environment Day. Learning about all the collaborative efforts to manage, preserve and protect our natural resources was amazing. Mark also enjoyed Setting the Stage, having the historical perspective on our community was/is invaluable. Mark is involved in the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Public Policy Committee, Post Falls Public Policy, National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), volunteer coach for Cd’A flag football, and volunteer coach for City of Hayden recreation basketball. Mark’s hobbies include camping, outdoor and wildlife photography. Mark is married to Kym and they have three sons Jake, Austin, and Sam.
Heather Carroll HDR Engineering
Heather Carroll is a Civil Engineer with HDR. Heather’s best experience in Leadership was meeting a variety of individuals from different professions. She also enjoyed all of the after class activities. Heather is involved in Math Counts, Idaho Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, North Idaho Violence Prevention Center, United Way Day of Caring and served as Historian for her 2012 Leadership Class. Heather’s hobbies include volleyball, traveling, watching BSU football and GU basketball, spoiling her niece and nephew, and spending time with her cat, Butch.
Andy Cleveland Cleveland Building Company, LLC
Andy Cleveland is the owner of Cleveland Building Company. Andy’s best experiences in Leadership were making new life-long friends, learning about the history of Coeur d’ Alene, visiting Farragut State Park and learning about its naval history, Andy’s hobbies include hanging out with his family, playing music, wood working, hunting, snowboarding and playing in the summer! Andy is married to Melissa, they have a son Garrett and daughter Ashley.
Katherine Coppock Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce
Katherine Coppock is the Convention & Visitor Bureau Manager at the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce. Katherine’s best experience in Leadership has been getting to know her fellow classmates, hearing from leaders in the community and learning more about Coeur d’Alene. Katherine is involved in Kootenai County Young Professionals (KCYP), North Idaho Tourism Summit Committee, KCYP Social/Networking Committee, and served as Secretary for her 2012 Leadership Class. Katherine’s hobbies include reading, working out, spending time with family and friends,and hanging out at the lake.
Interstate Concrete & Asphalt
Brian Dagon is an Asphalt Estimator/Aggregate Salesman for Interstate Concrete and Asphalt. Brian’s favorite experience in Leadership was Setting the Stage. Brian enjoyed learning all about the history of Coeur d’Alene and seeing some of the landmarks Coeur d’Alene has to offer. Brian’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and hiking. Brian is married to Lesa Dagon and they have a one-year old son named Owen Dagon.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department
Andrew Deak is a Captain with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Andrew’s best experience in Leadership was developing relationships with community leaders through monthly interactions while learning about the vibrant Coeur d’Alene history, current industry and projects as well as future development. Andy’s current involvements includes Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Custody Division Commander and Detention Response Team Commander. Special accomplishments for Andy include FBI Command College Graduate, FBI LEEDA Graduate, and Idaho Post Management Certification. Andy’s hobbies include backpacking, camping, bicycling, and running. Andy has been married to Stephanie for 20 years; they have three children Jonathan, Elizabeth and Josiah. 13
Class Retreat - January 24, 2013
Session Purpose: To review and evaluate the 2012 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 2011) *Chairman Bolded
Coeur d’Alene Mines Doug Jaworski Advanced Benefits Michaelle Sande Sterling Bank Melissa Schock Silver Lake Mall /Rouse Properties Britt Towery
“Our final Leadership 2012 session took place at the gorgeous Scharelant Retreat Center. With the day’s session planners we went over the functions and responsibilities of the Leadership Cd’A Committee and reviewed our Best of the Best from the year. Next we were challenged with a memory game and discovered Tom must have early on-set Alzheimer’s and Anthony O. has a better memory than anyone else in the class! The day continued with lessons on how to plan sessions, voting for class awards and election of the Leadership Committee member. After lunch we enjoyed a scavenger hunt and signed up to be session planners for the 2013 class. Now that we’ve all completed the class, we are ready to have some fun planning for the coming year! ”
Government & Transportation - October 25, 2012 Session Planners: Laurie Thomas Kootenai County (Class of 2011) Steve Childers Coeur d’Alene Police Department *Chairman Bolded Todd Christensen Associated Business Systems, a Ricoh Company Ali Taylor Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors Sue Donaghue Kootenai Health Paul Good Avista Speakers: Mayor Sandi Bloem Mayor Clay Larkin Mayor Ron McIntire Mike McDowell Cliff Hayes Todd Tondee Tom Malzahn John Goedde Jim Hammond Karen Roetter Sid Smith Aaron Calkins Katie Brodie Nancy Sticklin Christine Fueston Jason Minzghor John Pankratz Greg Delavan
City of Coeur d’Alene City of Post Falls City of Hayden Kootenai County Assessor Kootenai County Auditor Kootenai County Commissioner Kootenai County Treasurer Senator District 4 Senator District 5 Senator Mike Crapo Senator Jim Risch Rep. Raul Labrador Governor Otter Mason and Stricklin, LLP Kootenai County ID Dept. of Transportation Eastside Highway District Coeur d’Alene Airport
Session Purpose: To acquaint the Leadership Class with aspects of local, state and federal government and transportation issues. “Our Government & Transportation Day was filled with information, great speakers and an exciting mock hearing! To begin our day we heard from City and County Government officials regarding political issues happening and their positions. Next we listened to two State Senators and three federal employees give presentations. After lunch, we were all ready for our Mock Hearing! Everyone gave stellar performances and in the end the Proponents of the Permit Approval were victorious. After the fun of the Mock Hearing, we heard from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Chief Allan and the Tribe Chairman. City Link followed with a presentation before our final panel of the day from the Transportation Department, Highway District and the Cd’A Airport. ”
Education - November 15, 2012 Session Planners: (Class of 2011) *Chairman Bolded Speakers:
Sheldon Nord Mike Schock Doug Jaworski Kori Wilson Jeanette Laster
Coeur d’Alene School District North Idaho College STCU Advanced Benefits Avondale Dental Center You’re Invited Designs
Hazel Bauman Coeur d’Alene School District Anna Heisey Inland Northwest Christian Homeschoolers Dan Nicklay Charter Academy Rosie Astorquia Project CDA & Bridge Karen Durgin Holy Family Catholic School Ron Jacaban Lake City Junior Academy Marc Stewart Lewis-Clark State College - Coeur d’Alene Charles Buck, Ph.D. University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Paul Amador University of Idaho Joe Dunlap Ph.D. North Idaho College Brad Murray Lakeland Jt. School District #272 Tom Hamilton Ground Force, Cd’A School Board Rocky Owens Lewis-State Clark College - Coeur d’Alene Anna Wilson Coeur d’Alene School District M. Brad Patzer Idaho Digital Learning Becky Ford Post Falls School District John W. Goedde Senator District 4 Mark Cotner Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC) Dr. Lorna Finman Discovery Technology Ken Howard NIC Board of Trustees Session Purpose: To provide an insight into the choices and challenges in education. “We began our day at Project CDA where we first heard from a public school panel before going on a tour of the Project CDA tour and hearing from some of the students. Next we caravanned to NIC to hear from a panel on digital learning options and another on public choice. After a short break we gathered to hear from a panel on private/home choices and a panel of elected officials. The class had lunch at NIC’s SUB and then had an overview and tour of NIC Professional Technical Programs. When we returned to our meeting room we listened to representatives from the University of Idaho, LCSC, and NIC speak about Idaho Goes! and post-secondary education. Next we took a bus to KTEC to take a tour and talk with the director. On the way back to NIC we discussed Best of the Best and the cool kids went to Business After Hours to support our fellow classmate. ”
Quality of Life - December 20, 2012 Session Planners: Mark Haberman Community Action Partnership (Class of 2011) Chris Kastella Kootenai Electric Cooperative *Chairman Bolded Gavin Mobraten US Bank Becky Monday North Star Retirement Community Ali Taylor Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors Speakers: Caryl Johnston United Way of Kootenai County Lori Jurado Community Action Partnership Kim Lang Community Action Partnership Dan English North Idaho CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Amy Evans Idaho Youth Ranch Debi Pauletto Union Gospel Mission Center for Women and Children Becky Monday North Star Retirement Community Eula Hickham Habitat for Humanity Matt Hutchinson St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho Carolyn Shewfelt Community Action Partnership/Food Bank Russ Doumas TESH Session 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. “St. Pius X Catholic Church was the starting location for our Quality of Life Day. We briefly heard from the United Way of Kootenai County before moving right into the Poverty Simulation. Everyone in the class, plus some volunteers from the community, were assigned a role to play during the simulation. What began as feeling like a game soon became an eyeopening experience for all of us. Next we heard from several organizations in the local community that provide support for under-resourced individuals and families. After we headed to St. Vincent de Paul for a tour and to learn more about what they offer. The class split into two groups to tour TESH and the Community Action Partnership Food Bank before meeting together again to discuss the day. ”