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The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Coeur d'Alene, ID

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The Salvation Army Advisory Board

Chair: Britt Towery

Vice Chair: Keith Dixon

Secretary: Heather Somers

Treasurer: Steve McCrea

Una Alderman

Julie Amador

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Troy Braga

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Heather Erikson

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Kimber Gates Travis

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

Greg Helbling*

Kevin Jester

Suzy Jolley

Heather Keen

Cyndie Lempesis*

Steve Masterson

Kay Nelson*

Vern Newby

Ben Perschau

Pam Pratt

Ronnie Semko

Tim Skubitz

Laszlo Suto

Erik Smith

Graydon Stanley

Sue Thilo*

Heidi Tsadilas

Troy Tymesen*

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Sandi Bloem*

Steve Griffitts*

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

Jack Riggs

THE SALVATION ARMY ADVISORY BOARD MISSION STATEMENT

The Advisory Board is the volunteer army behind the Army that interprets community needs, advocates programs to the community, and provides support to the Army’s efforts to render effective service.

The Salvation Army conducts a variety of religious and charitable activities in the community. It is the purpose of the board to assist The Salvation Army in the conduct of these activities by being familiar with all phases of its operations in the community, by formulating plans for the improvement of the facilities and programs offered, and by making recommendations with respect to fund-raising, community relations, program and expenditures.

Question & Answer with Graydon Stanley

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I currently serve on the Community Outreach Committee, which I requested when I first came on to the board. I especially like being a part of the efforts where we try to discover new ways of reaching and serving families who are not currently connected to The Kroc Center, but whose lives can be improved by experiencing our programs. In the past two years, I have especially enjoyed my involvement with the Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders program where we have recognized outstanding community leaders and increased the number of high school students receiving scholarships for college.

What is your profession? I serve as the Vice President of Student Services at North Idaho College, a position I’ve held since 2012. I have the good fortune of working with a team of outstanding professionals who support college students as they pursue their dreams of achieving a college degree.

Describe your family. I have a beautiful wife, Tammi, who is a first grade teacher at Hayden Meadows and we just recently celebrated our 38th anniversary. We have two boys. Our oldest, Graham, is a graduate of Arizona State University, lives near Atlanta and serves as Director of Sales and Marketing at Foxhall Resort. Our youngest son, Jordan, a graduate of New York University, is a poor and happy aspiring singer and dancer in New York City. He was married this past September to Amanda, who also performs in musical theater.

What are your personal interests? I especially enjoy outdoor activities including motorcycle touring, bird hunting, and most recently, spending time on the lake with family and friends on our pontoon boat. Tammi and I really enjoy traveling and look forward to more beaches and cruises when we retire.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? I was so honored to be asked to serve on the board because I was aware of the incredible impact The Kroc Center has on our communities and I wanted to help further that mission. I have been especially impressed with The Kroc Center staff and their incredible professionalism, passion, and commitment to our people and programs. Most of all, I am so humbled to serve on a Board where we lead unabashedly with a Christ-centered purpose!

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? My favorite activity is ringing the bell and seeing so many share what they have to support our center and programs. This year, I was particularly struck by the large number of people who seemed to have the least who gave the most. It was also a pleasure to compete with the other Kootenai County chambers and use our friendly competition to raise a substantial amount for the kettles. The Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders is another program I have a strong interest and commitment to where we hope to continue increasing the number of scholarships we can provide.

Question & Answer with
Heather Somers

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I am currently the secretary for the Kroc Executive Committee and the Board Development Committee. In each of these roles, it is important to represent our diverse community and ensure that we are being good stewards of this amazing gift that has been bestowed upon our community.

What is your profession? I am currently the principal of Atlas Elementary School in Hayden, and have been an educator for 26 years. I started my career in 1992 at John Brown Elementary School then Betty Kiefer Elementary in Rathdrum. I later moved to Winnemucca, NV and taught fifth grade for several years before becoming the principal of a small elementary. In 2008, I returned to Coeur d’Alene where I was the assistant principal at Woodland Middle School for four years.

Describe your family. I am married to my husband Scott, and together we have five children between the ages of 18 and 24. We have a beautiful English Bulldog named Baxter who keeps us all in line.

What are your personal interests? During the summertime, I love camping and floating the river. During the winter, I enjoy reading, playing cards, and spending time with my family. I am an avid Gonzaga basketball fan and love March Madness! I grew up in Kellogg, ID and have many longtime friends and relatives still in the area that we spend time with all year long.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The Kroc Center is a place that offers world class amenities to all who come through the doors. I identify with the mission and vision and strive to be a servant leader. The compassionate, caring, and enthusiastic staff pulls new people in and keeps current members coming back.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? Clothe a Child is near and dear to my heart. There is nothing better than spending time with a child and their family while providing for one of their most basic needs. The Kroc Center and its quality of care is second to none in this community. The constant collaboration with other entities and outreach to neighboring communities is invaluable.

Question & Answer with Laszlo Suto

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I am currently part of the Community & Business Engagement Committee (CBEC). The committee is in place to assist The Kroc in growing local business partnerships that will ultimately help financially support the various programs offered at the center.

What is your profession? I have been working in banking in Coeur d’Alene for six years and am currently a Commercial Loan Officer with First Interstate Bank. I enjoy getting to learn about and work with many different types of businesses in the community.

Describe your family. My wife Lindsay and I met here in Coeur d’Alene six years ago and quickly realized our paths and hearts were going in the same direction. We now have two boys, Laszlo and Lucas (yes, Laszlo is a family name).  With our oldest being two years old and youngest nine-months, we are learning the reality of the saying, “the days are long, but the years are short”. We are enjoying every moment of it. When we need a break, we hand them off to The Kroc Play Care team!

What are your personal interests? I try and stay active. I enjoy skiing at Schweitzer, camping and fishing, biking, and boating. I enjoy reading historical non-fiction when I make time but lately I mostly look forward to the next family adventure.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The Kroc has provided a place for my family to connect with each other and with others in the community. It’s exciting to have a world class facility in our area that provides so much support and opportunity, so serving in this capacity is an honor for me. My faith in God also closely aligns with the values of The Salvation Army and to get to serve with an organization that emphasizes spiritual development in addition to physical/emotional health is especially rewarding.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? The Third Grade Swim program is a really great asset for our community. Growing up in North Idaho, I spent many summer days swimming in lakes/rivers and looking back, I’m thankful I was a strong swimmer. It all started with lessons at an early age. I’ve also enjoyed taking my sons through the Aqua Tots swim lessons at The Kroc to get them comfortable with the water early on. All the staff do an incredible job and are well trained especially working with kids which can be challenging sometimes.

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Chair: Britt Towery

Vice Chair: Keith Dixon

Secretary: Heather Somers

Treasurer: Steve McCrea

Una Alderman

Julie Amador

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Troy Braga

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Heather Erikson

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Kimber Gates Travis

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

Greg Helbling*

Kevin Jester

Suzy Jolley

Heather Keen

Cyndie Lempesis*

Steve Masterson

Kay Nelson*

Vern Newby

Ben Perschau

Pam Pratt

Ronnie Semko

Tim Skubitz

Erik Smith

Graydon Stanley

Laszlo Suto

Sue Thilo*

Heidi Tsadilas

Troy Tymesen*

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Sandi Bloem*

Steve Griffitts*

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

Jack Riggs

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The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Q&A with The Kroc Advisory Board

Click a name below.

  • Graydon stanley

    Graydon Stanley

    What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I currently serve on the Community Outreach Committee, which I requested when I first came on to the board. I especially like being a part of the efforts where we try to discover new ways of reaching and serving families who are not currently connected to The Kroc Center, but whose lives can be improved by experiencing our programs. In the past two years, I have especially enjoyed my involvement with the Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders program where we have recognized outstanding community leaders and increased the number of high school students receiving scholarships for college.

    What is your profession? I serve as the Vice President of Student Services at North Idaho College, a position I’ve held since 2012. I have the good fortune of working with a team of outstanding professionals who support college students as they pursue their dreams of achieving a college degree.

    Describe your family. I have a beautiful wife, Tammi, who is a first grade teacher at Hayden Meadows and we just recently celebrated our 38th anniversary. We have two boys. Our oldest, Graham, is a graduate of Arizona State University, lives near Atlanta and serves as Director of Sales and Marketing at Foxhall Resort. Our youngest son, Jordan, a graduate of New York University, is a poor and happy aspiring singer and dancer in New York City. He was married this past September to Amanda, who also performs in musical theater.

    What are your personal interests? I especially enjoy outdoor activities including motorcycle touring, bird hunting, and most recently, spending time on the lake with family and friends on our pontoon boat. Tammi and I really enjoy traveling and look forward to more beaches and cruises when we retire.

    Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? I was so honored to be asked to serve on the board because I was aware of the incredible impact The Kroc Center has on our communities and I wanted to help further that mission. I have been especially impressed with The Kroc Center staff and their incredible professionalism, passion, and commitment to our people and programs. Most of all, I am so humbled to serve on a Board where we lead unabashedly with a Christ-centered purpose!

    Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? My favorite activity is ringing the bell and seeing so many share what they have to support our center and programs. This year, I was particularly struck by the large number of people who seemed to have the least who gave the most. It was also a pleasure to compete with the other Kootenai County chambers and use our friendly competition to raise a substantial amount for the kettles. The Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders is another program I have a strong interest and commitment to where we hope to continue increasing the number of scholarships we can provide.

  • heather somers

    Heather Somers

    What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I am currently the secretary for the Kroc Executive Committee and the Board Development Committee. In each of these roles, it is important to represent our diverse community and ensure that we are being good stewards of this amazing gift that has been bestowed upon our community.

    What is your profession? I am currently the principal of Atlas Elementary School in Hayden, and have been an educator for 26 years. I started my career in 1992 at John Brown Elementary School then Betty Kiefer Elementary in Rathdrum. I later moved to Winnemucca, NV and taught fifth grade for several years before becoming the principal of a small elementary. In 2008, I returned to Coeur d’Alene where I was the assistant principal at Woodland Middle School for four years.

    Describe your family. I am married to my husband Scott, and together we have five children between the ages of 18 and 24. We have a beautiful English Bulldog named Baxter who keeps us all in line.

    What are your personal interests? During the summertime, I love camping and floating the river. During the winter, I enjoy reading, playing cards, and spending time with my family. I am an avid Gonzaga basketball fan and love March Madness! I grew up in Kellogg, ID and have many longtime friends and relatives still in the area that we spend time with all year long.

    Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The Kroc Center is a place that offers world class amenities to all who come through the doors. I identify with the mission and vision and strive to be a servant leader. The compassionate, caring, and enthusiastic staff pulls new people in and keeps current members coming back.

    Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? Clothe a Child is near and dear to my heart. There is nothing better than spending time with a child and their family while providing for one of their most basic needs. The Kroc Center and its quality of care is second to none in this community. The constant collaboration with other entities and outreach to neighboring communities is invaluable.

  • laszlo suto

    Laszlo Suto

    What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I am currently part of the Community & Business Engagement Committee (CBEC). The committee is in place to assist The Kroc in growing local business partnerships that will ultimately help financially support the various programs offered at the center.

    What is your profession? I have been working in banking in Coeur d’Alene for six years and am currently a Commercial Loan Officer with First Interstate Bank. I enjoy getting to learn about and work with many different types of businesses in the community.

    Describe your family. My wife Lindsay and I met here in Coeur d’Alene six years ago and quickly realized our paths and hearts were going in the same direction. We now have two boys, Laszlo and Lucas (yes, Laszlo is a family name).  With our oldest being two years old and youngest nine-months, we are learning the reality of the saying, “the days are long, but the years are short”. We are enjoying every moment of it. When we need a break, we hand them off to The Kroc Play Care team!

    What are your personal interests? I try and stay active. I enjoy skiing at Schweitzer, camping and fishing, biking, and boating. I enjoy reading historical non-fiction when I make time but lately I mostly look forward to the next family adventure.

    Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The Kroc has provided a place for my family to connect with each other and with others in the community. It’s exciting to have a world class facility in our area that provides so much support and opportunity, so serving in this capacity is an honor for me. My faith in God also closely aligns with the values of The Salvation Army and to get to serve with an organization that emphasizes spiritual development in addition to physical/emotional health is especially rewarding.

    Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? The Third Grade Swim program is a really great asset for our community. Growing up in North Idaho, I spent many summer days swimming in lakes/rivers and looking back, I’m thankful I was a strong swimmer. It all started with lessons at an early age. I’ve also enjoyed taking my sons through the Aqua Tots swim lessons at The Kroc to get them comfortable with the water early on. All the staff do an incredible job and are well trained especially working with kids which can be challenging sometimes.