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


Kimber Gates Travis

Treasurer: Steve McCrea

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Sandi Bloem*

Troy Braga

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Dave Cox

Jada Donais

Heather Erikson

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Steve Griffitts*

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

Greg Helbling*

Kevin Jester

Suzy Jolley

Heather Keen

Cyndie Lempesis*

Kay Nelson*

Vern Newby

Ben Perschau

Pam Pratt

Ronnie Semko

Tim Skubitz

Erik Smith

Heather Somers

Graydon Stanley

Sue Thilo*

Heidi Tsadilas

Troy Tymesen*

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz


Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

Question & Answer with Keith Dixon

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I sit on the Property and Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Leadership Committee, and serve as Vice-Chair for 2017/2018.

What is your profession? I am a Landscape Architect by training and currently serve as a Director for Architects West.

Describe your family. McKinley is 21 and he will be graduating WSU this December with a degree viticulture and enology (a future winemaker!). Kylan is 17 and a senior at CHS with eyes on becoming a CFO for a hedge fund or his own company. Morgan is 15 and a budding entrepreneur with his own tech oriented Limited Liability Company called Outloud.

What are your personal interests? I mountain/road bike, downhill/cross-country ski, snowshoe, hike, run, swim, train for various local events, photography/video pursuits, elk hunt, and steelhead fish with friends. My true passion is wilderness adventures which I pursue as solo backcountry experiences. Oddly, I’ve become very comfortable with the challenges and difficult circumstance of the wild, although those around me question my sanity at times! True wilderness goes to my very core and a big reason why I live in Idaho.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The list is endless!  I was very familiar with the Salvation Army and how they are active in nearly every community in the USA. They respond to all disasters and maintain a humble approach to bringing stability back to a community through on the ground assistance. I like that.  People really have no idea how broad and deep the Salvation Army is in helping people, and I continue to be surprised at all they do. The CDA Kroc offers me the ability to connect with the community in a positive faith based way, serve others, and meet incredible people here in CDA.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? I have two! I’m a bell ringer for Red Kettles and coordinate our office volunteers. We ring Sundays at Cabelas where the staff and store patrons are always friendly and amazingly generous. Second, I was triathlon training a couple of years ago and took advantage of the tri-swim classes. It was amazing to learn how to competitively swim and my confidence excelled in this otherwise weak event. Having these and other opportunities provided by the Kroc Center are irreplaceable!

AB Member
Suzy Jolley

It's such an honor to serve as a fifth-year Advisory Board Member (Board Development Committee).  The Kroc has been my passion from the early days in the former library to the grand opening tour-guiding to singing its praises every day. The meaningful difference that the Kroc Center makes in our community warms the heart!

Researched, thoughtful programs like Third Grade Swim, Clothe-A-Child, Families Feeding Families, Camp Kroc, Kroc Rx, and the Red Kettle Campaign serve our county in such an enormous way . . . and are my joy for which to serve.  As a retired high school teacher for at risk youth, I am very thankful for this vigorous level of support given so generously and lovingly by The Kroc.

My husband Nate and I feel blessed to live near four of our eight grand-kiddies, who also love The Kroc.  The love of family adventures, community outreach, philanthropic endeavors for women, golf, pickle ball, and travel keep us wonderfully busy.  As a matter of fact, this photo was taken on the train from Rome to Florence last month. Arrivederci!

Question & Answer with Troy Braga

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? This is my second year on the Advisory Board and first year as chair of the Donor Development Committee. I also serve as the provider of confusion about which Troy is being referred to at meetings - Tymesen or Braga.

What is your profession? Financial Advisor with The Baldwin Group at Merrill Lynch

Describe your family. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Katie, and we have three very active children: Rylan and Kamryn, our 8-year-old boy/girl twins, and Ethan, our 2-year-old, who is just trying to keep up with the tornado that is our life! The fur babies are our black lab, Mica and our fat cat - I think her name is Callie, but we just call her Fat Cat.

What are your personal interests? Anything I can do with my family, but when there is some room for a little me-time, I love running, training for races (running and triathlons), basketball, fishing, and pretty much anything that gets me outside.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? I want to be engaged in our community beyond my work and hobbies. The Kroc mission aligns with my own values. I love what the programs and facility offer our community, and I wanted the opportunity to be involved with such an impactful organization.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? I have really enjoyed the opportunity to support the Clothe A Child Program. The environment provided by that program to love on a child, even for a brief time, is something I found to be very memorable.



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