I am a member of the Rotary Club of Boise Sunrise. I joined Boise Sunrise because, here, I found men and women from all walks of life, who dedicate their time and money to serve others and ask for nothing in return. They’re an awfully nice bunch of people with whom to enjoy weekly sunrise breakfasts on Tuesdays at Boise’s Riverside Hotel. Boise Sunrise Rotarians are committed to civics, embodying the Rotary Four-Way Test by answering the call to service both locally and globally.

 

My own areas of service? I help manage the third grade Dictionary Project with my Boise Sunrise peers, getting personalized student dictionaries into the hands of third graders in many of Boise’s elementary schools. I also assist with the Rotary Art Contest, bringing the Four-Way Test to North Jr. High School students, thanks to North’s dedicated art teachers, Johanna DeJong and Hiram Miranda.

 

Paraphrasing our club motto, we strive to leave things better than we find them.    

 

In my professional life, I serve also as the executive director of the Idaho Commission on the Arts, an Idaho state agency that supports public programs in the arts, arts education, and access to the arts for Idahoans. I also happen to be an avid motorcyclist who looks for any reason to explore Idaho’s mountain passes and landscapes.