Growing up in Sandpoint meant the chance to spend winters on the ski hill and summers riding horses with friends, participating in 4-H and playing volleyball at the beach. During high school, she became an athlete, was student class president a couple years, ski club president and officer for many years and was a starter

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Heather was born & raised in Idaho and received a business degree from University of Idaho.  After spending a few years in the business world and overseas, she met and married her husband who was a soldier in the Army.  For 12 years, she lived around the USA raising 4 kids and going through 4

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Tom Albertson, Superintendent of Lake Pend Oreille School District, has been an educator for the last 32 years, all in the Lake Pend Oreille school District. This includes 22 years as a mathematics teacher, three years as activities director, two years as assistant principal, and five years as principal, all at Sandpoint High School. Tom

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What’s in the March 2019 School Levy? On March 12, 2019, Bonner County residents will vote on a school levy that comprises 30 percent of Lake Pend Oreille School District’s (LPOSD) annual budget for the next two years. This is a replacement levy (not supplemental) replacing the expiring levy from two years ago. The requested

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Amy graduated from WTAMU with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She enjoyed serving as Executive Co-Director of The Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo, Texas for many years before moving to Denver, Colorado. As a certified personal trainer, she began her own business in the mile-high city and worked with a diverse range of

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Caleb Bowman was born and raised in Sandpoint and is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. A proud product of the Lake Pend Oreille School District, Caleb graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1998 where he was a multi-sport athlete and member of the 1997 State Champion Football Team. He earned a football scholarship

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Christian Groenke has a long tradition of providing leadership for diverse entrepreneurial ventures. After a brief employment in his family’s business at Deutsche Interhotel GmbH and TRIGON Immobilien Holding GmbH, Groenke started his own company as a franchisee of Burger King restaurants in Germany. As the business grew, he diversified his investments and became a

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Toby McLaughlin, attorney at law, has been practicing law for more than 14 years, first in Spokane, Washington, at the firm of Witherspoon Kelly, then, beginning in 2006, as a founding member of his own firm, Berg, McLaughlin & Nelson, Chtd.  Toby heads the litigation practice of his firm, with an emphasis on real estate

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Stefanie Nostdahl has been the co-owner of Pend Oreille Insurance since 2009, but has been in the insurance industry since she was 15 years old. She obtained her knowledge of the industry by working in her father’s insurance agency in Aspen, Colorado where she was born and raised until moving to Sandpoint in 1998 with

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Erin Roos was raised in Sandpoint and has greatly benefited from her public education and the strong community support. After attending LPOSD schools K-12 and graduating from SHS in 1993, she accepted a full ride athletic scholarship to the University of Michigan. Erin graduated from UM in 1998 with a BS in Exercise Science. She

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