Read was raised outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and came to Sandpoint after a career in the U.S. Navy and GE. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1972 and entered the Navy nuclear program. His last of 3 ship tours was chief engineer in USS CALIFORNIA (CGN36), a nuclear powered cruiser. During

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Dick is a former Panhandle Alliance for Education Board Member who served while Superintendent of the Lake Pend Oreille School District. He recently retired from his post as Superintendent of Olympia Washington School District and returned to Sandpoint with his wife Diane. Dick spent 42 years supporting K-12 public education, including serving as cheerleader for

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In November 2018, Shawn Keough retired from the Idaho State Senate after serving 22 years as the Idaho State Senator for Legislative District One which includes Bonner and Boundary Counties in northern Idaho. First elected in 1996, Senator Keough served eleven two-year terms. Shawn is the longest serving female State Senator in Idaho’s history and

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Susan joined Quest in 2007, working in the finance department. She now serves as the company’s CFO and Senior Vice President of Administration and is part of Quest’s senior leadership team. Susan oversees Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Corporate Initiatives and the Legal department. Susan has over 30 years of business experience,

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Matt was born in South Lake Tahoe and has always lived a stone’s throw from a ski resort, which is what eventually brought him and his family to the area. Sandpoint became home in the late 90s where he attended 8th grade on through High School, graduating in 2002. Matt attended Eastern Washington University where

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Chris grew up in Bonners Ferry, ID where he graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1999.  After high school Chris attended the University of Idaho where he received a B.S. Degree in Marketing. Post-graduation from college Chris moved to Sandpoint where he worked at Coldwater Creek for four years before moving to Seattle to

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After growing up in Minneapolis, Mary graduated from St John’s University / College of St Benedict with a BA in Natural Science and Education.  She went to work for the National Park Service as a Naturalist in Oregon and Alaska while working winters in land use planning. After a few years, she completed her Masters

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Kendon has been an agent/financial advisor with Farm Bureau Insurance and Financial Services since 2001. Previous to this business, he owned a small business in Hayden Lake starting in 1987. He and his wife Judy have two children Aubrie and Kyle, both graduates of Sandpoint High School. Kendon’s community involvement includes Sandpoint Rotary (board member

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Pierce was born in Pasadena, California and grew up in the area. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Professionally he has a background in accounting and finance, working at Hughes Aircraft Company for 28 years in several different locations in California and Arizona at various divisions and the corporate offices, developing

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy Sandpoint, ID –  “Your gift can change a child’s life… right here in our community.”  A good education offers a path to a better life for our children, and the nonprofit Panhandle Alliance for Education works side by side with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to improve students’ lives.  PAFE has

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