Emeritus Board Members

Mel Dick Mel Dick - Mel and his wife Claudia moved to Sandpoint in 2002 after Mel spent thirty years working in the public accounting profession with Arthur Andersen. In 2002 Mel joined Coldwater Creek as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mel retired from the corporate world in 2008 and is currently involved with several family businesses

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Tom Gibson - Tom Gibson is a senior vice president/financial consultant with D.A. Davidson & Co, where he is a member of the President’s Club. He is a licensed CPA and a licensed Certified Wealth Strategist. Besides his involvement on the board of directors of Panhandle Alliance for Education, Tom serves on the board of directors of Mountain

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Debra Heise - Debra Heise has been a magistrate judge in Bonner County, Idaho for over 20 years. She previously worked as an attorney in private practice in Caldwell, Idaho and as attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves as vice-president of the Idaho Magistrate Judges Association and is a member of the Advisory

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Mindy Cameron - Mindy Cameron is a former newspaper editor who has lived in Sandpoint since 2001. She and her husband, Bill Berg, have three sons and six grandchildren. Mindy retired in 2001 after nearly 20 years at the Seattle Times, including 12 years as editorial page editor and eight years as city editor. Earlier in her career

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Vickie Pfeifer - Vickie Pfeifer has lived in the area with her husband, Tom, and their three sons since 1993. All of their children attended schools in the Lake Pend Oreille School District from kindergarten through high school. Vickie was elected to the Lake Pend Oreille School District Board of Trustees and served from 2002 until 2013. She

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Carol Deaner - Carol Deaner was a sales and consulting services manager with Digital Equipment Corporation and NCS with a focus on the medical technology area. She also held the position of assistant professor and clinical coordinator for Chaffee College in California. After retiring, she focused her energy and talents on her two main interests – art and

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Bill Berg - Bill Berg, attorney at law, has been practicing law since 1995, first in Seattle, then in Sandpoint, Idaho. He founded the Sandpoint law firm of Berg & McLaughlin, which provides a broad range of business and civil litigation services. Before entering the legal field, Bill worked for 20 years in broadcast news, including 10 years

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Georgia Simmons - Georgia Simmons’ career in the retail field began in 1971. Among her positions was that of Executive Vice President of Newport News, a Catalog Division of Spiegel, Inc. part of the multi-million dollar international catalog company, Otto Versand. She moved to Sandpoint in 1998 when she joined Coldwater Creek as Vice President and Director of

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Brad Williams - Brad grew up in Libby, Montana, and has spent his life in the Northwest. Brad began his career with the “Big 4” accounting firms, first working for KPMG in Billings, Montana, then for Coopers and Lybrand in Spokane. He has been in Sandpoint since 1991. Now with Williams & Parsons, PC, Brad specializes in providing

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David Slaughter - David Slaughter is a fourth-generation lumberman who has lived in northern Idaho since 1984. He moved here from Dallas. Slaughter is a graduate of Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. His lumber experience includes 16 years in wholesale distribution, Slaughter Brothers, Inc. in Dallas, and Slaughter Wholesale, LLC in Sandpoint, and 25 years in manufacturing at

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