Judy was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduated from UW-Lacrosse with double major of sociology and psychology, but found her calling in the IT world. She worked for Intermountain Gas Company in Boise for 20 years until retiring in 2004.
Through the years Judy has been involved in volunteering for the Silver Sage Girl Scout Council, the Garden Valley and Coeur d’ Alene public libraries, the Coeur d’ Alene Visitor Center, Coeur d’ Alene Woman’s Club and Sons of Norway.
Board Vice Chair
After moving to Coeur d’Alene from south Texas in the late 1990s, Jerri began volunteer work with office manager Deb Fisher at Trinity Lutheran Church in Coeur d’ Alene where she had lots to learn and, patiently answered many calls. After a few years, the office moved to the new Builders Supply location on E. Seltice where Mariann Bethke, Pat Iverson and Jerri continued to be office volunteers. She moved with Builders Supply to the present location, and continues to help in the office. Over the years Jerri has had the rewarding experience of being a Family Partner to three families as they worked to have a home of their own. She also learned to shingle a shed, mud drywall, put siding and trim on a house, among other things. Jerri feels that becoming a board member has given her the opportunity to learn another facet of our affiliate. By volunteering, she has met and worked with some of the nicest and most dedicated people.
Six years ago, Barbara retired to Hayden with her husband. After researching retirement communities around the country, they found the perfect place here in North Idaho. She enjoys all of the opportunities for outdoor hiking and exploring the beauty of Idaho.
Barbara earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Professional Accountancy degrees at the University of Utah. She worked as the Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance for several non-profit and religious organizations throughout her 40 year career.
Looking for a non-profit in her community that she could help with her education and expertise led her to Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho.
Barbara is excited and honored to being able to serve as a Board member.