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Our Board

Julie Hoefnagels| Boise, President

Julie is a long time Alliance member and Idaho resident who has traveled the world and finally come home. . She was a member of  the Beyond War party in San Francisco and the Ecology Party in Belgium. She works as a free-lance interpreter in hospitals, courts and schools (French; Spanish) and is a medical/legal secretary. She became active around nuclear issues after the Chernobyl accident and has been a long-time Alliance volunteer and is running for her first term.

Tim Andreae | Boise

Tim is a long time advocate for local food, an artist, yoga teacher, musician and radio host on Boise Community Radio. He has a Masters in clinical mental health counseling.  He keeps an eye out for new ways to enliven community around issues that matter. He currently is serving his second term.

Dave Monsees | Boise

Dave was raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has earned a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He retired from the National Institutes of Health and followed his passion of mapping archaeological sites (Roman and Mayan). He moved to Boise for the mountains and big sky and has become a leader fighting against fracking and for clean energy. Dave was appointed to the board to fill a vacancy in 2016 and was elected in 2017 for his first full term.

Mike McClay | Boise

Mike is a retired clinical psychologist who worked extensively in the private and public sectors. He has been on a variety of business and nonprofit boards and run his own business. He is a communicator, and hopes to help the Alliance reach out to the public and expand awareness of solar, clean energy and nuclear issues. He is serving for his first term.

Phil Gordon | Boise

Phil is a classical music aficionado, Idaho river rat, dog enthusiast and retired attorney. He hopes to use his extensive personal contacts, relationships and good humor to support the Alliance. He is serving in his first term.

Rinda Just | Boise

Rinda was an Idaho deputy attorney general for the Department of Parks and Recreation. She is a native Idahoan and graduated from Boise State University and the University of Washington Law School. She is retired and recently “Solarized” her home in Boise where she crafts amazing needlepoint. She is looking forward to serving on the board and finding more opportunities for collaboration.

Eilen Jewell | Boise

Eilen was born in Boise and attended Snake River Alliance dinners growing up. She is now a professional musician, a traveler, and mother. Eilen is looking to give back to the community she loves so dearly by joining the Alliance as a new board member. Eilen has more “facebook likes” than anyone we know.

Terry Kaufmann | Pocatello

Terry grew up in Philadelphia. After she and her husband served in the Peace Corps in Western Samoa, they traveled throughout Asia and then settled in Pocatello. She is an active member of the community and has volunteered for many years with the Alliance and for the Nurses Against Nuclear Weapons. She is serving in her first term. 

Chris Talkington| Twin Falls 

Chris is a city council member and former may of Twin Falls. He served in the U.S. Strategic Air Command and is now retired from a carer in juvenile adjudication, banking and electronic media.

Vicki Watson, LCSW | Pocatello

Vicki recently retired from her private psychotherapy practice in Pocatello. She has her Masters Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University where she focused on community action and development. In West Virginia, she helped develop and administer Head Start and Early Childhood Programs funded through that state. Since moving west 35 years ago, she has been supportive of environmental causes including the Snake River Alliance and Idaho Conservation League and is looking forward to spending more of her time with environmental issues in Idaho embraces retirement. She is serving for a second term.

Chad Worth | Boise

Chad is a program director in the field of clean energy and currently works for Energy Solutions. He holds a bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Chad is working to change the world with his expertise in solar PV technology, data management, energy storage, energy standards, building codes and our Solarize the Vally program.

We Will Miss You!

The Alliance is always grateful for the service and support of our volunteers. We are especially appreciative of 2018’s graduating class of retiring board members: Thank you Brent Marchbanks and Leslie Reed. Thank you for your leadership and commitment!