No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. - Althea Gibson
I'm so excited for the opportunity to serve as president of our great association.
I would like to start by telling you a little about myself.
I have worked in food service for around 17 years.
I've been a director for about 11 years. I currently work at West Jefferson School District in Terreton, Idaho.
I serve a small but mighty area. I am married to my best friend Dave for 33 years and we share 4 great children,
2 wonderful daughter-in-laws and a son-in-law that is awesome, 3 beautiful grandchildren.
We have a farm and run a custom farming business as well.
I adore my family and feel very blessed to have them.
I was pondering on where I started and where we are today as school nutrition professionals.
We have overcome many things and have seen change after change.
I am so confident in saying that YOU ARE STARS! Our past president Elaine Garrett had a great plan and we accomplished a lot as a team last year.
We will miss her and I personally want to thank her for her leadership.
Working in school nutrition we all know what a task it can be to stay positive.
With this said I have decided that my plan of action is to simplify a few more of our tasks.
My plan will include writing a conference outline, this is a huge job. I am confident that as a team we will be able to simplify this for the future.
We need to look at our membership and state dues. I would like us, as a board, to come up with an incentive plan to promote membership here in Idaho.
These are a few of the things I am looking to accomplish this year.
I would like every member to know I am here and available to visit with.
I am asking you as members to send me your questions and concerns.
Every one of you cooks, dishwashers, bakers, managers, directors, and let's not forget our state and federal departments to remember, you are why Idaho children are eating healthier today!
I want to thank Idaho for giving me this opportunity to serve as your ISNA President.