Board of Directors

Mark S. Young, President
Mark S. Young is currently the Branch Manager and Registered Principal of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. He is a native of Rigby, Idaho. He earned a B.A. Degree in Political Science and Economics from Idaho State University. Mark has been in the securities business in Idaho Falls since 1985. He began his career as a Registered Representative with Piper Jaffray & Hopwood. He was appointed Branch Manager of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (formerly Investment Management and Research, Inc.) on August 1, 1994. Mark is active in and has played a vital role in the development of the Idaho State University / University of Idaho Higher Education Center (University Place) in Idaho Falls. Mark is also an active member/Past President of the Idaho Falls Rotary, and a member of the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. He has two sons, both veterans who served in Iraq in recent times: Steven is a general contractor in Florida and Adam is involved in security at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Gerald H. Scheid, Vice President
Jerry has had a life-long involvement in farming and ranching. He has owned and managed a sheep operation between Jerome, Idaho and Monida, Montana for a number of years. Scheid has also owned and operated a ranch west of Idaho Falls where he lambed ewes, ran a brood cow and yearling herd and farmed dry land wheat and barley. From 1987 to 2006 he was a 50% partner in I. & S. Farms. He and his partner, Ralph Isom, farmed about 10,000 irrigated acres and ran a 550 head cow-calf herd. He retired from I. & S. Farms in 2006 but still owns and operates a 2,500 acre summer ranch in the Centennial Valley of Montana. He also manages a 600 head cow herd for Ralph Isom. Scheid is a former director of the Bonneville County Cattlemenís Association, a former chairman of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County Planning and Zoning Commissions, a founding member CHC Foundation, a former member of the Community Hospital Board, a former president of Idaho Falls Consolidated Hospitals, Inc., and a former chair of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center board. Scheid is currently a member of the board of trustees of the Nature Conservancy of Idaho, the president of the Centennial Valley Association, the president of Friends of the Red Rock National Wildlife Refuge, and Centennial Valley, and is a board member of the Idaho Falls City Club.

David Smith, Treasurer
Mr. Smith has over 30 years experience in accounting. His firm, Smith and Company CPAs PLLC provided traditional accounting services until 2007, when Mr. Smith sold his accounting and tax practice in order to specialize in business valuations and forensic accounting. Mr. Smith is a Certified Valuation Analyst, a CPA Accredited in Business Valuations, a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser, a Forensic Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Forensic Financial Analyst. He is a charter member of the Financial Consulting Group and is a charter SBV Consultant. Mr. Smith has been called upon to serve as an expert witness in business valuation cases, commercial economic damages and personal injury cases. The personal injury cases have included wrongful discharge, age and sex discrimination, and out-of-pocket costs & continuing medical care. He has testified in state and federal court, conducted hearings as a special master on behalf of the court, and has been appointed special master by stipulation on multiple occasions. Mr. Smith has served on the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) Certification Board, the NACVA Litigation Forensics Board, and as the NACVA Idaho State Chapter President. Mr. Smith received the NACVA 2000 Outstanding Member Award. He is also a NACVA instructor teaching Current Update in Valuations.

Lexie French, Secretary
Lexie retired a year ago, after teaching high school for 30 years at Idaho Falls' Skyline High School. While teaching, she served as president of the Idaho Council of Teachers of English and was nominated as Idaho English Teacher of the Year. She was also very active in the Idaho Falls and the Idaho Education Associations. She was president of the local association as well as chief negotiator for the union. Lexie was also a representative to the National Education Association assembly three times, once in Louisville and twice in Washington DC. At these meetings she met Corretta Scott King, Christa McAuliffe, and then-candidate Bill Clinton. She also received two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to attend summer conferences at Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, to study fairy tales and myths. Aside from family and work, a great deal of her time has been spent in community activities. She has been president of the Idaho Falls branch of the American Association of University Women and the Bonneville County Junior Achievement Board of Directors. She was on the Idaho Humanities Council for 4 years and was instrumental in creating the Councilís grants for Idaho public school teachers of the humanities. Lexie spent 9 years on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, which was very rewarding. She received from the Chamber both the Service to the Chamber and the Service to the Community awards. Later, she was chair of the Chamber Cultural Committee, and they obtained the funding and commissioned the artist for the Snake River Trapper statue on Memorial Drive. She is also a member of the Rotary Club, and is the co-author of a history of Idaho Fallsí Women titled Second Stories. Her favorite activity now is acting. She is on the board of directors for Idaho Fallsí Actorsí Repertory Theatre of Idaho or ARTI. She has been in several productions over the past seven years, playing among others, a ditsy grandmother, an opinionated analyst, and a charming hooker.

David Adler
David Gray Adler is the James A. McClure Professor and Director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho, where he teaches constitutional law in the College of Law. A recipient of writing, teaching and civic awards, Adler has lectured nationally and internationally on the Constitution and the American Presidency, including lectures at some 30 colleges and universities. The author of more than 100 scholarly articles, Adler has published in the leading journals of his field. His books include: The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties; The Constitution and the Conduct of American Foreign Policy; a two-volume work, American Constitutional Law; The Presidency and the Law: The Clinton Legacy; and forthcoming titles, Presidential Power and the Constitution; Presidential Power in Foreign Affairs: United States v. Curtiss-Wright, and The Steel Seizure Case: The President and the Constitution. Adler's work has been cited by both Republicans and Democrats in all three branches of the federal government, including his commentaries on impeachment and the war power. His lectures have aired on C-Span, and he has done interviews with dozens of reporters, including those with the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, National Review, NBC, NPR and the BBC.

Gregory L. Crockett
Gregory L. Crockett is the Managing Partner of Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen and Hoopes Law Firm. His law practice is general with emphasis on civil and commercial litigation, insurance defense, negligence real estate contracts, business associations and banking. He continues to personally serve a broad array of diverse clients with both general and specific needs for his problem solving skills. Mr. Crockett is a lifetime resident of Idaho Falls with deep roots in the community. He served as the first student body president of Skyline High School and attended the University of Idaho where he earned a degree in Business Administration and Finance in 1971 and a Juris Doctorate in 1974. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar and its Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Sections. He is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal District Court for the District of Idaho. He is a recipient of the Idaho State Barís Pro Bono Service Award. Mr. Crockett has been active in his community and is a former president of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Idaho Falls Rotary Club, Idaho Falls Family YMCA and Friends of KISU, Idaho Public Television, Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation, and Grow Idaho Falls, Inc. He currently serves as president of the Idaho Falls Historic Downtown Foundation, Inc. and vice-president of Partnership for Science and Technology. He and his wife, Tricia, are the parents of one son and enjoy golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, white water rafting and Idaho 's great outdoors.

John D. Hansen
John Hansen began his legal career in Idaho in 1959. A native and lifelong resident of Idaho , he graduated from the University of Idaho with degrees in Agricultural Economics and Law. He practiced with firms in both Boise and Idaho Falls before founding a partnership with his brother, Orval Hansen. After his brother's election to the United States House of Representatives, Mr. Hansen developed and was senior partner in the firm of Hansen, Beard, St. Clair, Peterson and Sullivan before joining the firm of Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes in 1992. Mr. Hansen is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, the Idaho State Bar Association and the Seventh Judicial District Bar Association. Mr. Hansen has served the profession as a member of numerous state and local bar committees. His practice focuses on real estate and water law, estate planning and administration and related litigation. Mr. Hansen was elected to the Idaho State Senate in 1986 and served six terms. In the Senate he served as chairman of the Human Resources Committee, Education Committee, and the State Affairs Committee. He was the ranking member of the Resource and Environment Committee and a member of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC). Mr. Hansen also served as Idaho commissioner and vice chairman of the Education Commission of the States and is a member and chairman of the Six State Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force, as well as numerous interim committees and task forces. Mr. Hansen is married to Michele A. Hansen and has three children. He has a long history of community service. His hobbies and recreational interests include fishing, hunting, both downhill and cross-country skiing as well as white water rafting.

Karole Honas
Karole was born and raised in Gooding, Idaho. This makes her one of the few "born and bred" Idahoans in local television. Sometimes she thinks this gives her a bit of an edge since she knows and understands Idaho issues, and she cares so much about the state's future and people. Karole attended the University of Idaho and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. After graduation, Karole married Ken Honas from Blackfoot. This is what brought her to Eastern Idaho. Karole started her career here in eastern Idaho. Karole held many positions including Assignment Editor, Assistant News Director, and she even handled the sports anchoring duties for several months. Karole stayed home for several years when she had her children. She has three boys, Kristopher, Kreighton and Karson. She returned to television news when KIFI called and asked her to fill in for an anchor on maternity leave. Karole never left, and she continues to anchor the news on KIFI. Join Karole weeknights on Local News 8 at 5, Local News 8 at 6 and Local News 8 at 10. KIFI Local News 8 eastern Idaho's most watched local news station.

D. Fredrick Hoopes
Fred Hoopes, a native of Idaho, was admitted to practice law in 1973 after graduating from law school at Texas Tech University in Lubbock . He attended undergraduate school at Brigham Young University and American University in Washington , D.C. while employed by the late Senator Frank F. Church. After eight years of solo practice, he joined the law firm of Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes in January 1982. He is an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Lecturer in Law for Trial Practice at the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow , Idaho . He is certified by the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association as a Civil and Criminal Trial Specialist. He is certified by the Idaho Supreme Court as a civil litigation mediator. Mr. Hoopes also participates in the American Bar Association and the Idaho State Bar, including the section on litigation practice. Mr. Hoopes is a recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Liberty Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho for the successful defense of a death row inmate. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers also belonging to the ACTLís Idaho State Committee and the ACTLís Teaching, Trial and Appellate Advocacy Committee. He is a Member of the Idaho Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Evidence. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Hoopes is a former President of the Idaho State Bar and a former President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. He is a former Member of the Board of Governors for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and a former Member of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He maintains a substantial litigation practice which involves personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and civil and criminal case mediation. He is also active in public and community affairs. Mr. Hoopes has a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV.

C. Timothy Hopkins
Tim Hopkins is a founder and the senior partner of the Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes Law Firm. Born March 30, 1936, he is a native of Idaho Falls , Idaho , and a 1960 graduate of Stanford University . He received his law degree in 1963 from the George Washington University Law School , with honors, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school he served as associate editor of the George Washington Law Review. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar and the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice before those state courts, as well as federal trial courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He was a member of the Idaho State Bar Commission from 1988-1991, and served as president of the Idaho State Bar in 1990-1991. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, where he served as Idaho State Bar Delegate to the House of Delegates from 1992 through 1997; and where he currently serves as Idaho State Delegate. He was a member of the board of directors of the Idaho Law Foundation from 1983 to 1988 and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Idaho State Chair. Mr. Hopkins has also been active in his community and is a former president of the United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County, Inc., Idaho Falls Rotary Club and the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. He has served as chairman of the board of directors of the Eastern Idaho Economic Development Council, Inc., and is currently chair of the board of directors of the Nature Conservancy of Idaho and a member of the Idaho State University Foundation board. He and his wife, Anne, are the parents of three children. His practice emphasizes civil trial and appellate practice, corporate, commercial, real property and public interest law. Mr. Hopkins' avocational interests have much to do with his love for Idaho and the outdoors. He is a horseman, bird hunter and fly-fisherman and enjoys both downhill and cross-country skiing.

Ann Howell
Ann Howell is the Director for Enrollment Services for Idaho State University in Idaho Falls at University Place. She is a long time resident of the area moving here in the early 50's when her father was transferred to Idaho Falls with the Atomic Energy Commission. Ann received her undergraduate degree from Utah State University with a B.S. in History and a Secondary Teaching Certificate. She moved home to teach Sophomore English at Skyline High School in 1971. A family owned and operated business, Kelly Canyon Ski Area, took Ann away from the education field for a number of years but she returned to Idaho State University in the late 80's to earn a Master of Counseling Degree. In 1991, Ann returned to her alma mater, Idaho Falls High School, as a guidance counselor. In 1997, she had to opportunity to serve as interim director for ISU's programs in Idaho Falls at the Center for Higher Education, a position which later become permanent. The position has not only been challenging but has also afforded Ann the chance to share in the exciting growth of programs and students at the Center. Ann is a member of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club. She is president of the John and Olive Adams Scholarship Foundation which awards $20,0000 in renewable scholarships each year to students who will be attending colleges in Idaho and majoring in physical or social sciences. Ann is also chair for the Education Committee of the Idaho Falls Chamber. She will be the fund raising chair for the Idaho Falls Symphony for the 2008-2009 season. Ann has three children and four grandchildren; she and her husband Richard enjoy restoring their old home, golfing, skiing, gardening and recreating with family in their spare time.

Amy Lientz
Amy Lientz is currently Director of Communications and Governmental Affairs for the Idaho National Laboratory. She is responsible for internal and external communications and stakeholder involvement. Ms. Lientz has managed public and media relations on numerous environmental, design, construction, and operations projects, and developed numerous community relations plans, press packets, press releases, marketing materials and sponsorship packages. She has experience in interfacing with local communities, economic development organizations, citizens groups, and regulatory and government entities as well as interface with numerous local, state, and federal elected officials. She is held the chair position of the local Economic Development Agency, Grow Idaho Falls and has held numerous positions of National and local leadership including organization such as the Energy Community Alliance, Idaho Chamber Association, and the Idaho Falls Arts Council.

Ed Marohn
After 30 years in the tire industry with Michelin Tire Corporation and Continental Tire of North America/AG, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as a Director of Sales in North America and VP in Canada, he retired to eastern Idaho with his wife, Cathie, to write full time, ski near the Tetons, and continue worldwide travel. Ed Marohn is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Humanities Council, a member of the Idaho Writers Guild, and the Idaho Writers League. He served in the US Army as an Airborne/Ranger Captain in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division and was awarded three Bronze Stars and one Air Medal. In academia he was Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Nevada. He grew up in Boise and attended the University of Idaho earning his BA in Political Science in 1968. He earned his MA in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Nevada-Reno, in 1975. He has two sons: the older one is a Captain-Select, US Coast Guard, based in Boston, and the younger one is a VP of a financial company based in Savannah. He has been published as follows: Local Columnist for the Post Register Newspaper, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Creative non-fiction storyAlmost American”, Idaho Magazine, July 2011. Short story, “Retirement”, Hardboiled Mystery Magazine, February 2012. E-Book novel, The Phoenix Legacy, publisher: FeedBrewer, Inc. “Brainwashing: Man Over Mind”, ARMY Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 8, August 1973.

Rebecca Noah Casper
Rebecca Noah CasperRebecca Casper was elected Mayor of Idaho Falls in a city-wide election in November 2013. She ran on a platform of solving City problems, growing the local economy, and enhancing community assets. Mayor Casper earned her BA in 1985 and MA in 1987 in Political Science from BYU-Provo and her Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 1998. Prior to her election, She has served as an adjunct professor at both BYU-Idaho and Eastern Idaho Technical College where she taught foundational courses on American government. Mayor Casper serves on the Board for community organizations such as the Idaho Falls City Club, the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, the District 91 Education Foundation, the Partnership for Science and Technology, the Regional Development Alliance, the Downtown Development Corporation, and the Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization and others. She is a co-founder and first director of the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund. Following an appointment by the Governor, she also serves as a member of the Idaho’s LINE2.0 Commission. Rebecca has four children. Two are attending university and two attend District 91 schools in IF.