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About Kiki

Running as an Independent

Experience relevant to Commissioner job:

Participated in rewrite of Blaine County Comprehensive Plan

Served on the Board and Finance Committee of the Idaho Community Foundation

Participated as an Intervenor in the Idaho Public Utilities Commission transmission line request by Idaho Power

Served on the Governor’s Council for Families and Children- founder of Brightest Stars Program

Idaho Children Trust Fund Grants Panelist

Idaho Community Foundation Grants Panelist

Board member, Animal Shelter (was on the board during start of Barkin’ Basement)

Helped with idea of and fund of the start of the Building Materials Thrift Store

Foster Parents Support Group founder and chair

Tidwell Idaho Foundation – prevention of child abuse grants like Parents As Teachers in Hailey, loaned funds to install solar panels on WR Inn

Participated in the Airport issue for many years

Renewable energy advocate – shareholder initiative with Idaho Power May 2009

Have owned a small business in the Wood River Valley – Riley’s Run Pizza and Mama Riley’s restaurant (precursor to Smoky Mountain Pizza)

Worked as bookkeeper and office manager for a builder, Engelmann Design Build

Worked as a Director of Development, raising funds for the Hornocker Wildlife Institute

Trained as a real estate appraiser, was a real estate agent

Undergraduate business degree

Angel investor, some in Idaho companies Ridgeline Energy, PakSense, Retrolux

Real estate investor, have done subdivision replats in WR valley

Trained as a venture capitalist through Kauffman Fellows program, understand how to build entrepreneurial ecosystems

Have undertaken board development education

Through ICF Donor Advised Fund funded first bus shelter prototype, coordination with High School building academy and Building Materials Thrift Store for cost-effective structure

Also through DAF funded energy efficiency improvements and low flush toilets in Ketchum’s Community Library and Children’s Library

Moved to Idaho 1981

Clean tech investor, impact investor

*ski photo banner taken by Reggie Christ