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Idaho Faces-Week of 1/14/11

Meissner promoted to marketing director

Tribute Media, a Meridian-based web consulting firm, has promoted Erika Meissner to marketing director. She has been working for Tribute Media for the past 13 months as marketing coordinator.
She graduated from the University of Idaho with bachelor of science degrees in marketing and management information systems and brings more than five years of experience in website design, technology and marketing expertise.

Stauts joins Emulate as sales director

On Jan. 17, Bob Stauts will join Emulate Natural Care, directing retail and event sales. Stauts was previously with Joslyn & Morris Printing for 12 years and with Allied Envelope for 14 years, both of Boise.
Emulate Natural Care manufactures natural skin care and pain relief products with emu oil. For more information, visit

Dodd joins Wright Brothers, The Building Co.

Wright Brothers, The Building Co. has hired Randy Dodd as its new business development manager. Dodd has extensive experience in sales, marketing, business relations and management.
He earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Pacific Lutheran University and has been involved in the building industry for over 20 years, giving him a broad range of knowledge.
He may be reached at (208) 939-0377.

Washington patent lawyer joins Zarian Midgley

Zarian, Midgley and Johnson has added Washington patent lawyer James Lake to the law firm as of counsel. Lake brings more than 20 years of chemical engineering and patent law expertise to Zarian Midgley and will work in both Boise and Spokane.
A registered patent attorney and a chemical engineer, Lake’s practice focuses on client counseling and procurement of intellectual property rights in the U.S. and abroad.
He has procured and managed patent portfolios in technology related to semiconductor processing, materials science, nanotechnology, metallurgy, chemical manufacturing, printing ink and toner, and a variety of niche areas associated with basic research.

Robert Anderson named to board of Boise Co-op

Robert Anderson, founding partner of the law firm of Anderson, Julian and Hull, has been re-elected to serve on the board of directors for the Boise Co-op through 2013.

Idaho Nonprofit Center elects board members

The Idaho Nonprofit Center elected its board of directors for 2011. Officers include Barb Bowman, Mission Aviation Fellowship, as board president; Jennifer Wheeler, BSU Alumni Association, as vice president; Sean Evans, Idaho Business Review, as treasurer; and Mark Falconer, Hewlett Packard, retired, as secretary.
Board members include Richard Toney, Bank of the Cascades; Nora Carpenter, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Judy Eaton, St. Luke’s Health System; Britt Ide, Idaho Power; Cathy Light, Business Builders LLC; Anne Little Roberts, Koko Fit Club; Rob Perez, Western Capital Bank; Ruth Pratt, Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation; Jeff Schaus, Hewlett-Packard; Tami Trout, Trout Business Solutions; and Paul Woods, Boise Public Works.
Idaho Nonprofit Center executive director Lynn Hoffmann was elected to the board of directors of the National Council of Nonprofits, a national organization based in Washington D.C., providing federal- and state-level public policy support to nonprofit state associations. She will serve a three-year term through 2013.

Appointments made for BLM district RAC

New appointments or re-appointments of four members to the Coeur d’Alene District’s citizen-based Resource Advisory Councils, which advise the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues, were made recently. The RACs are composed of members with diverse interests and backgrounds.
The RACs help the BLM carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres.
The BLM has established 28 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located.
Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest in public land management, such as conservationists, outdoor recreationists, ranchers, tribal officials, state and local government officials, academics and others.
Following are the newly appointed or newly re-appointed members of the BLM Coeur d’Alene District RAC: Kimberly Rice Brown, Archaeological and Historical Interest representative; David Brummer, Commercial Timber representative; Keegan Schmidt, Academia representative; and Kimberly Friend, Commercial Recreation representative.

Hayes elected to Ride for Joy directors’ board

Veterinarian David Hayes has been elected to the board of directors of the Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the joy and therapeutic benefits of horses to Treasure Valley children with special needs.
Hayes brings a wealth of expertise in the equine world to Ride for Joy’s board, with over 30 years of experience as a veterinarian, farrier, and breeder and trainer of American Quarter Horse Association performance and barrel horses.
He founded and built the Equine Hospital and Lameness Center in Meridian.

Toastmasters members given speaking awards

Ada Toastmasters Club member Ken Jenkins received the 2010 Best Table Topics Award. Also, member Merilee Marsh was awarded both the Best Evaluator of 2010 and Best Speaker of 2010.
The awards were given at the group’s 6 a.m. weekly meeting on Jan. 3 at Perkins Family Restaurant in Boise.
For additional information about Ada Toastmasters, contact President Jeremy Peterson at [email protected]

Brad Frazer presents Internet brand workshop

Brad Frazer, a partner at Hawley Troxell law firm, presented a workshop through the Boise State Center for Professional Development. The workshop was called “The Power of Your Internet Brand.”
Attendees learned legal tactics and tips to maximize the value in their respective brands, from capitalizing on good will to protective and defensive efforts regarding the brand, its related trademarks and domain names.
Frazer is a member of Hawley Troxell’s Business and Finance Practice Group.

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