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Jennifer Wheeler, president, WRG Corporate Services, executive director, Idaho Oral Health Alliance in Boise (access required)

When Jennifer Wheeler was in junior high, she took an evening aerobics class. Her instructor was also an alumni director. She saw a spark in Wheeler and said “’when you get to college, come see me,’” says Wheeler. She did, ...

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Carrie Westergard, executive director, Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau (access required)

They’ve been living together for two years, but the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce finally tied the knot in November, merging the two nonprofit organizations. Operationally, the organization will be similar to the ...

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Amanda Watson, senior account executive, Red Sky in Boise (access required)

In August 2015, Amanda and a crew of her hiking friends climbed to the top of Mount Borah, Idaho’s highest peak at 12,662 feet. A foot and a half of snow had fallen the day before and the party of ...

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Olga Tijerina-Menchaca, assistant vice president and branch manager II, Idaho Center Branch and Overland Branch in Nampa (access required)

Olga Tijerina-Menchaca lives her life upon the inspiration of her father’s. “He had $2 in his pocket when he came into the United States,” she says. Coming to the U.S. from Mexico on a work-visa, and knowing little of the ...

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Ann Swanson, director, Small Business Development Center, Region V, Idaho State University College of Business in Pocatello (access required)

Early on, Ann Swanson discovered a love of something the majority of people fear – “I love public speaking,” she says. It was through her involvement in 4-H, and, while she was not one of the youngsters with farm animal ...

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