Board Candidate Biographies
January 2019 Annual Meeting
Michelle Anderson is running for her second three-year term on the INLC board. She joined the board in 2016. She owns Anderson Environmental Consulting LLC, a small consulting firm that completes biological studies, environmental planning and permitting in Washington, Idaho and Montana. Prior to starting her own business Michelle had worked for Avista, David Evans and Associates, WSDOT, Thurston Conservation District and the Smithsonian Institution.
Casey Brazil was appointed to the INLC board in September 2018 to fill a three-year term ending December 2021. Casey is Partner and Director of Brokerage for Kiemle Hagood. His love of the area and his conservation ethic are a result of his upbringing in our region. He was lucky enough to grow up in the Pacific Northwest where he enjoyed outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, and hiking.
Rod Price is running for his second three-year term on the INLC board. He joined the board in 2015. Rod brings 30 years of organizational leadership in real estate, lending and healthcare administration as Real Estate and Right of Way Operations for Avista’s four-state service territory. Rod is an avid outdoorsman, youth leader and Scout Master of 18 years.
Mitzi VanVoorhis is running for a three-year term ending December 2021. Mitzi is Vice President of Marketing for the McConkey Auction Group. She has served on National Auto Auction Association committees as well as the boards of local non-profit organizations including the Educational Loan Foundation of Spokane and the Fulcrum Institute’s Dispute Resolution Clinic.
Jake Williamson is running for this second three-year term on the INLC board. He joined the board in 2015. Jake is the Chief Financial Officer for Pearson Packaging. He grew up camping on the St. Joe and skiing at Silver Mountain. He developed an appreciation for the outdoors and began to learn about the importance of conservation while becoming an Eagle Scout in Coeur d'Alene. While earning bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting from the University of Montana, he became an avid rock climber and mountain biker.