BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF

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MOSS

BEV

MOSS

Board President/Events Chair

Bev is a former teacher and a long-time community volunteer for local nonprofits, including her church.

SOLORZA

SHANE

SOLORZA

Board Member

Shane began his professional career in the hospitality industry over 10 years ago, and has a BS in Hospitality Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

DIRCKSEN

ZACH

DIRCKSEN

Outreach Chair

Zach works in restaurant operations for Pita Pit USA. He is native to Coeur d’Alene and has been in and out of the hospitality industry for over 25 years.

ENGLISH

CORY

ENGLISH

Secretary

Cory English is a Physical Therapist, and has spent her career in the hospital and in-patient rehabilitation settings. As a student, she worked in restaurants as a waitress and understands the financial and social stresses of hospitality work.

WEED

AMANDA

WEED

Care Team Chair

Amanda is a homeschooling mom who works in real estate. With deep roots in Coeur d'Alene, she loves living life here with her high school sweetheart, Matt, and their three kids.

GERSHENSON SMITH

REBECCA

GERSHENSON SMITH

Staff - Executive Director

Rebecca has taught English for many years, most recently at Gonzaga University, and has extensive experience in nonprofit development.

JOHNSON

DOUG

JOHNSON

Board Member

Doug is a restaurant owner who has lived in Coeur d’Alene for over 30 years and has been associated with the hospitality industry for nearly that long.

WEED

MATT

WEED

Treasurer

Matt is a Certified Portfolio Manager for a local registered investment advisory firm. He was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene and grew up in his family's restaurant business.

ACKLAND

CINDY

ACKLAND

Staff - Program Assistant

Cindy retired from Farmers Insurance Group in 2017 after
working in their corporate offices as a Director of Operations and
Business Transformation.