Board of Directors

Meet the Idaho Conservation League Board of Directors.

Paul Cunningham

Chair

Paul Cunningham

Chair

Paul lives in Boise, Idaho. “Over 50 years ago when I first came to Idaho I said, ‘Wow, this is a special place.’ I’m on the ICL board because Idaho is special.”

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Steve Mitchell

Vice Chair

Steve Mitchell

Vice Chair

Steve Mitchell, Hailey. He has been a publisher, editor and author, and has lived in Idaho’s Wood River Valley for 25 years. He and his wife Louisa live in Elkhorn area. Their current high mark for counting elk from their kitchen window is 97, set in 2011.

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Kahle Becker

Secretary

Kahle Becker

Secretary

Kahle is a private practice attorney from Garden City, Idaho. He enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing and whitewater rafting.

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Julie Richardson

Treasurer

Julie Richardson

Treasurer

Julie lives in Hailey, Idaho. After looking at many towns in the Rockies, Julie and her husband moved to Idaho five years ago because of its physical beauty, clean environment and incredible outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Tanya Anderson

Board Member

Tanya Anderson

Board Member

Tanya lives in Victor, Idaho, where she is the executive director of Teton Valley Community Recycling. When not working to keep our environment clean, she can be found hiking, biking, trail running, and skiing the most beautiful places in Idaho.

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Jerry Brady

Board Member

Jerry Brady

Board Member

Jerry lives in Boise, Idaho. He is a newspaper guy from Idaho Falls who backpacked the Sawtooths for 23 years with his favorite uncle, Robb Brady, and other pals—and is not done yet.

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Carolyn Coiner

Board Member

Carolyn Coiner

Board Member

Carolyn lives in Twin Falls, Idaho. She is a native Idahoan who lived away just long enough to realize what a truly special place Idaho is and how important it is to protect it. She is a retired landscape architect who lives in Twin Falls, with time spent in Boise and Ketchum. Her favorite pastimes include hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking.

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David Eichberg

Board Member

David Eichberg

Board Member

David Eichberg has been a resident of Boise since 2003 and an ICL volunteer since 2005. He has over 17 year’s experience in marketing and communications, program management, research and analysis in private, public and nonprofit sectors.

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Elaine French

Board Member

Elaine French

Board Member

Elaine is from Ketchum and Picabo. She can be found on the ski slopes in winter, and fishing, hiking or gardening in summer.

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Lori Gibson Banducci

Board Member

Lori Gibson Banducci

Board Member

Lori lives in Boise, Idaho. “My husband and I moved to Idaho in 1979 and raised our three children here. We want Idaho to always be a place they want to come back to. I am proud to be a part of an organization that works intelligently and collaboratively to insure a bright future for Idaho’s wilderness, wildlife and water.”

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Steve Lockwood

Board Member

Steve Lockwood

Board Member

Steve lives in Sandpoint, Idaho. He moved to Sandpoint after four years sailing the South Pacific. Primarily involved in urban environmental issues, Steve enjoys sailing, hiking, canoeing and cycling.

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Jim Norton

Board Member

Jim Norton

Board Member

Jim Norton lives in Boise, Idaho. He travels around the West and works to raise Ecotrust’s endowment and invest it in food, farms, fisheries, forests, climate and energy. Jim, who also helps manage a family foundation, has been a river guide for 23 years.

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John O’Connor

Board Member

John O’Connor

Board Member

John O’Connor lives near Bonners Ferry in northernmost Idaho, and yes, you can see Canada from here. He spends much time tending his stable of bicycles and runs a particularly independent bookstore.

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Tom Page

Board Member

Tom Page

Board Member

Tom lives in Hailey with his wife Molly, two children and one large hound. Tom works on conservation ranching in the Upper Salmon River Basin and is a member of the advisory board for the Blaine County Land, Water & Wildlife Program. He enjoys hunting, trailrunning and collecting books on conservation and the West.

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Rebecca Patton

Rebecca Patton

Rebecca Patton, Hailey, and her husband Tom discovered the beauty of Idaho 30 years ago. Rebecca brings 15 years of experience in conservation as well as years in the private sector, and is committed to ICL’s mission to protect Idaho’s environment. She especially loves hiking the mountains in Central Idaho.

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Buddy Paul

Board Member

Buddy Paul

Board Member

Buddy splits his time between Coeur d’Alene and Ketchum. This all Idaho all the time means lots of skiing, fishing and sailing.

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Jerry Scheid

Board Member

Jerry Scheid

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Jerry Scheid lives in Idaho Falls. Jerry is a native Idahoan, lifelong rancher and long time supporter of the environment.

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Kim Trotter

Board Member

Kim Trotter

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Kim Trotter lives in Driggs, Idaho. She was raised in eastern Idaho and now lives in Teton Valley, Idaho, with her husband and two children. Whenever possible, she loves to ski, trail run, mountain bike, and generally play and rejuvenate in the Tetons and on eastern Idaho’s rivers.

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Margrit von Braun

Board Member

Margrit von Braun

Board Member

Margrit lives in Moscow, Idaho. She is an environmental engineer who enjoyed 31 years as a University of Idaho professor. She and her husband Ian von Lindern founded TerraGraphics, Inc. and the nonprofit TerraGraphics International Foundation, which works around the world to reduce exposure to hazardous contaminants. Margit and Ian are always happy to come home to Idaho’s exquisite nature.

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Bill Weppner

Board Member

Bill Weppner

Board Member

Bill was raised in eastern Idaho, schooled in northern Idaho (among other places), and settled with his wife, two children and border collie in Boise, Idaho. A physician with a background in public health and medical education, Bill is also a biker, hiker, rafter, skier, fisherman and general outdoor enthusiast—who loves to share these activities with family and friends!

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