After graduation, I attended BJC and graduated from BSU with a degree in General Business
in 1971 and an MBA in 1986. I worked over 20 years in various aspects of real estate, mortgage banking and banking.
In 1976, I received a direct commission in the Idaho Army National Guard and transferred to the Idaho Air National Guard in 1981. After 22 years of service, I retired in 1998 with the rank of LTC.
Although living primarily in Boise, I have had the good fortune of traveling to many foreign and domestic places (hopefully with more to come). Besides travel, I enjoy gardening, reading, golf, snow-skiing, camping and volunteering. Currently I serve on the Advisory Board of the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at Boise State.
Tom Ripke and I have been married for 32 years and I have 2 great step-sons, Greg and Joe.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in September.