BOARD MEMBERS OF GOODING RESTORATION FOR ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS AND THEATRE, INC.
Charmy LeaVell is co-owner of Wood River Estates with her husband, Lonnie LeaVell. Together they founded Gooding Restoration for Entertainment, Arts and Theatre, Inc. and the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame, Inc., both 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations. Charmy serves as President of the historic Schubert Theater that is currently being restored by GREAT, Inc. for the community of Gooding and as their grant writer. She and her husband Lonnie donated the Schubert Theater to the nonprofit with clear and free title.
She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame and organizes their fundraiser and inductions each year. They are both recipients of the prestigious Historic Preservation Recognition Award from the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for “Excellent Volunteer Work in Historic Preservation.” She studied porcelain art under the direction of Rudi Seehagen, master painter in the KPM Berlin porcelain factory. She taught china painting all over the western United States and has won many competitive awards in china painting. She is passionate about restoring the Schubert Theater to its former glory, which will serve Gooding and the surrounding region for years to come.
Vice President Jeff Brekke is Mayor of Gooding, Manager of Valleywide Co-op in Gooding, and owner and trainer of the Gooding Fitness Center. He is involved in community service on many levels. Jeff serves on the board of Southern Idaho Rural Development (SIRD) and is a member on the board and Youth Mentor of the Gooding County Probation-Diversion Program.
Secretary Shanna Koyle is involved in many areas of community service, her church and volunteer work. She comes from a pioneer family, is a homemaker, has raised 8 children and helps her husband with the family farm. She serves as President of the Gooding Garden Club, and is the head of the flower department and the Gooding County Fair. She has served the community in various organizations including the Boy Scouts of America as a Den Leader for nine years and a 4H Club Leader for many years. Shanna was born and raised in Gooding with her husband Dennis Koyle and raised her family in this peaceful community.
Treasurer Gary Atkinson, CPA Wendell, Idaho has owned his own practice for 21 years. He has been in accounting for 25 years, is educated in trusts, partnerships, corporations, individual taxes, final statements ad payroll. He belongs to the Wendell Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Idaho Society Institute of CPAs and is an active member of his church.
Director Julia Oxarango Ingram-Shoshone, ID is an Economic Development Specialist with Southern Idaho Rural Development (SIRD), is on the board of Southern Idaho Economic Development (SIEDO). She has been involved in community and economic development in Lincoln and Blaine county, all over South Central Idaho for more than 20 years. She was an entrepreneur/co-owner and manager of Ingram Law Office and Mediation and served as Director of the Hailey, ID Chamber of Commerce. Over the years she has worked for various companies and organizations, including the Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber and Visitors Bureau, Arch Community Housing Trust, Habitat for Humanity and the Blaine County Commissioners. She has led and served on numerous boards and advisory groups related to community and economic development regionally and state-wide, such as the Idaho Community Foundation, UI Center for Resilient Communities, UI Small Farmer/Rancher Research Project Group, Southern Idaho Economic Development, La Posada Charity & Immigrant Services.
Director Ruth Simerly from Hagerman, ID is a freelance writer, writes grants with Charmy LeaVell for GREAT Inc., and is a retired weekly newspaper reporter and public affairs officer. Other involvements are the Idaho Writer’s Guild, member of the Sun Valley Arts Center, and Magic Valley Arts Center. She was a long time member of Boise Little Theater.
Director Mike Anderson comes from a pioneer family. He is an electrician and owned his own business. He was raised in Gooding and raised his family here. He is actively involved in community service and his church.
Director Sharlyn White Jackson grew up in Gooding and moved to Utah after graduating from Gooding High School. She attended Utah State University, graduating with degrees in Anthropology, History and Italian, and worked in the archaeology lab at the Utah Division of State History-Antiquities Section in Salt Lake City. She also worked in the State Historic Preservation Office and the Utah State Historical Society, cataloging and curating artifacts and historically significant architecture. She moved back to Gooding with her husband and daughter in 2017, after 31 years in Utah, and is currently restoring her hundred year old home. She works at the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind, where she serves as the Librarian. She loves history, architecture and the impact that historic buildings have over time on their communities, and believes that it is essential that we create and maintain resources to preserve our history and promote understanding of all that we’ve been given by those who came before us.
Director Dave Anderson holds the position of Vice President of Operations at Idaho Milk Products since September 2018. Prior to this Dave worked for Glanbia Nutritionals where he has worked for the last 6 years, most recently as Site Director for Glanbia's Gooding facility where he was responsible for all activities at that site and during that time oversaw some significant capital investment projects. His focus on peiople development, results, continuous improvement processes and project planning are amongst the essential qualities that he holds. Prior to Glanbia, Dave held operational and engineering positions with Sorrento Lactalis, HB Specialty Foods in Nampa, Idaho, and Advanced Silicon Materials in Moses Lake Washington. Dave attended Nuclear Power School during his 8 years of service in the US Navy. During this time, he spent much of his time on nuclear submarines, reaching the position of Engineering Watch Supervisor and was engaged on international assignments. Dave lives West of Gooding, Idaho across the street from his two grandchildren, Daughter and Son-in-law. He enjoys being in the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting.