President: Marguerite Janes
Currently co-owner of Thousand Springs Winery LLC in Hagerman, Idaho, Marguerite Janes has worked in the accounting field for over 30 years including Senior Tax Accountant at Gilmore & Gilmore, Las Vegas CPAs. Over the years she has helped many startup businesses as a Small Business Development Consultant. As a long term volunteer at Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas, she assisted in planning and working events, sorting foodstuffs, and developing the “backpack” program. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, served in the Air Force and Reserve, performs with CSI’s symphonic band and the Magic Valley Symphony. She is a life member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a business fraternity.
Secretary/Treasurer: CJ Holmes
C.J. Holmes recently retired after 17 years representing hundreds of clients as an independent California real estate broker. Her marketing, sales and promotional experience, developed over years, also includes co-owning a small woodworking business, managing a small accounting software firm, publishing a For Sale By Owner guide, developing and teaching dozens of computer software classes and marketing computer software solutions. For several years she helped owners fight fraudulent bank foreclosure by traveling throughout California giving seminars, live-streaming, tweeting and website posting. She is very committed to improving the Hagerman Valley economic climate and physical environment.
Director: William Thorpe
Bill Thorpe is a retired Financial Executive with broad financial and operating experience in the transaction processing, building materials, consumer products, financial services and healthcare industries. His experience at both corporate and operating levels includes all aspects of financial reporting, acquisitions and divestitures, all forms of financing and all types of accounting processes and internal controls, including Sarbanes Oxley.
Director: Wade Peterson
Retiring to Hagerman in 2004, Wade Peterson became one of the first Charter Members of the Hagerman I.D.E.A. nonprofit organization which is now doing business as Hagerman Valley Foundation. He wanted to be involved in the community and really enjoyed the Blues Festival and is now back with the Foundation as the Executive Director of the Hagerman Jammin’ in the Park Festival held on September 2, 2017.