John has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Idaho's College of Forestry with a Major in Wild Land Recreation Management and a minor in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. He is a board member of the Rock Creek Alliance, a local environmental organization, and is founder and Vice President of Misty Mountain Furniture in Sandpoint, Idaho as well as Founder and Principal Organizer of Sandpoint SummerFest, a local music festival, now in its 18th year. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, musician and community supporter and has been a North Idaho resident for 27 years.
Jim Zuberbuhler Vice President
Jim Zuberbuhler is an Associate Vice President and Financial Consultant with D.A. Davidson & Co. in Sandpoint. His practice focuses on providing retirement planning, college savings and investment advice to individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations. Jim has a Master’s degree in history from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii and a B.A. in history from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. Previous to becoming a financial advisor in 2007 Jim spent 25 years in education. In the mid-1980’s he was the Associate Dean of Admission at Chapman University and then spent over 15 years working for independent schools and directing non-profit organizations that focused on helping students prepare for college. In the early 1990’s Jim was the Dean of External Affairs at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California and then directed the Boojum Institute, a non-profit wilderness program serving urban and rural students in California. Jim also served on the Boojum Institute board for 23 years. In addition to serving on other educational and non-profit boards in southern California, Jim was a member of the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit in California for 12 years, often as a field team leader and contributed to the leadership of the team in many capacities.
Shelby Rognstad Board Member
Shelby Rognstad lives in Sandpoint Idaho. He received a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from the University of Idaho in 1998. He moved to Sandpoint shortly after to study permaculture design. Shelby has owned and operated a bookstore, a restaurant and an event center in Sandpoint. He has served on several boards for local non-profits. He has volunteered with the City of Sandpoint since 2007. He first served on the steering committee for the Sandpoint Comprehensive Plan, then served on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission as Vice-Chair. From 2012-2015 he served on Sandpoint City Council as president and since 2016 has served as Mayor. Shelby is committed to improving quality of life and economic prosperity for Sandpoint and northern Idaho. Shelby’s purpose aligns with Eureka’s mission by supporting education, youth development and recreation opportunities.
Brietta Leader Board Member
Brietta is a teacher of dance in its many forms of healing, prayer, play and conditioning. She grew up as a dancer and discovered her path as a healing artist 16 years ago, while traveling in Asia. The combination of Brietta’s devotion to the dance, family roots & passion has birthed her own trademarked movement form called WildCore. Her years of study as a student of Soul Motion™ began to blend with 15 years as a Nia teacher, Massage Therapist, energy enthusiast & performer, all of which contributed to WildCore’s development. Brietta loves to inspire healing through movement and offers classes, workshops & co-creative retreats and performances for both kids and adults in her hometown of Sandpoint, Idaho.
Steve Holt Executive Director
Steve has been the owner of a Design/Build firm for 30 years and is passionate about architecture, building and community development. He has owned the Eureka Center for over 20 years and has transformed bare land into what it is today. Steve is also an environmental activist and was instrumental in the creation of the Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting water quality, and is currently President of the Board. As an outdoor enthusiasts he enjoys running, skiing, and fly-fishing!
Katherine Trelstad Assistant Director
Katherine Trelstad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The Evergreen State College, a Master of Arts in Education from Antioch University, a graduate certificate in Education, Environment & Community from The University of Washington and a certificate in The Age of Sustainable Development from Columbia University. Katherine is a poet, performance artist, mother and activist. She has lived and taught in Thailand, Guam, Costa Rica, Mexico and Belize. Regionally, she has taught at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and at IslandWood Outdoor School. Drawing on her background in the performing arts and international experience, she advocates for the critical intersectionality of personal artistic craft, global citizenship and sustainable community design. Learn more about her work at www.katherinetrelstad.com.
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