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Pam Nicholson, ‘86, a nationally known health care strategy and value-based care expert, who is the former Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Health Value Solutions Officer of Denver-based Centura Health, has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor.

Chris Jensen, ‘87, was recently named administrator of the Idaho Division of Building Safety. Jensen served as the southeastern Idaho regional manager at the Division of Building Safety for 10 years prior.


Dave Jeppesen, ‘94, is the new director of Idaho Health and Welfare. Jeppesen is a former executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer for Blue Cross of Idaho and a former banker.

Timothy Shane Darrington, ‘95, of Caldwell, was named the new Magistrate Judge for Owyhee County. Darrington began his judicial duties around Jan. 14. Darrington graduated from Idaho State University and obtained his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He owned and operated his own private law practice, focusing on court-appointed criminal defense work in Washington, Payette and Adams counties.

Ann Riedesel, ‘97,  has joined the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross. Riedesel  is the communications director for Fluor Idaho. She has 20 years of experience in communications and public relations and has worked with government contractors including Fluor, BNFL Inc. and Eg&G Inc as well as two Idaho businesses: North Wind Group and Portage Inc. Riedesel is the chair of the Idaho Falls Arts Council and previously served as the executive director for the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Idaho State University.

Eric Allred, ’97, was named Preston Rotary Club’s teacher of the month in January. Allred has taught for 21 years at Preston High School. He currently teaches electronics and automated manufacturing.

Kimberly R. Davis, ‘97, education law attorney, has been promoted to partner in the Firm of Udall Shumway PLC. Davis has been with the firm since 2013. She attended Idaho State University where she received her bachelor of science in psychology, a masters of education in special education, and an education specialist degree in school psychology. Davis received her Juris Doctorate from the Phoenix School of Law in 2012.


Cleve B. Colson, ‘02, was named the new Bingham County Magistrate Judge by the Seventh Judicial District Magistrates Commission. Colson will replace the Honorable Ryan Boyer who recently retired.  Colson has served as the Elected Prosecutor for Bingham County, Idaho since 2013.

Burke Davis, ‘04, was named as the new principal at Shelley High School by the Shelley School District. Davis is a Shelley High School graduate and earned his bachelor of science degree from Idaho State University, his master’s of education from American Public University, and is currently working on his education specialist degree from Northwest Nazarene University.

He taught health and history at Shelley High School for nine years and has served as the assistant principal for the last five years.

Shane Hamblin, ‘06, was hired by Zions Bank as a commercial banking relationship manager in its Twin Falls Canyon Park branch. Hamblin is responsible for developing and maintaining banking relationships with business and agricultural clients. He has more than 16 years of experience in the banking industry, working primarily with commercial and agriculture clients.

Matt Bruning, ‘06, was promoted to senior vice-president of southern Idaho by Northwest Farm Credit Services, based in the company’s Twin Falls branch.

Terek Beckman, ‘06,  is executive director of The Springs Living at Bozeman, which is under construction at Catron and 27th Avenue. Beckman will oversee all aspects of the new senior community, including independent and assisted living, and memory care.

Scott Stuart, ‘06,  has joined Tamarack Grove Engineering (TGE) as director of business operations. He previously served as a leadership coach/speaker with Stonecrest Leadership and as athletic director for West Ada School District.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree in athletic administration from Idaho State University.

Chad Williams, ‘08 is the new superintendent at Shelley School District. Williams taught Spanish, math, coached at West Jefferson High School for seven years and spent one year at Butte Junior-Senior High School as assistant principal and activities director. He was principal at Teton High School for six years and served as Ririe’s principal and superintendent for nine years.

Jessica Lewis, ‘08, has been named to the board of directors at Bingham Memorial Hospital. Lewis is a lifelong Bingham County resident and is currently a Bingham County commissioner. She graduated from Blackfoot High School and earned her bachelor of science degree in political science from Idaho State University.


Williston State College announced Kenley Nebeker, ‘10,  as the new regional director for technical programs and training at TrainND.

Credit Union 1 promoted Brian Ellis, ‘12,  to the position of controller. Ellis was initially hired by the credit union in 2013 as a financial analyst. He was promoted to senior financial analyst in 2016, which is the position he held prior to his promotion to controller. Previously, Ellis worked as an audit associate for KPMG LLP in Anchorage, and he holds an active CPA license from the State of Alaska.

Haley Douglas, ‘14, is the Piedmont, California police department’s new parking enforcement officer.

Ryanne Lemon, ‘15, was hired as a physical therapy assistant at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Sandpoint. Lemon graduated with honors from Idaho State University with an applied science degree in physical therapy assistant as well as a bachelor’s degree in health science. Lemon competed as a varsity athlete in both track and cross country for Washington State University for four years and completed her first Ironman triathlon in 2009.

Zions Bank has hired Scott Bame, ‘16,  as a commercial banking relationship manager in its Twin Falls Canyon Park branch after a decade with U.S. Bank.

Retired bull rider Wiley Petersen, ‘16, has assembled the first all-Native American team to compete in the Professional Bull Riders Global Cup USA. He coached a team of eight bull riders — all from different tribes in Montana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Utah.

Trevor Robason, ‘18, has joined the Nampa office of TO Engineers as a staff surveyor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in surveying and geomatics from Idaho State University and gained experience working for various survey firms from Cascade to Jerome to Denver during his time in college.