Angela joined Idaho First Bank in 2008 as a Customer Relationship Manager. In 2009, she became Operations Officer for the branch. In September 2011 she was appointed VP and Manager of Bank Operations. Prior to banking, she worked as an Escrow Manager / Officer at a local title company for 5 years. Angie graduated from Trend Business College in Salem, Oregon in 1990. She has been involved in the Meadows Valley community and has served on the Meadows Valley School Board and as an officer in the Chamber of Commerce.
Angie loves this community and all it has to offer. Angie is looking forward to learning more about her community and enhancing her leadership skills with the WCM Leadership Academy.
Colby spent most of his childhood in Alaska and developed his love for the mountain wilderness there. Having lived in eight different states over his lifetime, he and his wife decided that McCall was the right place to raise a family and came here in 2015.
He started a software firm in 2010 that he grew steadily and sold in 2017. Currently he finds himself working through the details of starting a new venue in the area, The Retreat McCall.
Music has always been a passion; he has recorded 4 professional albums, with the latest featuring several songs written about our area.
He decided to join the Leadership Academy because he feels it’s important to know what’s going on in his community, and the Leadership Academy seemed like a great place to learn a lot of details about a lot of things.
Dylan Martin is Local Area Energy Advisor with Idaho Power and has been with the company since 2014. Previously, he worked in the communications industry as a sales professional and was also the owner/operator of a catering company and restaurant. Dylan holds a BS in Economics from Boise State University.
He operates as an energy advisor providing technical expertise and strategic energy solutions to resolve complex and sensitive issues for all customers throughout Adams, Idaho and Valley Counties. Dylan advises customers on energy usage, energy efficiency programs, and proper application of rates, tariffs, rules and regulations. He has a broad background in construction techniques and efficiency opportunities making him a knowledgeable source of information for all industries. Dylan is responsible for managing local government relations, fostering business/community development activities and supporting the growth of economic development in the region.
He has a long history of living and playing in Idaho’s West Central Mountains where he has grown up skiing, hiking and fishing the territory.
Hayley Johnson grew up in Boulder, Colorado where the great outdoors played a natural role in her upbringing. Upon entering adulthood, she followed her love for the mountains and moved north to attend the University of Alaska. While studying for her English Literature degree she found time to; ice climb glaciers, camp under the northern lights, spend her summers working on whale watching boats and occasionally help unload Dungeness crab fishing boats to help earn an income. Hayley met her husband, a native Idahoan, in Alaska and found herself agreeing to her next great adventure in the Gem State.
Hayley takes pride in the fact that although she may not be a local to Idaho, all three of her daughters have been born in McCall and love calling this place their home. Her passion for the great outdoors continues grow and over the course of the past decade Hayley has worked in the local tourism industry constantly helping develop new ways to improve tourism in our area. Hayley has taken her love for the outdoors into her professional life as the Marketing & Event Manager for Tamarack Resort. The best part about her job is that she has the privilege to work where she plays and her family is welcome to spend time on the slopes with her. In her opinion, you can’t ask for a better work/life balance than that!
Hayley is passionate about giving back to her local community while engaging in the conversations to find new solutions to our every growing population demands. The Leadership Academy offers her new outlets to meet more local community leaders and help set a course for success for the future leaders to come.
I am the “Adventure Abbott” (minister) of the Northwest Abbey, a new faith community project using outdoor gravity sports like whitewater and downhill snow sports, as spiritual practice in and around McCall Idaho. I am also the minister of New Meadows United Methodist Church. Before moving northwest, I completed my M.Div. in Theology at Duke University focusing on sexuality in the Greco-Roman World and Methodism. I have always marched to the beat of my own drummer. At one point I thought that was something I need to overcome, but I believe I was wired this way for a reason. Racism (overt, subtle, and/or systemic), sexism, homophobia, environmental disregard, and greed are all in direct opposition to the what I believe the church should be.
A little about me. I was born in a small town in Appalachia (VA) and have lived in Appalachia three other times. However, I grew up near Miami and have also lived in east Tennessee, both Carolinas, Austin TX, Portland OR, Seattle WA, and more places totaling 13 cities/towns in 10 states. My background is in the arts, specifically music as I was a music production and business major in undergrad at the Florida State University. My fascination with the academy led me to go on to get a masters degree in counseling and higher education administration from Clemson University. After going through quarter-life crisis, I felt these urges pulling me to a life of ministry. The outdoors has been my escape, and recently I realized there was a way to use this passion vocationally.
Samantha Sais Photography, Jug Mountain Ranch, Hotel McCall
Sam is a trained photographer and journalist based in McCall and traveling throughout Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Montana, Arizona and Washington.
She studied fine art photography and journalism at the University of Arizona. She worked as a freelance photojournalist and has traveled around the country, East Africa, parts of Europe and Central America.
Sam has years of experience covering national news, politics and everything in between. She has extensively covered the U.S. Mexico border and immigration issues.
She continues to shoot for The New York Times, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post.
Other her passions include spirits and wines. You can find her at Rupert’s in Hotel McCall where she is the bar manager and is developing an extensive bar program. She loves spirits history and education and enjoys sharing it with others, cheers!
Wayne is the owner, buyer, seller, fabricator, planner, and installer at Skyline Creations in McCall. He graduated from Boise High School, after which he became a self-taught fabricator and CNC machinist.
He cares deeply about the McCall community and spends lots of time outdoors, where he loves to fish, hunt, and enjoy the mountains. He also enjoys dirt biking with the Central Idaho Trail Riders Alliance (CITRA).
Wayne joined the West Central Mountains Leadership Academy in order to better serve and help the McCall community. Issues he cares about are housing, traffic, and employee retention in the area.