Board of directors

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Alison Smith

Editor: Times News

Perri Gardner


Perri Gardner
College of Southern Idaho​

Perri is a Political Science Instructor at the College of Southern Idaho. She received her MS in Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her BA in Political Science with honors from Boise State University.


Her research and teaching interests include topics in American government, Idaho State government, and social science research methods. Specifically, her research interests are the study of institutions and rules that shape the policy-making process and affect the potential for good governance.


She is also especially interested in and committed to engaging other young people in civic life, the promotion of reproductive justice, empowering students to fight the sexual assault epidemic on college campuses (Know Your IX), and the mission of Rotary International: Service above Self.  


Pete Jones

CFO: Oak Valley Agriculture



Bill Brulotte

Associate Superintendent

Twin Falls School District

Pete is the CFO of Oak Valley Agriculture.  He started in public accounting after graduating from Idaho's premier institution of higher education, the University of Idaho, in 2006. 


Pete has lived in Idaho his entire life.  He grew up in Malad and after college made his home in Twin Falls.  Pete is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tara, and his daughter, Aubrey, climbing mountains, hunting, and fishing.

Bill Brulotte is serving as the Associate Superintendent in the Twin Falls School District.  Prior to that he was Federal Programs Director for three years, where he oversaw (and still oversees) at-risk populations in schools.  Brulotte has also served as an elementary, middle, and high school administrator and has taught at Twin Falls High School.  He has lived in Twin Falls since 1990, taking a short leave to join the US Peace Corps in Kenya, Africa.

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Jengi James

Realtor: Keller Williams

Sun Valley Southern Idaho

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Linda Watkins

Retired, formerly Twin Falls Education Foundation

Jengi is a licensed Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Sun Valley Southern Idaho and a native of the Magic Valley. She has a background in social work as well as working with children and families.

Jengi is an advocate of our community, is passionate about arts & education programs, and is a strong supporter of our local businesses and non-profit organizations. 

Jengi enjoys spending time with her husband, playing and chasing after her two young girls, traveling, and exploring our beautiful private Idaho. 

Linda Watkins is a graduate of the University of Washington in Speech Communications and Elementary Education.  She is the former Executive Director of the Twin Falls School District Education Foundation.  She has been involved in numerous community groups and nonprofits, and currently is on the Twin Falls Chamber Board, helping with the capital campaign for the Magic Valley Children’s Museum, is a board member of the Idaho Community Foundation, and is starting a new nonprofit, Women’s Giving Connection-Southern Idaho, a local women’s giving circle, this fall.

Linda is married, with 4 children and 4 grandchildren, and loves anything that involves movement, grandbabies, and the great outdoors!  She is passionate about her community and loves to stay involved to help make the Magic Valley a community that thrives. Voices Against Violence is an amazing organization that helps provide shelter and services for those in need, and she is proud to be involved with such a compassionate cause.