Board Members

Tiffany Rose Nielson

President

Tiffany Rose Nielson

B. Degree Social Work
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

Tiffany worked as a Vista Volunteer with AmeriCorps, at Catholic Charities, Boise, Idaho. She created the “Resource Room”, a free mini good-will, and a community garden for African refugees and others in need. She is also a regional sales representative of “Books Are Fun” program. She markets, orders product and she and her husband Greg, set up book fairs in Idaho schools, communities, and business’s. Tiffany worked her way through college with a business she founded and operated, while in high school, “Tiffany Rose”. She designs and makes crocheted products, (children’s and adult clothing) in addition to advertising, specialty orders, inventory, customer service, cost analysis, banking, accounting. Tiffany is on the board of her children’s school. She and her family live in Boise, Idaho.

Greg P. Nielson

Secretary

Greg P. Nielson

B.A. Degree, Accounting
Utah State University, Logan Utah

Greg is a regional sales representative of “Books Are Fun”. He markets, builds and maintains client relationships, coordinates volunteers, and is the accountant. He and his wife Tiffany set up and run book fairs in Idaho schools and communities. Greg worked at Myers and Stauffer: researching financial data to confirm it’s compliance with GAAP, preparing work papers to analyze financial statements, conducted desk reviews for Idaho and Wyoming, and conducted Medicaid field audits for  New Jersey and Idaho. Greg also worked for LeMaster and Daniels: preparing clients tax returns and researching tax laws. Greg worked his way through college founding and operating his  lawn care business, “Precision Lawn Care”, and working as a forest fire fighter, USDA, Island Park, Idaho..

Tom Oakland

Vice President

Tom Oakland

Technical Engineer Public Television, Writer

Tom served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war. He began his career with “Public Television” Channel 4, in Boise, Idaho, as a Technical Engineer. He was also a cameraman, editor, and did lighting, designing, set-up etc. In the late 70’s Tom was recruited to work in Europe, primarily in Switzerland, to design and format sturdy VHS tapes to withstand the high humidity and high temperatures of some of the developing countries. Completing his projects in Europe as cameraman, editor, and project control, he returned to America. Tom worked with Public TV at San Diego State University as a technical engineer until he retired in 2005. He filmed a documentary about Salmon and Ancient Native American Salmon Rituals on the Snake River in Idaho. Tom and his wife Sharon live in Beaverton, Oregon where he writes and illustrates children’s books.

Janet Schmiezer

Treasurer

Janet Schmiezer

Stock broker, Office Manager, Land Developer

As a young widow with four small children, Janet learned early on to be strong, resourceful and resilient. After moving to Boise, Idaho, from Seattle, Washington, she co-founded and operated a development/construction company that built homes and created neighborhoods in Boise. She coordinated projects, employees, was the office manager, sales representative and bookkeeper. Janet then became one of Idaho’s first female stock brokers. She retired in 1994. She then went back to school, attending classes at Boise State University, learning audio, video, and film production. She worked with groups of children in the recording studio at Boise State University, coordinating a music production, while doing the tech work. Janet has been involved in Global Humanitarian Projects.

Joan Dashiell

Board of Director

Joan Dashiell

Joan has been involved in many global humanitarian projects, and has designed products to be used for global fundraising. She served on the board of “The International Alzheimer’s Association.” Caring for her mother, an Alzheimer patient inspired Joan to be a fundraiser for the cause. While living in California, she worked with homeless women helping them to enter the work force. She was a Docent for the Newport Harbor Art Museum, a board member of the Orange County Ca. Philharmonic, and active in the “Lido Island Yacht Club”. After moving to Boise, Idaho, Joan taught “Financial Freedom” classes in addition to counseling and life coaching. She and her husband George, co-taught “The Millionaire Mind” classes in Boise, Idaho. Joan was one of our founding Board members. She has now passed on. We all miss her. Joan was a bright light of love and hope to all who crossed her path. "We all miss Joan's Spirit, as she passed on to her next journey."

George Dashiel Sr

Board of Director

George Dashiel Sr

BA of Science, Commerce and Accounting
Washington and Lee University, Virginia

George has 40 years of business experience, with 35 as an executive manager in Fortune 500 high-technology companies. He worked with financially troubled companies in turnaround and crisis management environments, start-ups, and company restarts. He helped organizations from under $1 million to over $250 million in sales. His turn around consulting included management leadership techniques, improved employee motivation, team training, work habits, business budget plans, personalized life coaching, and clarification of habits and needs. George served with the U.S. Marine Corp in World War 2, completing 50 flying-combat missions in the South Pacific. He was Commodore of the “Lido Isle Yacht Club” in Orange County, CA. He has retired several times, the last of which was from 10 years as the senior minister for the “Center for Spiritual Living”, Boise, Idaho. He is now a Minister Emeritus in addition to starting a new business as a Business Consultant and Life Coach. George lives in Boise, Idaho.

Charles R. McNamee

Board of Director

Charles R. McNamee

Mr. McNamee was an entrepreneur in the coal, oil and gas business. He had a long career in the energy industry, with mining interests in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. He co-founded “Continental Coal Sales Corporation”, a coal brokerage and mining company in 1965 and he served as Chairman until his retirement in 2000. The company expanded into oil and gas exploration and development during the 70’s. During this period, Mr. McNamee also served as Chairman of “Rollyson Aluminum Products”, a company which produced and marketed aluminum windows for residential construction. Mr. McNamee served as a trustee of “Holy Cross College” in South Bend, Indiana. He was awarded the “Cross of Hope Award” by the “Brothers of Holy Cross” in 2005. He resides in Sun Valley, ID.