The FUNDSY Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

 

Kyle Bellnap

VICE PRESIDENT

 

Carolyn Holly

GALA CHAIR

 

Monica Walker

TREASURER

 

Blake Watanabe

SECRETARY

Jessa Jahn

Daniel Barker

Ysabel Bilbao

Keith Bushardt

Jennifer Cammann

Ted Challenger

Erin Erkins

Joe Huarte

Troy Ladish

Christina Ludwig

Paula McCurry

Duane Morris

Tommy Murata

Kaitlyn Rebholz

Sarah Reed

Lisa Shannahan

Meredith Stead

Kyle Bellnap

PRESIDENT

Kyle Bellnap is the Vice President of Treasury Management at Northwest Bank. Kyle was named 2017’s Boise Young Professional of the Year, Accomplished 40 under 40 in 2018, and was in the Leadership Boise Graduating Class of 2019. He, his wife Lacy and daughter Emery enjoy traveling, reading, fly fishing, golf, spending time with their families and friends. Now 31, Kyle appreciates spending his time with like-minded, driven individuals who aim to see the community of Boise thrive.

Carolyn Holly

VICE PRESIDENT

Carolyn enjoyed a 33 year career at KTVB Channel 7 television, where she became one of Idaho’s most experienced and best known television personalities. Carolyn has acted as an important representative and volunteer for many Treasure Valley organizations including Smart Women Smart Money, Boise Public Schools Foundation, Idaho Youth Sports Commission, the Saint Alphonsus Foundation, FUNDSY, the Boise Police Chiefs Citizen Advisory panel and the President of the FACES Foundation.

Monica Walker

GALA CHAIR

Monica has been on the Fundsy board for four years. In Monica’s free time she likes restoring old homes and volunteering for local charities. She is married to Jim Walker and has two children, Alexandra and Maddison. Monica believes by being on Fundsy’s board she has the ability to make a substantial impact on the community she calls home.

Blake Watanabe

TREASURER

Blake is a University of Idaho graduate with degrees in Accounting and Finance and is currently an employee of US Ecology Inc. Not only does Blake help our community through Fundsy, he is also apart of Leadership Boise. Blake loves the outdoors! You can always find him golfing, mountain biking, skiing, and enjoying the beautiful nature of Idaho with his wife and 8 month old daughter.

Jessa Jahn

SECRETARY

Jessa Jahn is our secretary for Fundsy. Originally from Idaho Falls, Jessa made her way down to Boise in 1998 where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in communication from Boise State. Currently, Jessa is the Executive Director for Paws Rescue, Inc., a 501(c) non profit animal rescue organization. She has been with Paws since March 2013. Outside of work Jessa enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending concerts, golfing, horseback riding and volunteering at the St. John’s food bank. Jessa is excited to bring her experience and knowledge from Paws to the Fundsy organization. Jessa loves working with Fundsy because, “the organization has lasting impact on community. Even decades later, the Fundsy sponsored building projects remain improving the quality of life for people living in Boise.”

Daniel Barker

Daniel is a Client Services Analyst at Clearwater Analytics. In his free time, he loves volunteering, football, basketball, kickball, bowling, biking, softball, and reading. This will be Daniel’s 4th term with Fundsy. Daniel believes it’s important to serve the community because:

“We get to work with other non-profits and help them fund projects/improvements that aid and assist people in need. Words can’t describe the feeling I get in return from knowing I made someone else’s life better… Working alongside the rest of the Board is a huge honor. “

Ysabel Bilbao

Ysabel is an award-winning journalist who has spent her career covering the news from around the state of Idaho. Before entering the world of public relations, she worked at KTVB-Channel 7 where she anchored the Saturday Morning News and reported on a number of stories, specializing in crime, courts, and the legislature. Ysabel Bilbao started Bilbao & Co. in 2015, a public affairs and public education firm in Idaho. She has 15 years of experience in developing messages and disseminating information to inform and educate the public.

Keith Bushardt

Keith Bushardt brings over 25 years of sales, marketing and executive leadership inside the health care payer space. Throughout his career, he has built and maintained a passion for creating breakthroughs in customer experience by taking an ‘outside-in’ view of the customer that results in customer longevity, profitability and brand loyalty.

Bushardt was most recently Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience at Blue Cross of Idaho.  Prior roles included Vice President, Strategy & Consulting with Wunderman and Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.   
Keith is a native ‘upstate’ New Yorker who has been fortunate to live in just about every region of the nation but now resides in Boise, ID with his wife, Linda.

Ted Challenger

Ted Challenger is a Boise-based entrepreneur who has been in the hospitality and night club business for the past twenty-six years. Not only has he helped the community through FUNDSY, Ted has also been on the Camp Rainbow Gold board for the majority of 25 years both as a board member and director up until he joined the FUNDSY board. Ted has been awarded Idaho Business Review’s 40 under 40, Channel 7’s Hero, and Idaho Business Review’s Healthcare Hero Volunteer Award. Ted’s latest venture is president of Boost Business Media, Boise’s newest and fastest growing collective of marketers. Ted loves working for FUNDSY because he believes strongly about giving back to the community, and he understands the importance of giving established charities the infrastructure to help others.   

Erin Erkins

Erin Erkins is an Idaho native and loves living in Boise, ID with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys being surrounded by her family and friends. You can find her running, hiking in the foothills, golfing and cooking. Erin is the Senior Manager of Leadership Development & Communications for the Boise Metro Chamber. She enjoys working with the Chamber staff and serving the business community through the Leadership Boise, Leadership Boise Academy, and Boise Young Professionals programs.

Joe Huarte

Joe Huarte is general partner for Lynx Investments LP. He is primarily responsible for strategic growth of the company as well as negotiations and management of each asset. Joe’s a family man and an avid golfer. Joe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from Westmont College.

Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed is an attorney in the banking and real estate groups. She represents a wide variety of lenders and borrowers in the documentation and due diligence necessary for secularized lending. Sarah has been awarded Idaho Business Review’s 40 Under 40 in 2017, Leaders in Law, Up and Coming Lawyer in 2015, and Women’s & Children’s Alliance’s Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) award recipient in 2015. Sarah believes working with Fundsy is an opportunity to give back to our community in creative and fun ways. Our beneficiaries are able to showcase their mission to people they may never have touched.

Education is her true passion … it has one of the biggest impacts on our community.

 

Troy Ladish

Troy has worked in the field of Information Technology for 13 years all of which his tenure is with the J.R. Simplot Company.
Troy and his wife Tiffany have two kids, a girl and, a boy. They share the same love for fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that they demonstrate daily to their kids in hopes one day when they are young adults, they will also have the same desire to be healthy and live an active lifestyle.

When Troy is not in the office or lifting weights in the gym you will find him with his kids outside riding bikes or playing various sports. He enjoys coaching his sons’ baseball and football teams as well as putting no his geek hat and sitting down for video games.

Christina Ludwig

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Paula McCurry

Paula McCurry has spent majority of her life in the Treasure Valley.  She has a service heart. Her passion is her family and making a difference in the community.  Paula is a graduate from Washington State University holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Her focus in nursing has been  Critical Care, Emergency Room Nursing and Oncology. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have four children.

Paula and her husband own the Auto Ranch Group. Paula spends her free time enjoying the beautiful outdoor activities,  that Idaho has to offer.

Duane Morris

Duane is an entrepreneurial minded Merchandising, Marketing and Business Development Executive with over 30 years’ experience at Albertsons, Supervalu, and private service management companies in the food drug mass channels.  Born in California, grew up in the northwest, attended University of Washington, Duane’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him through a variety of experiences in his over 30 years in grocery, he has worked in both public and private companies.  He has held roles in Marketing and Merchandising, Operations, Corporate Planning, Integration Strategy and Execution and has a great track record for driving innovation and leading change. Most recently he has created and is currently the managing partner of Catalyst Retail Solutions a company focused on developing and growing niche brands in the food, drug, mass and specialty channels.

Tommy Murata

Tommy is on the Sales Team for ClickBank. Originally from Ontario Oregon, Tommy has lived in Boise for ten years! In his free time Tommy likes golfing, skiing, fishing, outdoor activities, playing the guitar, and traveling. Tommy loves being a part of Fundsy because; “I like the positive impact that FUNDSY has on organizations in our community. The money we raise provides benefits that are felt by many throughout the years. There is no better feeling than helping others who are truly in need. It’s an honor and privilege serving on the board.  My goal is to help FUNDSY bring as much happiness as possible to others.”

Kaitlyn Rebholtz

Kaitlyn Rebholtz Wall is the e-commerce Manager at Agri Beef. In this role, she is responsible for the design and implementation of the direct-to-consumer channel for both the Snake River Farms and Double R Ranch beef brands. Kaitlyn graduated from Santa Clara University with a BSc in Finance and a minor in Entrepreneurship.  

 

Lisa Shannahan

“The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our sense of well-being becomes,” Dalai Lama. Serving in my community gives me an exceptional sense of satisfaction. By volunteering and being active in the community I am setting an example for my children and to others in my life as to how important it is to give back. Whether it is our time, skills or money we give to others, it is the responsibility of each one of us to support the community we live in.”

Meredith Stead

Meredith Stead grew up on both coasts, chasing her brothers and dad on great outdoor adventures. She has worked for organizations in both the outdoors and entertainment industries, as well as the arts. Her expertise is her love of people and ability to improve any business’s methods of achievement. She recently transitioned from marketing for Ballet Idaho to marketing for Boise Valley Economic Partnership, which compliments her position on the City of Boise Planning and Zoning Commission. She currently plays in Boise and Idaho with her husband and rescue mutt, Kaya.