Arlo D. Luke has been with Valley Pride since its inception and he took the leadership to organize and develop the organization, along with several other key individuals. He served as President of Valley Pride for nine years. Formulation of Valley Pride was the result of a desire from top community leaders, who were seeking […]
Although he was born and raised in Kansas, Rick Cheatum moved to Pocatello 38 years ago and can’t imagine a better place to live and raise a family. Rick’s education at the University of Kansas has led him to a work career that has included radio, auto sales, and credit unions. For the past ten […]
Mark is a native of Pocatello and graduate of Idaho State University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management and Organization. He is currently the Executive Director of NeighborWorks® Pocatello and has held this position since 2007. Prior to this, he worked in various capacities at Farmers Insurance […]
The quality of Valley Pride’s projects and the reputation of its board attracted Jedd’s interest in being a volunteer. Jedd is a Vice President in business lending at The Bank of Commerce with 33 years of experience in banking. He is native of Pocatello and is graduate in business from Idaho State University.
Jonny joined Valley Pride in 2011 to help lead the community in the building of Brooklyn’s Playground – the Portneuf valley’s premier all-access playground. Jonny is the President of Brooklyn’s Buddies, a committee dedicated to the continued upkeep of the playground. He is part owner of Textbook Exchange and Fisher Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty […]
Through her association with Valley Pride, Sherri has learned that there is much one can do in the community to make a difference, one just has to step out of their comfort zone and get involved. Valley Pride is all about making our city inviting to others and making it the best place for our families to live.
John Banks accepted a position with the City of Pocatello as Parks & Recreation Director in November, 2014. Prior to joining Pocatello, John served as Deputy Recreation Director/Sports Supervisor for the City of Laguna Niguel, CA. After over 20 years there, John and his wife Julie decided it was time for a change of scenery and are now very happily residing in Inkom, ID with their twin 16 year old sons. They also have two grown daughters who still reside in California. He enjoys spending time with family, exercising & working around the house to stay active, and is an avid Boston Celtics fan.
Val is the Student Activities Coordinator at Idaho State University. She worked on the Harrison Street clean up and totally enjoyed it. Being elected to the Valley Pride board in 2016, she loves being part of a committee that seeks out opportunities to better our community.
Larry was born and raised in Pocatello and has been involved with many projects in the community. He became familiar with Valley Pride while serving as the chairman of the Pocatello/Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce. He saw the great asset that this organization was to the community and wanted to be part of it. Pocatello truly […]
As a new board member, joining in 2018, Chuck is learning about the far reaching and positive impact that Valley Pride has in the local area. He has lived in the Pocatello area for the last 23 years with his wife and children. Free time is spent as much outdoors as possible, so being able […]
A member of Valley Pride since 2006, Robert’s volunteer focus is the “War on Weeds”, cleaning the river and the yearly city-wide cleanup. He has lived in Pocatello all his life and has volunteered on many projects for the betterment of the community.
Cassey was raised in Pocatello and is a graduate of Idaho State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and is currently a SEG Relationship Manager at Mountain America Credit Union. She currently sits on the boards of the ISU Alumni Association, Zoo Idaho Zoological Society, Pocatello-Chubbuck Leadership, and Portneuf Health Trust […]
David became interested in Valley Pride when he was asked to join and got involved in the Berm Project. Valley Pride is spearheading an effort to put a tree line boulevard down Highway 30 from the Simplot Plant all the way to Alameda Road. This would screen a number of unsightly businesses and provide an […]
Bud’s continuing interest in protecting the Portneuf river brought him to join the Valley Priode board in 2017. As a director of the Portneuf River Project he was involve in projects spending more than a million dollars on projects upstream on the river. the Portneuf River Project partners are committed to preserve and protect the […]
I’m Matt Spanbauer. I’ve lived in southeastern Idaho my entire life. I grew up in Blackfoot where I attended Blackfoot High School. Once I completed my education at Blackfoot high, I attended Idaho State University where I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. I’ve had careers ranging from the cell phone industry to […]
Teresa Stockwell, the Resource Specialist for IdahoStars with the University of Idaho, is a lifelong resident of the Portneuf Valley. She is one of the newest members of the Board of Directors of Valley Pride, joining in 2018. She is looking forward to assisting with many projects slated for this valley. She has a special […]
Jeff Anderson joined Valley Pride in 2014 to help with the Highway 30 berm revitalization project. Since joining, he has worked on most of Valley Pride’s projects and is our champion for the continuing upkeep of the trees on the Alameda hillside. Jeff loves working on projects that beautify our community.
Jay grew up in New Richmond, Ohio, a river town 21 miles upriver from Cincinnati. He came out to Pocatello in 171 to attend ISU and never left. He is more of a “Spud than a Buckeye” anymore. While at ISU, Jay served as Senator and VP of ASISU. He graduated in 1976 with a […]
Tim is a Partner/Owner of Santuary Wealth Management. He joined Valley Pride in 2003 because he felt that improving the “curb appeal” of the Portneuf Valley also strengthens its economic development competitiveness. Tim also helped lead the charge in fundraising for Brooklyn’s Playground.
Beth is one of the founding members of Valley Pride. She has worked on every one of its projects and is an extremely active member of the Board. Some of Beth’s favorite projects are the Chief Pocatello statue, the installation of the Hwy. 30 berms, the Alameda hillside and Brooklyn’s Playground.
Arlo Luke’s enthusiastic leadership aimed at beautifying areas of our valley is what brought Norm to the first group meeting of what would later become Valley Pride. Some of Norm’s favorite projects are the WELCOME sign on E. Center, the Hwy. 30 berms, Alameda hillside, the Chief Pocatello statue and his absolute favorite is Brooklyn’s Playground.
One of Valley Pride’s champion Honorary Directors, Robert joined the U.S. Navy as a Sub Chaser directly after graduation from Pocatello High School in 1943. From 1943 to 1946, Robert served in the South Pacific, North Pacific, Aleution Islands, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Captain YTB419. After leaving the Navy, he was a service station manager […]
George joined Valley Pride for the opportunity to help individuals, groups and neighborhoods complete community projects. The river clean ups, WELCOME sign on E. Center and the berms on Hwy 30 are some of his favorite projects. Other than Valley Pride, George also volunteers with Rotary and church projects.
Sam Nettinga has been with Valley Pride since the beginning. He became active when the charter member group was looking for a way forward in which to make Pocatello a community with pride and to become more attractive or interested new businesses to relocate or at least consider relocating in our community. Sam has given […]