Board Members

Shelly Robson

Development Coordinator for the Vandal Scholarship Fund

Shelly Robson of Hayden Lake is the Development Coordinator for the Vandal Scholarship Fund based at University of Idaho-Coeur d’Alene for the past 10 years. Shelly is a 1991 graduate of the University of Idaho, is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and is a former Vandal Scholarship Fund National Board president. Shelly has been involved with Vandal Athletics since graduation and has served on the Hall of Fame committee since 2006.

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Rick Rasmussen

CEO of Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls

Rick Rasmussen resides in Hayden Lake and is CEO of Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls. Rick graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1984 where he played three sports and was part of the 1982 football state championship team. He then went to University of Montana and played football and participated in track and field. Rick’s father coached at CHS for 30+ years was elected to the HOF two year ago. Rick’s wife, Sharyl, was a state champion at CHS in basketball and softball, and their two daughters (Chelsey and Kylie) won state softball championships at CHS. He has been on the Hall of Fame board since 2014.

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Joe Dobson

Real Estate Salesman for Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty – Hayden Lake, ID

Joe Dobson is from Hayden Lake and is a real estate salesman for Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty. He has been in real estate for 44 years. He has a livestock and cattle background and is a 1966 graduate of the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He was Co-Captain of the Idaho football team in 1965 and has followed Vandals since. He serves as president of the Kootenai Shoshone Farm Bureau. He has been a member of North Idaho Hall of Fame Committee since 1967.

E-mail: dobsonjoe@msn.com

Ken Lynn

Dentist at the Post Falls Family Dental Center

Ken Lynn of Coeur d’Alene has been a dentist for 24 years at the Post Falls Family Dental Center. He graduated from Wallace High School in 1984 and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1989. He also graduated from the University of Washington Dental School in 1992. He has been active in youth sports as a football, basketball and baseball coach for 12 years. He is an avid booster of Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene high schools as well as the University of Idaho. Ken and his wife, Carrie, have four children: Mariah, Jakob, Hannah and Gabe.

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Tim Ross

Retired educator – Hope, ID

Tim Ross, and his wife Sandy, live in Hope, Idaho and he is a retired educator. He graduated from Sandpoint in 1970 and attended the University of Idaho during 1970-75 where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. Tim taught for 37 years, including 32 in Bonner County. He coached many sports, including football girls’ basketball and track. He also was an athletic director for 10 years and was the Idaho High School Athletic Association’s Class A-1 Athletic Director of the Year in 1996. He has worked at the state track meet for more than 40 years. Tim has been on the Hall of Fame committee since 2002.

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John Lynn

Kootenai Girls Softball Association – coach, board member and board president

John Lynn lives in Coeur d’Alene with his wife Mary. He grew up in Wallace and graduated from Wallace High School in 1973. He then attended the University of Idaho and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor’s in Geological Engineering. He worked in the mining industry before he returned to UI and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He worked as at North Idaho College as the Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center for 12 years and currently is an Area Specialist for USDA-Rural Development. John has been involved with the Kootenai Girls Softball Association as a coach, board member and board president, and also has been on coach and board member for the Coeur d’Alene Crush select softball team. John has been on the Hall of Fame board since 2001.

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Bert Sahlberg

Works and serves on the Board of Directors for the Warrior Athletic Association

Bert Sahlberg was born and raised in Pocatello and is a 1983 graduate of the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He was sports editor at the Argonaut and upon graduation was hired at Lewiston Tribune. He later worked at the Idaho Statesman for nine months and then was hired as the Tribune’s sports editor in 1988 and held the position until 2002. He covered University of Idaho football while at the Tribune and won several state and regional writing awards. He then became an editorial writer, but left the newspaper business for Lewis-Clark State College in 2003 where he currently works and serves on the Board of Directors for the Warrior Athletic Association. Bert had a Heisman Trophy vote for nearly two decades and does color for LCSC home basketball games. He has been on the Board since 2013.

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Julie Stark

Customer Service Manager at Peak Health and Wellness in Coeur d’Alene

Julie Stark grew up in Moscow and graduated from Moscow High School in 1980. After attending the University of Idaho, she moved to Coeur d’Alene and has been a die-hard Vandal Booster all of her life. She is the Customer Service Manager at Peak Health and Wellness in Coeur d’Alene. She has been active in coaching and following her three children in their athletic careers through Coeur d’Alene High and spent four years coaching softball with Larry Bieber at CHS. She is married to Garry Stark and has been a board member since 2008.

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Barb Patton

Executive Assistant to the CEO at Northwest Specialty Hospital

Barb Patton of Coeur d’Alene has worked in the healthcare field since 1992 and is currently Executive Assistant to the CEO at Northwest Specialty Hospital. Barb earned her Associate’s degree in Business Administration at Long Beach City College and then continued her education in the Human Resource field at Long Beach State University and Lewis-Clark State College. A former collegiate volleyball player, Barb has been coaching club and high school volleyball in northern Idaho since 2003. She became a board member in 2016.

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Chuck Christopher

Owner, Advantage Advertising, Inc. and Digital Barn Productions – Lewiston, ID

Chuck has owned Advantage Advertising in Lewiston since 1986.  He is a 1984 graduate from the University of Idaho and his firm has amassed a large portfolio of college athletic marketing work including work as the advertising agency for the University Idaho Vandal Athletic Department since 1995.  His company has most recently been recognized for their college football poster designs ranked in the top 15 nationally by BleacherReport.com five times in the last four years including the number one design for the University of Wyoming in 2014.  He and his wife Mindy live in Juliaetta, Idaho and have five children together.

E-mail: chuckc@advantageadvertising.com

John Knowles

Owner, Knowles Construction, Inc. – Sandpoint, ID

+ Retired  20 year Sandpoint Senior High School teacher.
+ Retired Sandpoint Senior High School football coach for 26 years.
+ Former Idaho Vandal Football player class of 1971.
+ Idaho Hall of Fame selection committee for the past 14 years .
+ Inducted into Sandpoint High School  athletic Hall of Fame 2007.

E-mail: jknowles135@gmail.com

John Friesz

Retired – Hayden, ID

John graduated from Coeur d’ Alene high school in 1985. After high school he went to the University of Idaho and played QB for Hall of Fame head coaches Dennis Erickson, Keith Gilbertson and John L. Smith.  The Vandals won 3 consecutive conference championships in 1987, 1988 and 1989.

He was a two-time First Team All-American and three-time Big Sky Conference player of the year. He twice led the nation in passing and received the 1989 Walter Payton Award as Division I-AA’s National Player of the Year. In 2006 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In 1990 he was drafted by the Chargers and went on to have an 11-year career in the NFL. An active member in the community, he has hosted golf tournaments benefiting the American Diabetes Association, Spinal Cord Research and is a founding board member for the Kootenai County Police and Fire Memorial Foundation.

He has been on the hall of fame board since 2009.

John and his wife Julie live in Hayden and have three sons; Hunter, Jake and Carter.

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