Meet Your 2021 Board of Directors
Levon Arnold, President
Long Arm Mechanics
After achieving advanced technical training and certifications in Seattle Washington, Levon moved back to Boise, Idaho in 2011 and founded Long Arm Mechanics Inc to provide consumers with a trustworthy automotive repair experience. Having successfully evolved from master automotive technician to a business owner, Levon has since started a spin off detailing business, Boise Auto Salon. Both businesses won Best of the Treasure Valley awards in 2017. Levon and his teams like to stay on the leading edge of technology, converting to a fully digital shop in 2018, and participating in continuing education and certifications in various topics.
Levon is an advocate of staying active in the community and providing value and positive contributions to those around him. Long Arm Mechanics has also donated hundreds of hours of shop time towards helping community members in need through the Green Light Outreach Program in partnership with several local charities.
Personal time is spent enjoying all of the outdoor opportunities the Gem state has to offer, traveling, and of course many disciplines of automotive car culture.
Andrea Rosholt, Vice President
Andrea Rosholt is an Idaho native whose multi-faceted practice focuses on both litigation and business law matters. In addition to experience in both the public and private sectors, Andrea holds a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. She draws on her experience, including undergraduate background focused on industrial-organizational psychology and communication, with the goal of understanding business efficiencies.
When she is not litigating commercial matters, Ms. Rosholt’s practice focuses on state and local as well as federal tax and ERISA issues facing companies and their executives.
In her spare time, Ms. Rosholt volunteers locally with United Way NEXT, helps hospitals raise money for portable mammograms, and sponsors and donates to the French Bulldog Rescue Network.
Cassandra Wagner, Director
In my early childhood, I lived in the country in Nevada. After living there we moved to Austria for a few years and eventually settled in Idaho. I have three siblings and was raised by a single mother who sacrificed everything to get us all through college. I attended the University of Idaho where I received a degree in Sociology. With this, I went around the world teaching abroad and traveling. Through traveling I have learned a lot about other cultures. With this knowledge, I hope to pass compassion, tolerance, and acceptance of other races and cultures to my children. One of the best ways I can see doing this is by working and helping in the nonprofit world. I strongly feel that teaching is one of the most important professions and investing in our children is investing in the future. I have worked with a nonprofit for the past three years. While doing this I developed a great desire to remain in the nonprofit world. I jumped at the opportunity when I heard that Giraffe Laugh was hiring. Education and the stability of our children are how we make the world a better place to live and Giraffe Laugh provides this. I am grateful and excited every day for the opportunity to work with such an amazing team of people on a mission that helps families in our community.
Beverly Knapp, Director
First Interstate BankBeverly Knapp, Retail Branch Manager for First Interstate Bank in Garden City is an experienced professional Retail Banker with a successful record of branch banking, business development and administration. Beverly has excellent interpersonal and leadership skills that have been integral to her success. Beverly provides a combination of skilled and practical lending and operational insight along with passion for providing friendly, high touch service to her clients. Whether you’re looking to start up a business or expand your current one, Beverly awaits the opportunity to go above and beyond to make your financial goals and dreams become reality. She has served on many boards in her career and enjoys volunteering for local charities.Outside of work she keeps busy and enjoys her family, snow skiing, gardening and has an infectious laugh that will brighten anyone’s day!
Hannah Ball, Director
Urban Land Development
Amy O'Dwyer, Secretary
Washington Trust Bank
Amy moved to Idaho from Oregon thirteen years ago and doesn't imagine herself ever leaving. She is Branch Manager at the State & Glenwood location of Washington Trust Bank.
Her volunteer activities include partnering with the United Way and Junior Achievement teaching financial education classes. Amy stays involved in the Boise community by actively participating in local fundraising and networking events. She plans to continue volunteering in the community and supporting local events and charities as well as contributing her experience and knowledge to the Garden City Chamber.
Amy enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking in the foothills with her dog, camping, fishing, rafting and most recently running.
Jim Geddings, Treasurer
Jim Geddings, CPA, PLLC
Jim origins, like many in Idaho, lie in California. However, after growing up in Southern California in the fifties and sixties and then spending his undergraduate college years in the San Francisco Bay Area during the seventies, he was ready for a change in scenery. Before finally settling in Boise in 2000, Jim first spent some time in Denver, CO and Eugene, OR. Jim and his wife, Eileen, have two grown daughters. Devin graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 and is now living in Portland. Shauna, the younger daughter, is currently in Bend, OR attending Central Oregon Community College.
After graduating from the University of Oregon with an MBA in 1991, Jim embarked on a career in accounting. Before opening his own CPA practice in 2004, he worked for a variety of accounting firms in Oregon, California, and Idaho. Consequently, Jim has experience working with variety of different sized businesses and individuals with both complex and simple financial concerns. Along with deep tax knowledge, Jim has particularly strong skills in QuickBooks, which he developed by both teaching QuickBooks classes over a number of years and consulting with clients in regards to their own unique, and sometimes complex, QuickBooks issues.
In 2009 Jim purchased Capital Financial Group, Inc., a local registered investment advisory firm, in order to extend the range of financial services available to his clients. Jim’s aim for this firm is to allow his clients to fully integrate their accounting, tax, and financial investments needs under one roof. The offices of Capital Financial Group, Inc. are located within the offices of Jim Geddings, CPA PLLC.
Dawn Snapp, Past President
Dawn serves as Marketing Company Executive Support for U-Haul Company of Idaho for 11 years. She is an Idaho Native and has been in the Treasure Valley area for 13 years. Dawn is an Advocate for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN), serving ACSCAN as ACT Lead, Fundraising Chair and Lobbyist at the Federal/State levels since 2008. Dawn is also a member of the Human Resources Association of the Treasure Valley (HRATV), ensuring her organization is kept up to date on the ever changing issues and laws related to business. She is also a proud sponsor of the Idaho Human Rights Education Center.
Free time is focused on family and community. Dawn’s professed loves are family, friends, pets, traveling the globe, coffee and ever exploring ways to engage with members of the community.
Lisa Becker, Director