KEA’s Board of Directors is proud to announce that Sharon Bosley has accepted our offer to serve as KEA’s new Executive Director, effective immediately. We have successfully completed a thorough examination of the needs of our organation and we are fully confident that Sharon has the passion, vision and management skills we are seeking to help KEA achieve its misson and further expand its reach.

Sharon grew up in Michigan in the suburbs of Detroit. She attended Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where she completed her degree in Mechanical Engineering Technologies and found her two true loves: the outdoors and her soul mate, Chris. After college, she and Chris moved west to Idaho where they enjoy mountain biking, backpacking, snowboarding and outdoors adventuring. Sharon worked for Micron Technologies for 8 years in the Real Time Defect Analysis group.  Soon after her first child was born, she and Chris decided to move to Coeur d’Alene.  Sharon decided to stay home with her two children for several years and was an active Kootenai Environmental Alliance volunteer for Earth Day Fairs and Junk2Funk. Sharon then served on the KEA Board for just over a year, before accepting a part-time staff position as KEA’s Outreach and Development Coordinator.  Since May, Sharon has served as KEA’s Interim Executive Director.

Sharon is an outstanding steward and advocate for our environment and is deeply committed to furthering KEA’s mission “to conserve, protect and restore our local environment.”  She has demonstrated her ability to bring people together to work toward making a difference. She and Chris have two wonderful children, a super fluffy white dog, 9 chickens, and 3 fish, 21 tadpoles and 1 crawfish.  E-mail Sharon:

As we shared with you in May, KEA’s Board of Directors is taking time to set our course for the future. We are in the process of developing a three-year strategic plan, which will focus everyone’s attention and time on agreed-upon goals. Our volunteer program leaders are already considering strategies for expanding our reach. Following our upcoming September Board Retreat, we will be asking you to contribute your ideas and recommendations to help us complete this important task. We are thrilled that Sharon is now on board and will be advising us throughout this planning cycle.

We truly appreciate your support and value your input. Now, more than ever, we need to unite our community to ensure the protection of our natural resources for future generations.