Executive Board Members
Board President - Jim Payne
Earned his PhD in political science from Berkeley in 1965, and has written many books and articles in the field. He has worked with youth as a teacher at Yale, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins and Texas A&M universities. In Sandpoint he has coached Striker soccer and taught Sunday School at First Lutheran Church. An avid long-distance kayaker, he has published four books on his travel adventures. He has volunteered at the Teen Center for 10 years.
Board Vice President - Troy Badeaux
Troy has been a Firefighter/EMT for the City of Sandpoint Fire Department for 20 years. He lends data management and technology expertise to the organization. Troy has a teen son and is passionate about serving youth in his community.
Treasurer - Joan Avery
Joan has been the Program Director of Sandpoint Teen Center for 10 years. Joan majored in education in college and has taught at the Sandpoint Junior Academy (SJA) for 12 years and served as the school’s treasurer for 13 years. Joan spent one year in Argentina teaching English as a second language. Joan is an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist church and has worked in their children’s ministries teaching children’s classes, VBS, and helping with adult classes. She enjoys camping, boating, reading and working with youth of all ages, especially her two grandchildren.
Secretary - Lynn Jennings-Dawson
A fourth generation Idahoan, born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Lynn works for Washington Federal Bank in Sandpoint. Starting in high school, Lynn became involved with socialization and sports activities programs that helped mentally and physically challenged youth. She hopes to continue supporting and reaching out to the vulnerable youth in our community by her involvement with the Sandpoint Teen Center.
Board Member - Doug Fraser
Doug retired from a career in marketing and manufacturing 16 years ago. He holds a BS Degree in Economics & Labor Relations and has been a volunteer tax preparer through AARP for the last 6 years. When he isn’t busy helping The Teen Center with their accounts, he also serves as Treasurer for local Masonic and Shrine organizations.
Board Member - Audrey Marks
Co-Pastor of Cornerstone Church. She served as a Youth Leader for 4 years and as the Youth Event Coordinator for a number of teen programs. Entrepreneur, wife and soon to be Mom!
Board Member - Jared Marks
Currently Pastor of Cornerstone Church and previously served as a youth pastor. Worked with teens and families for the last 7 years and served in a variety of ministries. Also a Welder/Fabricator, husband and son to be a father!
Board Member - Holly Rose
Holly grew up in Utah and later completed her RN in California. She enjoys watercoloring, lettering, calligraphy and learning music on the keyboard. She likes to share her artistic interests and connect with teens in our community at the Sandpoint Teen Center.