Boise Youth Edition
Thursday, March 24 - 26, 2016
Thursday, March 24 - 26, 2016
Event starts at 4:00 pm
BSU Venture College
301 S. Capitol Blvd
Thursday March 24th
Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Tracy has always had a passion for volunteerism and purpose-driven community engagement. After three years as a volunteer on Create Common Good’s strategic advisory board, Tracy transitioned to the role of CEO of the organization in September of 2015. Create Common Good is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to use food to change lives and build healthy communities. In addition to providing foodservice job-training and placement services to refugees and other populations with barriers to employment, CCG utilizes its large commercial kitchen to offer volume food production products and services. In the role of CEO, Tracy's business acumen ensures that CCG continues to meet the needs of its food production customers and her passion for community is leading CCG to even stronger programs and outcomes for its trainees. It’s the perfect combination of heart and business, or as they like to say at CCG, love in action.
Tracy is a member of the national Women’s Foodservice Forum and volunteers with many local Boise organizations. She lives in Boise, Idaho with her 15-year old son, Ashlund, and loves to travel, enjoy the outdoors and stay abreast of Idaho’s wine, craft beer and culinary scene.
Coaches and Mentors
I received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts. I started out my professional career creating a small business offering Computer Consultating and Training, spanning 15 years. We focused working with the the aerospace industry working extensively with Northrup, Rockwell and Hughes Aircraft. During this time I also pursued my career as a Conceptual Landscape Painter showing at the Bess Cutler Gallery of Los Angeles/New York and other venues around the country. My awards for artwork includes Artists Residencies at the Bemis and Ucross Foundations and teaching appointments at the Los Angeles Museum of Art. I proceeded to create and teach 21st century integrated Art classes for elementary schools using Design Thinking. I study Tai Chi, Qi Gong and am currently pursuing a black belt in Aikido.
Leif is an serial clean energy entrepreneur with four successful clean energy companies, seven years of experience, and deep market knowledge in commercial energy efficient lighting. Leif is a licensed professional engineer and a Senior VP of Site Based Energy, a Sun Valley based energy services company focusing on rooftop solar PV and LED lighting. Leif is also a partner in Intermountain Energy Partners where he developed a 170MW utility grade solar PV project in Idaho that was sold for a 10x return. Leif serves as President of the Idaho Clean Energy Association and Board of the Treasure Valley YMCA. He previously served as Chair of the Idaho Chapter of USGBC and has been on the board of several organizations. When Leif isn't busy building our company or helping improve our community, he can often be found biking, running or rafting in America's most scenic areas.
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