SVBICPhone: (208) 756-1551


Office Hours: Generally Monday-Thursday 10:00-3:00, AND by appointment at other times

Address:  803 Monroe St., Salmon, ID 83467





Deb Truelock, Director

Deb and her family moved to Salmon in January 2015 from Northern California. They were drawn to the area by the variety of outdoor adventures and small town environment in which to raise their children. Since moving to Salmon Deb has been working in the school district and alongside her husband at their local business. Deb’s passion for education started at a young age and in the last 15 years her education experience ranged from teaching preschool to teaching adult learners, both in person and online. Deb has her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and is currently going through an online credentialing program to earn her teaching credential with an endorsement in special education. Living in a small rural community, Deb understands the importance of online learning and bringing educational opportunities to Salmon to enrich the lives of its community.

Leadership Committee – (a sub-committee of the Lemhi Economic Development Association, LCEDA)

cindyphelpsCindy Phelps, Chair – PhD, retired chemistry educator,


BBobob Gutzman, Vice-Chair— MED – Administration and Policy Studies UCLA; retired school superintendent

LarryGwartneyLarry Gwartney, Secretary  —Writer, retired English/speech teacher and whitewater guide     Retired English/speech teacher and whitewater guide with 35 years of experience. He and his wife, Jenny, live in the family’s ancestral home in Salmon. Nowadays, Larry writes. He has two novels out, both set in Lemhi County. Other poems and short stories have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies.


JannaJanna Herbst – Community Educator, local business woman.




SteveLishSteve Lish CEO, Discovery Care Centre, .  The newest member of the board, Steve is the CEO of one of the major employers in Salmon.  His insight on the needs of local employers is a valuable and practical resource.



Barbara Miller – Retired high school mathematics educator, bmiller3847@yahoo.comBarbaraMiller




DorrieDorrie Prange—Salmon District #291 School Board Member, retired teacher,




Tammy_resizedTammy Stringham—Lemhi County Economic Development Association Executive Director,




Community/Industry Advisers to the Committee

JoJohanna Schroeder, – MBA in Entrepreneurship, former interim LEP Director,  I grew up in Salmon, and this place will always be home. Since college, I’ve been interested in how education can work better for more people, and so I love being a part of the LEP. I really believe that the LEP can be useful to the community, and I am lucky to have a chance to work with all these great people on figuring out how to make that happen.


Simpson, NicoleNicole Simpson—PHR, Premier Technology, Inc.  PHR, Premier Technology, Inc., which has been involved as a business partner with LEP for many years, particularly with the promotion of the welding program. As a property owner in Lemhi County I am personally invested in the success of the people and the community.