Meet Our Board

Bas Verheijen

Bas Verheijen

Executive Director

Bas moved from The Netherlands to Hailey, Idaho in summer 2005 with his wife and two children. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After his studies he worked for DHL, Brussels as a B2B consultant for outsourcing logistical services. Bas worked for coffee roasters in Munich, Germany and Portland, Oregon. In The Netherlands he was CEO of Bravilor Bonamat, his family-owned international manufacturing business for coffee brewing equipment. In Idaho Bas has been working as Angel Investor and helped out a variety of start-up businesses. He also started his own consultancy business, a chapter of the Biomimicry Network in Idaho. In Hailey he served as vice-president at the Sage School, a local private middle and high school. For fun Bas loves to travel, is passionated about nature and sustainability, loves to help out people however he can and he makes sure to enjoys the great Idahoan outdoors, either on foot, on his mountain bike or on skis.
Phil Rainey

Phil Rainey

Board Chair

Phil is a Navy trained deep-sea diver and a Certified Hyperbaric Technician and chamber operator.
After graduating in 1983 from the U.S. Navy’s Scuba School, Phil worked as reconnaissance diver. Furthering his education, Phil graduated in 1985 from the U.S. Navy’s Second Class Dive School and became a certified deep-sea diver for the 294th Dive Detachment. Phil accumulated 11 years of experience in both chamber and dive operations. He is a civilian Master Diver and a Commercial Diver.
Phil is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), has worked for the Fire Department for over 20 years and is a certified Swift Water Rescue Instructor.
Phil currently lives in Hailey, Idaho, with his family and has been studying hyperbaric medicine for over seven years.
Monty Heath

Monty Heath

Treasurer

At 16, Monty joined the delayed entry, dive-farer program, to become a US Navy SEAL. He proudly served his country, twice awarded the Bronze Star with combat Valor designation. From the defense contracting sector, he led the Navy’s SEAL Mentorship Program and the BUD/S Preparatory Program - the first two steps in the SEAL candidates' training pipeline. Monty then managed executive protection details for Forbes 400 families, as well as a 614,000 acre eco resort. For the past five years, Monty has passionately supported the veteran community through non-profit organizations; with Higher Ground, he is honored to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma. As Executive Director of VetToCEO, he is privileged to help veterans learn critical business skills. Because Monty prefers “and” to “or”, he also works with numerous for-profits across the country, serving in such roles as Director of Veterans in Business with PrimePay, marketing and leadership with American Revolution Vodka, and workplace violence/active shooter training with Trident Shield. When not working, Monty enjoys the outdoors with family, pets or a dirt bike.
Frank Halverson

Frank Halverson

Frank Halverson is a corporate vice president and was a director at Power Engineers for 27 years in Hailey. He has more than 45 years of experience in a broad range of engineering and manufacturing areas, including chief operations officer, corporate management, project management, production and manufacturing, new product development, civil engineering, quality control, training management, process engineering, and preventive maintenance, and plays a key role in POWER’s management and technical staff.
Prior to joining POWER, he spent 10 years with the US Army and 10 years with Corning Glass.”

Don Mathern

Don Mathern, owner of Idaho Insurance Specialists, began his insurance career in Montana in 1969. He started out with American Mutual Insurance Co. Don went to work for American Fidelity Insurance Co. and was the company representative in Montana, Idaho and Oregon. He then transferred to Boise, Idaho to work for American Fidelity and then joined the Marsh McLennan agency. In 1989 Don started his own company, Idaho Insurance Specialists as an independent agency. He helps all his clients on an annual basis to review their plans to make sure the plan fits his client’s need.
Sarah Shepard

Sarah Shepard

Secretary

Sarah founded The Site Vamp (Now CENTERLYNE) in 2008 and is an expert in web development, social media marketing, SEO, Google AdWords and Facebook advertising. She specializes not only in the creation of various websites for clients, but also in the upkeep of their web and social media sites. Together, these various web-based platforms comprise a powerful whole, which requires constant updates and maintenance. Sarah gets the job done!

Advisory Board

Heidi Peterson

Heidi’s experience over the past 20 years has focused on serving many large, international nongovernmental (INGO), multilateral, and philanthropic organizations. She is a proven innovator and versatile leader, and possesses a deep understanding of the dynamics of the health sector. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boise State University, and an M.P.A. from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. She became the Executive Director of Mobility Outreach International (MOi) in 2017. Her prior experience while based in San Francisco, Seattle and New Delhi India includes working with JDRF, PATH, Room to Read, CARE INDIA, CARE USA, Global Partnerships, Washington Works and United Way.