Sunday, December 10, 2023

Movers and Shakers

| November 10, 2023 1:00 AM

Bonwell to speak at Rise to CEO series event

ATC Manufacturing, Inc. CEO Jacob Bonwell will speak at the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce's 2023 Rise to CEO Speaker Series at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls.

Bonwell is a Post Falls native with advanced coursework in neurology and a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Idaho. He's spent most of the past decade at ATC Manufacturing on the forefront of advancements in thermoplastic composites for aerospace, defense and military verticals.

He was promoted to CEO in 2023 and oversees the research, planning, production and finance functions of thousands of novel thermoplastic inputs across multiple industry applications.

Beyond his medical and engineering education, Bonwell holds a PMP certificate from the Project Management Institute along with a Credential of Readiness Certificate from Harvard Business School.

Bonwell's philanthropic pursuits include founding the Sweethearts Ball in 2012, an annual fundraising gala at The Coeur d'Alene Resort that supports Camp Journey NW, a local pediatric oncology camp. He also serves on the regional council of Make-A-Wish Idaho.

Bonwell is a husband and a father with extensive outdoor pursuits, including hiking, fishing and hunting.

Admission to this Rise to CEO Speaker Series event is $30 for members, $35 for future members.

Orchard Ridge elects two new board members

Orchard Ridge has elected two new members to its board of directors: Lisa Rakes and Rhonda Roth.

Lisa and her husband Mark have lived and worked in Coeur d’Alene most of their lives. Lisa has been employed by the Coeur d’Alene School District since 1996, where she spent 17 years in the classroom teaching English, Language Arts and Science and now currently works as a middle school librarian. Lisa Rakes is active in her community, serving on the United Way of North Idaho’s Community Impact Council, tutoring students after school, volunteering at Emerge art gallery, and engaging in state library committees. Rakes enjoys being outdoors, working with her hands, traveling and reading good books. As the parents of a high school and a college student, the Rakeses spend a lot of time attending soccer games, band concerts and parent weekends.  

Serving on the board represents a kind of homecoming for long-time Rathdrum resident Rhonda Roth, who once worked as a marketing assistant for Orchard Ridge. Her career has since taken her to the top of a marketing management firm, thinkrhm3, that specializes in technical content for software giants. When she isn't in the world of high tech, Roth loves to be out in nature — counting gardening and hiking among her many hobbies — and in the company of her family: husband Darcy, who owns and operates a construction company; son Preston, daughter McKenzie and son-in-law Adam. Having lived in Rathdrum for 25 years, Rhonda Roth is deeply involved with and active in community life. She is on the staff of Canvas Church as a worship leader, and is honored to have been asked to serve on the board and continue Orchard Ridge's caring mission.

Since 1921, Orchard Ridge has served North Idaho by providing a faith-based loving home for older adults. Orchard Ridge offers a high-level assisted living/memory care facility as well as independent living. For 102 years, Orchard Ridge Senior Living has been governed by 20 sponsoring churches in our area, the only nonprofit facility of its kind in the Inland Northwest.


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