, Council President, was elected to her first four-year
term on the Sandpoint City Council in November
was raised in a small Central California
farming town. As a young adult, she
moved to Northern California, where she
graduated from college, worked and started her
moved to Sandpoint in 1989.
During her work career
locally as a mental health specialist, she was
an active volunteer in the community,
including six years on the Sandpoint Planning
and Zoning Commission, as a member and
She has also served her community as a
board member of Community Cancer Services and
is a current field coordinator for the
Sandpoint Soccer Association TOPSoccer
is a founding board member and current officer
of a local non-profit focused on the
development of a community recreation center.
She also participated in a local effort
that resulted in the provision of concussion
baseline testing in Sandpoint.
As a current City Council member, she
serves on the City Council's Administrative Committee and acts
as the Council liaison to the Historic
She also served as the Council liaison
to the Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force for
three years and
as the Council liaison to the Pedestrian
Advisory Committee for two years.
of Carrie’s seven grandchildren live
locally, as do two of her sons.
Her oldest daughter and her family live
in Northern California, and her youngest
daughter and family live in Oregon.
Carrie’s husband, Dan, works locally
in the construction industry.
Jamie Brunner was raised in southeast Idaho and graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow . In January 2004 she moved to Sandpoint to accept a job with the Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts, an organization that works cooperatively with property owners who want to protect their soils.
Jamie is vice-chair of the Panhandle Stormwater and Erosion Education Program
Board of Directors, one of the SEEP class instructors, is on the steering committee for the Pend Oreille/Priest Lake*A*Syst (Lakeshore Assessment System) program,
is a graduate of the Leadership Idaho Agriculture
program, and works with conservation districts in the Sandpoint area.
In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities,
reading and gardening. She frequently spends time with friends camping, hiking, huckleberry picking,
boating and playing in the snow. She likes discussing issues with friends at local establishments in downtown Sandpoint.
was raised in Sandpoint and attended college at Boise State University and in Germany. He traveled extensively looking for a place to settle down. He didn't have to travel far to decide that the place was where he was raised.
is a partner in a local residential construction company, Idagon Homes, which provides employment for about 60 of our community members. He is a young professional and brings energy, clear vision, and a willingness to learn to the City of Sandpoint. He strives to make sound decisions based on fact, not
He and his wife want to raise their
children in Sandpoint, and he wants them to enjoy a safe and vibrant community similar to the Sandpoint where he grew up. Justin is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys dirt biking, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and boating.
Aaron Qualls arrived in Sandpoint in 2006,
lured by the surrounding beauty and strong
fabric of community.
Raised in the suburbs of Fresno,
his passion for community planning began at an
early age having experienced the negative
effects of rapid growth combined with poor
attended the University of California at Santa
Cruz where he received an undergraduate degree
After graduation, he embarked on a
career in web and multimedia
design—creatively solving design problems
for clients large and small.
moving to Sandpoint, Aaron began involving
himself in the community in various ways.
His participation in the Sandpoint
Comprehensive Planning process, the Festival
at Sandpoint “Going Green” program, and his
involvement with the Sandpoint Transition
Initiative Building and Community Design group
eventually led to an appointment on the
Sandpoint Planning Commission where he served
for over two years prior to being elected to
is also attending classes through Eastern
Washington University in pursuit of a Masters
in Urban and Regional Planning.
In his free time he enjoys spending
time with his family, improving his home
through light construction projects and
exploring the surrounding mountains by foot,
bike, snowboard, and canoe.
He also enjoys traveling when he is
able to do so and has in the past explored
Europe, South-East Asia and Latin America.
Thomas Eddy arrived
in Sandpoint with his family in 2008 and has
been amazed by its character, outdoor
recreation, and sense of community. His
experiences in Vail, Colorado, over the
previous eighteen years make him appreciate
all that Sandpoint has to offer and emboldened
him to help preserve the quality that makes it
so special. He
adores this town and hopes to make it a place
of opportunity to which our children will want
brings small business experience to his
Council position and will make responsible
decisions for our residents. You may find Tom
and his family skiing on Schweitzer, enjoying
the lake, or exploring the back roads and
trails of their new home.
graduated from The Colorado College in 1995
with a B.A. in English and is currently the
Snow Safety Supervisor for Schweitzer Mountain
Shelby Rognstad was born and raised in
Lewiston, Idaho, and has been a resident of
Sandpoint for 13 years.
Shelby first came here to practice
permaculture after graduating with a liberal
arts degree from the University of Idaho in
supported himself in the service and landscaping
After opening Common Knowledge Bookstore
and Café in March of 2006, he was appointed to
the Sandpoint Comprehensive Plan Steering
Committee in 2007.
In 2009, he was appointed to the
Sandpoint Planning and Zoning Commission.
He was just appointed for a second 3-year
term when he was appointed to fill Mayor
Ogilvie’s vacant City Council seat.
Shelby served on the
steering committee and Board of Directors for
Sandpoint Transition Initiative (2007-2008) and
volunteered for other local nonprofits including
for the Sandpoint Community Radio and the Public
Forum on Sustainability.
He has also volunteered at Vipassana
Meditation Centers in Washington, British
Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Shelby can still be found serving coffee
or breakfast at Sandpoint’s Common Knowledge
enjoys gardening and the outdoors year round.
He also enjoys art and music in his free