Our latest support staff...                                                                                                                            

Marlene Hope has lived in Pocatello for about 25 years.  Her work history includes St. Vincent in Blackfoot, Dairy Queen and lunch person for School District 25, including 7 years at Hawthorne Middle School.  She is the proud parent of 3 children, 10 grandchildren, and 8 1/2 great grandchildren.  Marlene enjoyed camping in her younger years.  She currently enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Buddy.

Chris Rhoades has lived in Idaho for approximately 25 years.  She was a pre-school teacher for 13 years. Chris has 3 boys, 2 of which live in Pocatello and 1 who lives in California.  She also has 2 grandchildren. Among the things Chris likes to do include singing at church and with the Silver Chords, dancing and visiting with friends she has made at the local Fitness Center.

Wanda Burris was born in Clifton, North Carolina.  She was raised with two sisters & one brother, who have passed.  Wanda met her husband, John, while he was on leave in Maryland.  They were together for almost 40 years. She lost John in 2003.  They came to Idaho in 1970 and ran a café and bowling alley for three years.  Sever-al years down the road, Wanda and John moved to Lava, where he was the Chief of Police.  They later moved to Aberdeen and to Pocatello in 1985.  Wanda started a long career work-ing for American Microsystems, Inc.  She continued working there for 26 years and retired in 2004.  Wanda has spent her retirement helping friends who were ill.  She enjoys working out 5 days a week at Fitness, Inc.  She began helping at the center in 2014 with Carrie Dee doing the bake sales.  Wanda comes in and wraps silverware for the center. She is happy to help at the center.  Wanda lived in 8 different states on the East Coast before coming to Idaho in 1970. It is home!  She has 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren.

Marty Riedle is working part-time in the office and comes to us with a great background.  Marty retired from the site with experience in scheduling, data entry, coordination of work flow, maintenance of numerous databases, assisted with training & maintaining accurate and auditable training records, etc., as well as other duties too numerous to mention.  Prior to that, she worked for the Department of Employment and American Microsystems, Inc. (ON).  She is motivated, outgoing, friendly and enjoys working with the public.

Artie Zoho is a new volunteer at the Center.  She enjoys dancing, learning and making Greek food. She is fluent in four different languages.  You’ll find her busy in the kitchen.


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