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AquAbility Board of Directors 2017





Karen founded AquAbility in 2010.  Karen is blessed to be working in her passion helping people with disabilities find health, independence and enjoyment in the healing environment of water.  It is her hope that AquAbility will continue to flourish and grow in order to help many more people.  In addition to swimming, Karen loves to paddle board, is an ice hockey goalie, reader, and loves to cook.

Karen’s certifications:

Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Certified, 40 years experience swim instruction/coaching, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI) Certified, ATRI Strength and Core Specialty Certification, AAHPERD Adapted Aquatics Instructor, ASCA Certified Level 2 Swim Coach, ASCA Certified Level 3 Disability Swim Coach, Member World Swimming Coaches Association, Ace Certified Personal Trainer, Ace Certified Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, Master’s Swim National Champion and All-American and Collegiate Division 1 All-American Swimmer, Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, Kinesiology.





“Aurelie joined the Board in 2011.  Aurelie comes from France where she studied hotel management. She moved to the Wood River Valley in 2001. She recently joined a public accounting firm as a CPA after working 10 years in commercial and private banking. Aurelie enjoys spending time with her family and loves the active outdoors lifestyle Sun Valley offers. Aurelie also serves on the Wood River YMCA Board in Ketchum, ID.        She is valuable to AquAbility with her business background, her spirit of giving, and her huge heart.”





 Greg joined the Board in November 2015.  Greg has been previously affiliated with multiple non-profits within our community, as well as having worked for various for-profit corporations. In the past, Greg worked at the Treasure Valley YMCA (Health and Fitness Director), at Warm Springs Counseling Center (staff counselor), and for El-Ada Community Action Agency (Housing Programs Manager). Greg has previously volunteered at the St Luke’s MISTY Program, the Idaho Medium Security Prison, and the Idaho Homeless Coalition. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice, and continues to serve on several non-profit committees within the Boise area. Greg has a son who participates in AquAbility.




Honorary Board Members








Kevin Everett 2016-2017

Deb Erickson  2011-2014

Don Oliphant  2010-2013

Eric Newman   2010-2013



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