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AquAbility Board of Directors 2016


May, 2016




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.





Kevin joined the Board in 2016.  He has been coaching for over 20 years; building, growing, and learning to be a catalyst for evolving relationships.  He has competed as a professional athlete for over a decade, experiencing events all over the world.

He swam in college while being a member of the four time NCAA II National Championships Swimming Team, Oakland University, earning Academic All American and Dean’s List status.

Kevin loves to coach and has had the pleasure of working with every age group and ability.  Expanding a love for movement (play) is a fun way to discover more about who we are.

Entering his 23rd year coaching swimming he enjoys instilling a love for a sport that can be so rewarding.  He was an integral part of creating and coaching the Youth and Adult Triclub at the YMCA.

 Kevin is a Life coach and Author of The Heart of Running.  Today, he uses his experience with motion, energy management, and balancing life to optimize the moment.  Kevin is also currently coaching master swimming at Boise State University. 




DARA TORRES                                 Honorary Board Member







Deb Erickson  2011-2014

Don Oliphant  2010-2013

Eric Newman   2010-2013


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