Director & Treasurer
Karen is an attorney located in Boise, Idaho, currently working as in-house counsel for Veritas Technologies. Karen graduated from the University of Idaho in 1999 with a B.A. in Political Science and received her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2003. Karen is the mom of two young boys and enjoys spending time with her family in Boise, and traveling when they can. Karen was honored to join the TSF Board, as treasurer, in April of 2019.
Director & President
Tyler Neill is an attorney in Boise, Idaho and a co-founder of The Speedy Foundation. Tyler was close friend of Jeret "Speedy" Peterson since childhood. Tyler graduated from College of Idaho in 2004 with degrees in Politics & Economics and History. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2007. Tyler received a M.S. in Education/Sport Psychology from University of Idaho in 2008. Prior to working as an attorney, Tyler was the Head Women's Tennis Coach and Associate Director of Compliance for the University of Idaho.
Director & Secretary
Erin is a Web Content Coordinator with the City of Boise. She remembers Jeret in high school when she was a sophomore, but got to know Jeret after graduating through mutual friends in Salt Lake and in Boise. She has been involved and volunteered with The Speedy Foundation since its inception and joined the board in the winter of 2017. She has her degree in Communication from Boise State and helps the foundation with graphics, fliers, web edits and everything digital.
Director & Treasurer
Katie is the proud mom of 2 boys who live in Heber, UT. Speedy showed up at Katie’s house as a child with her brother Nate. Speedy made himself right at home becoming a member of her family. Katie attended college in Fort Meyers, FL where she played tennis, later transferring to the University of Utah, graduating with a BA in communications. Katie joined the Board in April 2015. Katie enjoys golf, fly fishing, and skiing at Deer Valley Resort. Katie is a certified QPR trainer.
Member at Large
Mike grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and has now been in the Boise area since 2001. He received his Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing and Management from the University of Portland which led him into the mortgage business for the past 22 years. Mike has been active in many community organizations including American Red Cross, Neighborworks Boise, LLS, Camp River Run, Rotary and his church. He believes giving back is an integral piece of being a part of the Treasure Valley Community. Mike enjoys competitive tennis, snow skiing, hiking as well as many other outdoor activities that the Southern Idaho area provides.
Member at Large
Kim is a school psychologist who advocates for mental wellness for the students she supports. Kim has her B.A. in psychology from Boise State University and M.Ed. andEd.S. from Idaho State University. Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog. In her free time, Kim loves to cook, camp, and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Kim joined the TSF Board in December of 2017.
Shannon Decker, executive director and co-founder of The Speedy Foundation, holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Idaho and has ten years of private and public teaching and administrative experience in Idaho, Nevada, and California. She is a Mental Health First Aid, QPR, and safeTALK facilitator who offers trainings in Idaho and Utah to further the foundation’s mission of promoting mental health education and advocating for suicide prevention.
Linda is a retired registered nurse, in Boise, ID with a career of experience in several different areas of health care. Linda created The Speedy Foundation after the loss of her son, Speedy, to bring awareness and hope to others living with mental illness. The positive energy and future of the The Speedy Foundation have helped keep Jeret's positive legacy alive in Linda's heart. Linda is TSF's #1 champion and volunteer.
Kim Galleghar | badass
Idaho Accounting Services | accounting
Maximized Group | business building
Tyler Neill | legal counsel
Jarrett Mitchell | photography
PBB Photography | photography
Maren Rush | graphic design
Sue Christensen, Only Eye Design & Christina Shiebler, Asset Communications | branding
WideEye Productions | Celebration of Life film
Previous Board Members
Linda Peterson | Director & President
Mike Ruzek | Board Chair
Jana Lindsey | Board Secretary
Erika Finks | Board Secretary
Skiff Larson | Director & Board Secretary
Tyler Neill | Director & Board Treasurer
Michelle Kerby | Interum Executive Director
Emily Cook | Board Member
Michael Stedman | Board Member
Nate Roberts | Board Member
Scott DuBois | Board Member
Rena Jordan | Board Member
Graham Watanabe | Board Member
Christina Shiebler | Board Member
Dr. Antonia Baum | Board Member
R. Isaac Pace | Board Member
Trish Clark | Board Member