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Jerri's love of travel and world culture began as the daughter of a US Air Force Officer.  She was raised as a cowgirl while living in 7 states.  She has enjoyed extended stays in Israel, Peru, Slovenia, Germany, New Zealand and Japan.
Jerri met her husband Kent at the University of Montana.  After graduation they focused on retail sales in Aspen, Colorado before moving to Minnesota where they owned 6 stores at the Mall of America.  Inspired by her love of real estate and contracts, Jerri has enjoyed an 18 year career selling homes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Idaho.  Kent currently sells real estate and is head coach of the High School Varsity Tennis Team.  They have been married over 40 years, have a son & daughter, and celebrate 13 at the dinner table when the family joins together at their home in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Jerri and Kent joined the Rotary Club of Sandpoint, Idaho in 2008.  Kent is a Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor and member of the Club Public Relations Committee.  Jerri is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, member of the Paul Harris Society and member of the Bequest Society.  Jerri was a member of the Club Foundation, Public Relations, Membership, and Youth Service Committees before serving Club President in 2011-12.  During her leadership the Club completed District Visioning, structured a successful 5 year Strategic Plan & created a 7 member presidential Advisory Panel.  Her 2 Presidential Projects included installing a High School Tennis Team storage shed and collaborating with the Ponderay Rotary Club President to jointly Charter a Sandpoint High School Interact Club.
As a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute, Jerri has been inspired to promote membership and foundation through education.  She helped create "GEAR" (Get Educated About Rotary) for the Sandpoint Club & collaborate several successful multi-club grant efforts for District Area 5.  She was a three year District Area 5 Assistant Governor 2012-15 and District Executive Assistant Governor 2014-15.  Jerri is serving as District 5080 Governor 2017-18.