New Board Member - Dana Cotton
Dana is excited to serve as a Mahoney House board member. She has some insight into all the organization's fantastic work since she was an advocate when she first moved to Salmon from Dillon, Montana, in 2016. Dana has been a professional educator for over twenty years and is now a faculty member at the College of Eastern Idaho in English, Communications, and Humanities. Before that, she taught at the University of Montana Western, Montana Tech, and the University of Idaho, where she earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. She also had the honor of being the Director of the Lemhi Education Project from 2017 to 2020.
When she isn't teaching or collaborating with colleagues, she is hanging out with her family and experiencing the beautiful Lemhi Valley through trail running, hiking, boating, paddleboarding, and cross-country skiing--usually with her trusty canine companion, Opie, by her side. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, and reading in her downtime.