Sandpoint Community Resource Center
Bridging the gap between people in need and those who serve
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Serving as President on the SCRC Boar, Rich started in theﾠnon-profitﾠarena a number of years ago through his church and was doing out-reach. Rich and his wife took couples into their house to help them and give them a start. When the risk factor began to increase, they stopped that process and thought that there is a better way to help more people with less risk. In 2009, DaveﾠPietzﾠand Rich tried to assist a family in getting help and got caught up in theﾠnon-profitﾠcalling tree. That's when they decided that there was a better way to help more people by having a clearing house of allﾠnon-profitﾠagencies. The Resource Center was born and as time went on the name was changed to "Sandpoint Community Resource Center." Today SCRC has helped over 500 families in the Bonner and Boundary counties.
After 35 years as a Financial and Estate Advisor in the insurance industry and 30 years in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Rich now enjoys spending more time with his bride of 57 years, his three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rich loves cruising on their 28 foot cruiser “Sweet Sue,” and is still active with his church, where he has been a member for over 50 years.
Pierce Smith moved to Sandpoint in 2009 from southern California where he had retired from a finance and accounting career in the aerospace industry. He was the manager of international finance, and also treasurer of a global marketing organization. His accounting skills have been used with several non-profits in the Sandpoint area. He joined the Board of SCRC in 2013 and serves as Treasurer. He is also on the board of several other non-profit organizations.
Jack retired in 2013 after spending nine years as a Senior Vice President for Mountain West Bank. Prior to joining Mountain West Bank, Jack had a twenty-five year career as an educator. He spent thirteen years as the Vice Principal and Athletic Director at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills California. His final twelve years were spent in the same role at Sandpoint High School.
Jack attended Cal State Northridge and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Finance. After graduating from CSUN in 1975, Jack played professional basketball in Klosterneuburg, Austria until 1979.
He joined SCRC in 2011 and was responsible for creating the first database used to serve our initial clients. He now serves as Marketing Director.
Vice President &
Becca and her husband Rick retired to Sandpoint in 2009.ﾠﾠBorn in Germany and graduating from high school in Japan, her life as a “military brat” has been all about embracing change.ﾠﾠShe met her husband, Rick, while attending UC Santa Barbara and they moved to Orange County California after their marriage in 1977.ﾠ Becca’s professional career has been spentﾠas both an internal and external human resources consultant, specializing in leadership, team and organization development, primarily in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.ﾠ A move to Atlanta, Georgia in 1989 allowed her to return to the South, where they raised their two daughters.
In 2001, she retired from corporate life in Atlanta and affiliated withﾠStandUpﾠForﾠKids, a non-profit outreach program for homeless and street youth.ﾠ In her ten years there, she served as Executive Director and on the national board.ﾠ The Atlanta program successfully moved from an “out of the trunk” street program to a full Outreach Center.ﾠ This experience has served her well as she has helped lead the Sandpoint Community Resource Center from its early stages to fully operational.ﾠﾠ In addition to herﾠSCRC board and operationsﾠrole, Becca also serves as a CASA and has worked with LPOHS in the area of job readiness.ﾠ She is currently serving on the board of the newly formed 101Women Sandpoint.
Becca is an outdoor enthusiast, loving all that North Idaho has to offer, including biking, hiking,ﾠskiing, and golf.ﾠ She is very excited aboutﾠthe progress that SCRC has made since its inception and is committed to helping the community work effectively together to improve the lives of our most fragile residents.
Director of Operations
Jo Roseborough comes to SCRC with more than 20 years of office administration and bookkeeping experience in the for profit and nonprofit communities. Her nonprofit experience includes being the Executive Officer of the Whidbey Island Association of Realtors, where she worked with two Boards of Directors (the Association and the Multiple Listing Service). She has also been an active volunteer for 18 years with the Angels Over Sandpoint, a local 501c3 nonprofit, where she has been a past president, vice president, and secretary, chaired the Bylaws committee, and still creates the email newsletters for that organization. Jo also has the role of Office Assistant at SCRC, where she helps with the day-to-day operations.
Daveﾠ Pietzﾠ is currently serving on the SCRC Executive Board as Secretary and Grant Writer.ﾠ After a corporate career, Dave retired early to New Mexico where he gained knowledge of the process to set up a non-profit to help homeless families.ﾠ Moving to Sandpoint, ID, he worked RichﾠCrettolﾠto get SCRC started to serve Bonner and Boundary counties.ﾠ Dave helped with getting the 501(c) (3) for SCRC, taking client calls and connecting with service providers.ﾠ After acquiring the initialﾠfunding to start SCRC, Dave continues to coordinate the grantﾠ writing ﾠefforts ﾠwith foundations to expand SCRCﾠ operations.
Susan Ashford Tucker, RD, MS, CDE, is a Retired Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 35 years of experience. Most recently she worked training clients on how to use insulin pumps for diabetes (private practice) and worked part-time at ﾠBonner Health in Sandpoint, ID.
Susan’s experience includes being the owner of a private practice called Nutrition Consultant Service; starting the Nutritionist position at Montana State University while working on her Master's Degree, starting the first out-patient nutrition department as well as the American Diabetes Association certified program while working at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. After that work, she accepted a position as Clinical Manager at a Johnson and Johnson company that sells the Animas insulin pump.
“I enjoy working with SCRC because it provides an avenue to people in need. I feel strongly in volunteering now that I am retired. When Dave Pietz told me about SCRC, I immediately knew I wanted to join the organization. I hope to make a difference in assisting people in some type of dire circumstance with respect and empathy.”
Jan was born and raised in California, moved around the country as a young adult, and settled in Spokane, Washington in 1978. She attended college in Hastings, Nebraska, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Spokane. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and aﾠmaster’sﾠdegree in school administration. Professionally, she spent 30 years in the field of education, serving as a teacher, a principal, and a central administrator for Spokane Public Schools.
Jan has been married to her husband, Larry for 35 years and they have 6 children and 13 grandchildren who live far and near. Jan and Larry moved to Sandpoint to when they retired in 2011. They are avid skiers and love spending time exploring the area with their dog, Lucy. Since their move to Sandpoint, Jan has become a trainer and child advocate for the Boundary and Bonner County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program and a volunteer for SCRC.
As a SCRC volunteer, Jan serves as a Resource Specialist and a member of the SCRC Advisory Board. In her Resource Specialist position, Jan works directly with clients by providing support, making recommendations, and suggesting referrals. As a member of the Advisory Board, Jan has opportunities to give input and remain informed about the activities and vision of the organization. Jan is very proud to be a member of the SCRC team and has enjoyed being a part of an organization that has exhibited amazing growth and demonstrates incredible vision for the future.