CEO & Founder
A native Idahoan, Becky’s passion for educating and supporting empowerment began at the age of six years old. She sat in her first-grade class and said, “I am going to grow up to be a teacher and teach people about self-love.” This developed into a 27 year career as an educator, 10 years as director of Peace Village Camp (Boise, Idaho), seven years as camp director at Pilgrim Cove Camp (McCall, Idaho), and a 10 year collaboration with Toolbox Project as trainer and facilitator. All these experiences cultivate a skill set and devotion to educating, training, and building resilience in people. At the heart of this commitment, she was raising her three beloved adult children. As executive director of Community Resilience Builders, Becky’s vision of supporting community wellness through self-reflection, self-regulation, communication skills, conflict resolution, and intentional play is happening one program at a time. You can see Becky, her spouse, and their cat, Migo, walking along the Boise Greenbelt.
Jean is the co-founder of Community Resilience Builders. Her passion and commitment to fun and active learning are reflected in her extensive career journey.
A love of science and biology flourished and led her to becoming a medical technologist in the Cortez, Colorado hospital lab. After seeing the members of the community struggle, Jean then earned her Counseling Master’s degree and worked on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation supporting families, runaways, and homeless children. This work led to the alternative high school in Cortez as principal and counselor. She developed a school-based health center, parenting and daycare support for teen parents, and an outdoor program that combined academics and wilderness pursuits for at-promise youth.
Next, her journey brought her to the northwest division of Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound program as a school designer. Then she worked as a principal and professional development facilitator for the Boise School District. Currently, she is continuing her education to become a Restorative Practices trainer. Facilitating social-emotional learning is her ongoing passion through education, games, nature pursuits, and fun.
You can see Jean on the ski hill, biking the trails, or camping with her spouse, and Penny (that sweet dog)
Retired Magistrate Judge Jack Varin graduated from the University Of Idaho College of Business in 1968 and the University of Idaho Law School in 1971. He served as the Camas County Prosecuting Attorney for 12 years and was in private practice until his appointment to the bench in 1985. In 2007, he retired after 22 years of judicial service, the last 13 years as a juvenile court judge serving 5 south-central Idaho Counties. From 2007 to 2013 he served as a Senior Judge working with the Administrative Office of the Supreme Court. During his judicial career he served on many court and other statewide committees and commissions including several committees focusing on mental health and substance abuse and the courts involvement in these cases.
Sally is a Community Resilience Builder CRB board member. Her passion to make a difference in people’s lives has guided her life’s work. Empowering people to transform shame into productive patterns, listen and respect each other to be kind and believe in the possibility for each other is what inspires her to work with CRB.
Sally worked for Saint Alphonsus hospital to develop programs to serve people in underserved populations. St. Alphonsus supported the Compassionate Boise movement, and this is where she continued her passion to bring social-emotional education to the Boise community.
You can see Sally gardening, reading, doing water aerobics, and walking her dogs, Paisley and Grace.
Noreen Womack has been a pediatrician in Idaho for twenty years. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and completed residency at Duke University. She recently retired from general practice to help launch the St. Luke’s Children’s School Based Medicine program. She has been involved in the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics as the Early Childhood Contact since 2001. She was the recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence in Patient Care from the Idaho Hospital Association. Her avocations include medical mission work in Latin America, and volunteering in adult hospice and as a Guardian ad litem in the Fourth Judicial District. When not working, she enjoys running, reading, and spending non-screen time with her husband Dooley and their two boys.
Chieshenam remembers as a teenager riding with his buddies thinking, “I’m going to find ways to make people happy”. His inspirations include individual acts of kindness, love, and generosity. He dedicated 10 years to facilitating a prison chaplaincy program to empower individuals to see how to manifest their dreams in the physical world: how to get out and stay out of prison. Then 20 years as a spiritual teacher, lecturer, and healer. Chi went barefoot for 10 years to be present in the moment, and he could be comfortable in zero-degree weather. He started a fire department in a community near Boise as he continued to care for the safety and wellbeing of others.
Currently, he is enjoying 10 years as a professional artist, in plein air painting (on site painting), from the west coast to the Rocky Mountain and beyond because everybody needs beauty in their lives.
Being part of CRB brings everything that has motivated him throughout his life–into one place–to be able to discriminate the teaching of wholeness to the community we live in.
You can see Chieshenam and his beautiful spouse riding their new Harley out in the desert or on the Greenbelt bird watching looking for the yellow-billed cuckoo.
Ty has a Masters of Technical Communication from Boise State University. Ty’s coursework included usability, user experience, and instructional design. and has 25 years of experience working with a wide range of electronic hardware and software technologies. Ty’s technical expertise combined with communication skills in document design management and user experience (UX) is a valuable bridge between companies and their customers. “Technology will continue to evolve, and I will continue to be passionate about connecting these technologies with customers in a positive and meaningful way.”