Geoff Penrose | Secretary
Geoff was born and raised in the Midwest but migrated west as soon as he was able. After 15 seasons in the Alaskan salmon industry, he turned to teaching English at an alternative high school in Wasilla, Alaska, where he helped start an annual field archeology summer program for at-risk teens that continues to this day. As a school administrator, he has served as an Assistant Principal and Principal at two middle schools, one in Alaska and one in Oregon, and is currently the Principal of Lake Pend Oreille High School in Sandpoint. He holds a BA in English Literature, an MFA in Creative Writing, an MA in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.S. in the Superintendency. Geoff is an avid fly-fisherman and rafter, swimmer in Lake Pend Oreille, and lover of the smell of a pine forest in the early morning before anyone else is awake. He lives a little bit outside Sandpoint with his wife, Lara, and his 8-year-old son, Gus, who caught his first trout on a fly just last summer!