The election of the Board of Directors is held at the annual meeting. Directors are generally elected to serve a term of three years. No director shall be elected for more than two (2) consecutive three year terms.  A director who has served two (2) consecutive three year terms may be reelected after remaining off the Board of Directors for a one (1) year period of time. Cumulative voting is allowed for the election of directors.

An annual meeting of the Association is held every year in December or January. Members are encouraged to attend and are entitled to one vote for each lot and/or condominium owned. Because of the diversity of Elkhorn’s membership, only 30% of the total owners receive their mail in Blaine County, it is difficult to obtain a quorum at membership meetings without utilizing a corporate proxy system. A notice of meeting, an agenda, a proxy/ballot and other meeting information is sent to all owners several weeks prior to the annual meeting. Owners are asked to review the meeting documents and to complete and return their proxies prior to a meeting.

Board Applications

The deadline for applying for a position on the Board is generally at the end of September. Please complete the application “click here”attach your photo and a short biography (not exceeding 350 words) and submit via email to the Association office:

Dave Galloway – President

Grady Burnett – Vice President

Karen Curry – Treasurer

Anita Northwood – Secretary

Tom Eklund – Director

Bob Diercks – Director

Laurie Fitzpatrick – Director

Clark Furlow – Director

Peter Petersen – Director

Dave Galloway, President

Since I was a teenager, I have had the pleasure of coming to Sun Valley and have watched the community grow and mature. I ran for a board position because I wanted to participate with other homeowners and the SVEA Board to continue to improve our community in a positive direction.

I have both Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of Washington. My business background is broad and includes starting, operating, growing, and owning numerous companies. I have worked both domestically and internationally, and believe these experiences can assist SVEA.

I value the Elkhorn community tremendously. I will work hard to listen and balance the needs and wants of the varied homeowners, who, like myself, have chosen to invest and live here.


PO Box 163
Mercer Island, WA 98040
208-622-8061 (Elkhorn phone)
206-660-5047 (cell)
105 Defiance
8 Fox Lane

Grady Burnett, Vice President

I am a 36-year resident of the Sun Valley area. I moved to Idaho in 1980 from Denver, Colorado. Like many residents, I intended to be here for one ski season but stayed for a lifetime.

I have lived in Elkhorn’s Sagehill subdivision since 2003. I have served on the Sagehill Association’s board of directors for 10 years and currently board president. I became licensed in the real estate business in 1992 with Elkhorn Realty. From there I earned my broker’s license and have subsequently owned and operated two other real estate companies with partners, one being the very successful Sun Valley Brokers. I am currently an owner and managing broker of the Keller Williams realty office in Ketchum. I currently serve on the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Government Affairs Committee. My wife Heather joined me in the real estate business after three years with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, skiing, scuba diving, hiking, food and wine, gardening and travel.

I welcome the opportunity to serve you on the SVEA Board. I believe my experience on the Sagehill Board in combination with my local real estate knowledge and expertise will bring unique and beneficial perspective to the SVEA Board.


PO Box 2804
Ketchum, ID 83353
208-720-0906 (cell)
Sagehill, 3 Buck Lane 

Karen Curry, Treasurer

Karen came to the Wood River Valley in May, 1979 as the Assistant Manager if First Bank of Idaho in Hailey. She Left banking in 1986 as Branch Manager of First Interstate in Ketchum (now Wells Fargo Bank) to become the executive administrator of the Sawtooth Board of Realtors, a position she held for the next seven years. She then became the assistant to the General Manager of Elkhorn Resort until its closure in 2001. Since then, Karen has had her own bookkeeping business, Curry Bookkeeping.

Karen purchased her Ranch Condo in 1988 and promptly fell in love with Elkhorn. She loves hiking, mountain biking and Nordic skiing. She lives with her partner, Jack Jackson, a retired commercial contractor from Richmond, VA and avid fly-fisherman. Karen and Jack can be seen walking the bike paths with their Australian Shepherd, Jasmine, on a daily basis.


PO Box 1912
Ketchum, ID  83340
(208) 622-4401 (home)
3596 Ranch

Anita Northwood, Secretary

Anita has been a full-time resident since 2002 at the Bluffs complex. Her original reason for moving to Idaho after 20 years in Colorado, was because she was hired as the Executive Director for the non-profit Sawtooth Botanical Garden, where she served for four years and loved it. She feels that the garden is a very special place and that everyone should visit.

Her previous career in Colorado included organizing high-level ski races and events for ski areas and serving as a board member and official of the USSA for ten years. Northwood also worked for eight years as the Executive Director for The Salida, Colorado Chamber of Commerce before moving to the Ketchum/Sun Valley area.

Ms. Northwood was the manager of High Country Resort Properties for three years before purchasing the company in 2008. The company currently manages over 150 properties in the area, with a 12 to 15 person staff. Since moving to Idaho, Anita has also been President of the Bluff Board of Directors, a member of the Crisis Hotline Board – a suicide prevention non-profit, and partner in assisted living facilities; currently developing the newest private facility in Hailey, Idaho.

Anita enjoys cross country & alpine skiing, hiking, biking, traveling, sailing and being a grandmother. She loves living in Elkhorn for the views, the privacy, the wildlife, and the sunsets and sunrises.


PO Box 2557
Ketchum, ID 83340
208-726-1256 (work)
208-720-8195 (cell)
Bluff Condo Drive (Units 4033 & 4134)

Bob Diercks, Director


BA Economics Washington State University 1963
JD University of Chicago Law School 1966

Work History:

US Army Captain, Military Intelligence 1967 – 1969 (Vietnam)
US Securities and Exchange Commission attorney 1970 – 1974
Attorney at Foster Pepper PLLC in Seattle, Washington 1974 – 2015
I was a business attorney specializing in corporate and securities law. I was listed in Best Lawyers in the United States from about 1990 to 2015. I worked with and advised a number of Boards of Directors during my practice years. Foster Pepper has a substantial real estate practice and I did a lot of work for various real estate related companies although it was not my specialty.

Community Board of Director Experience:

ACT Theatre Seattle
NW Heart Association
Crystal Mountain Resort
Seattle City Club (President of Board for two years)

Statement of Interest:

My wife, Kristi, and I have been full-time residents of Elkhorn with a house on Morning Star Road for over two years.   We previously spent quite a bit of time in Sun Valley/Elkhorn over several years at our condo in Sunburst which we owned with two other couples.

I decided to run for a position on the Elkhorn Board both because I love Elkhorn (and Sun Valley), and because I have enjoyed my work on and with several Boards of Director over many years.   I believe the SVEA Board has done a very fine job over the past years, and I believe I could help contribute to the Board in the future.

I lived in Seattle for 50 years before retiring to Sun Valley.  I was a business attorney with a law firm in Seattle, and I worked with and advised a number of Boards of Directors as a major part of my practice.  I also was active as a director on several community Boards of Directors.  I was on the Board of Crystal Mountain, then a public company, when it was sold to a private company.  I am seeking a position on the Elkhorn Board with no particular “agenda” but with a strong belief that I have the time, energy and knowledge to contribute to the Board and to the Elkhorn community.

PO Box 391
Sun Valley, ID 83353
206-650-3073 (home)
206-295-8752 (cell)
217 Morning Star Road

Tom Eklund, Director

I grew up in the Tacoma, WA, area and enlisted in the Army after high school graduation. After six years in the US Army Special Forces, I earned my bachelor’s degree in business from UCLA, then returned to Washington. I worked for Clover Park School District as an administrator for 22 years during which time I earned my MBA from Pacific Lutheran University. I eventually went on to a position as Risk Manager at Pierce Transit (the second largest transit authority in Washington state.) After seven years at Pierce Transit, I decided to pursue my lifelong passion for investing and retirement planning. I then spent the last ten years of my working career as a financial planner and principal, retiring from Morgan Stanley in 2011.

After visiting Sun Valley to ski in 1982 I was hooked and soon bought my condominium at the Ranch. I brought my wife, Wendy, to ski in 1987 and she fell in love with the town as much as I already had. After visiting both winters and summers for 30 years we decided it was time to establish a permanent (retirement) residence in the valley. Our only regret is we didn’t do it sooner!

My wife and I are passionate about sustaining the wonderful lifestyle we all enjoy here in the valley, and I hope to assist our Elkhorn community towards that end.


PO Box 1222
Sun Valley, ID 83353
208-353-3383 (Elkhorn phone)
100 Dandelion E – Sagewillow

Laurie Fitzpatrick, Director

I have lived in the Sun Valley area for over 31 years. I am a full time resident who has worked on numerous boards throughout the community including St. Lukes community board, St. Lukes Woodriver Foundation, and President of the St. Lukes Volunteer Board. I also served on the Crisis hotline board and currently I work on the Expedition Inspiration Board.

I have two children who grew up part time in the valley and skied on the Hailey ski team. My interests include tennis, golf, biking, running and hiking. I was a tennis instructor for Elkhorn in 1986. I played college tennis for Boise State University and was a ski instructor for several years. I have been involved with the fitness industry for over 30 years.

PO Box 4753 
Ketchum, ID 83340
208-861-4881 (cell)
4619 Arrowwood

Clark Furlow, Director

Clark earned his undergraduate degree from Boston University and his law degree from Emory University School of Law where he served as an editor of the Law Review.

He practiced corporate law in Wilmington, Delaware, litigating issues in the Delaware Supreme Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Clark retired in 1996 and moved with his family to Ketchum. He became a ski instructor for a while and then worked in the local real estate industry. His son, Blake Furlow, attended The Community School.

In 2002, Clark accepted a position as a professor at the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. He taught corporate law, advanced corporate law, and professional ethics. He became a full-professor with tenure and served as Associate Dean of Stetson’s Tampa Law Center. At Stetson, he met his future wife, Cathy. They married in May of 2013.

In 2015, Clark retired from teaching and returned full-time to the Valley.   He and Cathy live in Elkhorn’s Sunrise neighborhood with their dog, Maggie.   In the summer, they bike, and play pickle ball.   In the winter, Clark is on Baldy and Cathy is on the cross-country trails. 

PO Box 88
Ketchum,ID 83340
208-720-4918 (cell)
108 Sunrise

Peter Petersen, Director

Peter and his wife Janet have been part-time residents in the Elkhorn community for over thirty years. Peter spends considerable time in Elkhorn enjoying hiking skiing, biking, and fishing. He retired after 30 years of practice as a retina specialist in the field of ophthalmology. Included among Pete’s many contributions to the Elkhorn community are his more than 8 years of service on the Ranch Board of Directors, the last 6 years as President. During his leadership a remodel of the clubhouse, a capital reserve budget, a revision of the CC&R’s and revision of the tennis court project have all been completed or begun. He has also been instrumental in resolving owner conflicts. He served on the SVEA board from 2011-2016 spending one year as President and two of those years as Secretary. As a Board member, he has chaired the Recreation committee, and served on Capital Improvement and Finance committees.


5356 E Quartersawn Ct
Boise, ID 83716
208-336-3026 (home)
208-863-7995 (cell)
112 Dandelion W