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

Nancy Auseklis – Secretary

Peter Jarvis – Director


Jim Monger – Vice President

Karen Curry – Treasurer

Grady Burnett – Director

Laurie Fitzpatrick – Director

Harry Griffith – Director

Anita Northwood – 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

Jim Monger, Vice President

I was raised and educated in Craig, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1968 with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. I retired in 2000 as a Senior Vice President with Bank of America Corporation after 31 years of experience with Wells Faro Bank, Seattle First National Bank, and finally its successor, Bank of America.

The majority of my career was in commercial loan administration with assignments as the Loan Administrator for the Seattle Metropolitan Region, head of the Energy Division, President of Seafirst America Corporation, a subsidiary formed to liquidate 1 Billion dollars of energy assets in Houston, Texas. I also served as head of the Special Credits Division and Chairman of the bank’s Senior Loan Committee in Seattle and as Senior Loan Officer for Idaho in Boise. For a bit more than a year to my retirement, I managed an underwriting group in Los Angeles overseeing loans being generated by the Private Bank in the Palo Alto area of California.

In late 2000 after retirement, I served as Senior Vice President and Loan Supervisor of the Western Region of the newly formed Commercial Banking Department of Washington Mutual Bank until 2004. During most of that time, I commuted between Seattle and Sun Valley.

I have been a permanent resident of Elkhorn for 18 years and a board member of the Arrowwood Home Owners Association the last 5 years. Although my wife and I have a home in Boise near our daughter and granddaughter, more than 90% of our time is spent in Sun Valley.


PO Box 908
Sun Valley, ID 83353
208-622-8898 (Elkhorn phone)
208-720-1984 (cell)
4627 Arrowwood

Nancy Auseklis, Secretary

Nancy and her husband Al are full-time residents of Elkhorn in the Twin Creeks area. They moved here in 1999 after many visits to compete in ski races. Nancy was on the US Alpine Ski Team in the 1960’s, and continues to actively race in local and national alpine master’s races. She and her husband owned and managed a small engine business in Kalispell, Montana for 30 years before moving to Sun Valley. Currently, Nancy operates her own accounting/financial planning business from her home.

Nancy is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont. She is very active in local theater and musical productions, and is a tennis player and mountain biker. She worked for the Whitefish Lake Lodge Homeowner’s Association in Montana for 7 years, where she was responsible for budgeting, advising on dues structure, accounts payable and receivable, and the external maintenance capital fund.


PO Box 6292
Sun Valley, ID 83354
208-622-3944 (home)
208-720-5791 (cell)
106 Juniper Road

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

Peter Jarvis, Director

I was born in Iowa but grew up in the Seattle area from the age of 2 ½. I attended Dartmouth College and graduated from the University of Washington in 1959 with a BA in Business and from the University of Washington Law School in 1962. I spent 2 years as a prosecuting attorney for King County, spent 20 years in the private practice of law followed by 23 years as a Judge. I married Sally in 1959. We have raised 4 children and have 12 grandchildren. Sally and I moved to our present residence at 106 Paint Brush in Elkhorn 2 years ago. We formerly owned half a duplex in Sagehill since August 1981. Sally and I are skiers, hikers, bikers, golfers and pickleball players.


PO Box 253
Sun Valley, ID  83353
208-622-5532 (home)
206-915-6202 (cell)
106 Paintbrush

Grady Burnett - Director

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 

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

Harry Griffith, Director

Harry has served as Executive Director for SustainBlaine, the Wood River Valley’s economic development agency since its founding in 2010. Before retiring after a 25 year career at BP, Mr. Griffith worked in a variety of senior leadership roles in emerging markets of Latin America, Russia, and China and led multi-million dollar start-up projects for retail service station network, gas field and pipeline transmission system development. He has also had direct accountability for a wide variety of business functions including engineering, procurement, project management, finance, negotiations, M&A, accounting & performance management, strategy, and marketing.

Mr. Griffith is a full time resident of Sun Valley, president of the Sagewillow HOA and involved with a number of local organizations such as the Sun Valley Ski Educational Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Idaho National Laboratory’s Citizens Advisory Board, and periodically consults on energy issues in the private sector. He received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business.


PO Box 2534
Sun Valley, ID 83353
208-622-6513 (home)
208-721-7847 (cell)
104 Sagewillow Road

Anita Northwood, Director

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)