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:

Marlene Fletcher – Director

Clark Furlow – President

Rachel Clark –  Director

Tom Kling – Director

Tom Eklund – Treasurer

Bob Diercks – Secretary

Jeff Mihalic – Director

Scott Pertel – Director











Peter Petersen – Vice President

Clark Furlow, President

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, Vice President

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

Tom Eklund, Treasurer

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

Bob Diercks, Secretary


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

Rachel Clark, Director

Career Highlights
• Expertise in marketing, creative service, media buying, brand building, sales strategies, research
and digital entertainment.
• Created and built television channel brands around the world.
• Experienced in all areas of television marketing (network, syndication, international, advertising
sales, affiliate relations and research.)
• Extensive background in start-up organizations, re-organizations and building marketing
• Significant Volunteer History: American School London PCA Board. American School London
Booster Club President. President Elkhorn Springs Townhome Assn. President Elkhorn Springs
Master Association. Sun Valley Elkhorn Association Tennis Committee.

Employment History: Marketing Consultant 2007 to present
• Spotify – Marketing Consultant (2022)
• Conde Nast -Executive Producer Conde Nast Entertainment’s, Newfront Advertiser presentations (2013-2017).
• Sony Pictures Television -Branding, Creative and Programming consultant for global re¬brand evaluation lor SPT’s, international channels (2015)
• The CW -Executive Producer of The CW’s, annual advertiser Upfront Advertiser presentation (2007-2011)
• The CW -Marketing, Media and Creative consultant for aspects of the award-winning positioning and launch of The CW Network (2006)

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Media Operations UPN (CBS) February 2001 to October 2006
• Oversee broadcast network branding/positioning, program marketing strategies, creative services, media planning/buying, cross-promotions, ad sales promotions events, on-line initiatives, and website development, promo inventory management, promo scheduling, trade advertising, affiliate marketing.
• Responsible for the most successful program launches in the history of UPN: Buffy the Vampire, Slayer, Star Trek: Enterprise, America’s Next Top Model, Everybody Hates Chris and Gossip Girl.
• Developed and managed ad sales promotions that contributed on additional $10 million in annual sales revenue to the network.
• Developed/negotiated/managed strategic alliances between shows/the network and major publications and retailers such as People, US Weekly, Elle, TV Guide, Macy’s, American Eagle Outfitters, Regal Cinemas.
• Executive produced annual Upfront sales presentations.
• Consulted on program development and scheduling strategies.
• Managed staff of 30+ employees with an annual budget $40 million.

Executive Vice President, Marketing – Telemundo Network Group (Sony) August 1998 to June 2000
• Named one of top four in executive management team responsible for the re-branding and re-launch of Spanish-language network in the United States.
• Hired and trained new marketing team responsible for on-air promotions, creative services, media planning and buying, publicity, promotions, internet strategy, events, advertising sales support, cable and broadcast distribution support and affiliate marketing.
• Created and produced on industry-recognized award-winning campaign implemented throughout the areas of network: on-air promotion, off-air advertising, on-line sales, etc.
• Managed staff of 50+ employees with an annual budget of $25 million

PO Box 1166
Sun Valley, ID  83353
310-874-8660 (cell)
Golf Lodges – 115 Senabi Lane 

Marlene Fletcher, Director

Investor/Entrepreneur; President of Fletcher Ventures, a real estate acquisition, financing and management entity. She also actively manages, along with her husband Jim, our family investments, which encompasses multi-family, commercial and residential properties in the United States and Mexico.

Besides being involved directly in the management of their real estate interests, Marlene, actively manages the families’ equity portfolios. Prior to that, she founded her first business, The Cookie Jar Bakery/Cafe in 1978 in Seattle, Washington. The award winning products were greeted enthusiastically, which enabled her to grow the company to 7 stores throughout the Seattle Area, including locations at the famous Pike Place Market, as well as being one of the first independent business operator’s to be asked by Costco to open a store at their new Federal Way location. After running her enterprise for 17 years she sold her business to Tully’s Coffee Co.

Community Involvement: A former Foundation Broad Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Founding Member of Seraph Capital; Member of The Rainier Club – a prestigious business club in Seattle founded in 1888, and was appointed the first woman to Chair the Wine Committee. Currently a Board Member/Director of the Puerta Cortes Resort, Las Colinas Association in La Paz, Baja, as well as a Board Member and Secretary-Treasurer of The Camp Homeowner’s Association of SV-Elkhorn.  A native of California, Marlene is married to James Fletcher.

15724 Beach Dr NE
Lake Forest Park, WA  98155
206-251-4347 (cell)
6 Camp Way, Unit 6

Tom Kling, Director

I visited Sun Valley to ski in the 1960’s and brought my wife Sandy here to ski in 1979 after our marriage. Looking for a place to bring our children to enjoy the outdoors as kids, in the hope that they would continue to visit often after leaving the nest, we selected Sun Valley (over Lake Tahoe where my family spent time). We purchased a condo in Indian Springs and have been coming to Elkhorn ever since. Retiring in 2010, we rented houses in Greenhorn, Gimlet and Elkhorn for several years looking for the perfect place to live. Elkhorn’s beauty, easy living, and wonderful amenity programs brought us back and we purchased out home on Parker Gulch. We and our children and grandchildren (who visit often) enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, golf and tennis in the summers and participating in all the winter sports.

Professionally, I am an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Spine and Children’s Surgery. As Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, I was Chief of Children’s Orthopedics, chaired the programs teaching Medical, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, and EMT students and training Orthopedic residents and other surgeons nationally. Also I ran a research and Gait lab as well as teaching and performing Children’s Orthopedic Surgery.

I hope to bring a love of community and the ability to listen quietly to all Elkhorn opinions and ideas and to consider common sense decisions as Elkhorn continues to evolve as a lively and diverse neighborhood. I am interested in preserving and enhancing the Elkhorn experience for us and our future generations.

PO Box 2027
Sun Valley, ID 83353
208-720-2257 (cell)
104 Parker Gulch

Scott Pertel, Director

2019 to Present
Founder and CEO – Cold Summit Development
Scott is the Founder and CEO of Cold Summit Development, a national cold storage development platform, which Scott founded in Sun Valley in 2019.  Scott launched Cold Summit to development warehouses throughout the US that store and distribute food.  He also launched Cold Summit to be a positive influence on the real estate community at large, to be a steward of good in the communities in which they develop projects, and to be a positive force in the teammates lives that Cold Summit employ.

Since founding Cold Summit, Scott has grown the local Sun Valley team to 10 individuals, becoming a meaningful small business in Ketchum, bringing new families and individuals to town.  Cold Summit has also been a consistent supporter of Higher Ground, as Cold Summit employs 5 United States Veterans.  In addition, Cold Summit has donated over $100,000 to various non-profits in Dallas and Phoenix, supporting education and food security in those communities.

Sun Valley, ID 83354
415-606-8627 (cell)
211 Camas Loop E.

Jeff Mihalic, Director

My wife, Nancy and I discovered Sun Valley in 1990. We were living and working in the Bay Area, seeking the ideal location for a vacation home. After searching much of the West, we visited Sun Valley, arriving late one Friday evening. By Saturday evening we knew that Sun Valley was perfect for us.

We first purchased a Cottonwood Condo, then a Sunburst in Elkhorn. After a few years we decided to sell our Bay Area home and build a new home here in Elkhorn. We completed construction 25 years ago. Since that time we have lived in San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Dallas/Fort Worth, Boise and Atlanta, returning to Sun Valley at every opportunity. 

I hold a BSME from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Puget Sound. My career spans 42 years, primarily in aviation and airlines. I started with Boeing as an engineer on the 767, moving to United Airlines where I held senior management positions in operations. I later joined Bombardier Commercial Aircraft where I held executive roles for customer service and operations. I then moved to Q Investments, a Fort Worth based private equity firm and became CEO of a portfolio company. 

We moved from Texas back to Sun Valley so that our son Max could attend Wood River Junior High and High School. I became President of Western Aircraft, a corporate aircraft services company based in Boise, commuting weekly from Sun Valley. I later joined Delta Air Lines as an executive to launch a subsidiary company buying and selling aircraft assets. After a successful launch, I joined the fleet acquisition team to co-lead the evaluation and acquisition of 100 narrow body aircraft. I ended my career leading Delta Private Jets, ultimately facilitating its sale to Wheels Up. 

After retirement we returned to our Sun Valley residence of 25 years and feel very fortunate to live here full time with our two dogs. We enjoy outdoor activities including skiing, golfing, hiking, cycling, camping, yard work and snow removal. 

PO Box 6330
Sun Valley, ID  83354
(817) 437-0172 (cell)
97 Elkhorn Rd