Board of directors.
Brent Regan, Chair
Brent Regan is the founder and president of Regan Designs, specializing in designing electromechanical products for medical, aerospace, defense, marine and automotive industries. He holds 11 U.S. patents for medical devices.
An advocate of the free market, Regan has testified in favor of free market health care. He also initiated the North Idaho Conservative Resolution against the federally mandated health insurance exchanges. He has successfully assisted in organizing and opposing Local Improvement Districts in Kootenai County; sponsored legal efforts to protect neighbors’ property from illegal commercial land use; conceived, sponsored and was the master of ceremonies for the Conservative Candidate Forum prior to the 2012 primary; and developed a caucus sign-in procedure and volunteer training for the Kootenai County Republican Caucus. “Leisure” activities have included building and competing in automobile endurance road racing including 24 hours of Daytona (first in class (GTU), third in class (GTP)); six hours of Riverside (third in class); four-hour Sears Point Endurance Race (overall winner, twice); 24 hours of Nelson Ledges (third overall); and three seasons of campaigning 3 fighting robots in the Battlebots series aired nationally on Comedy Central.
Regan has lived in Idaho since 1999. He is married with three children.
Dar Symms is the president and a co-owner of Symms Fruit Ranch, one of Idaho’s oldest and longest-operating fruit growers.He joined the family operation in 1994. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Idaho’s law school in 1991, and worked at a Boise law firm. He is a member of the Idaho Bar Association. At Symms Fruit Ranch, Dar manages and oversees all packing, marketing to Latin America, human resources and finances.
He is married and has two children. In his spare time, Dar enjoys, travel, golf, hunting, hiking, skiing and fishing. He joined the Idaho Freedom Foundation board to hold policy makers accountable, and to encourage the government to do less and not more.
Vicki Keen is a liberty-loving native Idahoan and ardent supporter of IFF. Ms. Keen has been instrumental in raising awareness of the issues faced by the citizens of Idaho and has become a voice in her community for goals which are shared by IFF- advancing conservative principles, protection of individual freedoms, holding government accountable, and ushering back prosperity through free market solutions.
Prior to her civic and philanthropic endeavors, Keen enjoyed 30 years with a local Irrigation District office. She is most proud to be a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her family. A supporter of the Idaho Freedom Foundation for many years, she is honored to become a member of the Board and to help champion the causes that protect Idahoans from the over-reaching arm of big government.
Ms. Keen and her husband live in Boise, as do their three children and six grandchildren. Her hobbies include golf, skiing, hiking, and traveling.<br>
Dr. Loel Fenwick
Dr. Loel Fenwick invented the family-centered birthing room system and the birthing bed that are now standard in America and throughout the world.
He founded The Borning Corporation. Borning was the leading provider of facility planning, operational training, equipment and services for contemporary maternity care until the company was acquired by the Hill-Rom company. Loel founded The Cybele Society, a professional education organization of obstetricians, nurse managers and health care administrators that led the nationwide change to family-centered, single-room maternity programs.
Loel is the chairman of Phillips+Fenwick, a maternity care operation and consulting company that has designed and implemented maternity care programs in with more 400 hospital in the US, Canada, Europe and China.
Doyle Beck is a founder or major investor of several successful, Idaho-based business ventures. His business portfolio includes construction, finance, development, and manufacturing companies, with focuses that span civil engineering projects to financial management to innovative technology.
Beck is also active in politics and civil society. He’s been a commissioner on the Bonneville County Planning and Zoning Board for 14 years and serves as the board chair. In addition, Beck is an active pilot with over 10,000 hours airtime and experience flying a variety of aircraft. He regularly volunteers his time and aircraft to support search and rescue operations and with the Bonneville Sheriff’s Office.
Bob Tikker is a mechanical engineer and the president of Tikker Engineering in Boise. Bob grew up in Idaho and graduated from Meridian High School and the University of Idaho.
At the turn of the century, Bob’s grandparents immigrated to the United States to escape an oppressive government. Bob and his family are now living the American dream and strongly support the Idaho Freedom Foundation.
Freedom is a fundamental requirement of man’s mind. Capitalism is based upon this fundamental requirement of freedom where men voluntarily consent to trade their goods and services with one another without coercion by government or others. Capitalism reigns as the superior system of government both economically and morally.
Bob and his wife Jen are the proud parents of five awesome children and enjoy the outdoor pursuits Idaho offers.
Tina DeBoer is a local Realtor who wants to play a role in making sure Idaho continues to serve as a beacon of freedom and liberty for decades to come.
Tina became passionate about the concept of laissez-faire since taking an American government class in high school. She has been an avid supporter of the Idaho Freedom Foundation and its goals to protect and educate Idaho citizens.
Tina and her husband are both small business owners living in Nampa Idaho. Some of her hobbies include camping, riding her ATV and Harley, scuba diving, and singing.
Bryan Smith is an Idaho Falls attorney who has practiced law for over 30 years. Smith has also owned several small businesses in Southeast Idaho. Smith graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree having studied English, and Smith graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1989.
Smith fully supports the mission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Smith also promotes advancing in all arenas free-market principles, limited government where possible, and individual freedom and liberty. Smith advocates that people should be free to succeed or fail without government interference.
Smith lives in Idaho falls with his wife Sharon and is the proud father of five awesome children and five grandchildren with more hopefully on the way. Smith’s hobbies include growing tomatoes in his greenhouse and sailing on Bear Lake.