Truth208 Board Members
First Lady Lori Otter
Lori Jean Otter became Idaho’s First Lady when her husband, C.L. “Butch” Otter, became Governor on January 1st 2007. Lori Otter was born in Pensacola, Florida, where she grew up in a Naval Military family as the youngest of four children and the only girl. When her father retired in the 70s, her family moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, taking over a family farm. Mrs. Otter fell in love with Idaho, and became active in 4-H and FFA, taking horse, sheep and pig projects to the Twin Falls County Fair.
After graduation from Kimberly High School, First Lady Otter attended school at College of Southern Idaho, in Twin Falls, Idaho earning an A.A. in English Literature. She finished her B.S. at Boise State University, in Education, Physical Education, with minors in Health and English.
First Lady Lori Otter began her teaching career in Wellton, Arizona teaching 9th grade Health, English and Social Studies. She also coached Basketball, Volleyball and Softball during her year in Arizona. First Lady Lori Otter returned back to Idaho in 1995 when she accepted a teaching and coaching position in the Meridian School District where she taught Health and Physical Education. She coached Basketball and Volleyball at the middle school and high school level for 12 years. Seeking new challenges, Mrs. Otter pursued and completed her Masters degree in 2004 at Northwest Nazarene University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Leadership. She spent two years in the Meridian School District, working in administration at the elementary level.
Mrs. Otter is on the Foundation Board at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, the Treasure Valley Reading Foundation, Idaho Governor’s Cup, and is the Summer Reading Ambassador for the Idaho Association of Libraries. With her husband Governor Otter, she is on the Idaho Meth Project Advisory Council and has worked to promote and launch the Idaho Meth Project, a prevention campaign designed to reduce the first time use of Methamphetamine by youth in Idaho. First Lady Lori Otter has collaborated with Boise State University to design and write a Children’s book, “Ida Tours the Capitol” designed to educate 4th graders about Idaho History. Using her teaching background, Mrs. Otter has created a gift for the children of Idaho that is also an up to date educational resource for students and teachers. First Lady Otter was recently appointed to the Governor’s Spouses Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, and continues to advocate about underage drinking issues in her state.
First Lady Lori Otter has completed three marathons and remains committed to health and physical fitness. She is an avid horseback rider and rodeo fan, raising and training horses on their ranch in Star, Idaho. First Lady Lori Otter has five stepchildren, as well as four grandchildren, and all of whom she will continue to spoil relentlessly in her free time.
Darrell Calton is a thirty-two-year veteran of the radio broadcast industry and serves as CEO and General Manager for Boise’s Impact Radio Group. Having worked in various size radio markets in Utah and Nevada, Calton was transferred to Boise, Idaho from Reno, Nevada in March of 2007 to work for Citadel Broadcasting of Boise. Calton took over the operations of the independently owned Impact Radio Group in August of 2008 to supervise seven radio stations. In 2002 Calton was inducted as a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame and in 2009 was named Radio Ink Magazine’s Manager of the Year for his work in the Boise radio market. Darrell Calton and his wife, Mona, are strident supporters of the Idaho Meth Project, fueled by their son’s methamphetamine addiction that began in 2001. Calton and his wife have three sons and reside in Meridian.
Debbie Field was appointed to the Idaho House of Representatives in 1995 and was elected to serve the people of Boise’s District 18 (southeast Boise) for twelve years. She served on the State Affairs and Revenue and Taxation Committee and served as Chair of the House Judiciary and Rules Committee, where she worked to help secure a consistent funding stream for drug and mental health courts. Debbie served 10 years as a Board Member for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections. In January 2007, Governor Otter named her Administrator of the Idaho Office of Drug Policy. Debbie’s work with the Office of Drug Policy took her all over the great state of Idaho to meet with folks and listen to their stories of addiction.
In her former capacity, Debbie served as Chair of the Interagency Committee on Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment. The purpose of the interagency committee was to focus on statewide efforts to address substance abuse by assessing statewide needs, developing a statewide plan, and coordinating and directing efforts of all state entities that use public funds for efforts to address substance abuse. Debbie and her husband, Mike, have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Mr. Adamson is one of the founders of multiple healthcare companies. He has an operating, finance, and venture capital background. Mr. Adamson has been a successful investor in more than 40 healthcare ventures. Moreover, he was the founder of a venture capital fund and served as a board member and /or officer to many of the ventures. These ventures have been focused on Healthcare Services: Ambulatory Surgical Centers, medical office buildings, Surgical Hospitals, Community Hospitals, Transitional Care Facilities, Imaging Centers and Urgent Care.
He believes strongly in giving back to his community through charitable efforts. His major focus is investing in youth.
Director of Education and Development
Cyn began her efforts with the Idaho Meth Project as the Treasure Valley’s Volunteer Chair in 2008. She has been a staff member since January 2011. Cyn is passionate about educating Idaho’s teens about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. When she’s not ‘on the road’ visiting schools, Cyn calls Boise her home. She is the mother of two daughters, Whitney and Karuna.