Lori Hodge - Board President
Lori was born in Los Angeles, California, raised in Minnesota, and moved to Montana in 1989 as a junior in high school. Her first experience with Discovery was as a staff person while working towards a degree in education at Flathead Valley Community College. Upon transferring to University of Montana, her career path took a turn when she took a job originating mortgage loans. She now works for Glacier Bank as a very successful mortgage lender. Lori is married with two children. Upon moving back to Kalispell and needing child care, one of her first calls was to Discovery. She believes when you are a working parent there is no better feeling than to know your children are safe and happy. She is glad to be back and involved in such a wonderful and respected organization.
Harley J. Brotherton - Board Vice President
Harley was born in Spokane, Washington and raised here in Kalispell. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington and is currently the Director of Pharmacy at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, Montana. During his collegiate years he became active with PUSH America, a national philanthropic organization which raises money and awareness for children with disabilities. He is a Leadership Flathead graduate and learned of the DDC board of directors position through this organization. He and his wife, Erin and their sons Reece and Rafe are happy to be back in the Flathead Valley and are excited to be a part of DDC!
Diane Yarus - Board Secretary
Diane is originally from Northern Virginia. She moved to Montana with her husband Bill in 1991. She has a B.S. degree in Biology from George Mason University. She has been co-owner of AirWorks, Inc., a heating and cooling service company since 1995. She is a graduate of Leadership Flathead, and was named Kalispell's Business Women of the Year in 2002. Diane is also active with Soroptimist International. She has served on the board for Discovery since 1998 and is forever grateful for the care and education DDC provided all three of her sons.
Tammy Tierney - Board Treasurer
Tammy was born and raised in Eastern North Dakota. She earned her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Dakota (the home of fighting Sioux hockey). She is both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). She and her husband Mike, who is a Master Plumber, relocated to the Flathead Valley five years ago, after spending ten years in Colorado. She has been employed by Denning, Downey and Assoc., CPAs since moving here, and is currently their Audit Reviewer. Tammy and Mike have a very active five year old son, who has been attending DDC since September 2007.
Elizabeth Remington - Board Member