Jeff Schroeder / Executive Director
Jeff Schroeder is one of the original board members of the Jerome County Commerce Authority that was established in 2012. He brings an understanding of real estate practices, construction and development management.
During his 35 year career, Jeff has been involved in many different aspects of real estate development including: construction management for master planned communities, custom and production home development, light commercial construction, sales and marketing of new home subdivisions, and financing for individual home owners.
Jeff and his wife Elizabeth were married in 2003 and blended their families of 3 boys, 3 girls, 2 foster children and 4 grandchildren. Elizabeth is a 4th grade teacher at Summit Elementary School in Jerome.
Jeff’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking, riding his Harley Davidson, and gardening. He is a member of the Jerome Rotary Club, a third degree Knight of Columbus and past board member for Habitat for Humanity in Reno and the Sales/Marketing Council in Sacramento, California. In addition to his hobbies he is involved with the Saint Jerome Food Ministry where he is the assistant coordinator for the Jerome Community Kitchen, Martha & Mary’s Food Pantry and the Community Garden.
Jeff attended Michigan State University and received a certificate in Light Construction from University of California-Davis. Currently he holds an Idaho Real Estate salesperson and contractor’s license. He has been a licensed broker in California as well as salesperson in Nevada and Michigan.
Jeremy is the most recent addition to the Authorities board having accepted his appointment in 2013. He brings with him a legal expertise background and small business owner’s perspective.
Jeremy is a graduate of Brigham Young University (B.S. in Business Management with an emphasis in finance and international business) and the University of Idaho College of Law. Like many, he came to the Magic Valley because of an exciting employment opportunity. He worked as a law clerk job for the Honorable G. Richard Bevan of the Fifth Judicial District in Twin Falls, Idaho before starting his own law practice in Jerome, Idaho. His law practice primarily focuses on immigration, personal injury and criminal law cases. However, he also handles many other legal matters including wills and business formations.
Jeremy presently holds the position of Chief Misdemeanor Public Defender for Jerome County. He has held this position for almost four years and considers it a great privilege and honor to represent the good people of Jerome. Jeremy is fluent in Spanish, which helps immensely in his efforts to serve the diverse population of the Magic Valley.
Jeremy and his wife love living in the Magic Valley. They feel it is a wonderful and unique place to work and, most importantly, raise a family. Originally, Jeremy thought he would return to his root in the Treasure Valley. However, after his family moved to the Magic Valley, Jeremy’s wife fell in love with the area and decided this was the place that they were going to raise a family. Consequently, Jeremy had no choice but to make things work out here…and they have. He and his wife, Giselle, have four beautiful children that keep them more than busy. Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife and family and discovering new and fun activities to do as a family.
Dale is also a founding member of the Authority and has served since 2012. He brings an understanding of the business needs of large employers.
In recent years he has sat on the Jerome City Planning and Zoning Commission and is currently a member of the Jerome City Council. Dale is also very active in the community serving as the local American Legion Chaplin as well as the President of the Jerome County Historical Society.
Dale Ross was born and raised in Denver Colorado. After serving in the Marine Corps he married and moved to Nebraska. It was in Nebraska where he started his career in the dairy processing industry. Self-educated in microbiology, chemistry and physics he worked up the ranks and held management positions in three states including New Mexico. As a general manager of a cheese plant in New Mexico Dale expanded his knowledge by working with municipal and state government on industrial waste water infrastructure. Over the years the dairy processing business has taken him to where the cows were, so it is no surprise that he ended up in the Magic Valley. For the past seven years he has worked at Jerome Cheese as the Cheese Make Manager.
Roy is a founding member, the first Chairman, and one of the men behind establishing the Authority with Jerome County Commissioners.
Roy has filled many positions including President of the American International Charolais Cattlemen’s Association from 1984-1986. He served on the board of directors for the National Cattlemen’s Association, and has been a member of the several other local cattlemen’s associations. He also served as the American board representation of the World Federation of Charolais breeders. Roy served as the President of the Idaho Mounted Sherriff’s Posse Association for 2 years. He served as the Jerome County representative for 6 years on Board of Directors for the Southern Idaho Regional Solid Waste District, chaired Region 4 Economic Development Board for 4 years, and served for 15 years on CSI housing board. He was elected to the position of Jerome County Commissioner in 1995 and served for 6 years as chairman of the commissioners. Roy has served 40+ years of volunteer involvement in local and federal policy affecting entities. He served on the Jerome Planning and Zoning Committee for 13 years, 9 of which he served as Chairman of the committee. As chairman of the Local Government Advisory Committee (L.G.A.C.), he testified in Congress on several occasions and was instrumental in affecting federal policies that would affect small community governments. He was involved in the development of comprehensive legislation that directly affected small rural communities such as Jerome. He has also served on several advisory boards for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Roy is currently serving positions with the South Central Community Action Agency as well as the Jerome County Commerce Authority as the Chairman. He currently holds a position on Board of Directors for the YMCA of the Magic Valley.
Roy Prescott was born and raised in Jerome. He in turn raised his six children in the community that he loves. Throughout his life and career he has filled many roles from father and rancher to County Commissioner. Roy currently owns and manages a 2000+ head ranching operation and 2000 acres of farming on the east side of Jerome county as well as manages a small trucking operation and several assisted living facilities in the Magic Valley. Roy recently sold a successful long term care business that manages skilled nursing facilities in Burley, Gooding, Buhl, Shoshone, and Kimberly, with future sights proposed in Twin Falls and Hailey. Roy’s wife, Judy, is a piano teacher and actively involved in the Idaho Federation of Music. Roy’s children have all benefited from the lessons that the rural life can teach. He is proud of the diversity of careers that they have pursued. He has a daughter that lives in Chicago and is an accomplished actress. One of Roy’s sons that travels the world performing, choreographing and directing for world renowned ballet companies such as the Joffrey Ballet and the his other son continues the family legacy on the ranch. Two of Roy’s daughters are involved in his healthcare business; one holds an Administrators license and helps him manage his many responsibilities. He is also proud of his daughter who is the public defender in Nez Pearce County. Judy and Roy enjoy 14 grandchildren, two of which are recently adopted from the foster care system.
Roy is an avid tennis player which led him to his position with the YMCA. He also enjoys spending time on his ranch with his grandchildren. Roy and Judy both enjoy traveling both domestic and international. He especially enjoys taking cruises to foreign calls of port.
Roy graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in animal husbandry. He returned to the Jerome County after graduation to work on what was then his father’s ranch eventually taking over operations.
Mitch has served for 18 years on the Gooding School Board, was a Gooding County Commissioner and is now serving on the Gooding City Council. He has been involved with geothermal, wind, and hydroelectric power projects. Mitch was born in Gooding and has lived there all of his life, except for six years at Notre Dame, where he earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Metallurgical Engineering. When he returned, he ran a sheep/cattleman outfit; when the foreman quit, his father, George, asked him to stay—which he did for the next ten years. In the mid 1980s, Mitch built a small hydroelectric plant on the Little Wood River and his family sold the sheep and cattle because his brothers wanted to work in the potato industry. That wasn’t Mitch’s milieu, so he went to work for Faulkner Land and Livestock as their office manager—with expanded duties on the ranch.
Mitch’s wife is from Oak Park, Illinois; they met while in college. They decided that Idaho was a great place to raise children—and proceeded to have 10. Five of their children have graduated from Gonzaga University (one of whom is pursuing an advanced degree at Washington State University), while two are still students there. The oldest graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is pursuing a PhD in education from the University of Idaho. His youngest will graduate from GHS this spring and will attend Franciscan University of Steubenville in the fall.