ImagineIF Libraries

Board of Trustees

David Ingram Chair

Dr. Ingram is a retired anesthesiologist who grew up and trained on the east coast but has spent his entire practice career in the west. Initially he practiced in Albuquerque for 5 years but has spent the last 30+ years working in Kalispell, Montana. He has held multiple medical community leadership positions and also participated as a youth coach in various sports. David’s interests include fitness, biking, hunting and reading.

David feels that the library should provide a broad spectrum of materials and information formats to satisfy a variety of patrons needs while recognizing a community’s unique values. Strengthening offerings in history and encouraging personal finance literacy are areas of personal interest.

Carmen Cuthbertson Vice Chair

Born and raised in Switzerland, Carmen is a naturalized US citizen who has called the Valley home for 25 years. She holds a master’s degree in English and Russian literature & linguistics from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, speaks several languages, and has traveled widely.

Carmen is married and has two children, one currently (2022) at MSU Bozeman, and the other just graduated and starting her first job as a Chemical Engineer with Marathon Petroleum in Texas. Raising her kids in the Valley, working in her family’s local business, and witnessing the changes that inevitably come with increased population, Carmen is eager to help shape the future of ImagineIF.

Our libraries are bursting at the seams, and finances are the key to any improvements that trustees, the director, or the staff would like to see, so she plans on tackling the financial picture first.

Doug Adams

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Doug majored in Ornamental Horticulture and graduated with high honors. He started a landscape company at age 22 and worked in the landscape industry until he sold the company in February, 2019. In 2000 he moved to Montana and he currently lives in Haskill Basin. Doug works as a landscape designer and in sales and has served on numerous committees and boards. He’s also served on the Whitefish City Council and as deputy mayor.

Heidi Roedel

Heidi has more than 20 years’ experience with the Flathead Valley Homeschoolers Association as well as a deep understanding of the business world as a local entrepreneur.

With Heidi’s extensive knowledge of the Flathead Valley’s education and business environments, she is a valuable addition to our team. Her interests, passions and professional experience fit nicely with ImagineIF Libraries’ successful focus on building 21st Century Skills such as; self-directed learning, collaboration, and literacy.

Jane Wheeler

Jane was raised in Kalispell, attended the U of M until she married a soldier who took her around the world (moving 24 times in 30 years). Along the way she returned to school, in several locations, eventually earning a Masters in Library and Information Science from Palmer Graduate Library School in New York. She worked in a variety of libraries, but the majority of her library experience has been in school libraries. Upon returning to Montana, she served as the middle school librarian in Whitefish.

She served on the board of the Hockaday museum and as a trustee for the West Valley School District. Additionally, she volunteered in the library at West Valley School doing book talks for 4th-8th grade students. She is a member of the board of a charitable foundation that partners with non-profits throughout Montana.

Our job is to provide free and open access to books and information. With hands-on activities and experiences for all ages, we work to transform vision, dreams and desires into reality.

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