Board of Directors

The CATCH, Inc. Board of Directors is comprised of local community leaders who have been instrumental to the development and success of the program. Representing diverse sectors of the community, including government, housing, business, and congregations of faith, Board members share a passion for the mission of re-housing homeless families.

Andrew Kukla
CATCH, Inc. Board President
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church Boise

andrew kuklaAndrew came to Boise in 2012 after serving a congregation in Florida for 8 years.  He did his undergraduate work in Philosophy at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.  Andrew quickly became acquainted with First Presbyterian’s long history of support to CATCH and is happy to serve as a faith representative to the CATCH Board living out the calling to love neighbors as ourselves by feeding, clothing, housing, and visiting our brothers and sisters who find themselves in a time of need. Andrew lives in Boise with his wife Caroline and four young and very energetic children.

Zach Bethel
Relationship Manager, Washington Trust Bank

ZachBorn and raised in Boise, Zach grew up with a love for the great outdoors. The amazing mountains surrounding the valley, along with all the outdoor activities available within thirty minutes, make Boise a place he plans on calling home for life. Helping Idahoans pass on this wonderful way of life is important to Zach. He and his wife, Robin, welcomed their son, Gabriel, into the world in January of 2014. Aside from spending time with his wife and son, his free time is spent playing soccer, skiing, mountain biking, golfing, rock climbing, hiking, and camping. Zach is a Founding Member and the President of the Boise State College of Business and Economics Alumni Chamber, an active member on the Leadership Team for Boise Young Professionals, and will be the treasurer for CATCH, Inc. starting 2018. As a Relationship Manager for Washington Trust Bank, it is Zach’s focus to assist clients with their financial planning, estate planning, and investment management to help preserve wealth, reduce risk, and pass on a legacy to their heirs. A graduate of Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) with a Bachelor of Business Administration, emphasis on Marketing, he is a Bronco for Life.

Argia Beristain
Development Director, Boise State University

ArgiaArgia is a Development Director at Boise State University supporting the College of Business and Economics and the Honors College. Argia has been a professional fundraiser for over 15 years supporting non-profits and universities in Seattle, Las Vegas, Washington, DC and Boise. Argia was the Director of the Basque Soccer Friendly in July 2015 a professional soccer game to raise funds for the Basque Studies program at Boise State and youth soccer throughout Idaho. Argia holds a bachelor of arts and science in political science and gender studies from the University of Washington and a master in Basque studies from the Universidad del Pais Vasco. Argia also serves as adjunct lecturer in Basque Studies at Boise State. Argia is proud to be on the Board of Directors of CATCH and is committed to helping end homelessness in our community.

Chris Fout
Attorney, Spink Butler LLP

ArgiaChris Fout is an attorney with Spink Butler LLP. She moved to Boise in 1999 to attend Boise State University, where she earned a degree in Philosophy. During this time, Chris fell in love with Boise and made it her home. She stayed in Boise while obtaining her law degree at Concordia School of Law. Chris is committed to making Boise a better city, where every person has a home.

Shanley Skillern
Community Outreach Director, Kendall Auto Group

ArgiaShanley Skillern has over a decade of experience working directly for non-profits, both national and local, and in her role as Community Outreach Director for Kendall Auto Group. She is passionate about the housing first model, CATCH and the direct impact that the organization has on families in the community. Shanley has served on a variety of boards, helping organizations with their strategic partnerships, out of the box thinking, and new funding ideas. As a board member she looks forward to helping CATCH end family homelessness and ensuring children always have a safe place to lay their head. She lives in Boise with her husband Michael and their two young and active children.

Chad Blackburn
Portfolio Manager, Vice President, Key Private Bank

ArgiaChad offers sophisticated financial solutions to his clients, which include foundations, institutions, and families. A highly experienced professional, Chad helps his clients develop and implement innovative investment and risk management strategies customized for their unique situations. Prior to joining Key, Chad served as a Managed Account Specialist for Fidelity Investments, where he was an expert on Fidelity’s Individual SMA Strategies and all Professionally Managed Account Strategies. In addition, he also managed client portfolios at Fidelity Investments with the Fixed Income Group for over 11 years.
Chad earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from Brigham Young University. He also is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA), Bloomberg Certified, and has his Series 7, 66, 63, & Health and Life Insurance licenses. He is an active member of the Boy Scouts of America.

Elizabeth Langley
Wealth Management Advisor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

ArgiaElizabeth Langley is a Wealth Management Advisor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Elizabeth has spent the majority of her career in Finance, though enjoyed a 5-year hiatus while she worked in Higher Education. Raised in Seattle, WA, Elizabeth’s family is an Idaho homesteading family and Elizabeth continues to keep those traditions alive at her family cattle ranch in the Long Valley. Dedicated to the initiative to end family homelessness in Idaho, Elizabeth joined the CATCH board of directors in 2018. Elizabeth currently serves on a number of community organizations, including the Boise Public Schools Foundation and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation Idaho Committee.