Kevin Lewis, Executive Director (

Kevin directs IRU’s conservation programs and is passionate about protecting Idaho’s rivers and the species that depend on them. He is past Conservation Director at IRU, as well as a past board member of American Whitewater. When not in the office can be found at the oars of his cataraft on the North Fork of the Payette.




Anna Buschbacher, Development Director (

Anna leads IRU’s fundraising and business development efforts.  As a native Idahoan she has strong community ties and a background in non-profit management blended with a love for Idaho’s great outdoors.  When she's not working to inspire the community about IRU you'll find her rafting, paddle boarding or camping with her family.



Ava Isaacson, Conservation Associate (

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Ava works directly in IRU’s conservation program and provides avenues for continued educational outreach opportunities in Boise, and around the state. You can find her hiking the foothills or fly fishing any of the local rivers, and someday, behind the oars of her very own raft.




Rickey Minder, Membership Director (

Rickey employs her considerable creative talents to help build interpretive and development materials that promote IRU and its mission. She also coordinates IRU's membership and fundraising events. When not doing that, you can find her in Idaho’s backcountry playing in the rivers that had a hand in raising her.

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