Dr. Richard Gardner
Since 2001 Dick Gardner has owned and operated an economic and strategic planning business called Bootstrap Solutions located in Boise, ID. Dick grew up in Michigan and received his formative education there. He went on to earn a PhD in natural resource economics from Colorado State University. He has worked as a policy economist for the governor's office in Idaho and served as the executive director of the Idaho Rural Partnership. Dick has also been a member of the Western North Dakota Energy project since its inception.