MARSHALL GARRETT, President
Marshall Garrett is a former educator and family counselor born and raised in the Oklahoma panhandle. He received his B.S. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma and his M. Ed. in Psychology from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma. He has owned and operated a number of small businesses, has worked in the fields of health care and insurance, and remains active in the oil and gas industry as well as managing a family partnership. He and his wife Leslie moved to Idaho over 20 years ago and are both very active in the community. He enjoys friends, food, & wine and is an avid flyfisherman & skier.
BRUCE ROBBINS, Secretary
Bruce Robbins was an English professor specializing in teacher education at Boise State University until he retired in July 2016. He loves to read and write, plays some guitar and golf, and he is remodeling his house.
Boise, Idaho native Brad Frazer has been a Cabin Board member since September 2014. He is a lawyer and is currently a partner at Hawley Troxell LLP, where his practice areas include technology and software licensing, copyright law, trademark and domain name law, patent counseling, Internet and e-commerce law, computer law and related transactional work and litigation. Brad is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University (Provo) and a 1988 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned a position on the College’s law review. After law school, he received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah. Brad’s debut novel The Cure: A Thriller was recently published by NYC-based Diversion Books and the sequel, The Cure: Immortal, is a work-in-progress. He enjoys Ray Bradbury short stories, blues rock (think ZZ Top and The Black Keys), and spending time with his wife, daughter and two dogs.
Diane has served on the Cabin’s board and the finance committee for 5.5 years, first starting as Treasurer in 2011. She also serves as Secretary on the Board of Idaho Voices for Children. With the support of both the Cabin and Voices she has teamed up to start Book it Forward! Idaho donating over 200,000 books to kids who have little to no access to books at home. Diane can also be found serving on the finance committee of Life’s Kitchen. She has volunteered for her daughters’ soccer teams, school boards, and classrooms. In a previous life she was a CPA, working in business development and project management for a software development company, which took her to overseas assignments in Australia and Singapore for 8 years. She came to Boise 10 years ago via a 12-year stay in Seattle. She has three daughters 19, 24, and 26 and has been married to Jon for 30+ years! Diane reads randomly, mostly non-fiction, with a few classics thrown in.
Kacy Berliner has been on the Cabin board since 2012. She has chaired The Cabin Onstage Gala four times, and also serves on the board development committee. Kacy is a Boise native, and her four kids are now attending the same schools she did. When she isn’t volunteering at their schools, she loves to hike, cook and read.
Malia Collins has been on the Cabin board since October of 2015. In her tenure she has served as the chair of the programming committee. For years Malia taught in the Cabin’s WITS and summer writing camp programs and is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the College of Western Idaho. She loves to read and write fiction and creative nonfiction, hike, and swim in the ocean.
VINA T. RATHBONE
Vina T. Rathbone is a marketing professional, practicing at Drake Cooper. She is a graduate of Willamette University with a degree in Art History and Anthropology. She started her career in Buenos Aires, Argentina, working as a headhunter for tech PR professionals. She started her creative endeavors as a blogger, writing and publishing original work about the expat experience in South America on mybeautifulair.com. Back stateside in 2013, she started a branding agency, ATOM, offering full digital design and marketing solutions to clients. In 2014 she joined Vacasa, a rapid-growth startup and built the international division, expanding the company into three new continents. Her other entrepreneurial ventures include an arts tourism company: Buenos Aires Art Tours. She also serves on the board of the Boise Angel Alliance. She is a proud member and supporter of Boise’s creative and business communities.
Will Northrop is an independent consultant at What-if-Concepts specializing in strategic planning. He lives in Boise with his wife and two teenagers. He enjoys historical nonfiction, graphic novels, and authors asking big questions. Will has a background in youth education and is passionate about the Cabin’s outreach to Idaho students. He serves on the Board Development Committee.