Meet Our Team

Idaho Young Republican Executive Board Members & Appointees

Jacob Miller


Jacob Miller served as Vice Chairman starting in July 2021 before recently stepping into the Chairman role. Jacob is a 4th generation Idahoan. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he competed on the nationally ranked policy debate team. Passionate about politics from a young age, Jacob worked on his first political campaign before he was old enough to vote. After college he continued working in politics at all levels, serving as a Precinct Committeeman, Election Judge, Convention Delegate, Presidential campaigns, and Legislative Staffer. In 2020, Jacob moved back home to Idaho to work for the Idaho State Senate as a member of the Republican staff. Currently, he works as the Policy Director for a Republican candidate for statewide office in Idaho. When he’s not on the campaign trail, Jacob enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, boating and camping.

Rheanne Boren


Rheanne was elected as Secretary to the Idaho Young Republicans in January 2021. She lives in Nampa, Idaho, with her husband and two young children. Rheanne graduated from Boise State University with a bachelors degree in Communication. She has held roles of increasing responsibility in Human Resources across hospitality and high-tech and currently works as a senior HR Business Partner for a Fortune 500 company. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and horses exploring all that Idaho has to offer.

Mackenzie Reathaford


Mackenzie Reathaford was born and raised in Idaho. She attended Idaho State University where she obtained a BS in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration. During college she served as student body president and published a peer reviewed article on the affects of social media on the workplace. Mackenzie currently works as a communications manager for a state elected official. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys camping, backpacking, fishing and four wheeling with her husband John and family.

Bryson Davis

National Committeeman

Bryson is currently studying accounting and economics at Brigham Young University – Idaho. He has dedicated his life to understanding the “divine science” of politics and helping others to understand the Founding Fathers’ formula for good governance. His goal is to unify and heal the nation by empowering citizens to become informed and to keep their elected officials accountable. He is an advocate for the God-inspired U.S. Constitution and will do all within his power to protect it.

Ashley Hoobery

National Committeewoman, Region 3 Youth Director

Ashley was born and raised in Caldwell until she moved to Gem County in 2013. Ashley holds a BA in Gerontology and a BA in Healthcare Administration. Ashley and her husband Caleb adopted their son in 2017 and have become very involved in the Foster and Adoption community. Ashley is an HR Generalist for a large financial institution and owns a small custom design business. When Ashley isn’t working or volunteering, she can be found out camping or rockhounding with her family.

James Larsen

College Student Outreach Director

James Nelson is a senior in college where he is majoring in History. He plays basketball for northwest Nazarene university in Nampa, Idaho. James was born in Boise, and lived there until he moved to Utah at the age of 13. He comes from a religious and a conservative family and has been a conservative his whole life. James is the Vice President of Turning Point USA at NNU, and has been working on campaigns and grass roots politics since 2016.

Jacob Householder

Director of Technology, Region 7 Youth Director

Jacob is the president and co-founder of the Freedom Action Center and Director of Training at the Madison Liberty Institute. He is a public speaker, researcher, and writer who believes America can be healed through civil public discourse and proper education. He seeks to unify America by promoting and highlighting bipartisan solutions instead of partisan problems. He has assisted with various projects, such as the Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Project. Jacob is currently studying Financial Economics and is preparing to apply to graduate school to attain a Ph.D. in Economics. He has assisted with the creation of half a dozen educational nonprofits over the past several years. Jacob is an advocate of liberty and has dedicated his life to teaching principles of successful government and making hopeful solutions popular.

Jared Smith

Director of Data & Insights

A lifelong conservative, Jared has a background in helping elect Republicans win competitive state and national elections. After working on transportation and housing issues in his home state’s legislature, Jared moved to Meridian with his wife Minna. He is now a B2B sales consultant and enjoys spending time on the greenbelt with Minna and their adopted dog Mac.

Elizabeth Hicks

Region 2 Youth Director

Elizabeth Hicks recently graduated, with honors, from Liberty University after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. She is happily married to her childhood sweetheart and expecting her firstborn son in the fall. A driving force behind Elizabeth’s focus and intentionality is to provide awareness in her local community as to the importance of citizen involvement and engagement. This stems from deep love of history and devoted loyalty to being faithful wherever God has placed her. Elizabeth holds the positions of Idaho County Youth Chairwoman and Region 2 Youth Director. She teaches Constitution Classes and Ballroom Dance Classes. She also serves on the board for the local Crisis Pregnancy Center, volunteers as a ski patrol in the winter months, and is a certified EMT.

Jacob Cluff

Region 4 Youth Director

Jacob was born and raised in Idaho and graduated from Capital High School in Boise. After high school, Jacob left the state of Idaho to pressure his dream of playing baseball at a high level. In 2016 he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) with his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Economics, and in 2019 graduated with his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from ENMU. Jacob is a small business owner and independent Consultant, and he served as the Idaho GOP Political Director for the 2020 Elections cycle. Currently, Jacob is the Ada County State Youth Committeeperson, Idaho Young Republican Regional Director, and Precinct committeeperson for 1615. He began volunteering and serving with the Republican Party in 2016 as the Precinct Committeeperson. During the spring of 2017, Jacob took an internship with US Senator James E Risch of Idaho. Returning to Idaho and shortly after returning, Jacob was elected by the Committee as 1603 Alternate Precinct Committeeman in 2016 and 2020. Jacob is a lifelong outdoorsman, spending many of his weekends enjoying Idaho’s outdoors by hunting, fishing, hiking, and backpacking. Jacob spends his free time coaching youth baseball and training to compete in Olympic weightlifting.

Jonathan Hayes

Region 6 Youth Director

I am Jonathan Hayes Oneida County’s Youth Committee Leader and Region 6 Director for the Idaho Young Republicans. I grew up in Escondido, CA, and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints here in Eastern Idaho and Northern Utah. I moved to Utah where I worked as Program Manager at the Utah State Developmental Center. I studied Psychology at Utah Valley University and later worked as the Operations Manager for Libertas Institute, a nonprofit think tank. I went on to become a Trooper with the Idaho State Police and taught as a Substitute Teacher at Malad High School. When COVID-19 hit I transitioned to Northrup Grunman on a National Security contract, during this time I was invited to participate more fully in my community by way of our local GOP. I returned to serve the Great State of Idaho, this time in the Department of Corrections into my current position as a Felony Probation and Parole Agent. I couldn’t do all this without the support of my wonderful wife Christa who also works full time as a Supervising Board Certified Behavior Analyst. We currently reside in Oneida County with our 3 children all under 5 years old.

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