Meet Our Team

Idaho Young Republican Executive Board Members & Appointees

Daniel Silver


Daniel was elected as Chairman to the Idaho Young Republicans in January 2021. In addition to his Idaho duties, he was elected to serve as Western US Region Director for the Young Republicans National Federation in July 2021. He lives in Meridian, Idaho, with his wife and three children. Daniel graduated from John Brown University (Arkansas) with a bachelors degree in Political Science and two masters degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Leadership Development, Ethics and Organizational Effectiveness (MSLE). He has held leadership roles in several Fortune 100 companies in corporate retail, insurance, and now currently works as a senior leader in healthcare. He has always had a passion for serving others and advancing conservative principles. It is his desire to improve the lives of those in Idaho and across America.

Jacob Miller

Vice Chair

Jacob Miller has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Idaho Young Republicans since July 2021. 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.

Kathryn Hitch

National Committeewoman

Kathryn graduated from the University of Idaho in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. During college she interned on Capitol Hill, and after graduating was offered a staff position in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Mike Crapo. Before returning to Idaho she spent several years on the legislative staff where her portfolio included: agriculture, energy, natural resources, nutrition and environment. Kathryn currently works as the Eastern Idaho Regional Director for Senator Crapo. Kathryn has served on the boards of the Bonneville County Republican Women, the Idaho Federation of Republican Women and enjoys volunteering on local campaigns. Kathryn is married to Jimmie, a firefighter for the City of Idaho Falls and they are proud parents of James, Emerson and Lola. Kathryn loves spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors.

Kyle Eggerding

National Committeeman

Kyle was elected as the National Committeeman for the Idaho Young Republicans in January 2021. He graduated from The University of Michigan in 2012 with degrees in Economics and Political Science and today is actively pursuing his MBA at The University of Southern California. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Kyle has spent most of his career working in the retail industry. Starting as a bagger in a local grocery store, he has continued to excel, working as a global retail consultant, and now managing data and analytics for one of the largest US-based grocery retailers. In his spare time, Kyle loves experiencing all that Idaho has to offer. He loves climbing Table Rock, going for walks on the Greenbelt and taking his dog, Herbert-Walker, for walks around the Capitol Building. He looks forward to serving the state of Idaho.

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.

Dan Bell

Region 1 Youth Director

Dan Bell grew up in the Inland Northwest 15 minutes from the Idaho panhandle in a small town north of Spokane, Washington. He currently lives in Coeur D’Alene with his wife and 2 year-old daughter. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from USC in 2009 and has worked in tech ever since. Dan owns and operates a small staffing agency that helps venture capital-funded tech startups hire people with special skills. He is passionate about his relationship with God, spreading truth, and helping the Republican Party. In his spare time, you can usually find him hunting or doing some other outdoor recreational activity.

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.

Ashley Hoobery

Director of Marketing and Communications, 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.

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