2019 Outstanding Adult Volunteers


  • Dawn Boyea - Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
  • Jolyn Hobson - Young Life
  • Sam and Carolina Lachman - 4-H and Future Farmers of America Boosters
  • Doug LaMunyan - Clarkston High School Principal
  • Don Lee - Grantham Elementary Principal
  • Dawn Smith - Exec Director, Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA)
  • Gwen Smith - Clarkston High School Performing Arts Booster
  • Math Ubachs - 4-H leader
  • Matthew Ubachs - 4-H Leader
  • Hollie Williams - Clarkston High School paraprofessional
  • Muddy Buddyz 4-H leaders and parents:  Kimberly Abel, Krista Lathrop, Jacob and Janelle Snyder, and Shannon Spinelli


  1. Karen Kessler
  2. Lisa Ubachs
  3. Tim Weber

Karen Kessler NominationNominator

Nominated by Jon Warwick, Asotin County Youth Commission member

Reason for Nomination

Karen Kessler has been a very important part of this community. She has been with a non profit organization called the ROC for 7 years. She has helped it from its beginning to now its close at the end of May. The ROC has helped hundreds of people over the last few years. She has been on call 24/7 for this time to help with any needs the vulnerable people may need. She will stop what she is doing to make sure the less fortunate people have shelter and food for the night. Has bought many meals out of her own pocket. Even though the ROC is closing I know she will continue to help the people of this valley.

Karen is also a peer Mentor for the relative and foster care families in this valley. She meets with them and encourages them in their work. She also continues to give back as a court appointed advocate for the children in foster care. In addition to all of that she is a Stephens Minister and trainer for her church Cross Pointe. All of these things and more are a great reason to nominate Mrs. Kessler.