Credentials

Tim Kastning

Candidate for Idaho House of Representatives, District 2 Seat B

Family

  • Married to my wife, Karen for 33 years
  • Eight children between the ages of 31 and 17
  • Lived in the same home for 28 years

Education

  • Graduate from Mt. Si High School, Honor Graduate, Snoqualmie, WA. 1978
  • Graduate from Baptist Bible College, Graduate of theology, Springfield, MO. 1987
  • Leadership Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, Class of 2008

Military

  • United States Air Force 1978-1982

Business

  • American Lawn and Garden, Springfield, Mo. 1985-1987
  • Sun Valley Tree Company, Boise, ID. 1987-1990
  • Sun Valley Tree Service, Coeur d’Alene, ID. 1990-1996
  • Grace Tree Service, Inc. 1998-2015
  • Arboricultural Consulting, 2016-Present

Industry Involvement

  • International Society of Arboriculture, Educational Goods & Services Committee, 2008-2010
  • International Society of Arboriculture, Educational Goods & Services Committee, Vice Chairman, 2010-2011
  • International Society of Arboriculture, Pod-Board Committee, 2009
  • International Society of Arboriculture Ask-a-BCMA Panelist, 2010-2011
  • American Society of Consulting Arborists, Education Committee, 2011
  • Tree Care Industry Association - Tree and Landscape Appraisal Advisory Committee, 2011-2017
  • Tree Care Industry Association – Certified Treecare Safety Professional Advisory Council, 2012-2014
  • Urban Forestry Standards, Urban Natural Resource Institute, Tree Health, Decay, and Risk; Tree Maintenance Working Groups, 2009-2010

Community Service

  • Idaho Community Forest Advisory Council, State of Idaho-Department of Lands, 2009-2012
  • City of Coeur d’Alene Community Forestry Advisory Council, 2016-2018 
  • Post Falls, ID Urban Forestry Advisory Council, 2016-2018
  • Coeur d’Alene Forest Coalition , President and Board Chairman, 2009-2011
  • North Idaho Builders and Contractors Association, Board of Directors and Various Committees, 2009-2011
  • North Idaho College Tree Campus USA Committee, 2017-2018
  • North Idaho College Landscape Design Program, Planning Committee, 2005
  • North Idaho College Landscape Design Program, Board of Directors,  2007
  • North Idaho College Workforce Training Center Advisory Board, 2010-2014
  • Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and Various Committees, 2009-2012
  • Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, Natural Resource Committee Chairman, 2010-2012
  • Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee, 2008
  • Northwest Property Owners Alliance, Board of Directors, 2017-2018
  • Kootenai County Firewise Planning Commission, 2001
  • North Idaho Renewable Energy Committee, Steering Committee Member, 2009-2010
  • Shoshone County I-90 Corridor WUI Planning Committee, Shoshone County Commissioners, 2009-2010
  • Shoshone County Biomass/Economic Development Committee, 2010-2012
  • Ponderosa Pine Preservation Committee, Lands Council, Spokane, WA., 2009-2010

Political Experience

  • Kootenai County Republican Precinct Committeeman, 2016-2018 
  • Kootenai County Republican Legislative District 2 Chairman, 2018
  • Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, Legislative Committee, 2016-Present
  • Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, Elections Committee, 2018
  • Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, Budget Committee, 2018
  • Northern Idaho Campaign Director for Lieutenant Governor, Janice McGeachin, 2018
  • Congressman Russ Fulcher, Northern Idaho Regional Director, 2019

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