The Caldwell School District is governed by a five-member board. The members are elected for three-year terms. Each member must be a qualified voter in the school district and a resident of the zone he or she represents.
I married my Caldwell High school sweetheart, Arturo Rojas, and we have lived most all of our lives in Caldwell. We have two children, Breana and Niko Rojas. I worked at the Canyon County Courthouse as a misdemeanor probation officer/pre-trial release officer for nine years. We have owned our own business for over 15 years, a full-service carwash and detail center in Ontario. I became a stay-at-home mother in 1998 and became a full-time bookkeeper for our company. Being a stay-at-home mother has been a real blessing. I have been able to participate more with my kids' education. I was involved with the PTO, have volunteered at my kids' school regularly and was also on the Safe Schools committee. I believe that being involved with the school district was the reason for me wanting to become a board of trustee member. Never in my wildest dreams had I thought I would become the chair of the board. It has been an honor and priviledge to be part of the CSD team.
I was born in 1955 in Stockholm Sweden. In 1963, my parents moved the family to Los Angeles, Calif., where they opened and operated a Scandinavian import business. Since 1991, I have made my living as a professional stand-up comedian. I travel the United States and Canada performing for nightclub audiences, colleges and corporate events.
I came to Caldwell in January of 1994 to perform at Victors Lounge. Unbeknownst to me, my future wife, Julie Kerrick, was in the audience. Julie, a fifth-generation Canyon County resident, along with her parents, Dr. Charles Kerrick and Pat Kerrick, and six siblings, made me feel instantly at home, and in love with this area. I moved to Caldwell May 1, 1994, and married Julie on July 1, 1995. We have two children. My son Erik is a student at Caldwell High, and my daughter Rachal recently graduated from Caldwell High.
I have always had an interest in community service so in March of 2008 when I was asked if I was interested in filling a vacancy on the Caldwell School Board, I felt honored to accept the invitation to be interviewed by the current board and stand for election.