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 in his first year of middle school at Jefferson, and my daughter Rachal is in her first year at 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.