Jessica Evett joined the board of the Idaho Prison Arts Collective in April 2021, and began serving as chair in the summer of that year after working with founder Michael Richardson on securing a fiscal sponsorship for the organization through Surel’s Place. She brings over 20 years of nonprofit experience, and is excited to be a part of IPAC as it takes shape. Evett currently works at the Idaho Humanities Council as the organization’s Development and Communications Officer, and prior to that spent six years serving as General Manager of Radio Boise (KRBX 89.9/93.5FM), a nonprofit community radio station serving the Treasure Valley and parts of Eastern Oregon. Prior to that, Evett spent 16 years in Montana and Colorado (1999-2015), with a career spanning natural resource work, communications, fundraising, and management at several outdoor stewardship organizations. Born and raised in Boise, she holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Creative Writing from the College of Idaho, and an M.A. degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations from the University of Denver. She keeps her toes and fingers firmly planted in writing and the visual arts, with a particular interest in poetry and mixed media. She believes the arts are a critical component toward keeping the human spirit knitted together in turbulent times.