Our Symposium is chalk full of local experts. Check them out below.

Mark E. Wight, J.D. 

Attorney and Founder, Idaho Estate Planning

Mark, Founder and President of Idaho Estate Planning, is passionate about helping families plan for their futures. Mark has a degrees in philosophy and environmental studies from Utah State University and a law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

 An expert on estate and legacy planning as well as asset protection and tax planning, he has co-authored several manuals for attorneys in the areas of Probate Administration, Estate and Estate Tax Planning, and Asset Protection. His book, “Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability” is available on Amazon.com. Mark is also an often requested speaker and facilitator on the same topics.

 Mark and his wife of 39 years reside in Boise and have six children, five grandchildren and Mayzie, a yellow lab who protects the house.

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Dee Childers

Owner and Professional Aging Life Care™ Manager, Life Changes Elder Care Consulting

Dee Childers, owner and Professional Aging Life Care™ Manager, is certified by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (CMC). Dee started Life Changes in May of 2012 after personally experiencing the complex and often confusing world of senior care.

Dee has a BS in Psychology and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy. She comes to this profession with 30 years in corporate America as a Human Resources Executive with extensive experience in interpersonal dynamics, crisis management, conflict resolution, mediation, benefits, and health and safety. She worked for six years in several non-profits and private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has been a caregiver for over ten years, including to her own parents and understands the demands and emotional turmoil of caregiving and the tolls it takes on you, your aging loved one and the family. 

Dee is a court ordered Guardian and Conservator, with experience with the legal and medical systems.  She is a certified Elder Mediator and volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association facilitating the Early Stage Support Group. She is a certified Advance Care Plan facilitator. Dee has served on the board of Idaho Guardians and Fiduciary Association since 2012 served as President for 2018 & 2019. She previously served on the board for Friend in Action, a non-profit providing respite caregiving, JAVA, the Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults, and IHCA Foundation. She is a member of the professional association, Aging Life Care Association®.

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Dr. Louise Ye-Liew, D.O., L.Ac

Gerentologist, Brightview Health

  • Licensed Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University
  • Graduated medical school from Western University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Family Medicine Residency from University of Southern California (USC)
  • Geriatrics Fellowship from University of Southern California (USC)  
  • Member of American Board of Family Physicians
  • Member of American Medical Association
  • Member of Idaho Medical Association
  • Practicing medicine since 2013
  • Dr. Ye-Liew enjoys spending family time with her husband and two children. She is an outdoor enthusiast; hiking, camping and skiing. Other hobbies include playing the piano. She looks forward to building long lasting relationships with her patients.

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Gerald Bosen

Executive Director, Life Care Centers of the Treasure Valley

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Justin Walker

Managing Partner and Wealth Management Specialist, Adalant Financial

Justin Walker got his start in the financial services industry as a personal banker – first at JP Morgan Chase, and later at Bank of America. As he rose through the ranks into management, he yearned for the independence he had experienced as an entrepreneur in his youth. In 2008, Justin left banking to pursue a financial services practice under the umbrella of a large national brand.

His practice grew at a fast pace, largely because of his sincere desire to be of service to anyone who needed help.

Justin works with individuals and families to help create a legacy for today and for generations to come. For business owner clients, this translates to thinking and planning for business succession. Justin is very knowledgeable about estate planning, and also specializes in designing tax favorable retirement income strategies.

Outside of work, Justin is equally passionate about the health and wealth of the local community. He is active in the Chamber of Commerce, he donates time and money to local educational initiatives, participates in his children’s after school sports activities, and spends a significant amount of time active in his faith-based community. “I’m a firm believer in treating others as I would want to be treated, so I strive to be as generous as I can be in every sphere of my life,” he says.

Originally from Payette, Idaho, Justin attended Indiana University, South Bend, where he studied Business Administration. He resides in Emmett, with his wife, Erin, and their three children.

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Erin Olsen

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program Specialist, Idaho Commission on Aging

Erin has a long-standing connection with health and wellness, starting as a teenager volunteering more than 1,100 hours at St. Luke’s and St. Alphonsus hospitals in Boise. She worked as a certified nursing assistant while attending Idaho State University’s nursing program. After the birth of her son, Erin recognized another passion and talent in technology. Erin founded and managed PCKeys Technology Solutions for 26 years. During this time, she maintained her connections to healthcare. Clients ranged from small urban clinics like Idaho nephrology to large rural health systems like Yukon-Kuskokwim Health with a medical center and services for 58 frontier villages scattered across Southwest Alaska. From those engagements Erin learned about the powerful impact of isolation and loneliness on people and their communities. During that time Erin earned two master’s degrees in Education. Her experiences culminated in her current work with the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA).

 In 2017 Erin joined ICOA where she is able to utilize her varied background, interests, and skills to develop and manage programs that promote interventions to assist Idahoans in aging successfully. In 2018, Erin addressed the impacts of loneliness and isolation on older adults on Idaho Public Radio’s Idaho Matters. She also developed ICOA’s Isolation-Induced Depression and Suicide in Older Adults  content in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning. Erin currently manages four programs: Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, Homemaker, Chore, and Transportation. In doing so, she addresses factors that impact how older adults can stay healthy, stay safe, stay informed, and stay at home, allowing them to age in their communities of choice.  Erin currently serves on the Idaho Inclusive Emergency Coalition and is awaiting appointment to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Council. Through her work, Erin aspires to contribute to enhancing the positive outcomes associated with aging in Idaho.

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