By Taylor Walker, Public Information Specialist, Idaho Commerce

This summer, the Idaho Commerce office got a little bit brighter with the addition of two new employees, Cherie Norris and Kathy Schofield.

Cherie Norris (left) and Kathy Schofield (right)

Cherie Norris, Grants and Contracts Analyst
As an Idaho Commerce grants and contracts analyst, Cherie is responsible for reviewing grants, ensuring their terms are met, and verifying that funds are used in alignment with statutes and regulations. The bulk of her time is spent working with our Idaho Tourism team.

“It’s something different from the grants I reviewed in past jobs,” said Cherie. “It’s work with a fun focus.”

Previously, Cherie performed similar roles with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Idaho Housing.

Cherie has two daughters, both University of Idaho graduates, and two dogs. She likes to spend her free time scrapbooking, knitting, cross-stitching and people watching.

Kathy Schofield, Administrative Assistant
Administrative assistants are the glue of any office, and Kathy is no exception. After realizing how much she missed interacting with people throughout the day, Kathy came out of retirement to join the Idaho Commerce team.

“I love promoting this amazing state we have the honor of being a part of,” said Kathy. “Living, playing and growing.”

Kathy has two sons, one daughter, 11 grandchildren and two dogs. Her garden is full of greens and she enjoys quilting, puzzles and any activity that keeps her connected to her family.

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