A self-employed entrepreneur for over 40 years, Dede Draper looks to now focus her extensive array of abilities solely towards the Fall River Propane operations, after just recently retiring from the board of the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association which she served on as part of her responsibilities of being a Director of Fall River Electric Cooperative.
Born in Michigan, Dede graduated with a B.A. from Michigan State University. She moved to Spokane, Washington out of college, where she started a horticultural business, specifically dubbed “Interiorscape” that worked directly with local-area retail shops, hotels, malls and other businesses, providing them wholesale sales as well as design, installation and servicing of tropical plants for their commercial spaces.
After selling her business, she moved to Sun Valley to get more time on the mountain as an avid skier, as well as venture into additional endeavors such as furniture making and property management. Along with her husband, Mark, she relocated to Ashton in 2004, where they’ve been successful with their goat grazing business, helping aid in farm weed control.
Dede’s vast business knowledge of budgets, business management and customer service will continue to assist the Fall River Propane Board in making the appropriate decisions for all of its customers.