Posted by William Mullane | May 5, 2015
Above l-r: Alison Kelsey* (Idaho District Export Council Chair & Rekluse Motor Sports) Hakeem Muhamad*(Intern), Yara Slaton* (Intern), Nick Proia (VP Business Development at Kingston Fresh) and Hilary Dovey* (DEC Coach from PakSense) pose for an Idaho Export Excellence 2014 graduation photo of the Kingston Fresh Team.
* Boise State College of Business & Economics Alumni
From August through November of 2014 the team, including Nick Proia of Kingston and DEC Coaches Hilary Dovey and Gerd Uitdewilligen of PakSense, created a plan to export Idaho potatoes to Kuwait for the Elevation Burger Chain. The team earned “best in class” honors in part for its final presentation that included lunch, with Kingston Fresh Fries, at Life’s Kitchen in Boise.
“From TechHelp’s standpoint, Yara was the perfect intern,” said TechHelp’s William Mullane. “She was well educated, prepared, professional, energetic, enthusiastic and fun. She showed tremendous initiative and leadership ability and did not hesitate to take on any challenge that came her way.”
Though there will be bigger things ahead for Slaton and Muhamad, they stepped to the podium on May 9 knowing that consumers in Kuwait were enjoying crisp, fresh-cut fries thanks, in part, to their efforts at Boise State University.