As Lead Organizer, Doug coordinates campaigns to help facilitate grassroots, member-led advocacy, leads grassroots lobbying efforts at the Idaho Legislature, and organizes IORC’s Climate & Energy Campaign.
He joined the IORC staff as an organizer in October of 2014. Before that, he worked and volunteered to help clean up the legacy of pollution left from the nation’s nuclear weapons complex.
Doug is a graduate of Boise State University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy and a B.A. in History. In his free time, he enjoys live music, camping, hiking, swimming and playing fetch with his personable retriever Elliot. You may contact Doug at dpaddock@IORCinfo.org.
Irene Ruiz, Bilingual Chapter Organizer (She/Her)
Irene Ruiz is an organizer for IORC. Her goal is to connect with the Latinx community in Idaho to increase a diverse membership base as well as identify leaders. Daughter of Mexican Immigrants, Irene grew up in Hazelton, Id where she also worked in the fields with her family. She received her Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Boise State University. Irene currently lives in Boise, Id. She enjoys spending time reading, traveling, running, and with family and friends.
Irene Ruiz es la organizadora bilingüe de la comunidad para IORC. Su meta es tener contacto con la comunidad Latina para incrementar la membresía y también identificar líderes para crear una base para latinos. Irene es hija de inmigrantes mexicanos. Ella creció en Hazelton, ID donde también trabajo en el campo con su familia. Recibió su maestría en la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago y su bachillerato en español en La Universidad Estatal de Boise. Irene vive en Boise, Id. Le gusta pasar el tiempo leyendo, ir de viajes, corriendo afuera y con su familia y amigos.