Mary Beth Chandler
Ballet Idaho Board of Directors
Mary Beth has been an Idaho resident since 1987, first moving from Seattle, Washington, to Sun Valley, Idaho to ski. After working in healthcare, she relocated to Boise with her two sons. Throughout her career in healthcare she sat on numerous committees. She became interested in formulating a regional recruiter’s network and became the first Vice President of the Northwest Physician Recruiters Network while employed by Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
Sometime after she became Compliance Director and a consultant for a winning Idaho congressional campaign. Her many contacts and experiences led her to focus on production design, coordination and operations in the arts, particularly filmmaking and live events, whereby she worked on several feature films, the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2009, as well as becoming Lead Supervisor at the Sun Valley Film Festival for three years.
She volunteered to assist with the formation of the Concordia Law School in Boise and served as Advisory Council member for the school for 8 years thereafter.
Currently, she is the Brand Manager and Community Relations Director for Restaurant Management Services, as the co-owner of two successful local restaurants in Boise, Chandlers Steakhouse, and Ling and Louies Asian Bar and Grill.
Mary Beth currently sits on or has served the following organizations:
Travel Advisory Council of Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce – 2020
Food and Agriculture Council of Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce – 2020
Idaho Youth Ranch Guardian Angel Member for Annual Fundraiser – current
Downtown Boise Association Board Member 2014 – 2020
Leaders In Action Committee member, Concordia Law School 2015-2017
In her free time, she enjoys golfing, cooking, traveling, wine tasting, hiking, reading and visiting her sons. She has two lovely Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Why did you join the Ballet Idaho family?
From the age of 6, I participated in ballet and grew to love it for six solid and serious years until the age of 11 when my family moved to the Middle East and discontinued classes. Farsi was not my native language! I regret not continuing 🙁 But, NOW, I CAN give back and enjoy the beauty, precision, athleticism and grace of our local Ballet Idaho, up close and personal! As you can see, I do have a special love for productions.
If we were to dance to any song, which one would you choose?
I have always loved, “Peter and the Wolf” and would love a story ballet in Idaho on this!