Hello everyone my name is Arica Todd and I am Mrs. Boise on the road to Mrs. Idaho America 2020. I am full of gratitude to be able to partake on this amazing journey as pageants are a passion and I love to be able to make a positive impact on the community. An area I am most focused on and have made my platform is Autism Acceptance. Autism is something near and dear to my heart as my nephew was diagnosed with nonverbal autism at two years old. I currently am a volunteer for the Autism Society Treasure Valley and Walk Chair for the first ever Autism Speaks walk/run in Boise Idaho. I can't wait to keep making a difference for those affected by autism.
A little bit about me:
I am a true Idahoan, born and raised in Boise Idaho. I graduated Boise State with my bachelors in the science of psychology and pre-occupational therapy. I taught special education at Meridian Elementary and made a career change to politics as I was given an amazing opportunity to join Governor Brad Little's team. This experience has given me knowledge in government work and has given me the opportunity to be a small part at keeping Idaho a great place to live. From my experience at the Governors Office I was offered a position at Risch Pisca, PLLC Law & Policy Firm where I get to continue work in the government and legislative sector. My husband and I also started our own business 208 Healthy Vending as we are advocates for living a healthy lifestyle. Not only am I blessed enough to get to work with my husband but we also get to share our love for drag racing together. We started a family race team T&B Motorsports where we get to spend a lot of time enjoying our hobby at our home track Firebird Raceway as well as traveling the U.S. to race.
As I embark on this new journey to Mrs. Idaho I can't thank my husband enough for his endless support. I also want to thank my family, friends and sponsors for all you do to make this dream a reality.