Advisory Council / Executive Director

Our most Trusted Advisors

The Northwest Liberty Academy Advisory Council is comprised of our most “Trusted Advisors.” They are successful business people, entrepreneurs, and elected officials from the legislative, judicial & executive branches of government. They are committed to the moral and economic principles of a Free Society and Free Enterprise.

Elizabeth Allan Hodge, NWLA Co-founder and Executive Director


  • 1975-1980 Director of Christian Education, Boone Memorial Church in Caldwell, Idaho.
  • Associate Director for the Center for Market Alternatives (CSMA) when it was on the College of Idaho Campus
  • 1984-1990 Served in the Idaho House of Representatives and was a member of the First Centennial Idaho State Legislature before retiring. While in office she received a Religious Freedom Award for her efforts to fight government intrusion in private schools. Her support of the Declaration of Independence & the US Constitution can best be summed up by one of her favorite William Penn quotes, “Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.”
  • In 1988 while working at KBGN, Idaho’s oldest Christian Radio Station, she met and interviewed Ron Paul. They have remained friends over these many years.
  • 1989 she started “Legislative Watch” on KBGN, reporting weekly from the Idaho Statehouse while in Session. She informed people on how to get copies of the Bills and encouraged their involvement.
  • In 2009 “Legislative Watch” went to cable TV with interviews of legislators and reports on various issues. A website,, was added and includes video interviews of local and national figures including Congressman Ron Paul, Tom Woods, David Horowitz and Sheriff Richard Mack.
  • A private business woman in real estate since 1989, Elizabeth is a member in good standing of the Ada County Association of Realtors (ACAR) and has served on both County and State Boards. She is a Lifetime Honor Society Member and a Distinguished Service Award recipient. She is currently a Broker Associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services specializing in residential new construction, resale, waterfront properties, acreages and relocation.
  • Elizabeth is a trustee on the Ralph Smeed Private Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable, educational trust.