Board of Directors

Dave Ehmke serves as the chairperson for Śrī Someśvara Temple. As a member of the Mount Soma Ashram, he has worked as a temple liaison in the Mount Soma Visitor Center for the past 4 years. He is passionate about cooking Indian food for all of Mount Soma’s visitors and teaching the Surya Ram Meditation to people of all ages, nationalities and religious backgrounds. Dr. Ehmke graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in History from the University of Minnesota. He holds a doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West, where he graduated cum laude.

Hayley McDougall serves as the vice chairperson for Śrī Someśvara Temple. She has studied intercultural relations formally and as a hobby. Dr. McDougall graduated with High Honors from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree from the Foreign Language and Literature department. She holds a doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West where she graduated summa cum laude.

Board of Advisors

Marcia Bowes is the founder and driving force behind the construction of Śrī Someśvara Temple. Since 2008 she has dedicated her life to building this exquisite Shiva temple. Previously Ms. Bowes founded and operated Bowes Construction, Inc, a successful road building company, doing work for federal, state, and local government agencies as well as for the private sector.