Author Archives: Stephanie Schaerr Hansen

Laurie Bell, executive director of Mini Joys Inc.

Laurie Bell. Photo by Pete Grady.

Though she’s now retired after two decades of teaching physical education, Laurie Bell still spends a lot of time in schools. “I just get to take horses with me when I go inside now,” she says. As executive director of ...

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Jan M. Bennetts, prosecuting attorney, Ada County

Jan M. Bennetts. Photo by Pete Grady.

When Jan M. Bennetts joined the Ada County prosecutor’s office in 1994 and began fighting for crime victims, she knew she’d found her life’s calling. “I never looked back from that moment forward,” she says. “I was all in.” More ...

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T.J. Angstman, Managing Partner, Angstman Johnson PLLC in Boise

TJ Angstman

He’s a successful lawyer, a supportive boss, and an enterprising real-estate developer, but in T.J. Angstman’s own eyes, he’s mainly a troubleshooter. “That’s the part of my job I most enjoy,” he says. “I like helping people with their problems.” ...

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Matthew Bradshaw, Attorney, Holland & Hart LLP in Boise


Though he’s closed more than $1 billion in mergers and acquisitions so far in his short career, Matt Bradshaw says the most gratifying part of his legal work is helping family businesses navigate their legal issues. “I really love the ...

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Julia Hilton, Senior counsel, Idaho Power in Boise


Julia Hilton’s path from law school to her in-house counsel role at Idaho Power took a detour through American Samoa. After graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law with honors, she spent a year in Boise as a clerk for ...

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Morgan Hoffman, co-founder/owner, We Love Boise Real Estate

    Though she’s only 30 years old, Morgan Hoffman has 13 years of experience in the real estate world. She got her start working at an appraisal company part-time during high school, and took a job as a real ...

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Corporate: Sid Sullivan

Sullivan, Sid

For Sid Sullivan, life is all about the challenge. “I love people challenging me, and I like to challenge myself,” he says. “I love the opportunities that come with challenges and I love the opportunity to be a puzzle solver.” ...

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