Idaho Faces

Mar 6, 2014

Gallatin hires communications manager

Natalie Podgorski, a former television news reporter and communications manager for the City of Meridian, has joined Gallatin Public Affairs. She will be responsible for to expanding regional crisis and strategic communications practices. Podgorski has experience in broadcast journalism and communications, having worked closely with the mayor and city leaders of Meridian to develop ways for the[...]

Mar 6, 2014

BSU geosciences professor receives NSF award

Boise State University assistant professor, Alejandro “Lejo” Flores, received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development award. He will be explore the role land management plays in regional climate and hydrologic change by studying how forest thinning, prescribed burns and fire restoration affect regional precipitation, snow storage, soil moisture and runoff in Idaho.[...]

Mar 5, 2014

Meridian accounting firm makes changes

[caption id="attachment_108309" align="alignleft" width="75"] Josh Tyree[/caption] Harris & Co. PLLC in Meridian announced the following staff promotions and new hires: Josh Tyree, CPA has been admitted as partner. He has more than 11 years of experience practicing public accounting. He specializes in financial reporting for small to middle market businesses, internal control, tax and ot[...]

Mar 4, 2014

Susan Saad is Bogus Basin’s new director of development

Susan Saad has been hired as director of development at the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. Saad will use her background in resource development and collaborative partnership building to expand year-round education and recreation opportunities at the nonprofit ski and snowboard area. Saad, a long-time outdoor enthusiast and community volunteer, has more than 15 years of experience in t[...]

Mar 3, 2014

Good Works: Dillard’s helps RMH with cookbook sales

[caption id="attachment_108639" align="alignleft" width="300"] (l-r) Ellie Pharis, Larry Bly and Mindy Plumlee during the check presentation. Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities.[/caption] On Valentine’s Day, Dillard’s General Manager Larry Bly presented a check for $11,987 to Ellie Pharis, development director, and Mindy Plumlee, executive director of the Idaho Ronald McDonal[...]

Mar 3, 2014

Zions brings manager to Eighth & Main

Don Rognon has been named private banking senior relationship manager for Zions Bank. Since 2004, Rognon has been the vice president and private banking relationship manager for Zions’ Northern Utah Region. He has experience in business development, lending, estate planning and business structuring. He spent four years managing US Bank’s largest branch in Utah and served as liaison for all [...]

Mar 3, 2014

One Stone hires full-time director

One Stone, a student-run, not-for-profit organization that combines service and charitable giving with experiential learning to fulfill community needs, has hired its first full-time employee. Neva Geisler will serve as the community engagement director, coordinating outreach strategies and advising on projects. Geisler has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and higher education [...]

Feb 28, 2014

Out of the Office: Idaho Remodeling & Design Show

On Jan. 18 and 19, The Idaho Business League presented the Idaho Remodeling & Design Show at the Boise Centre. The event featured more than 100 exhibits highlighting local design experts and free seminars. Shown here is Russell Antonucci, Sales Representative for Alpha Home Systems in Kuna. Photos by Glenn Landberg.

Feb 28, 2014

BYP announces 2014 leaders

The Boise Young Professionals is run by a 21-person leadership team and two part-time staff. Here are the leaders for 2014: Chair, Kristin Muchow, VP at Meeting Systems Inc.; Chair-Elect, Nick Taylor, attorney at Hawley Troxell; Immediate Past Chair, Brooke Green, mobility manager at Community Transportation Association of Idaho; Professional & Leadership Development Work Team Chair, Jamie [...]

Feb 28, 2014

Good Works: First responders compete in chili cookoff

[caption id="attachment_108235" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Ada County Paramedics table at the Battle of the Badges chili cook-off. Photo courtesy of Ada County Paramedics.[/caption] On Jan. 18 the Touchmark at Meadowlake Village donated the use of their facility to Alzheimer’s Idaho for the “Battle of the Badges” chili cook off. The Ada County Paramedics, Boise Fire Department, Me[...]

Feb 28, 2014

Good Works: Dentist takes a week off to work

Dentist Eric Ballou recently spent a week in the Dominican Republic, providing basic dental care for several hundred people through the G3 Foundation. A team of dentists from the G3 Foundation were joined by six Dominican doctors to administer basic dentistry, like extractions, fillings, root canals and stainless steel crowns, as well as cosmetic dentistry, and restoration of damaged or discolored[...]

Feb 28, 2014

Good Works: Nampa dealership gives truck to nonprofit

[caption id="attachment_108240" align="alignleft" width="300"] CATCH staff and volunteers show their gratitude for the new Toyota Tundra. Photo courtesy of Tom Scott Toyota.[/caption] As part of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, Tom Scott Toyota of Nampa presented a 2014 Toyota Tundra to Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless, a nonprofit in Ada and Canyon counties that assists hom[...]