In addition to maintaining a busy law practice with the local firm of Greener Burke Shoemaker Oberrecht P.A., I believe strongly in the importance of community involvement as a tool for both personal development and social stewardship. I think of myself as a devoted father, an active outdoorsman, and a somewhat mediocre athlete. I am proud to be a part of the Giraffe Laugh family and am passionate about the work we do in this great organization.
I have lived in Boise for ten years with my family and work for the Idaho Foodbank as the Food Safety and Compliance Coordinator. Feeding people safely is my passion. It is never a dull moment in our household as I juggle a full-time job with the demands of being a full-time mom!
I am a native Boisean and the mother of two amazing and sometimes challenging children. My passion for GL stems from their commitment to loving and supporting the whole family; whether its showing compassion to an exhausted parent, soothing a crying child or sending food home for a family in need they recognize that if you lend support to the whole family, all of the members will benefit
I grew up on a wheat farm in northern Idaho, having what one would call an idyllic childhood where every dog we had was named Tippy. I attended college at Boise State University, studying accounting. After college, I spent a brief few years in the Midwest working for The Ohio State University and am now forever both a Bronco and Buckeye fan. However, moving back to Idaho was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I currently work for Healthwise, a local nonprofit and earned my CPA in 2009. I have one son, William, who is 19, studying physics at the University of Idaho and a proud tuba player for the Vandal marching band.
Prior to pursuing my college degree, I served in the United States Army stationed in Nuremburg, Germany. There I was able to travel Europe extensively and upon completing his duty, he enrolled at Boise State University to complete his education. I have enjoyed a career as a Financial Planner and currently have a role as partner in a long established Boise Financial Planning firm. I enjoy many of the activities that Boise has to offer, to include: mountain biking, skiing, paddle boarding and the arts. I have two daughters who are 16 and 19 both of which spend time volunteering in various capacities.
I am Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for Zions Bank. With 20 years of banking experience, I have held a variety of management positions in retail, business and customer service. I am active in my community as a member of the Giraffe Laugh Board and CREW Idaho. I am a student at the University of Pheonix and live in Boise with my two daughters and the love of my life, Matt. I enjoy running, fly fishing and the great outdoors.
Having lived in Boise since the early 70’s I definitely call this great city home. I’m a single parent of 3 daughters with a full-time career. My busy life constantly gives me lessons to experience gratitude and I feel I have great relationships in my community to help others experience the same.
I am the owner, head chef, cake designer, and florist at Zee Christopher, LLC – Zee’s Rooftop Café, Zee’s Catering, Zee Floral, and the CW Penthouse and I am also president of the non-profit Corks 4 A Cure, LLC. Since 2008, I’ve been consistently recognized for excellent work throughout the Treasure Valley. Recent awards include The American Culinary Federation Boise Chapter Chef of the Year 2015, Boise Young Professional Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, Award Recipient of the Idaho Business Review 40 Accomplished Under 40 in 2011. Our company continues to work closely within this community to provide excellent service.
I moved from New Orleans to Boise with my husband and son just over 2 years ago. I graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Communications. Following graduation, I worked in advertising and post-production in New York City. Eventually, I returned to New Orleans and shifted gears by venturing into the non-profit arena and spent the next decade or so working in non-profit development and fundraising.
After moving to Boise, I spent some time working from home as a graphic designer. This gave me the opportunity to get to know my new city and discover all the amazing things Boise has to offer. I have now returned to the non-profit world and works at Learning Lab in Garden City. I still enjoy Boise and love exploring beautiful Idaho with my family.
I am originally from San Diego. I went to the University of Wyoming, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. While attending the University of Wyoming, I met my husband, a Boise native. I fell in love with Boise and was excited in 2010 when we were able to relocate here. I worked in various hospital units for 5 years with both kids and adults. I currently work at PacificSource Health Plans as a Nurse Case Manager.
I believe in change. I believe in it because I’ve seen it first-hand in the wine industry here in Idaho; the change in awareness from consumers, a change in attitude from other industry and restaurant folks, and a change in the quality of the wine itself. Tasked with marketing and promoting all Idaho wineries and wine growers, I travel all over the country spreading the news about—and sampling—Idaho wine. There is nothing more inspiring than having someone ask me to try some Idaho wine for the very first time. Trained in communication from The University of Washington, I started my wine journey as the event manager for the Washington Wine Commission, where I focused on developing and executing local and national events. When presented with a new challenge of helping to promote Idaho wines, I knew I couldn’t refuse: the opportunity to change an industry was staring me in the face. When not out changing the perception of an entire industry, I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with my husband, two young boys and two dogs.