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14 BOISE SUMMER ATHLETES
20 FINS OF A DIFFERENT FEATHER
22 SOI BOI; LET’S GO WINDOW SHOPPING FOR HOME DECOR
ON THE TRAIL
The Boise Ice Cream Festival
The Fantastic World of Jerusha Lauren
ENTERTAIN Planet Music
Simplicity in Concrete
AIDEN ALEXANDER FINDING SUCCESS FROM IDAHO TO LA
42 ROOTS One Stone
The Love Language of Gifts
Delectable, Delightful, and Down-Home
It’s Not Just A Good Burger, It’s a Good Burger
With the weather getting warmer, Boiseans everywhere will soon be seen riding their bikes on the greenbelt, climbing Idaho’s big beautiful rocks, and visiting Idaho’s many scenic lakes to go swimming, surfing, boating, and wakeboarding. To celebrate all of the recreational summer sports Boise has to offer, we’re excited to feature four exceptional Boise athletes – a cyclist, wakeboarder, rock climber, and a motor-cross athlete – in this issue of Greenbelt. Not a biker or rock climber? No problem. Warmer weather also means that patio season is now upon us. Soon, patios all over Boise will be filled with good food, cold beverages, and live music from talented Boise musicians. If your idea of a good summer evening is staking out a new restaurant or listening to Boise’s local talent, check out our article on Boise’s latest burger joint, Good Burger, or read about talented rising-star, Aiden Alexander. No matter how you like to celebrate that winter is not coming, feel free to find some sun, pull out some shades, and enjoy this latest issue of Greenbelt. As always, we thank you for reading!
Designing a Dream
Hello Greenbelt Readers!
ON THE COVER: Illustration, Christian Gomez Photography, Kimberlee Miller Mike McClure, Rock Climber
Responsible Growth And Development
is a graduate from the University of Hawaiâ€™i at Manoa, where he studied International Relations and Communications. He enjoys single malt scotch and leaving the Christmas tree up until April.
has an ability to capture candid moments which has made her a sought-after artist. Her clients feel as if they are being photographed by a friend.
is an Idaho native with a passion for beautiful art, delicious foods, and good vibes. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her dogs and friends, as well as reading, writing, and painting.
teaches high school English. She earned a Masterâ€™s in Education degree from Northwest Nazarene University in 2016.
is a graduate from Boise State University; she has degrees in Psychology, Editing, and Rhetoric. She plans to pursue a career that combines two of her passions: writing and nature.
is a retired school teacher with a B.A. in Political Science. She is active in civic advocacy and communications.
is an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys hiking, swimming and camping. She has a passion for travel and hopes to explore as much of the world and different cultures as possible. In her down time she enjoys cuddling up with her dog and getting lost in a good book.
is an award-winning writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is an advocate for military family issues, and enjoys sharing stories from local businesses.
BARB LAW SHELLEY
is a writer, decorated veteran, and mentors teenage girls in the juvenile system. She lives in Idaho with her three sons.
is a passionate public relations and communications professional whose goal is to develop collaborative relationships through her work.
is a senior at Boise High School who loves music, writing, and lacrosse. She spends most of her time with her friends and in local coffee shops.
is a freelance journalist, private guitar instructor, and performing indie folk musician in the Boise area. She graduated from the College of Idaho in 2016 with a Major in music theory & composition.
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IDAHO STATE PARKS
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IT'S TOO GOOD TO PASS UP
BOISE SUMMER ATHLETES FROM MOTORCROSS TO WAKESURFING BY ANDREW COUSSENS PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
he once well-kept secret of Boise, and its access to some of the best outdoor playgrounds in the western U.S., has been out for quite some time now. The population growth is due to Idaho’s
beautiful scenery, as well as the access to multitudes of trail systems, mountains, reservoirs, and rivers all within an hour’s drive of the capital city. For those seeking adventures closer to the city, one can find exceptional places to wake surf, climb, and bike. Today, some of Boise’s most notable outdoor athletes use Boise’s local settings to hone their skills to a competitive edge. Mike McClure was climbing around on rock faces near his home in Nampa as young as twelve. When he wasn’t bouldering at Celebration Park or Swam Falls, Nampa Rec Center’s climbing wall was a nearby location to improve his skills. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Idaho, Mike married Tammy, whose family owns and operates Indian Creek Winery. When the grape harvest of the seasonal wine-making business ended, and the off-season offered plenty of downtime to climb, Mike began exploring Idaho for additional rock faces. Some of these locations included the Elephant’s Perch, and more prominent aspects atop the Seven Devils, but Mike wanted the hidden gems. This meant scouring Google Earth for austere bouldering locations that required considerable hikes or overnight bivouacs. Since he had spent a considerable amount of time bouldering at Swan Falls, Mike wrote and compiled a climbing guide book for the area detailing many of the bouldering routes. Any revenue generated by the book he planned to recycle back into the community via the Boise Climbing Alliance, which seeks to preserve climbing areas in their natural state. Just like Ben, Mike and Tammy hope their newborn daughter catches the climbing bug as well. Heather Albert didn’t grow up in Idaho but spent many years crossing Idaho’s southern border from Utah in order to compete in some of the country’s most prestigious women’s cycling races. She became interested in cycling after graduating from Brigham Young University and ascended the ranks from a category 4 to a category
MIKE MCCLURE ROCK CLIMBER
1 racer in an astoundingly short period of time. It took Heather only six months to maintain speed with some of the best in the sport. However, a few injuries kept her in and out of the sport over the next several years until she began racing in the Idaho Women’s Challenge on regular basis. Known as one of the best international stage races for women only, the Challenge lasts anywhere from five to fourteen days in duration and attracts some of the world’s best riders. It didn’t take long for Heather and her husband, Uhl, to appreciate Boise enough to move here in 2002. A regular to Boise’s Twilight Criterium, Heather became hungry for more competition. In Europe, she raced against the best in the France World Cup, where she was one of the top ten finishers. In addition to competing in the Velodrome in California and Texas, Heather works with other female riders on her team – dubbed Hangar
HEATHER ALBERT CYCLING
15 Bicycles – in developing their talents. One of her favorite Idaho rides is the Emmett to Horseshoe bend loop, often pushing on to Ola to add hours more of road time. Seat time is critical when training for events as Heather and other riders need to spend twelve to twenty hours on the road each week in order to stay competitive. Ben Evans grew up riding on the Idaho soil his family molded into small motocross tracks on some of their empty construction lots. All the boys born to the family of builders grew up riding motorcycles suited to younger sect learning how to make their first dirt turns. Owyhee Motorcycle Club, just down the road from the old Simplot House, helped Ben and his brothers be16
come proficient at navigating the sand berms, table tops, and whoops common to the sport. By age six, Ben was so proficient that he began racing. By eight, he was already showing his prowess in Las Vegas at the World Mini Amateur Nationals aboard his KTM. Adopting the work ethic known to the Evan’s family, Ben began climbing the ranks of the motocross world by winning national races. By age 17, he raced the Four Stroke Nationals at Clay Peak, Idaho and won both the 250 and 450 pro classes. Ben Evans was quickly becoming a household motorsports name. Using the notoriety gained from his racing career, Ben began coaching local riders on improving their track speed and landing jumps safely. Today, Ben and his wife, Julia, plan on raising their young son Riley, as well as their newborn daughter, Ellie,
BEN EVANS MOTORCROSS
in the same Evans family tradition of Idaho motocross as soon as they can sit on a bike. Another Idaho Native is Jimmi Sparling, who, like a lot of Idahoans, learned to wakeboard behind boats on Lucky Peak Reservoir and Black Canyon near Emmett. Near the end of his teenage years, injuries were common, and wakesurfing had yet to emerge as a sport. In his early 20s, Jimmi began to surf behind modified wake17
board boats, loaded to bear with people for ballast. It wasnâ€™t until his father purchased a Centurion boat in 2008, specifically designed for the sport, that wakesurfing became a regular activity. A year later, a surf shaper from San Diego moved his business to Boise and began creating boards designed to ride the waves generated by boats. Jeff Wahlers and his Soulcraft boards helped bring Jimmi to the next level. Armed with a Soulcraft sponsorship, Jimmi and his surfing wife, Kaley, travelled to Seattle to compete in the 1st annual wakesurfing competition, where he won 1st place in the amateur division. When Jimmi made the leap to the pro division in 2011, he came up against stiff competition and was forced to reevaluate. To help with his efforts in 2012, Centurion Boats stepped forward and offered a sponsorship. With one of the best wakesurfing engi18
JIMMI SPARLING WAKESURFING
neered boats towing him, Jimmi went on to win 2nd place at the World Wakesurf Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jimmi and Kaley’s children, 12-year-old Madison and 9-year-old Jack Danger, haven’t caught the wakesurfing fever just yet but the family keeps them on the water enough so they might catch eventually catch it. After all, with Jimmi coordinating upcoming shoots for Centurion’s boat line in places in such locales such as Redfish Lake, its hard to deny a sport in a more beautiful setting. While many of the athletes in the article have reached the pinnacle in their perspective sports, most Idahoans can appreciate the season that ushers in the long sunny days they use to practice and compete. As spring turns to summer in Idaho, we could very well find ourselves on the track, road, cliff or body of water next to some of Idaho’s best athletes catching some of the same thrills. ¢ 19
Fins of a Different Feather The New Naked Fins Delivers a Fresh Take on Fast Food BY URIE L. LAYSER PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
The moment you open the doors to the new Naked Fins on Broadway, you’ll know this is a place that will become a staple in Boise’s ever-expanding culinary lifestyle. From the revolving playlist flowing through the house speakers, to the graffiti-laden walls with a touch of Freak Alley flowing across them, it’s hard to say what will grab your attention first. With Naked Fins, Fin’s Concepts has delivered an evolution in new restaurants geared towards value, accessibility, and healthy food options all with an emphasis on fast delivery. To fully understand the new restaurant idea from Fins Concepts, let’s go back to the beginning. Many in the Treasure Valley might already be familiar with Lucky Fins, the parent restaurant that first opened its doors in Meridian back in 2011. After it’s original launch, Lucky Fins quickly began to gain popularity in Southern Idaho and the interest spread to surrounding states as well, opening another location in Greely, Colorado. As locations expanded, the team at Fins saw the demand to evolve with the changing times. Taking feedback to heart as they always had, there was one thing that was frequently heard: guests loved the restaurant but had friends or family that refused to eat sushi or seafood. With some consideration and creativity, Chef Wiley started experimenting in the kitchen and dropping off random non-seafood dishes to guests for feedback. The people had spoken, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Taking the foundation of their traditional menu and a new smoked protein approach, Smokin’ Fins was born. A fresh fusion of items ranging from Southern-style fried chicken and smoked ribs to sushi rolls and poke bowls. The momentum didn’t stop, and soon, more locations in Colorado, Arizona, and another Lucky Fins in downtown Boise were opened. With Naked Fins, the first of its kind in the Fins Brand of restaurants, the design was fueled by the need for value and accessibility in a fast-paced world. “The traditional lunch meetings that lasted two hours are dying out. People are on the go – they need to be in-and-out,” explains Nate Ingersoll, ID/AZ Regional Manager for Fins Concepts. Not only was the idea for fast affordable food the driving force behind Naked Fins, but they wanted the menu to be a healthy alternative as well. The growing trend of wanting something healthy, but needing it to be quick. The result is a chef-driven menu with a “tide-to-table” mentality, offering individually priced items with a little something for everyone. Don’t eat fish or seafood? Don’t worry, they have you covered with a superabundance of tacos, baos, 20
and bowls to choose from. Have a craving for sushi? There currently are eight traditional and experimental sushi rolls to help get your fix. Have children with you? They’ve got you covered with a junior menu featuring a few kid essentials. Since the day they opened their doors, their commitment to sustainability, community, and culinary creativity has put them on the map both locally and regionally. Whether you’re dashing in-and-out or staying for some quality patio time, Naked Fins is the fast-casual place you’ve been looking for. Make sure to check out their Summer Kickoff Party on June 7th and 8th, there’ll be outdoor grills, music, and a bit of libations. Stop in and get Naked (within good taste). ¢
Naked Fins is located at 1120 S. Broadway Ave. in Boise. For more information visit nakedfinspoke.com or call (208) 900-3467. They cater too!
What is the answer to dressing a window in a modern era while still maintaining a view of our glorious Boise neighborhoods? Transitional shades from Blind Appeal.
SOI BOI: Let’s go window shopping for home decor BY GREENBELT MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
Everyone in the van! It’s time to go shopping. Today, Greenbelt tags along with SOI BOI in their trusty and unabashedly self-promotional Sprinter van (their words - not ours!). “But what is this SOI BOI?” you might ask. No, they are not a food truck specializing in vegan-friendly meals comprised mainly of legumes. They are Shay and Rita – a dynamic interior design duo with experienced opinions galore on all things, well… interior design. When they’re not in the studio crafting up mood boards and foraging through fabric piles, or onsite installing full home redesigns, they can be found sourcing furniture and styling pieces, soft-goods, and textiles all over town. So, who better to take us on a mini-design tour of some of Boise’s best local retailers than these ladies? As we drive around, SOI BOI dishes on what’s unique and trendy in home design, giving us the first hand scoop on which pieces are essential for your home and where to buy them. Here’s what they had to say: MODEL HOME FURNISHINGS Hi there! Shay and Rita here. There are few things in this world that get SOI BOI as excited as... wait for it... mirrors! Mirrors are the unicorns of 22
IF YOU HAVE EVER HIRED SOI BOI TO DESIGN A SPACE FOR YOU, CHANCES ARE THEY TRIED TO THROW A SWIVEL CHAIR FROM ECHELON INTO THE MIX. WHATâ€™S NOT TO LOVE?
THE VISUALLY SUMPTUOUS RENDITIONS, WHERE THE DESIGN GODS FAVORED THEM BY SHINING A LIGHT ON A PARTICUL ARLY ALLURING ITEM: PILLOWS. AT RENDITIONS.
At Impact Imports, Soi Boi searched in a sea of giant stone vessels and enormous decorative pillars, until they found an array of perfectly imperfect stump-accent tables made of old-growth teak wood.
décor – magical creatures endowed with the power to create light, magnify space, and multiply their surroundings all while simply hanging out on a wall. Because of them, mere mortals can behold the cosmic beauty of a designed room not just once, but again and again, in a perpetual state of reflective Eden! In other words, they pack an unparalleled design punch. Doubling as wall art, the mirror is essential to completing any bedroom, bathroom, or common space – and the options at Model Home Furnishings are where it’s at. We are particularly fond of their seemingly endless assortment of round wall mirrors because they come in a variety of sizes and styles and can provide that extra bit of sexy in your space. IMPACT IMPORTS Not gonna lie, it’s a little tough to find something unique in a place where everything is extraordinary. But here at SOI BOI, we are always up for a challenge. At Impact Imports, we searched in a sea of giant stone vessels and enormous carved pillars until we found an array of perfectly imperfect stump accent tables made of distinctive old-growth teak wood. The stump is a great piece to use in a room overrun with sleek and leggy furniture because it adds balance to the room. Balance of weight, scale, and shape in a room is just as important – maybe more so – than the balance of color. And the fact that these wooden accent tables work indoor and outdoor is an added bonus! BLIND APPEAL Speaking of the indoors and outdoors, it’s time to talk about windows. SOI BOI is on a mission in this town: leave no window untreated! While it’s no longer the 80’s, and matching floral-patterned drapery and valances is still an unforgivable decorating misdemeanor, leaving these architectural gateways to the incomparable aesthetic of nature completely unadorned is a no-go. So, how do you dress a window in a modern era while still maintaining a view of our glorious Boise environs? Answer: transitional shades from Blind Appeal! Do yourself a favor and get the motorized option, you will not regret it. ECHELON Swivel, swivel, don’t speak no drivel! If you have ever hired SOI BOI to design a space for you, chances are we tried to throw a swivel chair into the mix. What’s not to love? They’re sleek, they’re stylish, and they’re a little bit Dr. Evil. But mostly, they’re the perfect foil to a non-traditional living room furniture arrangement where, say, a large, L-shaped or asymmetrical sectional is the main event. Pairing such a set-up with the ever-clever swivel chair will earn you major design points – especially if you shop for your new pirouetting piece at Echelon – the penultimate purveyor on today’s design tour. Leather or velvet, modern or transitional, the most sophisticated and stylish selection of this spinning breed can be found there. When in doubt, put a swivel on it! RENDITIONS Finally, the last stop: the visually sumptuous Renditions, where the design gods favored us by shining a light on a particularly alluring item: pillows! At Renditions, we simply couldn’t stop ourselves from gathering as many throw pillows as humanly possible. No question, this design team loves a fine, custom soft-good, but custom is a long game, and sometimes, you need to just. finish. that. room. So, go ahead! Dress up that trendy green velvet sofa with a few high-quality throw pillows that range from modestly modern or tastefully tribal to refined rustic. Your couch will thank you! And we will thank you, too, because we’re happiest when your homes are looking their best! Shay + Rita Here at Greenbelt, we thank you for joining us on these design adventures. Hopefully SOI BOI saved you a little time by doing some of the window shopping for you at these great local retailers, but should you ever need a designer’s helping hand, just send out the bat signal and the SOI BOI-Mobile will come a-sprintin’. Thanks, SOI BOI!
AIDAN ALE X ANDER
Finding Success From I daho to L A BY ANA LETE
PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
For 19-year-old actor and musician, Aidan Alexander, artistic expression through different mediums such as music, acting, fashion, and poetry always came naturally to him in the Idaho suburbs he grew up in. “I’ve been interested in music my whole life,” he said. “I constantly had headphones in from a young age.” At the young age of seven, he wrote his first ‘song’ – “I don’t really classify it as a real song because it was only two lines long, but I was so proud of it that I sang it to everyone I knew because I thought it was so catchy,” he stated. Later, at age thirteen or fourteen, Alexander got his first paid gig – a role acting as young Johnny in Bill Paxton and Luke Perry’s independent drama, Red Wing (2013). Since then, his passion for music and art of all kind – from acting to fashion to poetry – hasn’t ceased with the release of his latest singles, “I Don’t Love You” and “Melancholia”. Between all of his artistic pursuits – music, acting, poetry, and fashion – the former Idaho-native said he likes to keep himself busy in LA’s constant hustle-and-bustle. “For me, every day is different from the day before,” Alexander said. “Some days, I have a lot on my schedule, and some days I only have a few things going on. Today, I spent most of the morning writing and listening to music.” When asked which artists have been on his playlist lately, Alexander said that he’s found plenty of inspiration in artists like Fleetwood Mac, Lorde, Banks, and recent “Album of the Year” Grammy-award winner, Kasey Musgraves. Like many songwriters throughout history, Alexander said he prefers to start with lyrics first when he sits down to write a new song. “After writing lyrics, I’ll pick up a guitar or sit down at a piano in the studio to flesh out all of my song ideas,” he said. For the 19-year-old songwriter, writing in some form, whether through songwriting, poetry, or journaling has always come naturally to him, “I’m constantly writing something – at home, in my car, or on my notepad," he said. “To be honest, I actually get a little stir crazy when I’m not writing.”
To learn more about Aidan Alexander and to listen to his music, please visit aidanalexander.me.
But while Alexander tends to look back at nostalgic memories in his songs, he’s also grown immensely as an artist throughout the years. “Compared to my early songwriting days, every facet of who I am as an artist has changed. There’s so much growing and expanding going on no matter which creative environment I find myself in,” he said. “When you listen to the music I wrote at 15 vs the music I write now, it’s completely different,” he said. “I think the more you live your life and the more life experiences you have under your belt, the more you have to write about – perspective is one of the biggest cataclysm to writing better songs.” When asked what advice he’d give to aspiring singer-songwriters, musicians, actors, and poets, Alexander said, “I would say, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Success doesn’t come overnight, but if this is what you want to be doing, you should do it because you want to write music, not because you want everyone to listen to it or to make a lot of money,” he said. “In any facet of media, whether it’s music or acting, find out what you want to do and go for it. There are so many people who are still figuring out what they want to do, so if you already know, go for it!” After talking to the up-and-coming LA singer-songwriter, it’s clear that he’s following his own advice. While every field has its set of challenges, Alexander said that his journey as a musical artist and actor has been, “way more fun than challenging so far.” ‘In the future, I hope to keep releasing singles and eventually release a whole album that speaks to people of all ages,” Alexander said. “At the end of the day, I really hope the people listening to my songs can find themselves in them.” ¢
When asked if acting in dramas like Red Wing or writing poetry influence the songs he writes today, Alexander said, “Oh absolutely! Acting and poetry are big inspirations and definitely influence my songs. My songwriting is really just poetry in lyrical form,” he said. “There are so many forms of poetry… music is one of them.” After listening to Alexander’s music, it’s hard to miss the reappearing themes of longing, nostalgia, and loneliness that weave their way in and out of his songs. In his third single, ‘Melancholia’ he sings, ‘My mom sounds on the phone, I’m the age I used to call old, my friends from school are leaving home.’ For Alexander, this is one of many songs he’s written that explore the bittersweet transition of growing up and missing the carefree comforts of youth and old memories. “A lot of my songs are about longing, loneliness, and nostalgia for people and places,” he said. After a brief pause, Alexander mused, “I guess I love the universal nature and the drama in those themes. Everyone can relate to missing a person, place, or their fond childhood memories.” 28
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weakness of your skeletal system.
HOW YOU CAN SAFELY STRENGTHEN YOUR SKELETAL SYSTEM We know through research that dates back to 1892 that if bone tissue receives a sufficient amount of pressure it will adapt and become stronger.
o understand the importance of the skeletal system, it’s important to understand the role of the central nervous system in regulating your body’s strength. The central nervous system regulates the physical strength of your body based upon the strength of the skeletal system. As your skeletal system declines with age, your physical strength declines as well. Your central nervous system will not allow your muscles to become stronger than what your skeletal system can handle. If you have ever reached a plateau in your strength training or experienced strength loss as you age, a likely reason is the
Your central nervous system will not allow your muscles to become stronger than what your skeletal system can handle.
Since the 19th century, the medical community has been looking at the relationship of bone to muscle. Dr. Julius Wolff, a German anatomist and surgeon, made the discovery that bone, in a healthy person or animal, adapts to the load under which it is placed. This pressure stimulates the development of healthy new bone tissue, creating healthier and stronger bones. Now known as Wolff’s Law, he also stated that the reverse of this was true. Bones exposed to decreased pressure, or load, would become less dense and weaker. A century later, in 2012, a research study on osteogenic loading discovered the minimum amount of pressure required to stimulate bone development is 4.2 times a person’s body weight. From this research a unique robotic musculoskeletal development system was designed to safely deliver the proper stimulus to just about anyone at any age. This proprietary system for osteogenic loading, called Spectrum, specifically develops the foundation of your physical body, the skeletal system, both efficiently and without risk of injury.
You don’t have to lose healthy bone tissue as you age. Osteogenic loading can help you maintain strong and healthy bones for life.
BONE DENSITY ANALYSIS ANALYSIS FROM 152 PEER REVIEWED STUDIES
AN AVERAGE OF
% Improvement in Balance Test
BALANCE CASE STUDY RESULTS
I M P R OV E M E N T
Bone Anabolic Drugs
Weight Bearing Exercise
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Improvement in Balance Test after the First 5 Sessions
Non Active Lifestyle and no supplements
THE WIDE REACHING BENEFITS OF OSTEOGENIC LOADING YOUR SKELETAL
EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF 30 CAN BENEFIT FROM OSTEOGENIC LOADING
In each of these studies, participants also took Calcium and Vitamin D3 supplements
SYSTEM • Increased Energy and Strength • Improved Posture, Agility and Balance
(with no weight loss)
“Osteogenic loading is a very effective modality for improving endurance, strength and bone mass. It’s a fast and efficient way of improving muscle and bone strength. It also provides a predictable and measured change in muscle and bone mass. Functional and daily activities improve with osteogenic loading.”
(with no weight loss)
Dr. Harvey Mishner M.D., Internal Medicine
Weight Bearing Exercise
“After 6 months I have seen patients with bone density scans showing a remarkable 7% improvement.”
Dr. Sally Fisher M.D., M.S. Integrative & Nutritional Medicine
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% REDUCTION IN A1C (LONG-TERM BLOOD GLUCOSE)
500 People Avg. Age 52
HERE’S WHAT THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY IS SAYING ABOUT OSTEOGENIC LOADING
BASED ON 7 MINUTES ONCE A WEEK
• Avoidance or Reversal of Osteoporosis
TYPE TWO DIABETES
Caloric Restrictive Diet
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THE LOVE LANGUAGE OF GIFTS Busy Baskets 208 helps you give thoughtfully BY TRISTON BROOKS PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
Nine months ago, Susan Pratt lay in bed, unable to sleep. She was full of excitement over a comment a friend had made earlier in the evening about one of her lifelong passions: handcrafted gifts. As Susan describes it, “Gifts are my love language and I’ve always spent inordinate amounts of time picking things out for friends and family. Growing up, I made all of my own cards and wrapping paper.” Bringing a smile to a family members face with a hand-crafted gift had always been immensely satisfying. When a friend made the suggestion that she turn her passion for gift design into a potential business venture, that was all the push she needed to run with the idea. The past 13 years of Pratt’s professional career had been as a Data Analyst in the travel industry. While she enjoyed her work, it was a stark contrast to her love of artistic expression. So when she decided to take the plunge into entrepreneurship, she knew it was the right decision. Within days, she began researching and laying the framework for her newfound passion. And just like that, Busy Baskets 208 was born. It is now nine months after that sleepless night. The business is in full swing, as Susan spends her days crafting gifts – each one carefully designed and curated. Clients have ordered celebratory gifts for everything from corporate events to birthday parties. With bridal showers, gender reveal parties, and newborn celebrations being some of her favorite occasions thus far. Hand crafted lotions, local brews, sweet treats, Idaho themed trinkets, and adorable toys can all be found in of one of Susan’s baskets, depending on the theme and client tastes.
Being a local business owner herself, Susan understands the importance of supporting other local, independent operations here in the Treasure Valley. When asked how she sources the items in her baskets, she made sure to emphasize how important it is that she keeps it local. “I source all of my basket items from local artisans as much as possible,” she said. “I use reclaimed wooden Idaho signs by Tho & Co., leather items from Timber Tiger, locally harvested lavender, handmade soaps form Mathair Earth, artisan water from Proud Source Water, local honey, and of course Scott Marchant’s incredible hiking guides!” Pratt says that business is booming, and local reception has been overwhelmingly positive. Currently, she is enjoying the early stages of her business and is focusing on the nuts and bolts of growing her client base, as well as continually sourcing new local businesses that can provide items for her baskets. This, she happily says, has been, “The biggest challenge as well as the most fun! Finding different companies to source goods from for my baskets is time consuming, but I’ve met so many wonderful business owners in the Treasure Valley.” Beyond traditional social media advertising and word of mouth, Susan has begun to participate in craft bazaars hosted by local breweries and recently began a partnership with First Peek 4D Ultrasound in order to expand potential client reach. But beyond simply growing her business, participating in these bazaars also serves to better the community. At these events, Pratt has a full array of assembled gift baskets for sale and takes this opportunity to showcase products from the ARC, an organization that helps those with developmental disabilities. 100% of proceeds from these particular items are donated back to their respective organizations in order to better help their cause. When Susan isn’t working on designing gifts, she is often found attending local events, chasing good weather in the foothills, or listening to live music. Additionally, Susan is a foster parent for the Idaho Humane Society, a non-profit organization centered on the welfare of domesticated animals. ¢ You can read more about Busy Baskets 208 on their website: busybaskets208.com.
DESIGNING A DREAM Amanda Fitch designs BY CHELSEA CHAMBERS PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
Have you ever had a dream that you weren’t quite sure how to pursue? Have you ever had someone tell you that your dreams weren’t worth pursuing? For Amanda Fitch, overcoming these obstacles was one of the biggest challenges that stood in the way of her dream—but from where she is now, it’s hard to imagine ever looking back! Amanda moved around a lot as a child, making it difficult to grasp a sense of stability. “I’ve lived in a total of nine states; eight of which were just in my childhood,” she explains. But in 2004, the promise-land of Boise, and her now-husband, drew Amanda in, and this is where she has stayed since. So, what exactly is Amanda’s dream? “I’ve always wanted to be a fashion designer. It had been my dream to see the clothes I design on the red carpet or TV. I took every sewing class and fashion design class that was offered. I had plans to study it outside out high school, but, unfortunately, I had a very toxic person in my life.” The negative things that this person said began to wear on her. You should just give up now because you’re going to embarrass yourself. And for ten years, she did. Amanda’s best friend reignited the flames of her design dreams by buying her a sewing 34
machine, and soon, it all came flooding back. “In less than two years, I did two fashion shows and worked on two movie sets doing costume design,” Amanda announces proudly. And the designs just keep coming. “My biggest challenge was trying to get over my demons telling me that I can’t do this. And it took a while to finally get over the fear of failing and start thinking, yes, I can and I will do this!” Design is an artform, and Amanda has the eye for it. Being a very visual person, her passion has allowed her to create and self-express, all while helping others. Amanda vends at Goddess Fest every year, and is currently working on the set of Paranormal Prison, which is scheduled to premier here in Boise this October. She also tries to get out to the local comic-conventions and takes commissions, but not while she is working on big projects. Her goals for the future are to do design work full-time and to con-
tinue creating costumes for movies, television, and fashion shows. “I also love being able to help consult on visual wearable art, so I would like to host costume design classes to people who are just starting out, or those that need some encouragement to follow their dreams, too!” Amanda’s story is incredibly inspirational, and is a reminder to never give up on your dreams, no matter the adversities you face. ¢ To see more of Amanda’s designs, visit her Facebook page, Facebook.com/ amandafitchdesigns.
ON THE TRAIL
THE BOISE ICE CREAM FESTIVAL BY MEGHAN LEVI PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
When pharmacist and food blogger, Scott Wink, moved to Boise, he felt he arrived right on the cusp of something big. “Boise has such a great emerging food scene with creative chefs and collaborative business owners” and, as we all know, a deep love of festivals. Scott and Crystal Wink, the creative duo behind BoisesBestBites.com, see all this enthusiasm as an opportunity to showcase Idaho’s dairy industry in the sweetest way possible - The Boise Ice Cream Festival. If your interest just peaked, you aren’t alone. Within days of posting the event on Facebook, the festival had nearly 20,000 likes. “We are promoting Idaho’s dairy backbone, highlighting Boise’s historic relationships to it and then working with this new creative class of ice cream makers and chefs to create something in Boise that no one else in the country is doing.” And, not to mention, a perfect way to kick off summer. The festival will have events at dozens of locations, affordable pricing (some events are free), and something for everyone. The signature event will be the Grand Tasting, a wonderland of 200+ ice cream flavors, most of them locally produced. The Grand Tasting will require an advanced ticket, and Scott expects it to sell out quickly. “I got an email this week from someone planning to drive up to the Grand Tasting from Elko, Nevada," he said. A limited number of tickets will be divided up among different time slots to ensure guests won’t be waiting in long lines. The ticket price will include your share of ice cream samples, so no out-of-pocket cost is needed once you get there. Other categories of events include the Drive Up, featuring Boise’s favorite historic drive-in restaurants doing special treats just for the festival. The Explore events will bring you behind the scenes to learn from the experts. Goody’s Soda Fountain will host a mommy morning event for the early risers, and The Stil Ice Cream Shop will collaborate with Payette Brewing and Form & Function to bring you beer floats and affogatos. For those who want a bit of wind 36
in their hair, and a scoop in their hand, the ubiquitous Pedals and Pints bike bar will be switching out the pints of brews for pints of ice cream. Finally, the Chef Inspired events will highlight area pastry chefs serving up unique dessert creations only available over the course of the festival. No tickets needed to indulge in the Chef Inspired events, just make a reservation at a participating restaurant and save room for dessert! Scott credits the Boise community with inspiring him to take on such a big event, “Part of what's given us the courage to take on this challenge has been the great relationships we've built with so many foodies and influencers in the region.” It doesn’t get much better than a big scoop of ice cream and a warm Boise summer night. ¢ For more information on exact dates and locations please visit boiseicecreamfestival. com.
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Turning up the heat in the BY ERIKA HEEREN PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
When it comes to new tastes and treasures, there’s always something fresh in Idaho. The same rings true for Potter Wines, a winery located in Garden City. The family-owned business is bringing a new flavor to the Treasure Valley, and it’s already becoming a local favorite. Potter Wines was founded in 2011 by husband and wife team, Von and Crystal Potter. Von, a wine hobbyist, enjoyed experimenting with new flavor combinations and the wine-making process. “It was something that knew I wanted to try. I started messing around with it and it just snowballed from there. We started making traditional reds and whites, and then it grew from there,” explains Von. “I’m 100% self-taught… every day is an experiment.” The experimentation paid off. In 2011, Von created a jalapeno flavored wine, and knew he had something unique to take to the local community. The Potters began to sell their reds, whites, and jalapeno wine at the local farmer’s 38
For inspiration, the winery has created a guest recipe page on their website featuring exciting ideas for enhancing the flavor of favorite dishes with the jalapeno wine product line. The winery’s Syrah – Swanky Devil – is also a fan favorite with its full-bodied depth, featuring hints of black currant, cocoa, and clove. For traditionalists, Potter Wines also offers a merlot and a Riesling, a chardonnay that will be available in May of 2019, as well as a robust red blend in a pouch. For outdoor enthusiasts, the jalapeno wine lemonade is also available in a convenient pouch. “People in Idaho seem to really love the option to take their wines in a pouch, because they can take it camping or hiking, to concerts, or on the river. It’s very recreational friendly.” Crystal and Von are also celebrating the new tasting room for Potter Wines, located off Chinden Boulevard in Garden City, where guests can sample the wines and jalapeno wine lemonade. You can also try one of the specialty wine-based cocktails, like a unique spin on a mule, tasty mimosas, or the “Hell” Mary. The space has a relaxed atmosphere, gorgeous art-deco design, and offers options for hosting your next event. The tasting room also serves brunch every second Sunday of each month and features live music. ¢
For more information about Potter Wines, and to see their selection, visit jalapenowines.com.
SIMPLICITY IN CONCRETE Meet the team behind the GeoForm Designs BY TRISTON BROOKS PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
Sofia and Daniel are the dictionary definition of a dynamic duo. As the team that operates GeoForm Designs they have a synergy that few business partners have been able to achieve. This is in no small part due to the fact that in addition to partners in business, they are partners in life. 40
GeoForm Designs was born of the desire to turn one of Sofia’s hobbies into a business venture. Sofia had been looking for a new hobby in order to satisfy her desire for a creative outlet when she settled upon custom concrete work. Soon, their apartment was filled with various projects and creative experiments, most of which were small planters. At this point, Daniel stepped in, and, realizing the potential of his girlfriend’s creations, came up with the idea to start what is now GeoForm Designs. Sofia is the creative mastermind behind the operation, while Daniel is the marketing and logistics guru who ensures products can find their way to market and their customers. As a student at the University of Idaho preparing to graduate with a Masters degree in Architecture, Sofia is well versed in not only the technical design process, but also the importance of creating a unique and visually pleasing product. It is this background in Architecture that led to her love of minimalist concrete design, which informs the entire GeoForm product line. The process always begins with an idea, which Sofia then refines and drafts in 3D modeling software. Once the design is finalized, a silicone mold is created and is used to manufacture the final product: the custom concrete mixture that is the foundation of their business. However, this is where she has struggled the most: “The biggest challenge for me has been figuring out how to color the concrete to make our colorful marbled pots,” Sofia stated. “The experimentation took me about 8 months to figure out! I tried all sorts of colorants, mixes and different products until finally landing on what you see today.” Minimalist concrete pots and a variety of desktop adornments, like business card displays and air plant holders, make up the majority of their current product line. While steady streams of online orders are received weekly, they also have a presence at a local favorite, Idaho Made Boutique in downtown Boise, as well as the Boise Co-Op. This is where Daniel comes in front-and-center. His background as a real estate agent provides him with the perfect networking and sales experience needed to successfully market their products. As a couple that has full-time jobs outside of GeoForm, attends school, and runs a full-time business, Sofia and Daniel wear many hats. However, they have not let this stop them from living full and balanced lives. Sofia is a self-proclaimed homebody who enjoys reading, painting, and trying to teach Daniel how to dance. Daniel enjoys spending time in the mountains, skiing during the winter, and being active in the community by participating in groups such as Boise Young Professionals, a community group fostering business networking and skills development for up and coming generation of workers and business owners. The future looks bright for Sofia, Daniel, and GeoForm Designs. Despite their current success, they are aware of the pitfalls that so many other business owners fall into during the early days of rapid growth. Daniel knows that in order to be sustainable they need to grow in a responsible way. “My primary goal for GeoForm is being able to grow efficiently. I’m very big on balance, which means I want to grow GeoForm but only if it’s right for Sofia and I.” It’s this emphasis on balance that allows the couple to have projects, hobbies, and wild success coexist peacefully in their lives. ¢ You can read more about GeoForm Designs on their website: geoformdesigns.net.
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ONE STONE: Raising awareness of greenbelt cyclist safety BY ALEC BATTEN PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
The Boise Greenbelt is a jewel of the Boise community. The 36-mile walking-and-biking path in the Treasure Valley both conserves the natural beauty of the outdoors and creates community, bringing people together like few other places can. But like any community gathering place, it also has its problems. I am a student at One Stone, an independent, student-led high school in downtown Boise, focused on making students better leaders and the world a better place. I’d like to raise awareness of cyclist etiquette within the greater Boise metropolitan area, starting with the Greenbelt. One Stone’s flagship program, Design Lab (DLab), uses Stanford’s School Design Thinking process to solve problems
using human-centered design. Because it’s such a central piece of Boise culture, my team chose to make the Greenbelt a safer place. To identify the biggest problems on the Greenbelt, our team observed and talked to the users of the Greenbelt. During our observations along the walkway, my team saw the majority of the cyclists on the Greenbelt pass pedestrians without an audible signal. We also met with a Greenbelt volunteer, and through this interview, we narrowed down the most dangerous combination of behavior on the Greenbelt: unaware pedestrians and uneducated cyclists.
When interviewed, Kristin Armstrong, a former Olympian cyclist, stated that she thinks the smartest way to cycle is to “only have one earbud in [her] ear,” in order to minimize distraction while riding. She also noted that distractions such as cell phones often interfere with cyclist and pedestrian safety. From 2007 to 2016, there was a 27-percent increase in the number of pedestrian-related accidents. Being free from motorized vehicles, the Greenbelt is a hub for pedestrian traffic, and significantly helps reduce this risk. However, there is still etiquette that should be followed to reduce the risk of injury on the Greenbelt. To help build awareness for cycling safety on the Greenbelt, we’ve created a website Green-
beltsafety.com that includes resources such as Always use loud audible signals, i.e. “On your left!” for pedestrians when attempting to pass them on the left, Yield at intersections (pedestrians always have the right of way), and Be aware of your surroundings and reduce distractions (use only one earbud). We have also reached out to Radio Boise (89.9/93.5) to contact them about a Public Service Announcement that would inform the users of the Greenbelt about the different dangers of improper bike etiquette. Please visit and share our website to generate awareness of proper bike etiquette on Boise’s Greenbelt. ¢
DELECTABLE, DELIGHTFUL, AND DOWN-HOME Oma and Popie’s marinades and more BY KAYLI CORBIN PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
Defining moments in life push us to take a leap of faith and explore passion, purpose, and growth. A few short years ago, Jan and Gail Zarr were at a fulcrum point and had to make a decision about their future. Would they stay in Kentucky and continue Jan’s 22-year career as Executive Director for a Performance Arts Center? Or, was it time to dive into their adventure of making delicious sauces? While spending time with friends in a local wing bar/diner, they offered up their home-made sauce from mason jars for feedback. They slathered naked wings and delighted the palettes of every person at the table. This sauce was such a hit, the owner offered to purchase the recipe, and 44
that sealed the deal on their leap of faith. Oma and Popie’s was born, and they headed back to Idahome to pursue a career in the specialty food business. Family is incredibly important to Oma and Popie, and their down-home, comfortable vibe is apparent in all they do. This dynamic duo is the embodiment of neighborly kindness and passion for sharing what they love. The transition from a 2-gallon spaghetti pot to a commercial kitchen with 40-gallon batches was no easy task, and took incredible amounts of dedication and high-quality ingredients to perfect. Using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible is the foundation of their creations. You won’t find artificial flavors,
colors, unpronounceable chemicals, gluten, soy, nuts, or high fructose corn syrup in anything they produce. Rest assured, an increase in production doesn’t take away from their freshly handcrafted, small batches. What started as a wing sauce, quickly expanded to a diverse selection of delectable additions to any meal. Popie shared, “We believe in surprising people who love food with unique flavor profiles, clean ingredients, and amazing tastes that are handcrafted from scratch. Our all-natural pepper blend marinades and seasonings are created to make serving wholesome succulent meals uncomplicated when there’s no time to cook.” Their signature sauce, Wingin’ It, is a harmoni-
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RESPONSIBLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT How one local builder is taking the initiative with its sustainable communities BY TRISTON BROOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREW VELLA
The concept of sustainability is one that has ever increasingly been in the public eye over the past couple of years. With a functionally endless stream of news detailing excessive resource consumption and a changing climate, it is no surprise why. However, a vast majority of the proposed solutions we are presented with focus on the individual, and while this is no doubt important, larger community efforts are mostly ignored. Which is why projects like Dry Creek Ranch are so refreshing to see. The Dry Creek Development is the vision of 48
the Hunter family, of Boise Hunter Homes – a longstanding and local homebuilder. Other builders in the development along with Boise Hunter Homes are the Biltmore Company, Highland Homes, Zach Evans Construction, Trident Homes, Stacy Construction, Belveal Construction, Solitude Homes, and Greencastle Homes. As a new community being developed off of Highway 55, Dry Creek Ranch has sustainability as its forefront goal and objective. In addition to the entire community being sup-
ported by well water, they boast an on site water reclamation facility, walking trails, an equine park, and a community funded wildlife mitigation fund. Integrated into the community is a farm paid for, and supported by, the builders and local residents. As Travis Hunter of Boise Hunter Homes describes it, “we wanted to build the most sustainable planned community in the state”. While Travis may be one of the leaders behind Dry Cr eek R a nc h , there is another who is orchestrating the farm operation itself, Dan Meyer. Dan and Travis were connected serendipitously through an article circulating Facebook last year regarding Travis’s early plans for Dry Creek Ranch, one of which was the aforementioned farm. Dan, who at this point was running Morning Owl Farm, posted a comment, somewhat facetiously, asking how much they were planning on paying the would be farmer. Dan knew that most communities with on site farms were run on a volunteer basis, and doomed to fail because of it. However, Travis took his comments seriously and reached out, eventually leading to his hiring as Farm Manager. Farmer Dan, as he is affectionately known in the community, has aspirations as ambitious as Travis’s. The farm is structured with the goal of providing weekly fresh produce deliveries to every single one of its residents for the entirety of the growing season. However, these are still the early days of the operation, and Dan is working hard to put all of the foundational pieces in place. Currently, he spends his early days transplanting, renewing soil, and building their new greenhouse. Sustainability remains at
the forefront here as well, compost is sourced from the city as part of their yard waste collection program, and all seeds are purchased locally at Snake River Seed. Residents would normally have to pay around a $500 fee per household each year in order to gain access to the farm and its produce deliveries. However, Boise Hunter Homes is covering most of the fee for its residents who sign up this season, which will cost residents just a $50 remainder for a seasons worth of fresh produce delivery. Non-residents are able to participate in the program as well at the regular cost. Now more than ever is a time when we should all be doing our part to build a better future. When a developer takes the initiative to build a community this intentional, and with an eye for how we can better the earth, we should all take notice. Â˘ You can find out more regarding Dry Creek Ranch and the community farm at: DCRFarm.com.
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THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JERUSHA LAUREN Local artist entices the senses BY CHELSEA CHAMBERS PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
Jerusha Lauren’s brightly colored art is both eye-catching and stimulating. She brings surrealism to life with her soft lines and intricate detailing. Jerusha’s art looks like something that leaped right out of a dream and onto the page. Her ability to capture such fantastic scenes is absolutely enviable. Originally from Moscow, Idaho, Jerusha spent about six years in Romania with her family. “We worked in orphanages and gypsy villages, building homes for people and helping them get fed,” she explains. “I traveled all over Europe; being able to experience more than I ever could have imagined.” They returned to Boise to be with family, and that is when Jerusha began delved into the world of artistic creation. She took AP art classes at Boise High, and studied with the National Art Society. Her education and travel experiences have allowed Jerusha to run with her imaginative ideas, and, in turn, combine the world of fiction and art. 52
Her art work is designed to form a larger narrative and each piece has a fictional story attached to it that is rooted in her memories. By using this narrative approach, she is able to combine the truly fantastic world of dream-like surrealism with its natural place in the world. “I want my work to make people ask questions. I want [them] to wonder what it means or why it is the way it is.” From pigs in tea cups and a band of animals on a road trip to fish floating in-and-out of houses and rabbits in planes, Jerusha has opened a portal into the whimsical world that lies beyond our own. We all seek ways to hold on to our fantasies—to find the link between our dreams and reality. To maintain that sense of wonder and imagination. And it all becomes possible in the world of Jerusha Lauren. “My biggest inspiration is finding happiness and in what I get to experience in the every-day moments.” Her work is truly larger-than-life—so it’s no surprise that she was appointed to do a mural for The STIL’s new location. Her art can also be found at the electrical box on Grove and 16th. She has made appearances in the Boise Art Museum, Valley Vision Magazine, and the Flying M Coffeehouse in Boise. Jerusha’s art brings feelings of nostalgia and embodies the essence of imagination in a way that inspires you to question the world around you. Enticed by soft lines and bright colors, it seems that the world can’t get enough of her work and we will undoubtedly be seeing a lot more of Ms. Lauren in the coming years. Already a sought-after and commissioned artist, Jerusha hopes to make this her day job. “It’s already booming more than I thought it would and I will continue working my hardest to make it my full-time career.” Soft lines and bright colors will entice your senses and invoke a sense of imagination that many of us may have lost along the way. ¢ Find more of Jerusha’s work on her website at jerushalauren.com or her Instagram @jerusha.m_art.
PLANET MUSIC A Peek into the Evolution of Music and Technology BY MEGAN BRYANT PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
As a teenager, Jahred Gomes, now globally known as a musician with HED Planet Earth -akaHED P.E., went to his first rock concert. Like many youngsters, it quickly sunk in as a dream for him to be a creator of music. Unlike a lot of those dreamers, though, he diligently stayed dialed onto the course to make it a reality. 54
He cut his teeth for a while with several neighborhood bands in the Huntington Beach, SoCal area, and, in the early 90’s signed first record deal after a few years of the band playing together. These are the days long before downloading, and he reminisced about recording their record on actual tape. Gomes chuckled a bit as he explained that the “first record was transported in a U-Haul truck back and forth for mixing...Now everything fits right onto a jump drive.” We’ve all seen movies with that nostalgic flare of a band getting discovered and he confirmed that it really was a lot like that. He recalled it was much like the “old time stories where the guys in suits come from NYC to see your show and they came to their house and then flew them out to New York.” There was a lot of focus on SoCal bands in the early 90’s and HED P.E. was regularly selling out at their home clubs. After self-producing their own CD and quickly selling out all 5,000 copies, he attributes that it’s possible they “may have caught wind of that,” ultimately helping to score the contract. That first record deal was a 3-record, 7-year deal and it did well for him, but then he decided to go independent around 2005. Going independent gives you more advantages in that you can be closer to your music and creativity and keep a closer eye on your finances, plus, he had a bad taste in his mouth from the big label trying to influence his music a little too much at times. Technology in the music world is very give and take. These days, he’s able to have a studio in his house whereas that was very uncommon in the past. As a “big fish” type of performer, no doubt he feels it would be to their advantage to be on with a label that takes care of all the nitty gritty details but having the ability to produce independently keeps things closer to the vest. Collecting payments from music providers like Spotify, for example, is a big change because everything functions in a virtual space. Gomes, originally from Fort Worth Texas, and a first generation American with parents who hail from Brazil, met his wife almost 20 years ago at the “Big Easy” concert house (now the Knitting Factory) right here in Boise, and resides in Eagle with his sweetheart and their 11-year-old son, Zion.
“I had never planned to be a family man, thought I would be a loner; live a narcissistic life” said Gomes, and when he met his wife it changed everything. He describes his world as “living kind of a fairy tale life, [more] than what I expected as a kid.” One of his most cherished memories was of his son being side-stage. Gomes saw him standing there and said “watch this” as he ran to jump into the crowd during a performance. No surprise, looking back now, that the best moments involve his son, who first learned to crawl on a tour bus. “Other “big time” stage/performance memories really seem cliché,” said Gomes. HED P.E. is a blend of Rock/Punk/Rasta/Soul and is actively touring and kicked off 2019 with a tour throughout Russia and Eastern Europe, and they are blazing from one side of the U.S. to the other with dozens of show dates to choose from. ¢
GOMES, ORIGINALLY FROM FORT WORTH TEXAS, AND A FIRST GENERATION AMERICAN WITH PARENTS WHO HAIL FROM BRAZIL, MET HIS WIFE ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO AT THE “BIG EASY” CONCERT HOUSE (NOW THE KNITTING FACTORY) RIGHT HERE IN BOISE, AND RESIDES IN EAGLE
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IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD BURGER, IT’S A GOOD BURGER Local Restaurant chain strives to do good while serving the best food. BY VERONICA LEMASTER PHOTOGRAPHY KIMBERLEE MILLER
“Welcome to Good Burger!” might be a phrase you heard back in the 1997 movie “Good Burger,” but now you can expect to hear it more in the Treasure Valley, with the local restaurant chain’s newest location in Downtown Boise open and featuring the first self-pour beer wall of its kind in Idaho. Good Burger, founded by Nicholas Jones, opened its first location in March of 2018 in Boise Towne Square Mall. Since then, Jones partnered with Brady Gaschler to open two more locations, and has plans for five more in the next year. The two met at Boise State University when Gaschler attended one of Jones guest lectures. After sharing some entrepreneurial ideas he had with Jones, Gaschler decided to keep in touch and would meet with Jones every three months – bringing along new ideas until one finally stuck: a self-serve beer bar. At the same time, Jones was founding Good Burger. Jones asked Gaschler if he wanted to join in on the business, and after having his first Good Burger, Gaschler couldn’t help but say yes. They joined forces to create Good Burger and The Drop, which can be found at their location on 10th and Main as Gaschler’s flagship restaurant. The Drop was inspired by a southern California bar, Pour. “I stopped in there one morning and thought the idea was fantastic,” Gaschler said. “I also spend some time at Bodovino, and thought, if they can do this with wine, I can do it with beer.” Good Burger strives to provide the best tasting burger you’ve ever had while doing good. All of the food is locally sourced and delivered fresh 58
to every Treasure Valley location, and is made with passion by locally expert chefs. But eating a Good Burger doesn’t only taste good, it also does good by giving back to the local community and others in need. “Our burgers, in my opinion, are the best burgers around,” Jones said. “But it’s not just the burgers that are good, it’s the good we do with the profit from that burger you buy.” Both founders, being born and raised in the Treasure Valley, found importance in doing good for the community while serving good burgers. After finding many of their own employees needing some kind of housing assistance, Jones and Gaschler came up with the idea to provide temporary housing at minimum rent for employees in need. They also helped with transportation in Nigeria by purchasing motorcycles – allowing the community to have reliable medical transportation. Most recently, they sent hygienists to the Dominican Republic at a Haitian refugee camp to pull abscess teeth, clean teeth, and give out 250 hygiene kits. “Our mission isn’t just burgers; our mission is far greater. We’re Good Burger because of the mission we’re behind. We want to do good in the world for our employees and for communities that need help,” Gaschler said. The next Good Burger will be located in Meridian on Magic View Drive, with five more planned in the Treasure Valley and Utah in the next year. Of those five locations, only one more will feature The Drop, while other locations will have Dirty Soda, a self-serve soda bar where you can make your own milkshakes and customized sodas. ¢ For more information, visit itsagoodburger.com.
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Thinking About Remodeling Your Kitchen? DON'T MISS THESE TIPS FROM A PROFESSIONAL BOISE KITCHEN REMODELER In this issue we've teamed up with Boise remodeling expert Ernie Sams to bring you must have tips for any kitchen remodel. Owner of Boise Kitchen Cabinets & Design with over 15 years of Boise area remodeling expertise, Ernie has a proven, step-by-step process for kitchen remodeling that ensures your project's success â€“ follow these 4 steps on your project:
1. Kitchen Design & Layout
No matter how large or small your kitchen remodel is, this is the most important step and one you can't' afford to skimp on. Every kitchen remodel should start with thoughtful design that maximizes space and functionality. Rushing through the design process will create buyer's remorse at the end of your project. It's important that your design professional comes to your home to view your kitchen first-hand, and has a good background of remodel expertise so they can offer real possibilities. Good choices are architects and design-build remodeling companies like us who provide in-house, professional design services.
2. Product and Material Selection
Last But Most Important: How To Choose The Right Contractor
A great contractor makes the tedious remodeling process enjoyable, while a sub-par contractor will drag it out and make it a drudgery. Always interview 3-4 possible contractors, ask for and actually speak with their references, make sure they've done remodels of the size and caliber of yours, and if at all possible view some of their work in person. Look for a contractor who has long-standing relationships with vendors and subcontractors, this indicates a dependable team. Take note of how well they communicate, answer questions and express themselves â€“ because you'll be talking with them a lot!
Kitchens have more fixtures and elements to select than any other part of your home: cabinetry, countertops & backsplashes, plumbing & electrical fixtures, flooring, appliances, accessories, paint colors, etc. It's critical for all selections to be finalized long before any work ever begins or your project may experience frustrating and unnecessary delays. Your design and/or remodeling professional should aid you through this process and be keeping an up-to-date list of your selections together with your design. Your kitchen is the focal point of your home, spending a little extra on key elements such as custom cabinetry, granite countertops, lighting & plumbing fixtures will offer big payoffs to your enjoyment later.
3. Scheduling and Calendar
Now that your selections are finalized, your remodeling contractor should map out every aspect of your remodel on a project calendar. This calendar should include everything from demolition, plumbing & electrical, to carpentry, final touches, and cleaning. We give everyone on our remodeling team a copy of this schedule â€“ including you! Start dates are based on the arrival of key elements such as cabinetry to avoid delays. This kind of detailed plan makes for a smooth project.
4. Kitchen Remodel Construction
Your worries are legitimate: Will the work be done right? Will it be done on time? Will it be within budget? If you've carefully completed steps 1, 2, & 3, then you can rest assured your project will go fairly smooth. As a professional remodeling contractor, it's our job to keep your project on schedule, this includes our plumbers, electricians, suppliers, etc. You get to sit back and watch your kitchen transform. Your contractor should be in regular communication with you throughout the project about progress and any questions you have.
If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, please put us on the list of kitchen remodeling contractors in Boise to interview. Our kitchen remodels shine like no other because that's all we do, and we're happy to provide a consultation and quote. Contact Ernie Sams personally at (208) 830-4054 or visit boisekitchencabinets.com.
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Welcome to your dream home! Take one step into the Ridgeway at The Rim, and you’ll never want to leave. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime home with views that you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Boise. You’ll absolutely love to spend warm evenings in your nicely sized backyard, overlooking the Greenbelt & Boise River Basin, or cozy nights in by your fireplace with brick detailing. We are in our final phase of homes at The Rim, so now is the perfect time to make your dream a reality.
Let the good times roll in Warm Springs Village! This retro inspired neighborhood with fresh Mid-Century Modern architecture is set in the perfect North East Boise location: adjacent to the Boise River, Greenbelt, and Warm Springs Golf Course! This slice of paradise is right next to the #14 Tram Trailhead and is a short bike ride from the beautiful Idaho Botanical Gardens, as well as Downtown Boise. This exclusive and exciting community feels like a dream come true, and it is!
Kami Brant 208.713.1933
Kami Brant 208.713.1933
O2 Real Estate Group
4417 E Rivernest Dr
2.5 BATH 3 CAR GARAGE
O2 Real Estate Group
4425 E Rivernest Dr
DEN + LOFT
The Hudson is a modern and stylish home with charm to spare. Large picture windows in the living room frame views of the Boise Foothills and the sparkling quartz fireplace adds a touch of luxury. Its well-thought out design maximizes livability and functionality. The front door opens to a lush and green common area, and the built-in entertainment bar sits across from the den/office space-the true embodiment of the phrase “work hard, play hard!”
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With a sought-after master suite on the main level, The Robie in Barber Junction is a must see. But that’s just the beginning-this designer home will surely check everything off of your list: Private tech center? Check. Brick details? Check. Lots of outdoor space + private front courtyard? Check. Walk-in closet + dual vanities in the master suite? Double check. You can have it all in this move-in ready home!
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O2 Real Estate Group
Kami Brant 208.713.1933
O2 Real Estate Group
2120 W Sunset Ave Boise, Idaho
2613 W Hillway Dr Boise, Idaho
1505 N 7th St Boise, Idaho
Beautiful Craftsman style home tucked into the charming North End on a large .27 acres graced by mature trees. Meticulously cared for, this home lives like new. 2011 remodel provided new roof, HVAC, wiring, plumbing, built in architectural sound and more. Thoughtful design flows nicely for easy living including 2 master suites, on main floor and upstairs. Front porch invites you to end your day relaxing as you watch the sunset. Easy access to the best of Boise, the North End and Foothills. Welcome Home!
Exquisite masterpiece w/ unobstructed views! Brilliant stone at front exterior, full Trex decking up and downstairs, hardwood floors, stylish tray ceiling finished by wood beams, floor to ceiling stone wrapped fireplace, custom cabinetry, tongue and groove ceiling in master, two master suites, granite counter tops in all bathrooms, luxurious dry sauna, and more! Hulls Gulch trails right out front door, food, drink, and ski shops within walking distance!
Extensively remodeled North End Queen Anne. 4 bedrooms + an office. Open kitchen with beautiful granite island, 2 dishwashers, double oven, quartersawn cherry cabinets. Upstairs is a master bedroom retreat. Enjoy the entire top floor with a workout/ yoga room or would make a lovely bedroom. The den is the hardest working room in the house. Could be a breakfast nook, mudroom, art room, or all of the above. Check out the 3D tour.
Scout O'Gara 208-850-7638 Ralston Group Properties LLC
Stacy Bahrenfuss Silvercreek Realty Group 208-377-0422
Paige Shafer 208-850-7638 Ralston Group Properties LLC
3169 S Lakeridge PL Boise, Idaho
3075 W Crescent Rim Dr # 201 Boise, Idaho
3582 N Hyacinth Ln Boise, Idaho
Beautifully updated home on quiet cul de sac. This spacious 5-bedroom home features plenty of room to live comfortably as well as entertain. Extensive kitchen remodel adds custom Alder cabinetry, SS Appliances, along with granite countertops. Relax in the private backyard oasis which features sparkling in ground pool, hot tub spa, and oversized covered patio. Short walk on path to White Pine Elem & Timberline HS.
This condo is simply beyond compare. The V plan offers incomparable views, incomparable amenities, and living space. This is the only true 3-bedroom condo at Crescent Rim. Superior downtown views and an eastern orientation. Upgraded features include a wine room and an enormous master walkin closet with direct access to the laundry. The V takes its place as one of our 5 premiere view condos - another one-of-a-kind at Crescent Rim.
Incredible low-maintenance townhome in prime Boise location! Easy walk/bike ride to Greenbelt, Lake Harbor & downtown! This exquisite hm is meticulously maintained & has high-quality Craftsman touches inside & out: light fixtures, rich Brazilian Cherry hardwood, wood windows, beautiful trim work. Gorgeous kitchen features slab travertine counters, high-end stainless appliances, breakfast bar.Secluded paver patio off living rm. Awesome main level master suite w/lg walk-in closet & spa-like bath. View today!
Jody M. Hinton 208-278-5000
Leslie Hampton 208-576-4717
Denise Bushey 855-665-7266
Boise River Realty LLC
Group One Sotheby's International Realty
Epic Realty LLC
3695 N Gramarcy Ln Garden City, Idaho
2816 W Hill Rd Boise, Idaho
3084 W Hillcrest Ln Boise, Idaho
Irreplaceable riverfront setting on the Boise River! Desirably set on the bend of the North side, providing views up and down the river, this ~3/4 acre estate is exquisitely landscaped and unbelievably private. The property enjoys over 220 feet of frontage along the Boise River! It is a rare riverfront setting, w/ no public Greenbelt between the home and the water... the site is truly breathtaking! Built by Randy Hemmer in 1983, the home has been meticulously maintained and adored by the original owners.
Don't miss out on this mid-century modern gem! Located in north boise w/ many original features. This all brick home, sits on a large .38 corner lot, with access to Ridge to River trails right out back door. The backyard has a beautiful covered patio, with lots of space for gardening in the fully fenced yard. The kitchen is bursting with 50's charm, including original blond wood cabinetry. Living room features the original fireplace and built-ins, and down stairs the family room has large gas fireplace.
Rare opportunity in one of Boise's most coveted neighborhoods! Captivating views of the Boise Foothills are accentuated by soaring vaulted ceilings & stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. Expansive floorplan features sought-after main-level master suite w/views & private access to luxurious grounds. Entertain in style or enjoy a cozy night in by ambient firelight & built-in wet bar. Cook to your heart's delight in the spacious kitchen offering generous work space, large island, instant hot water & dbl ovens.
Lysi Bishop 208-672-9000 Keller Williams Realty Boise
Jessica Luque 208-297-5162
Dawn Templeton 208-473-2203 Templeton Real Estate Group
Moniker Real Estate
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