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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JUNE 2019 PUBLISHER

Richard Meyer | richard.meyer@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Julie Meyer | julie.meyer@lifestylepubs.com

For the Guys LAST MONTH, WE BROUGHT YOU OUR LADIES ISSUE—IT IS LADIES FIRST, AFTER ALL—AND THIS MONTH, WE PRESENT OUR “GENTS” ISSUE, CELEBRATING ALL THINGS MASCULINE. While our readership consists of 64 percent female readers, June is dedicated to the other 36 percent, the gentlemen of the Treasure Valley. With six sons, our family has our fair share of testosterone and is pleased to bring you one of our favorite issues.

STAFF WRITER

Jordan Gray STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Ruth Novella CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Jordan Gray, Julie Meyer, Richard Meyer, Roger Phillips, Shelly West CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jonni Armani, Jordan Gray, Glenn Oakley, Roger Phillips, Matt Wordell

Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16, but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this month. With the summer season underway, the long, sunny days can be filled with backyard cookouts, baseball games, camping trips, fishing excursions and so much more. To gather information for this issue, we looked to the experts: the men of Treasure Valley! Our very own Roger Phillips takes us to our local ski resorts for some summer fun. Want to learn more about Roger? He is also featured in this month’s “Inspired by Success” story. We’ve also included info on my personal car, a 2015 Dodge Challenger. I go over all the bells and whistles of my dream ride in our Driver's Notebook feature.

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addition to our Boise Lifestyle page at Facebook.com/BoiseLifestyle. Finally, as a local community magazine, please let us know about the community members you witness making a difference here in Boise. Please let our local business

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2019

FEATURES 22 Life Lessons Local Businessmen Share Words of Wisdom

28 Driving the Dream What is Your Dream Car, and What Are You Waiting For?

30 Golfing for Charity Golf “Fore” Vets Tourney Assists Idaho Veterans

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38 Inspired by Success Roger Phillips

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Water & Woods

20 Hot Spot 28 Driver’s Notebook 30 Giving Back 36 Lifestyle Calendar 38 Parting Thoughts


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launched the Boise Kind initiative at the Treefort Music Fest in March. The community-wide collaboration is aimed “to protect and promote the core values that make Boise a kind and welcoming city.” Part of the initiative includes the Kindness Count, which encourages Boiseans to share stories about acts of kindness they see or offer at

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According to the city, community interest in the initiative has been high, and a wide variety of community leaders have pledged their support. Since the initiative’s announcement in December, a steering committee of community members has been helping to refine the initiative’s scope. More Boise Kind events are planned and will be on the Boise Kind website. In the meantime, you can participate on social media channels using #BoiseKind or take the Boise Kind pledge, which encourages gener-

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PATRICK RICE EARNS SPIRIT OF HOSPITALITY AWARD As part of the annual Recognition of

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enhance visitor experiences with their enthusiasm and exemplary service. In addition to the Spirit of Hospitality Award, the public voted on the ROSE Awards in six categories: accommodations, attractions, behind the scenes, dining and bar, retail and transportation. All award winners were honored at a celebration April 16.

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WATER & WOODS Tamarack’s base village is getting an overhaul, but the resort will still host summer visitors.

SLIDING INTO

SUMMER

AT IDAHO SKI RESORTS ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ROGER PHILLIPS

THE CLEAR, COOL AIR, SEEMINGLY ENDLESS VIEWS AND LUSH GREEN SLOPES MAKE SKI AREAS AS ATTRACTIVE IN THE SUMMER AS THEY ARE WHEN SWATHED IN SNOW AND SKIERS CARVE GENTLE

TAMARACK

ARCS ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN. Summer has a different vibe. Long days mean you can slow

Tamarack’s tales of woe are old, stale news. This resort has been

down, relax and take things at a slower pace—unless you’re

successfully operating winter and summer for years now, and it’s

pointing the front tire of a mountain bike down a ribbon of dirt

seeing a resurgence in many things. This summer will be pivotal as

and careening through the trees at ski racer speeds.

work resumes on the main lodge, which will transform the base vil-

Not your thing? No problem. Take a scenic chairlift ride, go for a casual hike, catch a concert, have a beer, grab a burger or try many other activities ski resorts offer in the summer.  

lage for summer and winter activities. The summer activities will continue during construction, and Tamarack has some uniques ones, including Tamarack’s famous zip

The options may not be endless, but they’re pretty darn

line tours and its marina that features rentals for SUPs, kayaks and

diverse. I’ve paid numerous summer visits to south/cen-

motorboats including pontoon and wakeboard boats. There’s also

tral Idaho’s big resorts—Bogus Basin, Brundage Mountain

whitewater rafting on the nearby North Fork of the Payette River,

and Tamarack—and I can assure you they are worth a trip,

as well as lift-served mountain biking on a network of purpose-built

and they don't lack things to do.

trails, including some cool experts-only terrain.

The Mountain Coaster at Bogus Basin

BOGUS BASIN After years of turning out the lights in the spring and hanging a “closed until winter” sign on the lodge door, Bogus came roaring back several years ago with a topflight summer program and a long list of activities. Its flagship “mountain coaster” is like a four-season bobsled run for those who don’t want to defy death, and there’s much more to do. You can mountain bike or hike on the trails, play a round of disc golf or do various other activities including summer tubing, climbing wall, trampoline and more. They also serve food and drinks on the patio. Bogus has done a really nice job of making things affordable and family-friendly for summer visitors. 18

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BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN When people think of summers in McCall, three things often come to mind: Payette Lake, Ponderosa State Park and Brundage Mountain. All three are summer destinations, and even without Brundage’s famous powder, it’s still a blast and worth a trip. Take a scenic chairlift ride and see the amazing 360-degree views that show you McCall’s mountainous backcountry, Payette Lake, Long Valley, New Meadows and Seven Devils mountains. Brundage has been operating its lifts for hikers and mountain bikers for more than 20 years and has a growing network of trails, as well as a rental fleet of bikes and a summer pro shop. Brundage recently added more than 6 miles of XC bike trails, including a stunning scenic ride in the Lakeview Bowl area, so those who prefer to pedal uphill can do so while taking in one of the best views around. You can also enjoy the disc golf course; a free Friday concert series in the grassy amphitheater;  and dining at Smoky’s Bar and Grill, which features a full bar if you want to relax on the patio with a beer, wine or cocktail. Summer season opens Saturday, June 15, then regular

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LOCAL BUSINESSMEN SHARE WORDS OF WISDOM

life LESSONs ARTICLE JULIE MEYER | PHOTOGRAPHY JONNI ARMANI

WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THEIR FIELDS AND A PASSION FOR WHAT THEY DO, THESE BOISE BUSINESSMEN SHARE SOME OF THE LESSONS THEY HAVE LEARNED ON LIFE’S JOURNEY. They have overcome obstacles, challenged themselves and had some fun along the way.  Each has found success doing what they love.   “The people who make it to the top—whether they’re musicians  or great chefs  or corporate honchos—are addicted to their calling … [they] are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.” –Quincy Jones

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R o y E i g u r e n M a n a g in g Pa r t n er , Eig u r en El l i s Pu bl ic Po l ic y Fir m

LIFE LESSON:

“Over the course of my career, I’ve learned numerous life lessons. Those lessons can be summarized as: maintain a strong work ethic, be honest and ethical—and be patient.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? The opportunity to play a significant role in the development of public policy. I’m fortunate to represent a significant number of national and local blue-chip clients with federal and state elected and appointed officials. The result of my work has been and continues to be the development of major legislation, rules and policies. HOW DID A MENTOR INFLUENCE YOUR LIFE? I have had several great mentors, including my father. All have instilled in me the values of hard work, integrity and respect.

Words to Live By: “Just do it!” CONTINUED >

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LIFE LESSONS (CON TI N U ED)

R i c k J o h n s o n E x ec u t i v e D ir ec t or , Id a h o Con s er vat ion L e a gue WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? While I got into this work to protect special places, and I’ve had many successes, the reason I’ve stayed in this work are all the special people I have met and worked with. These range from leaders like Cecil Andrus, Bethine Church and Mike Simpson to the remarkable next generation of conservationists I get to see each day. Through this work, I’ve met presidents and become friends with people I once thought of as opponents. Love of Idaho— and doing something to protect it—brings remarkable people together. A great writer of the West, Wallace Stegner, wrote that we will not have succeeded “until we create a society to match the scenery.” My favorite thing about my job is the people. WHAT IS THE BEST DECISION YOU EVER MADE? Playing off the poet Robert Frost, I chose the path less traveled, and it has made all the difference. I chose a path based on my love of Idaho’s outdoors and the then-uncertain sense that I could meaningfully contribute to helping protect it. I didn’t seek a career, per se, but after decades, it’s clear a career in public service found me. Taking this path made all the difference. I’ve had a great career with an impact that is lasting and good and built a team bringing this work to new generations. Once I chose this path, prompted by the challenges of Idaho politics, I consciously decided I was in this work to make a difference rather than make a point. I work in politics, and too few in politics really understand there is a difference between the two.

LIFE LESSON: “One person can make a difference. This lesson, learned over and over, empowered

me as a volunteer to step forward and try to help protect wild places. Later, helping empower thousands of others to make a difference led me to running Idaho’s largest conservation organization, which I’ve now done for 24 years. This lesson has helped protect the Boise Foothills and wilderness in Idaho’s Owyhee Canyonlands and Boulder-White Clouds. It’s helped protect our clean air and water. It’s taken me from catching an extended hand to cross a mountain stream to shaking hands with the president of the United States in the Oval Office of the White House.”

Words to Live By: “Nothing is so effective in keeping one young and full of lust as a discriminating palate thoroughly satisfied at least once a day.” –Angelo Pellegrini      “In other words, eat well. How well you feed all aspects of your life makes a difference in how much fun life is.” 24

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words to live by “If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.” –Billy Wilder

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T y l e r N i m m o n s WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? We have a saying around here that speaks to our culture: “It beats working for a living.” Don't get me wrong, we all

WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?

LIFE LESSON:

work really hard—16-hour days on the set

My kids. It’s a cliche answer, but it’s the

“Hard work does pay off. There’s

of a production are not at all uncommon.

truth. I want to build a company they will

a lot of focus right now on instant

Extended periods of travel, living out of

either chose to join or that will inspire

gratification, shortcuts to success,

hotels, waiting for the best light of the day

them to follow their own passions, take

etc. This feels especially prolific in

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the lessons I’ve learned and carve their

younger generations just entering the

deadlines. It can at times be challenging

own path. I'm also inspired by the daily

workforce, but it’s been my experience

to find that elusive career/life balance, but

commitment, hard work and creativity

that if you are true in your pursuit, the

I make it work because this is more than

of my team. They say that the wise man

daily grind will pay off. Some days are

a job for me; it's my passion. I honestly

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a dream, and others are like getting

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GIVING BACK

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golfing for charity GOLF "FORE" VETS TOURNEY ASSISTS IDAHO VETERANS ARTICLE JORDAN GRAY

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

Wishes for Warriors President and Founder Bryan Marshall (second from left) poses with Boise State University Veteran Services Coordinator Travis Hughes at the Golf “Fore” Vets tournament.

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to veterans at the Boise Rescue Mission to dream hunting or fishing trips in places like Oklahoma and Alaska. To help support those initiatives, the Golf “Fore” Vets tournament came to life. “Greg Williams, a business/HR graduate student and U.S. Army veteran at BSU … came to us with awesome ideas and suggestions to help grow our local

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reach,” Brittney says. “He connected us with Travis Hughes, the veteran services coordinator at BSU Veteran Services, to establish an emergency education fund for BSU veterans. Upon meeting, we immediately knew we wanted this event to help impact veterans at BSU.” March’s outing was the first tournament of what organizers are planning to make an annual event. Plans are already being made for the next tournament in April 2020. “Being an organization that operates nationwide, sending vets all over the place, it was so heartwarming to be welcomed by so many companies and people here in Idaho,” Brittney says. “The response we received was incredible. We cannot wait to continue to show how many lives are being impacted just by this event.” Wishes for Warriors assists veterans across the U.S., but Brittney says the partnership with BSU Veteran Services on the new education fund will directly help local veterans. “Sometimes, life throws lemons, and some of these veterans in school feel the need to quit school because of those lemons,” she says. “Things that interfere with the veteran’s success; that sometimes the [United States Department of Veterans Affairs] doesn't cover. We are here to fix that.”

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GIVING BACK (CON TI N U ED)

improve your swing

»

1. GRIP:

When taking hold of your club, grip it with the bottom part of your fingers, not your palm. You should also see at least two to three knuckles stacked on top of your club.

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Springs

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Professional Peter Nichenko offers these tips for upping your golf game for next year’s Golf “Fore” Vets tournament in late April 2020 (or your next time hitting the links). “The key is swinging within yourself and being on balance,” he says.

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2. IMPACT:

Before making contact, your hands should be slightly ahead of the golf ball, and your hips should already be rotating around.

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3. FINISH:

Ensure 90 percent of your weight is on your left side, your right toe is planted in the grass, your hands are by your ears and you’re balanced.

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JUNE

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1

Village at Meridian. Paint a Bowl,

38TH ANNUAL GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL

the Idaho Foodbank's upcoming

from noon to 6 p.m., will feature ready-to-paint ceramic bowls for

22 BOISE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saints Constantine and

Summer Empty Bowl event. Tickets

Helen Greek Orthodox Church

should be purchased in advance at

Six stages will make up the 10th

If you're looking for authentic Greek

EventBrite.com.

Annual Boise Music Festival June

food, look no further than the 38th Annual Boise Greek Food Festival. The event runs from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. June 1 at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. In addition to food and pastries, you

Expo Idaho

22. From 10 a.m.–10 p.m., you can

14–15

find a wide variety of music to suit

BOISE PRIDE FESTIVAL

folk, rock, hip-hop and alternative.

your tastes: everything from acoustic, pop and country to bluegrass, Grammy

Cecil D. Andrus Park

Award

winner

Pitbull

can also find live Greek music, danc-

Celebrating its 30th year, Boise

is set to headline. Tickets and

ing and a happy hour at the festival.

Pride

more information can be found at

BoiseGreekFestival.com

events June 14–15 in Cecil D. Andrus

Festival

will

feature

free

BoiseMusicFestival.com.

Park. The all-ages festival includes

2

international performers, a parade

ART AND ROSES

ner Aquaria take the main stage with

and fireworks. Saturday will see Ru Paul's Drag Race season 10 win-

Julia Davis Park

local drag artists. For a full event

More than 60 Idaho artists will be fea-

schedule, visit BoisePrideFest.org.

tured at Art and Roses at Julia Davis Park. The art festival, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. June 2, is free. If you pick up an original piece of art, a portion of the sale will go to support the park's rose garden. The event will also host food vendors and live music.

the

Water

Lantern

BOGUSFEST

If you want to float a lantern, visit WaterLanternFestival.com

to

Bogus Basin Pioneer Lodge

covers your admission to the festival,

If you're a little bit rock 'n' roll or more

along with the cleanup of the lanterns

a fan of country, BogusFest has you

and trash left in the water.

Basin's Pioneer Lodge, you'll be able to visit the Rock Stage and the Country Get tickets at BogusFest.com.

The Egyptian Theater

more than 60 volunteers who helped

Park,

purchase one in advance. The price

BEST SMALL TOWN THROWDOWN RODEO PREMIERE

finding a new home and a team of

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Julia

21–22

Stage for more than 25 tribute acts.

journey following its fearless leader

Julia Davis Park

Festival will be a sight to behold.

2

documenting the behind-the-scenes

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL Davis

covered. On June 21–22 at Bogus

See the premiere of this local film

22

29-30 MOTORFEST Expo Idaho

21–23

Motorfest is one of Idaho’s largest

2019 WORLD VILLAGE FEST

show. It’s more than a car show; it is

Cecil D. Andrus Park

move the rodeo arena from Point A to

Cultural and music enthusiasts from

Point B. EgyptianTheatre.net

all over the Northwest are invited to

outdoor motor shows. If it has a motor, you will probably see it at this an automotive experience!

attend this free, family-focused event.

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Enjoy traditional and contemporary

PAINT A BOWL

national market featuring members

We are always accepting sub-

of the Treasure Valley’s multinational

missions for events you'd like to

The Village at Meridian

community. June 21 - 4:00 pm -

see included in our Calendar sec-

You can show off your creativity

10:00 pm June 22 - 10:00 am -10:00

tion. Submissions are accepted

and help out the Idaho Foodbank

pm June 23 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

via

at the same time on June 8 at the

WorldVillageFestival.com

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WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? A good balance in life. I love to play outdoors, and in order to play, I have to work so I can afford it. Working gives me a sense of accomplishment, so at the end of the week, I can ride my mountain bike, catch a fish or hike up a mountain as a reward for working. The two feed off each other, so I appreciate work for the opportunities it provides. I still deal with the hassles of everyday life, whether it’s commuting, pulling weeds or getting an oil change, but all those things are manageable if I can escape outside and recharge.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR SUCCESS HABITS? I never stop being curious, I never stop trying to learn (emphasis on trying) and I never assume I have everything figured out because then I might stop doing the first two. Oh, and I never say never. (Just kidding!)

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG ASPIRING WRITERS? Don’t fall for the myth of “follow your dreams.” Set realistic goals, have a plan and pursue it. I treat writing like a job skill as much as an art. Before I went to journalism school, I knew how to write—we all do—but I wanted to make a living at it, so I had to get better and learn to become a professional.

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