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2017

frazer.png    Brad Frazer

Partner in the Boise office of the Hawly Troxell law firm. In addition to emphasizing and focusing on all facets of Internet law, Intellectual Property law, and Information Technology law, Mr. Frazer is also involved with related transactional work and litigation.

turnipseed.jpg    Brandi Turnipseed

Partner in the Boise office of the Hawly Troxell law firm. In addition to emphasizing and focusing on all facets of Internet law, Intellectual Property law, and Information Technology law, Mr. Frazer is also involved with related transactional work and litigation.

greber.jpg    Bryan Greber

Adjunct Professor of Economics and Management in Boise State's MBA programs and Colorado Tech's PhD program. He is the owner of Achieved Visions™ -- assisting enterprises with economic analysis and strategic direction setting, change management, organizational development, marketing, and market research.

Brian has a B.S. in forestry and an M.S. in forest resource economics from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in resource economics from Virginia Tech. He has 19 years of private sector experience in market and economic research, manufacturing management, product development, sales, marketing, technology development, strategic planning, and change management. In 2009, he retired as VP of Marketing & Technology at Weyerhaeuser Company (a Fortune 100 building products 100).

Brian has 15 years of university teaching, research, and public policy analysis experience. He was at West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, and Oregon State University prior to his work in the private sector. He has served as political advisor to state legislators, governors, US Congress, and Presidential administrations.

spellmann.jpg    Eric Spellman

Founder, Owner, and President of Spellmann & Associates, the largest online marketing and website design firm between Dallas and Denver. His online marketing video series is one of the most popular on the subject and thousands of fans follow his national video blogs. With worldwide clientele and an unique model for measuring online success, Eric has established his company as the leader in helping customers meet their online goals.

Eric is a featured speaker at a number of national and international conferences. He is consistently ranked in the top 10% of speakers by attendees, creating numerous invitations to speak again.

His online marketing video series is one of the most popular on the subject and thousands of fans follow his national video blogs. With over a quarter of a million views, these videos educate business owners all around the world on the latest Internet success marketing tools and strategies.

His website consistenly ranks at the top of numerous Google searches globally, generating fans, followers, and customers from around the world.

As a Texas Panhandle native, he earned his MBA from West Texas A&M University.

roeser.png    Jan Roeser

Biography Coming Soon.

fox.jpg    Jeff Fox

President of the College of Southren Idaho. PhD in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Idaho BA, MA in English from California State University at Sacramento.

jimangle.jpg    Jim Angle

Founder & CEO of the Academy for Momentum (AFM) and Strategic Plan Group (SPG). The Academy for Momentum (AcademyforMometnum.info) is a web-based goal achievement program, guiding participants through three mastery levels within ten life facets (with application to businesses and academia.) AFM is the Ultimate Goal Management System. Strategic Plan Group (StrategicPlanGroup.com) provides strategic plan services (education, facilitation and plan development) for organizations of all sizes, regardless of industry. SPG's passion focuses on aligning strategic ambitions with expertise and resources.

Jim is a motivational and educational speaker, talented facilitator, results-driven consultant, and is the author of Spark Your MO - The Power of Integrated Effort (2015.)

Jim has a master's degree in Health Systems Administration, a Master's degree in Social Work and a Bachelor's degree in sociology. Jim is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Prior to launching his company, Jim had been leading in the healthcare field for more than 25 years-nine of those years as a hospital CEO, strategically leading hospitals (for profit and not-for-profit), high-performing teams, and contributing to transformational change in people and organizations. Jim's talents leading successful large scale organizational change in complex environments is captured as follows:

  • As Chairman of the Idaho Hospital Association, Jim led the organization and membership to develop and approve a new, forward-thinking strategic plan, which included a clear set of strategic imperatives, and a strategically-focused, for-profit subsidiary.
  • As a Regional CEO with St. Luke's Health System over three hospitals, Jim lead the governance and operational integration of St. Benedict's Hospital with Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, as well as their respective foundations, physician groups, and emergency medical systems.

Jim has expertise in various strategic planning and management systems (for-profit & not-for-profit environments), OGSM, ISO 9000 Quality Management System in Healthcare and Hoshin Planning. He continues to influence many leaders, teams and board members in the practice of "thinking, acting and managing strategically" in a systems environment, while leveraging best practice techniques, tools and resources.

Jim is an avid triathlete, having completed the 2002 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon. He's completed over 10 marathons and continues to participate in sprint triathlons.

guylay.jpg    Kathryn Guyley

From kindergarten classrooms to corporate boardrooms, Kathryn has inspired tens of thousands of individuals to improve their productivity, health and happiness. Kathryn is a speaker, certified nutritional counselor and coach with a master's degree in business administration. As a sought-after business and wellness expert, Kathryn is often interviewed by leading media such as ABC, CBS and NPR and hosts her own podcast, Mountain Mantras, to provide actionable advice on living a happier, more productive life. Kathryn was named a 2016 "Woman of the Year" by the National Association of Professional Women. Kathryn is also the award winning and bestselling author of four books. She lives in Ketchum, Idaho, where balances her time to enjoy nature, family activities, and healthy living.

mark-stevens.jpg    Mark Stevens

Mark is the owner and CEO of The Square and the Triangle, Coaching and HR Consulting, Inc. Mark is an author, public speaker, and highly experienced human resources professional. He teaches and consults on a wide variety of employment and leadership topics, including, but not limited to Leadership Development, Management Practices and Training, Employee Engagement, Applied Employment Law, Anti-Harassment, and more. Mark has nearly twenty years of management and human resources experience across multiple industries and multiple states, including biomedical, healthcare, logistics and warehousing, and retail. He is also the author of The Square and the Triangle; The Power of Integrating Relationships and Results in Workplace Culture, available on Amazon.com.

howland.jpg    Pam Howland

Pam has been litigating cases in Idaho state and federal courts since 2001 and has represented employers from around the country against claims encompassing a variety of employment laws, including claims of discrimination, harassment, non-compete, wrongful termination, FLSA, FMLA and ADA. She has tried cases in both state and federal court, has defended employers in arbitration proceedings, and regularly helps employers resolve claims through mediation. In addition to her employment litigation practice, she also regularly counsels employers on how to avoid litigation on topics related to discipline, termination, retaliation, internal policies and procedures, and evolving (and complex) laws such as the FLSA, ADA, and FMLA. In February 2016, Pam partnered with attorney Marla Henken to form Idaho Employment Lawyers, a boutique firm dedicated to handling Idaho employment law issues.

Pam is passionate about employment law and speaks regularly on employment law topics. In 2015 and 2016, she spoke to a variety of different audiences, including attorneys, paralegals, human resource professionals, business owners, and students on performance management, work place investigations, harassment and discrimination, social media, and changing laws on gender identity and sexual orientation. Pam is on the Board of the Human Resource Association of the Treasure Valley ("HRATV") and is dedicated to assisting employers and human resource professionals as they maneuver through the minefield of changing employment laws and guidelines. She is dedicated to staying abreast of recent employment law trends, laws, and cases that impact Idaho employers and to sharing what she knows with the people who need to apply this knowledge in their every day jobs.

Pam is active in the Idaho State Bar and the local community. She serves as the Chair of the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Policy Council and is on the Idaho Pro Bono Commission. In addition, she is on the Idaho Leadership Council for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ("JDRF"). She also is a Board Member for the Friends of Zoo Boise, is a Board Member of Anser Charter School, and is an Adjunct Professor at Concordia School of Law.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2015)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers (2016)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, General Litigation (2013-2015, 2017)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars, General Litigation (2009)
  • Idaho Business Review, Accomplished Under 40 Award (2009)
  • Idaho Business Review, Leaders in the Law (2016)

EDUCATION:

  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D., summa cum laude, May 2000
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY - Bachelor of Science in Business, 1993

2018

abbey-louise.png    Abby Louise

Leadership coach and talent management strategist who is passionate about empowering individuals and teams to be their best. She helps teams develop healthy dynamics, managers become effective leaders, and organizations successfully attract, develop, and engage their talent. Her work is delivered through team workshops, leadership trainings, individual coaching, validated assessments, and organizational development consulting.

With over a decade in employee development at The Boeing Company. Abby has extensive experience managing leadership programs, developing and executing enterprise-wide talent management strategies, designing training curriculum, and providing one-on-one coaching. She pairs this Fortune 50 talent management experience with a data-driven, yet highly relational approach that is always tailored to the needs of her clients.

Abby helps individuals lean into their strengths and find meaning in their work to better serve those around them; and she partners with organizations to drive stronger performance through an engaged and empowered workforce.

mark-stevens.jpg    Mark Stevens

Mark is the owner and CEO of The Square and the Triangle, Coaching and HR Consulting, Inc. Mark is an author, public speaker, and highly experienced human resources professional. He teaches and consults on a wide variety of employment and leadership topics, including, but not limited to Leadership Development, Management Practices and Training, Employee Engagement, Applied Employment Law, Anti-Harassment, and more. Mark has nearly twenty years of management and human resources experience across multiple industries and multiple states, including biomedical, healthcare, logistics and warehousing, and retail. He is also the author of The Square and the Triangle; The Power of Integrating Relationships and Results in Workplace Culture, available on Amazon.com.

tanner-dame.jpg    Tanner Dame

Currently the C.O.O and General Manager at Proof Eyewear, a Sustainable Eyewear Company Based in Boise, ID that specializes in sunglasses and optical glasses made from unique eco-friendly materials. Tanner and his two brothers started the business in 2010 while attending BYU-Idaho as a business marketing major. Tanner has been involved with 4 start-up companies to date and loves entrepreneurship. He and his wife moved to Boise a few months after graduating. More recently, he received his MBA from Boise State University in 2015. He served a two year LDS mission for his church in Honduras and has grown a love for travel and service ever since. Tanner was honored with the Idaho Business Reviews 2013 40 under 40 award. In 2013 he pitched his business alongside his business partners to the celebrity investors on the hit television show Shark Tank.

2019

lindsey-ivie.jpg    Linsey Ivie

Lindsay has been in sales for 14 years. For the past 5 years she has worked as a VP of Strategic partners and in managing channel sales; working with re-sellers, and partner companies in the tech industry; including telecom, information technology, SaaS, Hardware and services.

Having worked for a number of startups and seeing the common pitfalls of hiring too early and failure to launch, she realized there is a gap between full-time leadership hires and founders. What startups really need is executive level sales leadership on a part time basis; that's why she co-founded Ivie League.

Ivie League is a consulting firm that aims to provide fractional executive leadership around sales and marketing; think of them as a Chief Revenue Officer - available part time. They primarily help B2B Software and Technology companies develop revenue strategies by applying their proven methods of iteration.

luke-mickelson.jpg    Luke Mickelson

Luke Mickelson grew up a hardworking farm kid in the small town of Kimberly, Idaho and played competitive sports his whole life. The foundation that he was raised on created his desire to be involved in the community. He also found himself to be exceptional at selling, not only his passion of humans helping humans, but now his dream of making SHP one of the largest non-profits in the world.

In 2012, with the support of his amazing wife and family, he started the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Sleep In Heavenly Peace. Creating and running a successful charity is no easy task, and Luke has not only built SHP from the ground up, he has also grown in it in revenue by over 10,000% with his exceptional sales presentations and passion for the cause. In the first quarter 2018 SHP started with $20,000 in revenue, and has since grown to $2.1 million revenue by the end of fourth quarter. Luke has used the skills he has developed to successfully train over 160 Chapter Presidents on how to sell SHP to their community for funding and volunteers, giving each chapter the ability to operate independently on their donations alone.

tazz--weatherly.jpg    Tazz Weatherly

Tazz is a one-of-a-kind agent who has grown her business completely online. Her knowledge of social media marketing, social networking, and online branding of Real Estate with Tazz has allowed her to be a top influencer and thought leader within the real estate industry. She is best known for her real estate videos and content.

She has spent zero physical dollars on marketing and advertising but has created video content that is unlike what is seen in the industry. Having a strong knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin, she grew her business 500% from her 1st to 2nd year of being a real estate agent. In 2018, was nominated for Realtor Rookie of the year and got ranked #8 of social media marketing of Treasure Valley Realtors according to Propertyshark.com. Her and her team grossed 12 million in sales in 2017 and 20 million in 2018.

2020

abby-louise.png    Abby Louise

Leadership coach and talent management strategist who is passionate about empowering individuals and teams to be their best. She helps teams develop healthy dynamics, managers become effective leaders, and organizations successfully attract, develop, and engage their talent. Her work is delivered through team workshops, leadership trainings, individual coaching, validated assessments, and organizational development consulting.

With over a decade in employee development at The Boeing Company. Abby has extensive experience managing leadership programs, developing and executing enterprise-wide talent management strategies, designing training curriculum, and providing one-on-one coaching. She pairs this Fortune 50 talent management experience with a data-driven, yet highly relational approach that is always tailored to the needs of her clients.

Abby helps individuals lean into their strengths and find meaning in their work to better serve those around them; and she partners with organizations to drive stronger performance through an engaged and empowered workforce.

tazz--weatherly.jpg    Tazz Weatherly

Tazz is a one-of-a-kind agent who has grown her business completely online. Her knowledge of social media marketing, social networking, and online branding of Real Estate with Tazz has allowed her to be a top influencer and thought leader within the real estate industry. She is best known for her real estate videos and content.

She has spent zero physical dollars on marketing and advertising but has created video content that is unlike what is seen in the industry. Having a strong knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin, she grew her business 500% from her 1st to 2nd year of being a real estate agent. In 2018, was nominated for Realtor Rookie of the year and got ranked #8 of social media marketing of Treasure Valley Realtors according to Propertyshark.com. Her and her team grossed 12 million in sales in 2017 and 20 million in 2018.

zach-reinard.jpg    Zach Reinard

Zach Reinard began following in his family's entrepreneurial footsteps at a young age, selling trading cards on the elementary school playground. He started Rinard Media in 2015 with the mission of helping small businesses with their marketing. The words "People Matter" resonate deep within his soul, and is passionate that businesses should always put people over profit. "If we help enough people get what they want, we will get what we want."