Advisory Board Members
Seann Sweeney, Strategic Management
Seann has worked in sustainability for over 6 years. His most recent work has been focused in community development and partnership building. Seann's interests include working on community-based programs, sustainable agriculture, sustainable food systems, renewable energy, and environmental economics. Seann has experience working at non-profits, universities, and corporations. Seann received a BA in Advertising from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. Seann lives in Boise, ID with his wife, Kelle and their beloved cattle dog, Jasper. They enjoy volunteering, exploring, traveling, and riding their cruiser bikes around town.
David Rankin, Website and Logo
David Rankin, photographer/graphic designer at Rankin Studios: http://www.rankinstudio.com/
Nick Smith, Legal Advisor
Nick is a dad, home gardener, bike commuter, camper, and also, unfortunately, an attorney. He specializes in business and real estate transactions, corporate governance, and entertainment law. When he's not lawyering, he likes to spend time with his partners and their three kids in the mountains. Nick is a lawyer at Ponderosa Law Group: http://www.ponderosalaw.com/.
Ian and Kelsey Kilgore- Farm Advisor
Ian and Kelsey Kilgore own and operate True Roots Organics, a small acreage farm located in Marsing, Idaho. Both Ian and Kelsey have a strong passion for sustainable living and doing their part in creating a health-minded community. They became involved in organic farming three years ago while doing a work-trade program in Hawaii for a small organic farm. It became clear to both of them that sustainable farming was an extremely important part of the future, and that they had to be involved. They sell directly to the Boise community every Saturday at the Boise Farmers Market. Both Ian and Kelsey are local to the area and to them there is no better way to give back to their community than providing fresh organic food. http://www.truerootsorganics.com/
Katrina Martinez- Accounting Advisor
Katrina is a recent graduate from Northern Arizona University where she obtained a B.S. in Accounting, and is also a Xero Certified Advisor. While in school, she spent three years working for the National Park Service in Flagstaff where she served on the administrative team, mainly assisting with the annual budget and finances. When she wasn't busy with school or work, she would walk the trails and try to learn as much as possible about the surrounding national monuments. Katrina enjoys exploring Phoenix and playing with her dogs, Mocha and Tink.
Kegs 4 Kause
Come down to Payette Brewing Company and get to know Buy Extension (BE)!
BE focuses on developing sustainable communities within Idaho's Treasure Valley by promoting sustainable agriculture, celebrating art and artisans, and fostering a sense of community through relational development with farmers, gardeners, artisans and local operating markets. Our board members will be there with more information on how to get involved with BE and what our upcoming workshops and farm tours will be for the year.
Join us for an evening of great beer, cool people, and supporting an amazing asset to our community!