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Board of advisors

BoiseDev is guided by a seven-member board of advisors who provide insight and ideas to help build a strong, sustainable local news product focused on the Boise valley community

Michael Bolden

Managing Director, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University

Michael is an award-winning veteran journalist with experience at Knight Foundation, The Washington Post and several news organizations. He brings a deep understanding of local news and the changes it is undergoing.

Paul Carew

President, CarewCo

Paul is the founder of a successful marketing & design firm in Boise, operating for more than 11 years. He understands business startups and has a pulse on what makes Boise great. With his wife Lisa, he also owns Wear Boise.

Cathie Cooper

Registered Nurse, St. Luke's Health System

Cathie first encouraged the start of BoiseDev in 2015 and as a longtime member of the Boise community, provides advice on audience engagement and content priorities.

Joe Jaszewski

Photographer/Videographer, Idaho Power

Joe is an award-winning Idaho photojournalist with deep experience in and passion for local news. He helps navigate the changing Boise valley dynamic from both growth and media standpoints.

Lisa McGrath

President, lisa mcgrath llc, new media law firm

Lisa is an attorney focused on new media law, including social media, the Internet and marketing. She understands the complex issues surrounding online publishing and business startups. With her husband Paul, she also owns Wear Boise.

JulieAnn McKellogg

Co-Founder, Pactio

JulieAnn is the co-founder of Pactio, a startup dedicated to journalism funding. She consults on best practices around monetization and business strategy as well as ways to grow and retain audience.

Lisa Rossi

Design Thinking & Engagement Coach

Lisa helps businesses and newsrooms use the Design Thinking process to have better conversations and drive engagement. She also served as a storytelling coach with Gannett and helps consult on our editorial approach.