2011 Leadership Team


Name/Role/Contact About
Brett Adler

Brett Adler

Festival Director

President, Idaho Rec Connection

 

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www.BoiseRecFest.com

Brett Adler is the founder of Boise Rec Fest. He has over 15 years experience in a wide variety of areas, including project management, business administration, event planning, fundraising, sales, marketing, media relations, and volunteer recruitment.

Brett is an active member of the Boise community. He is the Co-Marketing Chair of the Southwest Idaho Travel Association and the Marketing/PR Chair for Boise Young Professionals. Brett served as the 2010 Chair of BYP and 2009 Chair of BYP’s Community & Civic Involvement Work Team. He is a member of Boise’s Foothills Conservation Advisory Committee and is on the board of Idaho Smart Growth. Brett is a recipient of the Idaho Business Review’s 2007 Accomplished Under 40 Award and is a graduate of the Boise Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy and the Idaho State Bar’s Citizens Law Academy programs. He also help manages the event finances of the Sawtooth Music Festival in Stanley, Idaho, which has been successfully produced for 5 years.

As Festival Director, Brett directs the overall vision of Boise Rec Fest and manages the leadership team. He is the public spokesperson for the festival. Brett works with the leadership team to organize the event and manage the event budget. He also manages relationships with partners and sponsors.

Bemoni Alidjani

Bemoni Alidjani

Beer/Wine Garden Director

 

 

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Bemoni manages the New Frontier Club in Meridian and manages the hospitality at the annual Sawtooth Music Festival.

As Beer/Wine Garden Director, Bemoni is responsible for making sure everyone who wants a cold refreshing beverage at Boise Rec Fest (and is over 21) gets one.


Goldie Bishop

Marketing Director

 

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Bio coming soon..

Barbara Cugini

Barbara Cugini, CPA

Finance Director

Treasurer, Idaho Rec Connection

 

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www.BarbaraCuginicpa.com

Barbara is a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience in public accounting. She works with non-profit organizations in the area of accounting, taxation and bookkeeping on a regular basis. Her clients include small businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. Barbara also teaches various classes for groups, Community Education and Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.

As Finance Director of Boise Rec Fest and Treasurer of Idaho Rec Connection, Inc. (the organization behind Boise Rec Fest), Barbara oversees and reports on the financial affairs of the festival. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping, bank account reconciliations, fund allocations and reports to management. She will work with our bank partner to oversee and manage the handling of money during the festival. And she will prepare Idaho Rec Connection’s Federal and State taxes.

Chris Kostka

Chris Kostka

Advisor

 

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www.BoiseValleyAppraisal.com

Chris is a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Idaho and the owner of Boise Valley Appraisal Services. Boise Valley Appraisal specializes in appraising residential properties throughout Southwest Idaho. Chris has been practicing real estate appraisal for 10 years.

As one of the original inspirations behind Boise Rec Fest, and as an avid paddle captain, camp cook and skier, Chris will help ensure we remain true to the original spirit and intent of the festival.


Molly O’Leary, Attorney

Legal Director

 

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www.RichardsonAndOleary.com

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Molly has worked as a legal counselor to small and medium-sized businesses for the past 14 years, and is a Managing Member of Richardson & O’Leary, PLLC. In addition, she serves on the Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar, on the statewide advisory council of the Idaho Small Business Development Center, and serves as a volunteer instructor on business legal issues for the monthly “Business Fundamentals” workshop presented by the Treasure Valley Chapter of S.C.O.R.E. Her clients run the gamut from small, mom & pop-style family businesses to Inc. 500 companies. In her spare  time, Molly enjoys white water rafting, x-country skiing, hiking, camping, fly-fishing, and photography.

As Legal Director, Molly manages the legal matters of Boise Rec Fest and Idaho Rec Connection, Inc. (the organization behind Boise Rec Fest). Molly drafts, reviews, approves and maintains all of the corporation's contracts and insurance policies.

Brett Magnuson

Brett Magnuson

Creative Director

 

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www.MagnusonDesign.com

Brett is the owner and creative director of Magnuson Design, a design studio specializing in identity and brand development, collateral design, advertising, websites, and all aspects of visual communication. Brett is a native Idahoan, an outdoor enthusiast and an avid mountain biker. He is also currently the marketing/creative director for the Idaho Mountain Bike Trail Preservation Association.


As Creative Director, Brett manages Boise Rec Fest’s branding and marketing materials.

TJ Stevens

TJ Stevens

Education Director

 

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TJ is the assistant manager at REI in Boise and an active outdoor recreationalist. Through her work in the outdoor industry, she has contacts and relationships with many of Idaho’s outdoor oriented groups and class instructors.

As Education Director, TJ is responsible for organizing the workshops at Boise Rec Fest, including recruiting instructors, scheduling and ensuring valuable content.

TJ Stevens

Jamie Westberg

Volunteer Director

 

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Jamie is an Associate Broker with Prudential Jensen Real Estate in Boise, and was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho.  He specializes primarily in residential and residential income real estate.  Jamie has been utilizing all of what the Idaho landscape has to offer his entire life.  His interests include camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and boating, in no particular order.

As Volunteer Director, Jamie will recruit, train and manage the volunteers needed to help with the festival and with events leading up to the festival. He will lead volunteers the day of the festival, including checking them in and out, ensuring they are doing their assigned jobs, and that volunteers are properly taken care of during the event.

Renee White

Renee White

Operations Director

 

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Back for a second year, Reneé White has more than 15 years experience designing and producing special events. Her experience includes managing the Canyon County Fair & Festival and serving as Associate Director of Events for the Boise State Alumni Association. She is currently the Special Event Manager for the Idaho Botanical Garden.  Her recreational passion is downhill skiing and in the winter she can be found enjoying “Paradise” on the back side of Bogus.  Water holds her heart in the summertime, whether it be by speed boat or raft. Reneé also relishes in Boise’s vibrant culture and can often be spotted celebrating dance, theater, performing and visual arts.

As Operations Director, Reneé is the lead for all the necessary city permits and licenses. Reneé coordinates all major event production including security, utilities, guest services, communications, equipment, site set-up & teardown, signage, foul weather plans and more.
Kimberly Woodings

Kimberly Woodings, MBA

Exhibit Director

 

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Kimberly is an Associate Registrar at Boise State University. She oversees all student records system implementations and enhancements, reporting, classroom scheduling, and catalog development. Subsequent to earning her MBA, she has expanded on the lessons learned in the classroom with the real-world experience of implementing and managing large scale computer information systems projects. These projects require a substantial amount of planning and attention to detail.

As Exhibitor Director, Kimberly manages the exhibitor registration process prior to the event, including online registration, processing payments, tracking equipment requests and sending exhibitor packages. She will also manage and coordinate exhibitors at the event, including move in and move out.

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