Meet our Contributers
Tiffany Blaine is a Boise native, wife, and mother of three small children residing in Eagle. She studied English and Psychology at Boise State University, where she was a news writer for The Arbiter. After moving to Scottsdale, Arizona, Tiffany worked for a startup editing IT websites and overseeing 100 discussion communities.
Upon moving back to the Boise area and settling into Eagle with her family, she saw that a lot had changed. Searching online for parenting information, local deals, and fun outings, the idea to create a website that could incorporate the best of these worlds took shape. Tiffany enjoys writing, movies, supporting the arts and traveling in her free time.
Staff photographer, John Perry, is a civil engineer working for the Federal Highway Administration in the Idaho Division Office as a Field Operations Engineer Team Leader. John moved to Eagle in 2008 with his wife Rhonda Perry, and practices his photography skills in his free time. He was born and raised in Millinocket, Maine and has been perfecting his photography skills for the past 30 years.
While attending college at the University of Maine, several of his photographs were printed in his College Yearbook. John has taken several classes in photography but admits that the bulk of his experience comes from taking lots of pictures as he enjoys spending time with nature. He shoots Digital Photography and focuses mainly on landscapes and close ups and shows his work to family and friends on Facebook and other internet sites.
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Carlee Kelson, professional chef and mother of five, shares her very own recipes every Sunday, creating fabulous family suppers!
Carlee was trained at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Boston, MA and at Le Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre in Paris, France. She has been teaching demonstration cooking classes for more than 5 years and is currently working on her own food blog. Using her colorful, fun and eclectic style, Carlee weaves this whimsy throughout her cooking and food photography. She loves creating flavorful, and always healthy suppers appropriate for today’s savvy cook.
Fitness & Nutrition
Trina K Kubitschek, Eagle writer and Personal Trainer, shares her personal expertise on health, excercises and nutrition guidelines every other Monday as part of our "Monday Motivation" series.
With 15 years of experience in the fields of nutrition counseling and endurance coaching, Trina is the owner of CrossFit Station in Eagle, and writes a monthly health and fitness column, "Trina's Corner," for The Independent News. A busy mother to Kayla, Kasson and Violet, she is currently seeking multiple degrees in Business Management and Nutrition. Contact her at email@example.com.
As a Holistic Health Coach, Emily Barker empowers busy women to prioritize their health and make healthier habits happen in their families. She focuses on simple steps to good nutrition, a healthier lifestyle and a more connected family. She offers individual, family and group health coaching programs, as well as a variety of nutrition workshops. Emily received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is board-certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Emily lives in Eagle and is the mother of three children, including a child with a rare genetic growth disorder who was fed via a g-tube for 8 years. She is passionate about the impact of food and nutrition in building vibrant, thriving families. She can be reached at www.eattothrive.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words from the Mayor
Eagle Mayor, Jim Reynolds, blogs about the latest plans for Eagle every Tuesday. He brings a lifetime of experience to the table and words of inspiration to live by.
Jim first came to Idaho in 1969 as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and fell in love with the people and lifestyle. But it wasn't until 2008 that he was finally able to settle the family in Eagle for good. Enjoying semi-retirement, Jim made time to work on the 2010 Census, leading him to Eagle City Council meetings, which lead to his interest in filling the vacant Mayoral Position, of which he's embraced with enthusiation and community support.
Jim and his wife Joanie live in Eagle and have three grown daughters. Both he and Joanie are Toastmasters, former Rotarians and interested in health and physical fitness.
Two Eagle professionals share with us their knowledge and experience of natural pathways to wellness.
Dr. Christie Hafer, owner of Purpose Driven Chiropractic, has a BS in Kinesiology Exercise Science and a Doctorate from Palmer College in Davenport, IA. She opened her clinic with husband Dr. Jeremai Hafer in 2008, and keeps busy with two young boys, Hunter and Landon, all while staying active running, hiking and competing in triathlons.
Her emphasis is in natural prenatal and pediatric care, treating ailments such as ear infections, bed wetting, asthma and ADHD in children and sciatica and back pain in pregnent women. Her gentle and effect methods of naturally healing the body are highly sought out and extremely effective.
Dr. Laura Glenn is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She owns Treasure Valley Natural Medicine in Eagle, where she maintains a general family practice, with a special interest in treating women's health conditions, autoimmunity, gastrointestinal complaints, and mood disorders naturally.
Dr. Glenn utilizes a broad naturopathic approach, including homeopathy, nutrition, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, and environmental medicine. She and her husband are recent transplants from Phoenix and are enjoying the Idaho scenery and outdoor activities.
Keepin' Eagle Safe
Lt. Dana Borgquist was appointed to serve as Eagle Police Chief - for a second time - in the summer of 2011. The Chief says he is very happy to be back in Eagle where the law enforcement officers are second to none. He says the teams assigned to Eagle are committed to keeping the crime rate low and members of the community safe.
Borgquist has worked as a detention deputy and transport deputy in the Ada County Jail, a patrol deputy, detective, traffic team sergeant, Eagle Police sergeant and as a patrol lieutenant. In 2004, Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney appointed Borgquist to serve as Eagle Police Chief. He led the department for 4 years until being promoted to Captain and assigned to run the Ada County Sheriff’s Police Services Bureau. After almost two years in that role, Borgquist was assigned to the South County patrol division where he worked until being renamed Eagle Police Chief last year. Chief Borgquist is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, as well as the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves the Idaho outdoors.
Operation: SANITY! ...a blog on parenting and beyond
Meet Jenny Lee Sulpizio, M.S., a wife, published author, business owner and mother of three. She lets us into her life with funny stories, informative parenting tips and sanity-maintaining rules to live by. Originally from Thousand Oaks California, Jenny is an alumnus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Kansas State University. She enjoys tapping into her creative side during her "free time" and is actively involved at her church, her children's school and the Eagle and Star communities. Visit her website at www.jennysulpizio.com for more information or to purchase her books.
Art, Paper, Scissors
Catie Eyer is an artist and mother of three kids who resides in Eagle. She brings some serious skills and a fun, quirky sense of humor to her work, which comes to life in her weekly kid's craft shared every Saturday.
Catie has a Bachelor's Degree in Art from Humbolt State University and is the "art mom," for her son's class at Eagle Hills Elementary. Catie writes a blog about her life, projects and passions, (including ducks!) on Five-Ten-Fifteen.Blogspot.com. She also hosts in-depth, Holiday Art classes for kids, which we can attest help to make some amazing holiday gifts!
everythingeagle.netTM brings you in-depth restaurant reviews in "Eagle Eats!" Our two staff bloggers both are amazing cooks, but their true qualification is that they "love to eat good food." After years of dining both abroad and in the U.S., each brings a different story and perspective to the table.
Hitting all the spots around town and taking notes on our finest (and maybe not-so-finest) Eagle establishments is what they do so you don't have to. Watch for in-depth critiques based on our Five-Star rating system for Cleanliness, Friendliness, Service, Price, and Taste. Yum.
Eagle Fashion: Lou's Style Watch
Lou Russell's high-end retail store, Ruby Lou Clothing Boutique, resides in historic downtown Eagle and has been a staple in our town for 7 years.
What started as a place to provide great clothing, shoes and accessories with exceptional service has evolved into much more. She loves the postitive interaction and support that has come with getting to know the great people of our community. As an Idaho native, Lou is happy to have her roots planted in Eagle. She has two fantastic kids, and a "pretty fantastic husband" as well. While she juggles work and family, she is learning to stop, breathe, and soak it all in along the way.
The Counselor's Corner
Need advice for helping your family cope in today's crazy world? We have teamed up with two Eagle Family Counselors armed with answers to all your family-related issues. Need advice? You can send your family-related questions to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Miles, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, has nearly 20 years experience helping families move from chaos to balance. She has worked with people around a multitude of issues ranging from eating and diet related issues, anxiety, relationships, family dynamics and childhood behavior.
Shannon’s background includes working families in addressing developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder and supporting women to feel less stressed and more in charge of their time, their happiness and their relationships. You can find out more about Shannon's practice at ShannonMilesMFT.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
Lisa Johnson, LCPC brings over 23 years of counseling and education experience to her private practice in Eagle. Lisa specializes in helping people deal with transition and other life challenges, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief, divorce and marital challenges. She is a hypnotherapist as well as an EMDR trained clinician.
Lisa also facilitates trainings for many organizations throughout Idaho; including many state agencies and city municipalities, from Boise City Police department to the YMCA, assisting people and organizations in driving their personal and professional lives forward. When she was teaching, Lisa was honored by President Clinton with a visit to her classroom as acknowledgement for her work with at-risk teenagers in Florida.
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