Idaho Event Professionals hosts social events in order to help you get to know other event professionals in your Boise, Idaho area, to create a support system, network, create new friendships, collaborate, and build your event businesses.
In the past, IEP has organized and hosted several Gives Opportunities, including Wedding Sponsorships, School Supply Drives, Holiday Gift Drives, and more! As IEP grows again, we will be bringing back the Gives Program.
IEP believes in working together to elevate and distinguish the event industry in Idaho. Together, we can make a bigger impact, and help drive each other farther than ever.
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Idaho Event Professionals is a cooperative created with the intent to connect and engage event professionals in Idaho, by offering high quality events that provide an atmosphere of shared ideas, support, and camaraderie. We strive to be a community of the best event professionals Idaho has to offer, and the go to resource for event vendors of all types and sizes.
Meet Our Executive Board
Anna has grown up around weddings and events, and has a background in Architecture and Interior Design, Art, and after a directional change, received her degree in Psychology. After Anna planned her own wedding, she knew that planning weddings was her dream job - and so she started Fancy That. It wasn't long until Anna decided to leave her full time job and make events her career focus. Anna's love of people, passion for helping others, building community, & excitement for life have made her the perfect person to oversee this position.
Photo credit: Cimbalik Photography
Mikes start began when he made demo reels for comedians while he was an assistant manager at the Brea Improv Comedy Club. His favorite class in film school was Documentary Film and he used to be a baseball umpire, so he’s used to getting yelled at. Mike has been a filmmaker for (almost) twenty years. 19 to be exact and he loves it. He equally loves shooting and editing. Mike loves laughing, and feeling like he is making a difference for people.
Mike was previously involved with Wedding Industry Professionals Association, and Association of Bridal Consultants. His experience in these networking groups brings knowledge and ideas for IEP to build from. Mike is easy to get along with, comfortable, and friendly because he doesn’t have to worry about what comes next. He already knows. He’s been there. He would love to be there for you, too.
Maria is a creative person at heart, a certified project manager with 10+yrs background in finance/accounting. It a no-brainer why she found herself naturally drawn to event planning— which is a mix of production, budgeting, and project management all rolled into one! She started out in the theatre world as a professional actor, director, and producer, then transitioned to a successful career in finance/accounting. After that, she got certified as a project management professional. She absolutely loves bringing joy and connecting with people, whether that’s on stage, in her finance career, or especially in the special events she gets to plan for clients and with other talented vendors. She is so excited and grateful to be on the board for Idaho Event Professionals and hopes to bring her unique skills above to help other event vendors locally flourish and be successful!
Desiree is an Idaho destination elopement/wedding, fine art portrait composite photographer and graphic designer. With 11 years of experience, she has developed a keen eye for detail and design. Desiree is dedicated to her craft and it shows with her expertise in lighting, composition, design, and post-processing techniques to create images/designs that are both aesthetically beautiful and emotionally powerful. As a small business owner, she understands how difficult it can be to succeed in the event industry and that is why she is happy to be apart of Idaho Event Professionals board and offer her assistance and support to the organization and its members. Desiree is a firm believer in Community over Competition and with her extensive design knowledge she is an excellent fit for IEP’s website, branding, and design needs.
Growing up, Jordan was always the event planner. Hosting themed parties for holidays or the end of school was her specialty in graded school. It was only natural for her to go to college and pursue a degree in Event Management. After interning and working in the events industry since 2011, she took a leap of faith to take over Unveiled Design and Events from its original owner in 2015. In 2021, she quit her "9-5" job and made this side hustle a full time gig. She enjoys networking and connecting with all event industry professionals, which makes her a great fit to oversee membership for IEP.
Photo credit: Carly Moon Images
Interested in being a part of the Executive Board or helping on a COMMITTEE?
Email us here, and let us know! Being a board member or committee member presents amazing opportunities for you and your business by putting you in front of Idaho's event professionals and giving you a leadership role in the event industry.