THE STORY PARTY
Jodi Eichelberger moved back to Boise from New York in April of 2014. The very next month, he featured at Story Story Late-Night’s PLAYTHiNG and he’s been playing along ever since. He joined the board in 2015 and served as a guest host/story director during our 2016 flagship season. Jodi comes to us with a wealth of background in the performing arts ranging from the artistic director of a non-profit theater to a performer on Broadway. Jodi was an active storyteller in the New York storytelling community, including at The Moth, SpeakEasy Stories, and a community storytelling show in Brooklyn he produced called “Stories 4.” He also produced a podcast of personal narratives called “The Acorn People” for several years. Jodi is best known for his part in the original Broadway cast of “Avenue Q” and for his role as “Stingy” in the international children’s television show “LazyTown” which has aired in the US on CBS, NBC, Nickelodeon, Sprout, and Netflix. He has also worked with the Jim Henson Company in film and stage, as well as composed musical scores and written scripts for his company Other Hand Productions and others. In Portland, Oregon he was the artistic director of Tears of Joy Theatre. Since coming to Boise, Jodi has performed as an actor with Alley Repertory Theater and Boise Contemporary Theater. His alter ego “Steam Punky” pedals a steampunk coffee bike around town and can be seen at various locations and events including the popular ArtBike tour to artists and makers in Garden City. He is also the Program Coordinator for Surel’s Place, an artist in residency program.
A lifelong word nerd with a wry/awkward sense of humor, Jessica Holmes is the co-founder and OG creative driving force/master of ceremonies behind Story Story Night for our first 6+ years. She not only drove the creation of our flagship season, but also the Story Story Studio workshop arm, the adults-only Story Story Late-Night season, the local-luminary-studded Starry Story Night special event, the mobile recording Story Story Booth, and our podcast. Now a senior copywriter for CLM Marketing & Advertising in Boise, she still keeps our brand, copy, and website on point and pitch perfect. She also volunteers on our development and education committees. She’s an Idaho Business Review Accomplished Under 40 (2011), won the inaugural Boise’s Funniest Person stand-up comedy contest, and was named the “Best Invitee To Your Next Cocktail Party” in Boise Weekly’s 2013 Best of Boise issue. She’s been profiled (but not for criminal reasons) in both the Idaho Statesman and Boise Weekly. She posts about thrift store & vintage fashion, old lady decor schemes, her cat, and cheap-wad pursuits on her blog Cheep.
Jitasa, Nonprofit Accounting & Bookkeeping
Bob Haycock has spent the last 30 years working for, leading, or owning various businesses in the Treasure Valley. His experiences range from semiconductors to plumbing with some real estate in between. He has complimented those efforts by spending his time assisting a diverse list of non-profit and charitable organizations. Among the organizations he has volunteered his time for are Meals on Wheels, Northwest Ada Little League, Babe Ruth baseball, Optimist football, and Marian Pritchett High School. He has also financially contributed to a long list of charitable causes. He loves the community impact of storytelling and has twice been a featured storyteller for Story Story Night. Now that his three children are adults, he looks forward to dedicating more time and energy towards promoting tolerance, charity, and connectivity within the community.
Kariss Kimball, Board Treasurer
Hannah Schaeffer, Board Secretary
Aimee Moran, Board Member
Karen Moore, Board Member
Elisabeth McKetta, Board Member