14222187_10155642752744572_6953822005370891648_nJodi EichelbergerArtistic Director

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 has served as artistic director since 2016. 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. It is this background in puppetry that led him to create and perform the “Slammer of Shame,” a Story Story Late-Night exclusive, where he lip-syncs with our black sheep puppet to a hidden storyteller’s words. 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. He is also the Program Director for Surel’s Place, an artist in residency program.

10915224_10155113188530298_7194594172453213428_nJessica HolmesMarketing Northstar

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’s also a Studio guide. 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


Carolyn Valiquette, Board President

Nick Warden, Board Secretary





Terri Valiquette, Board Treasurer

Marney Ellis, Board Member





Frankie Barnhill, Board Member

Gretchen Arguedas, Board Member






Nissa Nagel, Emma Arnold, Alison Beck, Anna DemetriadesElisabeth McKetta, James Stead, Kiley Crill, Zach Borman, Krystal Moore, Kate Riley, The Story Committee


Stephen Baldassarre, Dan Costello, Dylan Haas, Boise State Public Radio


Boise Phil, Stardust Lounge, Thomas Paul, Dan Costello, Classical Revolution: Boise


Dan Costello, Ned Evett (Late-Night)


Chelsea Harada, Paul Budge, Erica Sparlin Dryden, Whitney Rearick, Will Jones


Neighborhood All-Stars, Julia Green, Jenny Bowler, Tiffanie Hsu


Fawn & Foal, Bricolage


Alley Repertory Theater/Hollis Welsh & Jessica Holmes, The Cabin/Paul Shaffer, Boise State Story Initiative/Clay Morgan, Neighborhood All-Stars, Boise State Public Radio