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Nick Grove unBoundNick Grove

Past President 2017 - 2019

Nick Grove is the Tech Library Supervisor at the unBound branch of the Meridian Library District. A lifelong Idahoan, Nick has lived in the area for 11 years, worked in Meridian for eight years, and lived in Meridian for four years.

When he’s not at work talking about 3D printing or providing business help, he’s playing games and exploring Meridian with his two young sons.

“I love Meridian Downtown as it's both where I work and where I live. I'm excited about the history, what's happening in the City's core, and the growth potential of Meridian Downtown.”

Lindsey Bowshier Tribute MediaLindsey Bowshier

President

Lindsey and her family moved to the Meridian Downtown area from Boise in 2012 and she was thrilled when a couple years later, in 2014, her career path led her to a Meridian Downtown business, Tribute Media, where she is now a managing partner.

Lindsey got involved with the MDBA in 2016 when she volunteered to take on organizing and managing the Christmas in Meridian Downtown Decorating Contest.

“I love living and working in Meridian Downtown. I can walk to events like the annual Dairy Days parade and the Meridian Main Street Market on Saturdays. I hate traffic and driving and parking so I’ve got a pretty sweet situation happening over here.”

Heath Van Patten NextHomeHeath Van Patten

Vice President

Heath Van Patten is an entrepreneur, family man, husband, father, son, brother, and health enthusiast. As the Owner and Broker at NextHome Treasure Valley, Heath’s goal is to make your home buying or selling experience second to none. The cornerstone of business at NextHome Treasure Valley is honesty, integrity, persistence and professionalism.

NextHome made their home in Meridian Downtown in 2018. You’ll see Heath and his team supporting the downtown community as sponsors of the Meridian Main Street Market and having spontaneous front yard BBQs at their office, a converted historic home, on Pine Ave.

“I had an office in Meridian, but after attending an MDBA meeting, I just thought, I need to be down here in the heart of Meridian. So I left the meeting and found my new office on Pine and the rest is history.”

Kamay Emele

Treasurer

Autumn Kersey TVCTAutumn Kersey

Secretary

Autumn Kersey is the founder and executive director of Treasure Valley Children’s Theater. Autumn has been directing and teaching young actors for nearly 20 years and TVCT been playing and performing around Meridian Downtown for several years.

Autumn has been active with the Downtown Business Association since it launched in 2014 and has previously served on the board.

Jillian Fra Tribute MediaJillian Fra

Membership Chair

Jillian Fra is the Director of Operations and a managing partner at Tribute Media, a web design and marketing agency in Meridian Downtown, on Idaho Ave. Tribute Media has been a resident business of downtown Meridian for the past nine years and Jillian has been with the company since 2009. Jillian also has lived in Meridian for six years and loves to support the growth and vitality of Meridian - especially the downtown area!

Jillian has been actively involved with the MDBA and chaired the Membership Committee with her co-chair, Kallen Maher of Zennify.

“I love the atmosphere of our Old Town area of Meridian. When I need to take a break at work, I enjoy walking around our downtown neighborhood or getting coffee or lunch at one of the downtown restaurants.”

Michelle Brotzman The Angry EaselMichelle Brotzman

Events Chair

Michelle started The Angry Easel Paint Parties in 2016 with the hopes of creating a place that you can go with your kids, your family, or your friends. A safe place to feel comfortable to create memories and masterpieces at an affordable price. In 2018, The Angry Easel made its home on 3rd and King in Meridian.

Michelle is excited to help neighboring businesses get more exposure through Meridian downtown events.

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