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Amanda Ames

Amanda Ames

I grew up in Boise and my husband and I are thrilled to be able to raise our family in the same...

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Vanessa Lewis

Vanessa Lewis

I was born and raised in Boise Idaho and attended Giraffe Laugh as a child. My interest in...

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Emily Solly

Emily Solly

My husband, two daughters, and I take advantage of living in beautiful Idaho. We love to go...

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Julie Waters

Julie Waters

I am a native Boisean and mom to three teenage daughters.  I love all things Boise and...

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Dorothy Hardee

Dorothy Hardee

Having lived in Boise since the early 70’s I definitely call this great city home. I’m a single...

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Sara Harvey

Sara Harvey

I live in Boise with my husband and son, and we are proud to call the Treasure Valley home! I love...

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Leslie Yoest

Leslie Yoest

My name is Leslie Yoest and I am proud to serve as Board Chair for Giraffe Laugh. The work that we...

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Bre Brush

Bre Brush

Originally from Phoenix, I moved to Boise to attend Boise State in 2012 where I studied economics....

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Maria Thomas

Maria Thomas

I am currently with Deloitte Tax, serving a variety of clients in Boise and throughout the Pacific...

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Mike Sharp

Mike Sharp

I am born and raised in the treasure valley and I am proud to call Boise my home. I live on the...

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Alisa Bondurant

Alisa Bondurant

Every day I feel grateful to call Boise my home. I am forever awed by the Idaho landscape and...

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Cassie Runyan

Cassie Runyan

I’ve lived in Idaho most of my life and love this beautiful place I call home. I grew up in Eagle,...

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Giraffe Laugh, a local nonprofit, provides early childhood education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley children daily, by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has three full time centers serving children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. In addition to the three full time centers, Giraffe Laugh has a half day preschool program (Giraffe Laugh Garden City Preschool) and a summer program that serves school age children.