Herring House, LLC is an association management firm in Boise, Idaho focused
on assisting small non-profit organizations
not in need of a full-time executive director
or association manager with administrative duties and/or event logistics.
Member Invoicing & Payments
Board & Committee Support
Budget Creation & Management
Event Committee Consulting
Event Day Management
(event services only available to
association management clients)
There are always tasks that don't quite fit into any job description.
Herring House, LLC can
assist with those too!
I grew up a Basque Potato Farmer's Daughter in Owyhee County; and my husband likes to say it doesn't get much more Idaho than that.
I have a Broadcast Studies degree from Gonzaga University that I used to start my career in communications as a producer for KTVB Newschannel 7 in Boise. From there I found myself on the political campaign trail which led to a move across the country to Washington, DC to serve as a press secretary in the United States Senate. DC was an experience that changed my life forever, as not only did I meet many talented people who would become colleagues and life-long friends, but it's also where I met a big-city-boy who I eventually convinced to move back to Idaho.
After politics I went to work for a federal contractor writing bid proposals, which provided great experience reading and responding to request for proposals (RFPs), a skill I continue to use today to write grant, event, and bid proposals. I also served as the administrative director, gaining experience with business accounting and human resources. Boise Schools was the next stop on my unconventional career path where I prepared and managed contracts for more than 250 community and private events held in the District's more than fifty facilities every year. I then spent a year in the non-profit sector planning large-scale race events before becoming a private contractor for a well-known event company in Boise planning and executing corporate and non-profit galas, auctions, awards shows, influencer dinners, and concerts.
I've been fortunate to work all over the country in many professional circles, and sometimes I have wondered if any of it would ever make sense in finding what I truly want to do in my professional life. I founded Herring House, LLC, because I realized I'd finally found it in association management. I get to work with small organizations (all non-profits) that have incredibly dedicated memberships and use the communications, administration, and event management skills I've acquired over the years to assist them in reaching their missions. It's meaningful work; it's diverse work; and it's work I'm proud to be doing.
When I'm not association managing or event producing, I'm a wife to that big-city-boy Steve and Mom to two very rambunctious boys Ander (6) and Ryen (4). On the weekends we can usually be found in my hometown visiting grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins; or home watching Notre Dame football (Go Irish!) or Gonzaga basketball (Go Zags!).