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The Creative Talent Behind Our Publications

Article by Kimber Patterson

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Boise Lifestyle


Jordan Gray contributes regularly to both Boise and Meridian Lifestyle Magazines. Her journalism background includes TV, newspapers, magazines, and translating engineer into English (aka technical writing). Spot her around town acting in local theater productions, snapping photos, or fawning over a new cake technique guide on her phone.


Kendall contributes to the Boise and Meridian Lifestyle digital content and social media channels. She has a degree in English Literature and enjoys showcasing Treasure Valley people, places, and events. As an outdoor and travel enthusiast, you can find Kendall exploring the road less traveled within the Western States and abroad.

IG: @BoiseLifestyle and @Meridian.Lifestyle


An Idaho native, Charles began his journey in photography in the late 1970’s.   Landscape photography is his passion, but city skylines and still life food are favorites, too.  Charles is always willing to go the extra mile or get up extra early to get that perfect and unique shot.

IG: @knowlesgallery


Kristen enjoys spending time in the outdoors, hanging out with her children and working on her M.F.A. in fiction. Her writing credits include an historical fiction novel, Silver, published short stories, and an assortment of poems.


Lynette has traveled to Italy for more than 20 years and started hosting private small-group tours there in 2010. She speaks Italian and has many friends throughout the boot who add to her guests’ amazing experiences. She loves traveling, writing, cooking, and making people's bucket-list dreams come true.



Shelly West is a happily married mother of three and Pacific Northwest native.  She has worked extensively with self-publishing novels and freelancing for clients writing blogs, contributing to magazines, website content, and business collateral.  When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and going on adventures.

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