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Boise, Idaho

Joely || Chapter Leader
Cher || Co- Chapter Leader

My name is Joely Rhodes and I am beyond excited to head a chapter in Boise, Idaho. As a fourth generation Idahoan, my heart bleeds with “Idahome” pride. I am an active volunteer with many community organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House, Community Cakes and Idaho Commission for Libraries. I truly believe that the Treasure Valley is a special, unique place and the people that live here are extraordinarily warm and giving. 


I am currently the COO of the Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery Group and the CEO of the Rhodes household. I met my wonderful husband, Eric, at the University of Idaho and we made our home in Boise upon graduation in 2004. We have two amazing children, Finley and Asher, and one sweet pup named Teddy. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, reading, golfing, running, and spending time with my family. Every summer we spend as much time as we can camping in the Sawtooth’s, my favorite place in the world.


I am inspired by the Box of Balloons mission and elated to bring it to Idaho. Every child deserves to be celebrated and to feel special, and I am sincerely humbled to play a part. 

Hi! My name is Cher Buchanan and I am thrilled to be the new Co-Chair of Box of Balloons Boise chapter. I have extensive volunteer experience within multiple organizations from the Ronald McDonald House charities to the Red Cross, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Make-A-Wish. I have also been a team
volunteer captain at two Super Bowls!

I made Idaho my home last year and couldn’t be happier about the decision. I met the love of my life while traveling as a crisis Respiratory Therapist professional. We have 3 kiddos and 2 dogs, so our life is pretty busy! In my spare time, you will find me outdoors fishing, hunting, and camping.

I adore my new state; the nature and iconic views are unsurpassed!

When I encountered the Box of Balloons organization as a volunteer, I fell in love with its purpose and drive. Children hold a special place in all of our hearts; they are our future. I am motivated every single day by the deeds Box of Balloons performs and proud to have the chapter here in Boise.

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