meet mary k!

mk-photoMary K (pictured here with her handsome sons)
What type of job did you have prior to landing here?
I worked in Frankfurt, Germany at the Abrams Complex.
It was by far the most interesting job I’ve had. Not the job itself, accounting (yawn), but the people. I worked with people from Germany, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Greece, Turkey, Italy… everyone had a story of how they ended up in Germany and the potlucks were fabulous! On Fridays we would walk over to the administrative building for “Fish Friday” lunch. We would race back to work and ride the Paternoster up to our floor, usually someone would not have time to hop off and they ended up riding “around the top” – a dark and creepy experience.
After returning to the states I accepted a job as “Supermom.” A position I still hold today.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Queen of England. I look good in hats and I like pearls.
What keeps you inspired and coming into work every day?
The coffee.
What is one of the first creative lessons you learned?
Being someone else is liberating.
What is on your iPod?
Smooth Rabbits Don’t Get Tranquilized and Clusterfunk.
Where would we find you on a typical Saturday morning?
Hiking, biking or at the gym.
What is your favorite quote?
I have two:
“So, that happened.”Bob Barrenger/State and Main

“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June.    My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” –  Dr. Seuss

Name one random thing about yourself that we probably don’t know…
I was offered a college scholarship in drama.
(Editors note: MK, this doesn’t surprise me! – HSF)
Do you have any adventures planned?
Well I don’t when or how or even why but Istanbul is calling me,  I’m sure it won’t be my next adventure, but someday…..

What is your favorite thing about Boise?

The weather, the foothills, the greenbelt.
What was your last creative pursuit (outside of work)?
I painted my ceiling….oh did you mean creative or backbreaking?

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Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.