Genny is the Director of Leadership Development and Marketing at CBH Homes, Idaho’s #1 home builder. 

Certified in Emotional Intelligence and EQ-i 360 coaching, she’s served in a variety of leadership and marketing roles within corporate, non-profit and community organizations, and loves helping others stand out and succeed.

Named one of the Top 10 Coaches in Boise, and a Fellows Coach with the Center for Emotional and Spiritual Development, Genny helps people and teams get results.

She began her career at Hewlett-Packard then stepped into her dream of becoming an author, writing several books. Her experience includes serving as the Director of Communications for an international non-profit that fights human trafficking, and working at a variety of ad agencies, helping companies strengthen their brand.

Genny teaches leadership courses and effective team dynamics as Adjunct Faculty at the College of Southern Idaho, and loves helping people step into leadership and realize their full potential.

She and her husband Mike have two grown children and live in beautiful Boise, Idaho, where they love spending time outdoors, hiking or walking the greenbelt with their dog Winston.

Okay, now that we’ve gotten the formal bio out of the way, you can read 17 Things About Me.


1. I love coffee.

2. I love seeing people gain confidence, overcome fears and reach their full potential. We all have strengths and gifts, and there’s nothing like stepping bravely into your passion (even if your knees are knocking!). When you do, you realize it’s not about you anyway; it’s about what you have to give to others.

3. My husband Mike and I were high school sweethearts and I’m still madly in love with him!

4. Originally from CA, we moved with our two teenagers from to Idaho (my husband’s job got transferred). What started out as a journey filled with unknowns and what ifs turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to us. Life’s an adventure!

5. I love marketing, leadership and business. I love helping women grow. I love being a mom. 

6. My husband and I are empty nesters. We miss the kids, but are having a blast!

7. My favorite seasons are spring and fall (I love change).

8. I love helping people think critically and explore life’s tough questions. A few years ago, I got a certificate in Apologetics and I love having deep conversations with others from all walks of life and perspectives, all backgrounds and beliefs. We learn more from each other when we are different from one another – and we have much more common ground than we think. Asking questions and leaning in helps all of us to grow.

9. I’m a certified volunteer for Courage Worldwide, a non-profit that helps rescue girls who have been victims of trafficking. Back in California, I was the Director of Communications for this amazing organization and that time of my life really fueled my desire to help empower and encourage women to find their voice.

10. My least favorite thing is heights. (I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that I fell down a steep cliff over whitewater when I was a little girl. It all ended up fine, but still. Heights just aren’t my thing.)

11. We’ve had our share of pets over the years. Our most recent family member is our Goldendoodle Winston. (He’s adorable and we love him.)

12. Understanding God’s unconditional love for everyone and His free gift of grace totally changed my life decades ago… and freed me up to fully live my purpose with passion.

13. I grew up dancing–ballet, tap, and jazz, all the way through college. I still catch an occasional Zumba class at the gym when I can. 

14. I love coffee!

15. I love my family. They are are my favorite people in the world and I love hanging out with them. Here’s a recent shot of us!

16. I use to write children’s books. – and then wrote some anthologies and a parenting book for moms. My journey of pursuing my dream of becoming an author is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about helping others pursue their dreams, too. Life is short – don’t miss out!

17. I love coffee! :)