About Boise Hive

Our Mission

To prevent suicide in the music community. We offer counseling, education, referrals, and other mental health services for musicians. We provide resources and outreach through our alcohol and drug-free, all-age spaces.

Our Vision

Envisioning a future where the creative community thrives in an environment of emotional well-being, and mental health challenges are addressed openly and effectively, eliminating self-harm risks among artists.

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Our Mission: To prevent suicide in the music community.

We aim to empower musicians and artists of all ages through access to support and resources for mental and emotional well-being. We provide a welcoming, all-ages environment free from drugs and alcohol, dedicated to providing safe and affordable rehearsal space, educational programs, and events. We believe this space is especially crucial for the growth of youth, teenage and young adult musicians, blending musical development with a healthy lifestyle. At the Boise Hive, music becomes a catalyst for nurturing collaboration, communication, and leadership skills

Mental Health Services

At the Boise Hive, our core mission is woven into every note: to combat suicide within the music community by providing a sanctuary where mental health is prioritized. Here, you'll find a welcoming space dedicated to supporting musicians and artists.

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Education & Programs

At the Boise Hive, we believe in the transformative power of music and its ability to heal, connect, and inspire. Our programs are more than just activities; they are essential lifelines for artists at every stage of their journey

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Resources & Tools

At the Boise Hive, we're dedicated to nurturing the growth and well-being of our music community. With our affordable practice spaces, the Johnny Harper Memorial Music Library, and a wealth of other resources, we're here to support your creative journey every step of the way.

Hive History

Making history in a historical space.

The Boise Hive was founded in 2014 by local musicians and industry supporters as a non-profit music resource center with the vision to promote creativity and support the health and culture of Boise’s music community. The Hive lives in the historical Custom Recording and Sound building in Boise's Bench Neighborhood where bands like Paul Rever & the Raiders, Kings of Swing, and Curtis Stigers recorded more than 30 years ago.



Meet the Team


Jason Ringelstetter

Executive Director & Board Chairman

Jason Ringelstetter, co-owner of The Tonic Room Recording Studio in Boise, Idaho, has been in pro audio since 2001. After working for Claire Brothers Audio and touring with artists like Larue and Maktub, he opened The Tonic Room in 2005, producing over 250 records with artists such as Joe Jackson and Josh Ritter. In 2011, he helped design KRBX Radio Boise’s studios, and in 2014, co-founded Boise Hive, serving as its chairman and executive director. Jason is also a skilled drummer and outdoors enthusiast.


Greg Bowman

Programs Director

Greg leads program development at the Hive, securing grants for veteran music outreach and the Creative Culture Beats program. He also spearheaded a City of Boise grant for live-streaming 'Live at the Hive' concerts globally. A Boise Hiver since 1981, his band, The Commonauts, recorded at Custom Recording (now Studio 2). Greg's background spans engineering, co-founding Foresight Technologies for early digital music, and composing for films and Hive projects.


Anne Padilla

Mental Health & Wellness Coordinator

Anne Padilla, a Boise native and LMSW working towards clinical licensure, leads mental health at Boise Hive, supervising interns and offering therapy. With experience at STARR Behavioral Health and as an Idaho Suicide Hotline supervisor, she's been with the Hive since 2016. Anne enjoys rafting and camping with her family and dogs.


Rick Oliver

Community & Artist Relations Director

Rick has extensive experience in the Boise music scene, producing songs, and promoting concerts and tours. As Artist Relations Manager for the 2021 Expo Idaho Summer Concert Series, he worked with stars like Clint Black and Gabby Barrett. Formerly managing at Boise's Riverside Hotel, he oversaw live music setups and launched the successful "Soul Sunday Brunch" series. Rick also contributes to "Hip Hop at the Hive," supporting local artists.


Jessica Pearson

Marketing Director

Jessica is a seasoned marketing professional with a deep passion for music and the creative arts. She brings a wealth of experience and a genuine love for the Boise music community. She believes wholeheartedly in the mission of the Boise Hive and is committed to advancing it through creative marketing initiatives. Jessica describes herself as an Oregon native, a devoted dog lover, an urban gardener, a foodie, a forever student, an avid concertgoer, a global traveler, and a passionate advocate for the local arts.


Tara Rosenberg

Executive Operations Manager

Tara, a Boise native, has been deeply rooted in the local music scene's evolution. An advocate for mental health, Tara is dedicated to de-stigmatizing mental health care and servces, drawing from her own challenging experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining the Boise Hive in May 2022 marked a pivotal moment for Tara, offering her the perfect platform to meld her passions with her extensive skill set, and contributing to a cause close to her heart.


Lily Shirley

Board of Directors Secretary

Often called "The Hive Girl," Lily began volunteering at the Boise Hive at 14, finding a lifeline during a tough period of depression. Quickly, she was setting up concerts and performing, gaining a sense of purpose. Now, five years later, she serves as the Board of Directors Secretary, marking a significant turn in her journey. Outside the Hive, Lily is a Pre-K teacher and a multi-instrumentalist, studying Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education. She dreams of teaching music to children, understanding its vital role in development and mental well-being.


Elliott Kiger

Board of Directors Treasurer

Elliott Kiger joined the Hive as Treasurer in November 2022, bringing 15 years of experience from various media companies, including finance roles in the video game and cybersecurity sectors. A West Virginia native with a passion for music, he started drumming and playing guitar as a teen. Elliott played the first Treefort Music Fest with his band, the Spyrals, and continues to play in the Treasure Valley. He's released a solo EP as Fresh Oil and volunteers with SCORE to mentor businesses. Elliott enjoys hiking in the Mountain West with his wife and dogs.

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3907 Custer Dr, Boise, ID 83705
+1 (208) 344-4994
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