Bringing new sounds to Boise all year long.
Duck Club was founded as a partnership between Lori Shandro and Eric Gilbert, with help from Drew Lorona, as a means to help inject some fresh energy into the Boise music scene. Their initial collaboration was creating Treefort Music Fest in the Spring of 2012. Through that process, Megan Stoll joined the team as a partner. Since the launch of Treefort Music Fest, the vision has broadened into a permanent engine of live music curation, general promotion of the Boise music scene and a multi-faceted production company offering various means of support to emerging artists. Rachel Mason came aboard in the Fall of 2019 as a Marketing Manager and Allie Morgan joined the club as a Project Manager.
As we entered 2020, the pandemic allowed us some time to look at our business structure and decided to grow our company, bringing on Keven Mazarelli as Production Manager, Marissa Lovell in Publicity, Conner Schumacher as Photographer, Cassie McRoberts as Social Media Manager, James Lloyd as Art Director, Maxwell Modeen in Production and Rachel Ännä as Box Office Manager.
Duck Club Presents hosts shows and parties in various venues around Boise and builds the annual Treefort Music Fest — a 5-day multi-venue celebration of emerging artists (national/regional/international/local) in Downtown Boise every March. New for 2023 we’re opening a brick and mortar venue on Capitol and Broad St. in Downtown Boise, called Treefort Music Hall.
Duck Club Touring is another wing of The Duck Club which represents emerging touring bands around the country. Since its inception, Nathan Walker joined forces as Senior Duck Club Touring booking agent.
Eric was raised in Boise, but grew up in a van traveling the country as part of the DIY touring circuit for most of the years of 2007-2012, banging on his keyboards and breaking bread with the locals in music communities in most of the lower 48 states. Those experiences and energy were redirected homeward in scene building exercises that led to helping found Treefort in 2012 and the year-round efforts of Duck Club in the Boise scene around artist promotion, advocacy and support services. Current festival director for Treefort and lead talent buyer for Treefort and Duck Club, he also helps oversee Duck Club Touring. Being a father of a crafty 6-year-old girl helps keep his burn for adventure alive and well.
Megan is a North Carolina native, but calls Boise (and sometimes San Francisco) her home. She went from working in the corporate world to pursuing her love of music, promoting live shows and helping bands gain visibility through creative marketing objectives. Not only is Megan a Partner in Duck Club, she’s also a Co-founder and Marketing Director of Treefort Music Fest. When she’s not scouring music blogs or at a show, she’s finding the best vegan dishes in town. Find her at @megsmallan on all the things.
Rachel is a Vegas native but has called Boise home for the past 5+ years. After working around town she found her people interning with Treefort Music Fest. She’s been lucky enough to transition into her current role as Marketing Manager at both Duck Club and Treefort Music Fest. You can find her jammin’ at live shows our out in the hills with her dogs.
Allie is a lifelong Boisean who is passionate about furthering the momentum of the local music and arts scene and promoting all that her hometown has to offer. After attending Treefort Music Fest in 2013 she was committed to getting involved – which has led her to her current role of Festival Manager and joining the Duck Club crew. If she’s not out enjoying live shows in the area you can likely catch her watching (and making) movies or adventuring outside with her dog, Josie.
After growing up in Central Oregon, Nathan Walker has lived the last 20 years in the Boise area, 10 years of which he spent running the all-ages venue Flying M Coffeegarage. In 2012 Nathan joined forces with Duck Club as booking agent and in production for Treefort Music Fest. While continuing production roles with Treefort and Duck Club Presents, Nathan is also co-founder and managing director of nonprofit Boise All-ages Movement Project. He enjoys playing in bands and running a small label (Sunless Sea records) in any time that isn’t spent emailing, along with exploring Boise with his family (2 kids, 1 wife, 1 dog, 1 record collection).
Kevin was born and raised in the Midwest but spent much of his life in New York City where he started his career at the historic CBGB’s in the late 90s. In the following 20 + years, he worked at multiple venues in NYC, toured all over the world with bands, and managed corporate productions across the US, in Mexico and Japan. Kevin moved to Boise in 2016 with his wife and daughter and is so happy to have found a home in Idaho and with Duck Club!
Marissa grew up on a farm in Eastern Oregon before making Boise her home in 2011. After starting her career at a PR agency, she found her dream job as Publicist for Treefort Music Fest and Duck Club. When she’s not sending emails and scheduling interviews, she’s probably at a show or somewhere in the mountains with no cell service. Creep on her at @meowrissssa.
Conner Schumacher is a Minnesota raised Photographer who found his first start for concert and artist photography in the Midwest. From working to build a steady stream of diverse content for artists or working in the pit of shows, Conner has found his passion for work to come in expressing people, musicians and rare moments. Usually either behind the camera or finding his way to the next show Conner resides to enjoy the experience of good music while simply reminiscing with friends about the latest work. Be sure to peep his pics & vids @cdigi_
Marketing, Social Media
Cassie was born overseas but grown in Boise, Idaho, where she is happy to call home – though she loves hopping on a plane and exploring somewhere new. After graduating with a visual art degree at BSU (though her favorite accomplishment is her wall-plaque at Prost!), she was lucky enough to meet the best people in town and grow her love for connection, live music, and collecting a variety of experiences. This led to her role as Social Media Manager for Duck Club & Treefort Music Fest where she gets to combine all three and share it. If you don’t see her somewhere on 8th Street, catch her on Instagram @cassie_mcroberts.
After spending his early life in San Diego, Maxwell spent many years contributing to the Phoenix AZ DIY music scene in multiple projects. In 2015 he graduated The Conservatory for Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe AZ and has pursued a career as a professional Audio Engineer ever since. In 2018 Maxwell moved to Boise ID to join his family here and continued to work in production around the US and Canada. Now he’s happy to find a home focused on the music that he loves here at Duck Club.
When Maxwell isn’t at shows making sure they sound killer he’s likely deep diving into his synthesizer studio, spending time with family or enjoying what nature has to offer.
Box Office Manager
As a native Idahoan, Rachel’s roots are in Boise. She grew up watching the art community in Boise evolve, and coming from a family of artists, she immersed herself in it. Rachel attended her first Treefort in 2016 and knew right away she wanted to get involved. She began interning the following year and was hooked. Rachel is passionate about helping others and loves to be on the front lines watching all of the excited music lovers.