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. In 2018, Izze Rumpp joined the club as a Project Manager. Rachel Mason came aboard in the Fall of 2019 as a Marketing Manager and Allie Morgan joined as another Project 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.
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.
Izze is Portland born and Idaho raised. With a passion for the arts and a love for community, she’ll be the first person to greet you into the arms of Boise. Not only does Izze manage various projects for Duck Club throughout the year she’s also Artfort Director for Treefort Music Fest, and head vintage slinger at her downtown Boise shop, there aren’t many places you won’t find her. Catch her challenging the music algorithm on Radio Boise, hanging back at her favorite show, or road tripping to her favorite hot springs.
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).