Our Staff

Lisa Duplessie, Boise Urban Garden School Executive Director/Education Program Manager 

Lisa joined BUGS with a background in Elementary Education, urban agriculture and a love for public/private partnerships.  She enjoys the outdoors, camping, and experiencing local food.  When Lisa is not at BUGS,  she loves bike riding with her husband and 2 wonderful daughters.

Lisa can be reached at lduplessie@cityofboise.org or by calling 208-376-3006 x101

Dirk Anderson – Education Program Coordinator

Dirk came to BUGS through the AmeriCorps program and has now become our program coordinator. He is a graduate of the McCall Outdoor Science School with a Masters in Science in Natural Resources with Honors and a Bachelor’s degree from Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Biological Sciences. Dirk is a native Idahoan with a passion for the outdoors.

Dirk can be reached at danderson@cityofboise.org or by calling 208-376-3006 x104






Alex Rheault – BUGS 2017 Americorps Member

Alex Rheault is the 2017-2018 BUGS PCEI Americorps Member. She is originally from Fargo, North Dakota and moved to the west to attend the University of Idaho. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from UI, Alex joined the Peace Corps and served as an Environmental Education Volunteer in Nicaragua for two years. Once she returned, Alex became a Master’s of Education student at the McCall Outdoor Science School. When Alex is not in the classroom or the garden, she enjoys hiking and exploring Idaho.

Alex can be reached at arheault@cityofboise.org or by calling 208-376-3006