Jill Giese -­ Team Leader, Pricing & Negotiations Specialist

Jill trains and leads the JGA team and is focused on getting sellers' homes sold! Jill's real estate business has grown substantially each year since beginning her career in 2005 and she consistently ranks among the top agents in the Treasure Valley. In her life before real estate, she worked in marketing and communications, and as a remodeling contractor.

Jill has lived in the North End for most of the last twenty years. Other than a stint traveling in Europe and working for a dot-com in New York, she's been living and working in Boise. Her parents and siblings are all in the area and she currently lives with her cat, Riley.

She loves biking, skiing, running, camping, films, reading, gardening, and many more of the great things Boise has to offer!

Angie Barbosa -­ Transaction Coordinator

Angie Barbosa brings over 20 years of excellent client care and administrative assistant experience, with a background in the legal and real estate fields. She has worked with several other real estate teams in the past and knows what it takes to navigate your purchase or sale successfully from contract to close!

With Angie managing your transaction, no detail will fall through the cracks!

Alyssa Yates - Listing Coordinator (unlicensed)

Alyssa’s greatest passion is helping others. This passion combined with her service-minded attitude, and eye for detail is what attracted her to the administrative side of real estate. Alyssa loves the constant human interaction, alongside the satisfaction that comes from helping someone solve a problem and reach their real estate goals. She finds that helping clients get their home on the market, and being that support system for them during such a major endeavor is incredibly rewarding. Supporting her team & clients on a daily basis is what fulfills her everyday, and Alyssa is proud to be a part of a team that stands for something bigger.

Alyssa grew up in Idaho, & is convinced there is nowhere better to live. She loves spending time with friends, family, and her four furbabies. She also enjoys traveling with her husband, Andrew, and living an adventurous life together!

Lauren Krajewski - Buyers Agent

After living in Atlanta, Seattle, Pullman, and Moscow, I chose Boise to be my home. I have fallen in love with our lifestyle, community, and the natural beauty of Idaho. I am convinced there is no better place to live! Buying a house in the Boise area was one of the most exciting and important events of my life… So much so that I am determined to help others find their home-sweet-home like I did. Give me a call or send me a text and/or email and let me help you find your Treasure Valley home!

Mackenzie VanPatten - Showing Agent

Mackenzie began working with JGA in 2016 where she held an administrative assistant position. She then graduated from Compass Honors High School in May of 2018, and soon after became licensed. She is our showing agent when she is home on school breaks from Jacksonville State University, where she is studying Business Management with a Marketing minor. Mackenzie enjoys hiking, fishing, shooting, camping, and four wheeling. She has lived in Idaho all her life so she knows what Boise has to offer!

Mike Seaman - Buyers Agent

Mike Seaman began his career in Idaho in 2004 as a guide on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. He’s been in and out of Idaho ever since, with a stint in California when he earned a Master’s degree. Mike worked in the sustainable food scene in California for a few years, and then for a few more here in Boise. Mike has experience in sales and marketing for a local advertising company and joined the JGA team in the fall of 2018.

Mike is married to another former river guide and the two of them try to get their 3 young kids out on to the river as often as possible. Bike rides and hikes round out the adventures until the kids are old enough to start rock climbing, another passion of Mike’s. A native of New Jersey, it’s no wonder Mike spends a lot of time making pizza with his kids.

Poppy a.k.a. Pop Star - Office Dog

Poppy's main job around the office is sleeping. It's a tough gig, and Poppy has risen to the occasion. Preferring to be no further than one foot from Jill at all times, Poppy usually spends the day following Jill around, and hanging out with Aaron and Kelsey when Jill leaves the office. Poppy has a couple beds in Jill's office and usually finds the most awkward position possible to relax in while Jill is calling the database to find buyers for our listings.

Poppy was adopted from the Humane Society and has developed a relationship with the team and clients. It took some of us a little longer to win her over than others. While she has a huge heart, she is sometimes a little slow to warm up to strangers so we have a bag of treats by the front door for clients to convince her they are alright after all!

When not in the office, Poppy enjoys going to the dog park with Jill, going on runs in the beautiful Boise foothills, and staying as close to Jill as possible. Did I mention she loves Jill? When you come to the office be sure and grab a treat to win Poppy over!