Where are they now?

Those who watch the entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank know one of the most interesting parts of each episode is when they feature updates on the businesses a year or two later. We’re taking a page out of their book and doing the same with the Boise companies we’ve profiled over the past year.

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The Family Crusader

Thirty years ago, Lori Fascilla was a statistic. Divorced, on her own, struggling to provide her 2-year-old son with the childhood she knew he deserved.

”I enrolled him at the best (childcare) center I could afford… and it was substandard at best,” Lori says. “It was excruciating to leave him there everyday. I already had a sense of failure and that just added to it.”Read more

Breaking the Silence

Matt Pipkin kept a dark secret locked away for 20 years before he decided to set it free.

Two years out of college at Purdue in 2009, Pipkin hit a low point in his life. “I’d gotten into real estate and felt like a failure, like I was worthless,” he said, having gone into the profession right around the time the market bubble burst. “I’d never questioned my value before as a human being. That was really my low point.”Read more