We are a small group of professionals who believe the beauty of business is in the personal relationships that are formed, and the results we achieve together.
Chief Executive Officer+
Chief Executive Officer
Specialties: Google certified in analytics and google ads management, full stack web developer, search engine optimization expert with 13 years real world experience in application and deployment of algorithms, network administrator of HostCozy website hosting, and AI (artificial intelligence) digital footprint expert, 2022 inductee to the Board Of Directors for The CWI (College Of Western Idaho) Foundation.
Mr. Minic is a husband, father of 7 and grandfather of 2. His hobbies include fly fishing, archery hunting, hiking, camping, reading, and building out a small ranch near Kuna Idaho.
Managing Partner | Director of Design & Development+
Managing Partner | Director of Design & Development
Thrive Web Designs was founded by web designer and managing partner, Josh Olswanger in 2010. With a background in media production and design, along with a history of working effectively with clients ranging from businesses, musicians, authors and more, Josh chose to focus his attention toward web design & development.
“To help a business grow and reach new potential clients is very satisfying for me. Our clients’ satisfaction is the most important part of what we do. We build websites with the notion that they are designed to sell. Whether that means optimizing for search engines, creating call to actions, marketing and selling products, or anything in-between, we get it.”
When not working, Josh enjoys spending time relaxing with his wife and 2 kids.
Web Development Project Manager+
Web Development Project Manager
Jason is a lead web development project manager at Thrive.
Originally from the Chicagoland area, he spent a number of years living and having formative adventures in such places as Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and Omaha, Nebraska.
He received a BA in Web Design from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.
On a daily basis at Thrive, you can find Jason working on custom websites and WordPress themes, managing web and content updates, writing website copy, quashing bugs, and more.
Outside of Thrive and his own creative pursuits, Jason spends his days with his wife, Erin, and his step-daughter, Juniper. You’ll typically find them listening to and exploring music, debating ideas, exploring Idaho and the Pacific-Northwest, and seeking to cultivate a rich and creative life.
Content Curator & Frontend Developer+
Content Curator & Frontend Developer
Katie is a native Idahoan with a passion for creativity! While she tends to enjoy the simple things in life like iced mochas, and cinnamon bears, she also likes to travel. Making friends in new places is what life’s all about!
What she loves most about working with clients is getting to know them personally, and professionally while helping them achieve what they are striving for. Since no two businesses are the same, she will work closely with you to develop fresh, relevant, and timely content. Her satisfaction stems from working directly with people and helping their businesses grow.
“When we all work together, we all contribute ideas, and we all benefit from seeing those ideas brought together.”
Brett Olson is a true Idaho native, having been born and raised in Boise. As a small business owner himself, Brett knows the importance of supporting local businesses and is passionate about helping other businesses in Idaho succeed. With his extensive knowledge of online marketing, social media, and advertising, Brett is well-equipped to help businesses reach their full potential.
But Brett isn’t just a skilled businessman – he’s also a creative person at heart. With an eye for design and a love for the outdoors, Brett can often be found exploring Idaho’s beautiful mountains, whether it’s snowboarding at Bogus Basin or simply taking in the sights.
Overall, Brett is a talented and dedicated professional who is committed to helping businesses thrive in the digital age. Whether you need guidance with social media marketing or want to revamp your website’s design, Brett is the perfect choice for all your business needs.
Kira is a Boise native and a Computer Science graduate from Boise State. She has a passion for learning new skills and problem solving. Now at Thrive, she helps to build and maintain a variety of websites. On a daily basis you can find her writing code, fixing bugs, and keeping clients happy.In her free time she enjoys playing video games, trying new recipes, & painting.
Chris is a California transplant with a passion for creating. A wearer of many hats, his latest venture is in the realm of web development after completing the Immersive Full-Stack course at Boise Code Works. Now, he works to update, maintain, and build many of Thrive’s beautiful projects.
Outside of web design, he is passionate about writing, composing music, playing video games, and Magic: The Gathering (he has way too many hobbies).
Alex is a web designer at Thrive, passionate about taking client’s ideas and using his skills to elevate them. A lover of all things creative, his background extends from art and design to music production and audio engineering. Those combined interests drive the work he does and aid Thrive in creating immersive and inspired designs.
Website Updates Team Lead+
Website Updates Team Lead
Autumn has always had a passion for the sciences and arts. She is a master of detail orientation. Her keen eye for art, skills in tech, and attention to detail are what has always set her apart. As part of our updates team, she works hard ensuring that your site looks good and consistent! Autumn got her start in tech while studying engineering for two years at Boise State. She attended Boise CodeWorks, a software development training program, and is now a full-stack software developer. Though born and raised in Boise, she did live in Indiana for 2 years only to reconfirm how much Boise had been the best kept secret of the world.
When Autumn is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors, hiking, rafting, roller skating, or just on a walk. You may also find her dancing data way to the algorithm! If she could be a father, she would have a plethora of dad jokes right up her sleeve. She loves brightening her side of the world with a little bit of humor. Her hidden skill is that she can tell the difference between a real and fake gold or silver coin, just by dropping it on a table.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends, socializing, and traveling. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Europe in 2022, and it was a fantastic experience. I am also an avid learner and always looking for new opportunities to expand my knowledge and skills.
I am a dedicated and motivated professional who is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in the industry. I am always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow, and am eager to take on new challenges.