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.”
Assistant Project Manager+
Assistant Project Manager
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).
Design Project Manager+
Design Project Manager
Hello there! When I am not home surrounded by three wild pups, blasting some music and drinking a nice cup of coffee… I am outside, traveling, taking some pictures occasionally and being surrounded by others who have a passion for design. While attending Boise State University, I studied Visual Art along with obtaining an IDEA certification with the College of Innovation and Design. Being born and raised in Boise has always had its perks, especially when it comes to creating and exploring. Let’s bring those ideas to life, cheers!
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/Junior Developer+
Website Updates/Junior Developer
Joseph Bowers is a recent software developer graduate from CodeWorks. Joe works with our updates team and helps our clients fulfilling requests and debugging problems to help keep our client’s sites running smoothly. Joe comes from a background of customer service and has a degree in Marketing from Boise State. He hopes to combine his knowledge from Boise State with his passion for coding to be a major asset to Thrive.
If you don’t find Joe sitting at his computer you can usually find him down by the Boise river fly fishing, playing Spikeball with his friends in Ann Morrison, or snowboarding up at Brundage in the winter. Joe loves spending time with people, socializing at different events around Boise or settling in for a late night playing video games or watching movies.