Alpine Ponds Event Center - 208-859-2759


Russ Jaynes - Owner / Manager

Russ has been in the wedding event industry since 2002 helping clients realize their wedding day dreams. It all started while Russ was in college when he responded to a part time job listing for a mobile DJ. Since music had always been a love of his, Russ interviewed for the job, and although he didn't come to the table with any experience, his commitment and dedication made him an excellent recruit. Over the next three years Russ was trained in the various aspects of DJ'ing and event coordination performing everything from school dances and parties, to weddings and corporate events. This foundation launched into Russ' first company, A Ballroom Production, LLC, which still operates here in the Boise area providing clients with high quality professional DJ entertainment. 

In May of 2010, Russ started Alpine Ponds Event Center with a focus on creating the most flexible event center in the Treasure Valley. When asked what makes Alpine Ponds so flexible, Russ responds, "We simply let our clients do whatever they would like to do. Most venues here in the valley have so many rules, that in addition to the normal wedding day stress, Brides & Grooms have to plan everything around unreasonable venue policies and regulations. Providing a location with flexibility first and foremost is the entire focus of what we do here. We love it and our clients love it even more!" Alpine Ponds continues to maintain its focus and vision by hosting events that are not only beautiful, but incredibly stress free. Russ comments. "It's the natural beauty of this location along with our flexibility that attracts people. No tricks or gimmicks. We allow our clients to be themselves, especially on their wedding day." Now with an amazing team of event coordinators and setup personnel, Alpine Ponds operates more smoothly than ever. 

In March of 2012, Russ acquired his third company, Sawtooth Photobooth which has the only DUAL photobooth in the Treasure Valley! A dual photobooth allows for similtaneous photo taking both inside and outside of the booth. It has been a hit and is a great addition to the multiple other services that his companies are able to offer. 

All in all, Russ is committed to going above and beyond every client's expectations. Consistently putting the client first is something Russ and his team continually focus on. His professional demeanor and detailed planning and organization will help you realize the wedding day of your dreams.


Amy Werhane - Event Center Coordinator / Wedding Planner

Ever since she was a little girl Amy wanted to be a wedding planner.  After taking time out to raise three amazing kids her dream was realized a few years ago.  Amy started out working as a DJ, gaining experience running equipment, creating well organized timetables, and accommodating the client in every aspect to ensure a carefree experience. Working with Russ at Alpine Ponds, her passion for planning weddings and private parties became a reality. Being such a flexible venue, Alpine Ponds allows for creativity and freedom to modify the venue to make your experience unforgettable.  "It is very gratifying to know we can make our client’s experience so easy and stress free.” From planning her own wedding years 20 ago to planning weddings today, Amy understands the significance of having your perfect day.  Her attention to detail, organization, and inclination for going above and beyond will make your day truly memorable.

Christy Ford - Event Center Coordinator / Wedding Planner

Brittaney Christensen - Event Center Coordinator / Wedding Planner

Kaloni Jensen - Event Center Coordinator / Wedding Planner

Sofiya Spencer - Event Center Coordinator / Wedding Planner

Other team members coming soon!

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