Why

We obsess over details. Whether it’s the language of legislation or impacts from new regulation, we strive for comprehensive understanding. And we obsess over message. Saying the right thing at the right time in the right way makes all the difference. We combine the two to create an environment that makes it easy for leaders to support the needs of our clients.

Our Start

We founded Kestrel West because we enjoy solving problems, we enjoy learning new things and we enjoy the process of helping other people be successful. Serving a variety of clients gives us a chance to do work that is fulfilling, rewarding and always exciting.

The firm was founded in 2012 by two former Congressional staffers who were intrigued by the idea of a service-based consulting firm. We wanted a business focused on legislative lobbying and political advice in a way that wasn’t just about wins and losses. We had a bigger vision of helping businesses and elected officials be successful.

We’ve been fortunate to grow quickly because at the core of our work and approach is the fundamental principle of service. Kestrel West was founded to give us a platform for helping other people.

We do this work so that we can have an impact and make a difference for the state we love. We always make sure our work is in the best interests of Idaho, and we make sure that our success helps benefit worthy causes such as the Boise Family YMCA and other area non-profits.

Our Name

Our firm is named after the Kestrel Trail, part of a vast network in the hills just north of our office up the street from the Capitol Building in Boise.

We are dedicated runners who use the sport as a way to stay fit and healthy, and as a daily discipline that makes us better at our work.

Our most important business meetings take place during runs on the Kestrel Trail. Our name is a daily reminder of the values we hold dear.

Being outdoors is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful place we call home, and helps us remember why we do the work that we do.

Why Idaho

Idaho represents a small part of the overall market for most major corporations. Our population and economy mean we generate only a fraction of the revenue as that generated by residents of medium-sized cities in bigger states.

However, corporations have found enormous value from investing in government-relations services with Kestrel West. Idaho’s small population and libertarian ethos means our government infrastructure is small, its leadership structure is flat and we have a straightforward political culture.

Idaho is a good place to do business, and it is a good place to get things done. Let us show you how.