Our People



Sarah Cunningham

Born and raised in Boise, Sarah has been at the helm of Ethos Design+Remodel since 2010. She then added Ethos Real Estate to her business repertoire in 2014 in order to better cater to her clients’ home quality needs.

She spent 5 years as a Design Consultant and Project Manager with Neef’s Creative Ventures in Boise, ID, during which she represented them on the board of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Idaho, serving as both secretary and vice president on the board of directors. This experience gave her insight and experience in working with other remodelers, which ultimately informed her own set of standards and ethics in the remodeling industry. She has worked with some of the most reputable remodelers in Treasure Valley, giving her valuable hands-on industry experience that she shares with her clients.

Sarah Cunningham is the Ethos Realtor as well as the Catalyst for Ethos Design+Remodel. She is a Boise native, active mother, and a savvy advocate for sustainable practices in the home and community. Sarah is known for her great client and trade relationships, industry and local knowledge, unique creativity, humor, wit, and going above and beyond to get the job done right while keeping an eye on the big picture and maintaining attention to detail.

Whether buying, selling, or remodeling your home Sarah is here to help you live life by your design.



Erin Sorensen

As a serial entrepreneur, Erin has launched several businesses including a community preschool, a food truck park, and affordable housing made from shipping containers. From 2018-2020 working as a member of a design and development team, Erin helped build 93 living units in the states of Idaho, Colorado, Virginia, and California.

From 2008-2017, she served on the Veterans Park Neighborhood Association Board. She has been on the NieghborWorks Boise Board of Directors since 2009 where she currently holds the position of Real Estate Chair. in 2016 Erin received a Dorothy Richardson Resident Leadership Award from NeighborWorks America which is bestowed annually to eight citizens across the nation in recognition of outstanding community leadership. When not working Erin enjoys meals with family and friends, gardening, cycling, and camping with her fluffball dog Lucy.

Erin has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Boise State University and has a Credential of Readiness from Harvard Business School. She completed Venture College at Boise State, is a friend of Trailhead Boise, and a Leadership Boise Class of 2017 Alumni.



Nia Church

Nia Church is an interior designer with more than three decades of experience. Nia joined forces with Ethos in September 2021 after running her own business, Collins Group Design, since 1991. She brings a deep passion for art and beauty. She believes a well-designed home should deliver the experience of “the art of living well” and that homes should express the identities of those who live there.

Nia’s approach to design involves getting to know her clients well and how they envision themselves using and enjoying their living space. She believes in the art of living well, and that home should soothe your senses and exist in harmony with a family’s emotional and physical expectations.

Nia graduated with honors from Cornish College of Arts with a BFA in Interior Architecture. She continues to learn as an active member of design organizations such as the American Society of Interior Designers and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Nia is professionally certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ # 011193), considered the gold standard for excellence in the field. This certification requires passing an exam about design industry standards, including regulatory codes that govern the built environment. Most states and Canada require this licensing, though Idaho does not.


Brian Andersen

Brian is a seasoned construction professional who brings years of industry knowledge to the Ethos Design+Build | Remodel team. Brian is passionate about delivering quality, environmentally-conscious and cutting edge construction services. Brian previously worked as an on-site manager for a local Boise startup that builds affordable, upcycled shipping container homes in Idaho and several other states. He’s also led operations at a propane tank company in New Zealand and built playgrounds for city and county parks.

Brian’s approach to managing a construction site is to communicate clearly and often with the homeowner so they feel confident about the work that is happening and understand the why and the how behind a project. Brian prides himself on staying on schedule and keeping property owners aware if something changes. He runs a tight ship overseeing Ethos’s many subcontractors and is currently building out the company’s own crew to handle light electrical work, demolition, framing, and finished carpentry.

Brian has owned several businesses in LA and New York prior to relocating to Boise six years ago. The quintessential jack-of-all-trades, Brian is as handy around a construction site as he is in the kitchen, where he’s known for his chicken piccata and keeping his wife happy with innovative dishes most nights of the week.

Brian enjoys biking, camping, fly fishing, hiking, floating the river and trying out new breweries with friends. When not working, you’ll find Brian smoking meats on his patio or enjoying a beer at Payette Brewing along the Boise River. He’s the proud parent of two grown children.


Anna-Marie Vargas

A lifelong resident of Southern Idaho, Anna-Marie Vargas graduated from Walla Walla University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. Prior to joining Ethos, Anna-Marie worked as a freelance designer, crafting brands, logos, websites, and architectural renderings for local businesses and organizations throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. She is driven by her passion for design, and how it affects the environment in which we live.

Anna-Marie actively serves as the Communications Director for her church board. She enjoys her free time hiking in the mountains, capturing the beauty of Idaho through her photography, and adventuring with her cuddly Chiweenie dog, Maggie.


Beth Brookhouse 

Beth relocated to Boise a few years ago from Arizona. The City of Trees reminds her of where she grew up in Michigan. Beth has a passion and love for the great outdoors.

Beth provides executive support on behalf of Ethos Design+Remodel. She is serving in a variety of roles to both colleagues and clients, throughout Boise’s design and real estate market.

Beth established expertise early in her career through a priority commitment to client satisfaction with the importance of creating lasting relationships. Beth focuses on her strong work ethic, organization and detail experience, time management skills, and taking pride in her work, which sets her apart as one of the region’s most promising and accomplished executive assistants/transaction coordinators.

Beth has an Idaho Real Estate License and also a Master of Administration Degree with an emphasis in Professional Writing through Northern Arizona University.

When Beth is not providing assistant services to our design and remodeling markets and clients, she spends her time hiking and backpacking, and with her two Bernese Mountain Dogs.


Toby Timmons 

Born and raised in Idaho, Toby has done custom building jobs most of his life. He worked in the lumber industry for many years, and enjoys building custom log furniture. He has done countless flooring jobs, windows, doors, and everything in between. Toby is passionate about custom finish work. He loves a challenge and will always find a solution for any building problem.

Toby is an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and ATV’s.


Brannon Jordan

We’re excited to welcome Brannon Jordan to the Ethos team as our architecture intern.

Formerly a graphic designer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brannon is pursuing his master’s in architecture at the University of Idaho. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 2017 with his B.F.A in graphic design, he worked a variety of design jobs both as a freelancer and as an in-house agency designer specializing in brand, layout, and print media design.

In 2021 Brannon left his graphic design career to pursue his dream of becoming an architect. He chose the University of Idaho not only for the great architecture program but also for his love of architecture hailing from the Pacific Northwest and its intimate connection to the region’s environment and sustainable design practices. This led him to join Ethos as an intern while he earns his degree.

In his free time, Brannon enjoys hiking and camping with his husky, playing guitar, creating art, and traveling.