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Our Team

Frank Arroues - Owner

Frank started the Blind Appeal business over twelve years ago in the Treasure Valley. His desire was to build a family business through helping people with their window covering needs.  He brought with him over thirty years of sales experience and customer service, which have helped him make Blind Appeal into a thriving business in the Treasure Valley and Beyond.  He truly enjoys the family aspect, and has now been joined in the business by his wife, two sons, a sister, brother-in-law, and two nephews.


Mike Van Artsdalen - Director of Operations

Mike Van Artsdalen is the Director of Operations for Blind Appeal.  His job encompasses all aspects of the Blind Appeal business, ensuring that all customers, business contacts, and employees are well taken care of.  His degrees in Art Education and Visual Art make him perfect for our team as he has a history of working great with people, has an eye for aesthetics – in particular colors and products that look good in homes and businesses alike.  His enthusiasm and energy, as well as his knowledge of the Boise community make him an excellent addition to the team. In Mike's free time he likes "chillin" with his wife and three children; playing drums for worship team; snowboarding, wakeboarding, camping, and "being creative with home projects."


Greg Washington - Regional Field Manager

Greg joined Blind Appeal as our Regional Field Manager in 2018. His skills and experience are in the area of sales, networking, and building relationships. He was a corporate trainer for over five years helping companies in the area of growth, maintaining exceptional customer service, and adhering to franchising and corporate guidelines. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, watching movies, and participating in outdoor activities. As a family, they love to give back to the Treasure Valley community by volunteering their time to help individuals in need and less fortunate than themselves.

 


Sean Arroues - Warehouse Manager

As Warehouse Manager, Sean is the customer contact for all installations. His organizational skills are welcome at Blind Appeal, and he joined the family business early on in its inception, bringing with him several years of sales experience. Sean has another full-time job – that of being a father to his five children (3 boys and 2 girls). When he is not working he loves golf, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  His favorite spot in Idaho is McCall.


Denise Van Artsdalen - Office & Marketing Manager

Denise works in the Blind Appeal office. She joined Blind Appeal in 2014 bringing over twenty five years’ experience in marketing, office management, and customer relations. She coordinates the schedules, develops the media and marketing materials, and is the customer service, phone, web site, and email representative for Blind Appeal. Outside of work Denise enjoys long hikes and walks and playing pickle ball. She and her husband Thom keep busy with their 8 grandchildren (Denise enjoys baking specialized cakes for each of their birthdays). Denise relaxes by playing the piano and reading.


Wendy Arroues - Sales Development Coordinator

Wendy has been a part of Blind Appeal since its inception over twelve years ago. Wendy has been in the customer service industry for years, and has a well-established history of “knowing what the customer needs and wants.” She coordinates sales development throughout the Treasure Valley, and enjoys establishing new contacts, always striving to bring the Blind Appeal concept to all those with whom she comes in contact. Outside of work, Wendy enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren, hiking and evening walks with her husband Frank, and she is an avid pilate enthusiast.


 

Justin Arroues - Sales Associate

Justin Arroues has been with Blind Appeal since it began over twelve years ago.  He enjoys working with our customers to bring them the latest and greatest in window coverings, including exterior shades, shutters, custom draperies and much more. Customers appreciate Justin for his energy, sincerity, and expert knowledge of all aspects of the window covering business -- His hobbies include playing the drums, great conversations, and helping grow the Blind Appeal family business.


 

Ryan Van Artsdalen - Sales Associate

Ryan is one of our sales associates. Prior to joining Blind Appeal, he worked in the wholesale fencing industry as a regional manager for over seven years. His experience in customer service, sales, and management is a tremendous asset to our company. Ryan is the 7th family member to join the Blind Appeal Team. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys family time with his wife and two children. Ryan and Lana often work out together at the local gym, enjoy camping, hiking, and are avid sports fans (football, baseball, basketball).


Nichole Kellogg - Sales Associate

Nichole is one of our five sales associates.  Prior to joining Blind Appeal, Nichole worked in customer relations and large account sales.  Nichole is a “people” person, and as such enjoys interacting with our customers on a daily basis.  She enjoys assisting people with window fashions, as she is keenly interested in colors, fabrics, and overall aesthetics of the home. Outside of work, Nichole loves all things outdoors including hunting, fishing, camping and dirt bike riding.  Nichole has 3 "awesome" kids, the oldest curently serving in the United States Military. 


Wes Tankersly - Sales Associate

Wes joined Blind Appeal as a sales associate after several years of teaching in a local high school. He holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in PE, and a Master?s Degree in Education Innovation and Technology. Wes has been a friend of the Blind Appeal family for over 10 years, and we are excited to have him as part of the Team. Wes worked for Les Schwab for 11 years prior to becoming a teacher, is married, and has one daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, golf, and baseball.


Danny Thornton - Sales Associate

Danny Thornton is one of Blind Appeal?s Sales Associates. Danny came to Blind Appeal with almost 5 years of experience in the sales industry, selling Traeger Wood Pellet Grills. Danny?s hobbies include fishing, camping and sports. He enjoys time with his wife and three children. In addition to his extensive sales experience, Danny?s outgoing personality, knowledge of products, and relatability with customers makes him a great compliment to our sales team and Blind Appeal as a whole.


John Pitts - Lead Installer

John has been with Blind Appeal for approximately five years.  He is the lead installer for the Blind Appeal team. He is an expert in not only interior and exterior installs, but in customer service, repairs, and knowledge of window covering functions, including motorized, manual and specialty blinds.  He enjoys spending time with his family (has two adorable boys!).


Dustin Scholes - Installer

Dustin is on our Blind Appeal Installer Team. He is an Idaho native, and loves spending time golfing and with motocross, but especially with his wife and three sons. He has known one of our Blind Appeal family members for over ten years; as well as worked with him at Les Schwab where Dustin did sales and service for 19 years. Dustin is an awesome addition to our Installation and warehouse team as he has had so much experience in sales and in public service.


Cameron Grow - Installer

Cameron Grow is an integral part of our Blind Appeal team. Cameron grew up in the Treasure Valley and has lived in Boise his entire life. Prior to coming to work for Blind Appeal, Cameron worked at Atkinsons Mirror and Glass both as an installer and as a sales associate. His previous experience in both installing and sales is a great benefit to our team. Cameron?s professionalism, conscientiousness, outgoing personality, and dependability make him a great addition to Blind Appeal.


Katy Aguilar - Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Katy just celebrated her one year anniversary at Blind Appeal as our administrative assistant.  She came to us with 17 years of customer service experience, six of those years in restaurant management, and nine of those years in office administration.  Although Katy is new to Blind Appeal, she has worked with and been friends with the owners for over 15 years.  Katy is married and has one very adorable little girl.  Katy enjoys learning new things and has not only a great attention to details, but is incredibly quick and efficient – of which both are a tremendous asset to Blind Appeal.

 


Adreana Gladfelder-Guerrero - Office Assistant

Adreana joined the Blind Appeal team in 2019. Adreana attended the University of Idaho with studies in sociology and business, and brings with her skills in communication, organization and customer service. Adreana is newly married and together they enjoy their "fur babies," outdoor adventures, music, and art.


Thom Van Artsdalen - Warehouse Service Specialist

Thom is the Service Specialist for Blind Appeal.  He joined Blind Appeal in 2018, after his retirement from over 35 years in the Criminal Justice Field in both California and Oregon. Thom’s years of service helping others will be a great asset to our team.   He joins his wife and two sons on the Blind Appeal team.  Thom enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and pickle ball.  He and his wife Denise recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and enjoy traveling and enjoy spending time with their 8 grandchildren.