ABOUT VIDA – BUILDING UP IDAHO

Building Up Idaho for Years

Based in downtown Boise, Vida Properties is where design comes to life. Founded by a father/son duo with many years of a variety of hands-on experience in residential building, hospitality, project design and management, Vida builds multi-faceted spaces with style and substance. With dynamic and functional designs, our developments positively shape the overarching daily experience of the people who live, work, and play in and around them.  They bring character, focus and optimization to the overall energy of the community and quality of living in this corner of the great state of Idaho.

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Michael Talbott

Managing Partner

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Mike worked with Kenneth Leventhal, CPA’s and ultimately became the comptroller at Daon Development / BCED (Bell Canada Enterprises Development), a multi-billion dollar Real Estate firm… 

Lou grew up on a ranch outside of Cushing, Oklahoma. Spending his days with his studies, playing sports and riding horses, Lou went on to earn his degree in business from Oklahoma State. After graduation, Lou spent time as a marketing representative with the Armstrong Cork Company…

Nathan Talbott

Director of Operations

Nathan grew up in Southern California and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Participating on the track team, he threw discus and hammer at Boulder and further developed his love for snowboarding…

Steven Lyons

Comptroller / CFO

Steven joined the Vida Properties team in 2008 as the financial controller. Leading the Accounting & Insurance Departments, Steven controls and is responsible for all transactional matters for the business including, but not limited to, accounting, reporting, budgeting, and insurance management.

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MICHAEL TALBOTT​

MANAGING PARTNER

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Mike worked with Kenneth Leventhal, CPA’s and ultimately became the comptroller at Daon Development / BCED (Bell Canada Enterprises Development), a multi-billion dollar Real Estate firm. In 1989, he started his own development company.

Inspired by his father and brother, both home builders, he developed and built multiple residential communities throughout Orange and San Diego Counties between 1989 and 2002. He then tried his hand at hotel ownership in Las Vegas. For 18 years he was the owner-operator of a 225-room Hotel property in the bustling area between the Strip and the LV Convention Center. Mike also had the opportunity to build and operate a 200-unit gated apartment complex on 11 acres in North Las Vegas.

Seeking a new frontier, he relocated to Boise in 2018. Mike holds a commercial IFR multi-engine pilot license and enjoys fishing, e-biking, cooking, gardening, golfing, spending time with his wife, Cindy and being Dad to grown sons, Nathan and Jack.

LOU EARLABOUGH

Partner

Lou grew up on a ranch outside of Cushing, Oklahoma. Spending his days with his studies, playing sports and riding horses, Lou went on to earn his degree in business from Oklahoma State. After graduation, Lou spent time as a marketing representative with the Armstrong Cork Company before entering the world of real estate and home building. The concrete industry eventually caught Lou’s attention and after more than 10 years of serving as a V.P. and General Manager for Standard Concrete, upon being recruited in 1981, Lou and his wife purchased a concrete plant in Montebellow, California in 1993, selling the plant in 2011.

Subsequently, Lou and Mike Talbott, having been friends for many years, became partners in a small Las Vegas hotel and condominium project. After the sale of the hotel, Lou and Mike established Vida Properties and are excited to contribute to Garden City’s growing popularity and vitality.

Nathan Talbott

Director of Operations

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Mike worked with Kenneth Leventhal, CPA’s and ultimately became the comptroller at Daon Development / BCED (Bell Canada Enterprises Development), a multi-billion dollar Real Estate firm. In 1989, he started his own development company.

Inspired by his father and brother, both home builders, he developed and built multiple residential communities throughout Orange and San Diego Counties between 1989 and 2002. He then tried his hand at hotel ownership in Las Vegas. For 18 years he was the owner-operator of a 225-room Hotel property in the bustling area between the Strip and the LV Convention Center. Mike also had the opportunity to build and operate a 200-unit gated apartment complex on 11 acres in North Las Vegas.

Seeking a new frontier, he relocated to Boise in 2018. Mike holds a commercial IFR multi-engine pilot license and enjoys fishing, e-biking, cooking, gardening, golfing, spending time with his wife, Cindy and being Dad to grown sons, Nathan and Jack.

STEVEN LYONS

Comptroller / CFO

Steven joined the Vida Properties team in 2008 as the financial controller. Leading the Accounting & Insurance Departments, Steven controls and is responsible for all transactional matters for the business including, but not limited to, accounting, reporting, budgeting, and insurance management. Steven has over 13 years’ experience in providing professional services across a broad range of finance areas including compliance, business process, audit, and financial reporting.

Prior to joining Vida, Steven was in the Navy for 9 years. During that time, he received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland in 2008.