Our Story

Our History


The ancestors of the firm’s founder, Kelly Wood, arrived in Idaho when gold was discovered in the Boise Basin. They were among thousands who came to seek their fortune.


Kelly’s great-grandfather helped finance the Boise Children’s Home. The building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Kelly feels the influence of these ancestors strongly, which fuels his desire to continue this legacy of giving back and assisting others.


Over the years, the Wood Tarver team has grown, as has our group of clients and their families. We cherish the relationships fostered since our founding and look forward to providing support to you and our community for years to come. 


Kelly’s great-great uncle, Cyrus Jacobs, helped build the Basque Hotel in Boise. Cyrus Jacobs was known as a leader in community enterprises. Many years later, Kelly and his wife, Cathy Jo, held their wedding reception at the Basque Hotel.


When Kelly Wood became a financial advisor in 2006, he considered the impact of his ancestors’ accomplishments. He built a company with the purpose of serving you, your children and your grandchildren.

Wood Tarver Cares

We’re Always Building Upon Our Roots Of Community Involvement 



Swimming Lessons (YMCA)


Meals (Interfaith Sanctuary)


Lbs. of Food (Boise Rescue Mission)


Weekend Meals for Kids (Foodbank)


College Scholarships for Teachers

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