Information about Sandpoint.com
Eric Skinner originally bought the Sandpoint.com domain name
in 1998 from a company in Boston, Massachusetts
for $1000.00 - At that time, North Idaho
had been displayed by the national media very
negatively following the Ruby Ridge case, and
Eric had a desire to tell a different story.
After moving from Cape Cod in 1991 to Sandpoint,
Eric wanted his family and friends to see the
area he lived in as he saw it, not how it had
been been seen by the news media.
In January 2000, he partnered with
Brent Stevens, a native son of North Idaho to
build the company called Sandpoint.com Inc.
With the help of their web designer Ken Lenz, and
programming assistance from James Byrd,
Sandpoint.com has grown into the community web
site for Sandpoint. Sandpoint.com is still
owned by Eric Skinner & Brent Stevens.
Sandpoint.com has many people to thank for all
the great success it has experienced.
First is Ken Lenz, Ken is the digital artist and designer behind Sandpoint.com and
the infamous DotComMan. Without his great design
work we feel like we would just be another
website. James Byrd has provided much of
the very stable programming code for our site.
Anyone who has ever worked with programmers know
that not all coders are created equal - James is
definitely in a class of his own.
Much of the content for the site has been
provided by local historian Bob Gunter, Ryan Skinner
and numerous people in the community who have
assisted us along the way.
The site has undergone a number of redesigns over the years, but has always featured lots of photographs and information about the area. Eric took many of the photographs used on the site, most notably all of the Aerial Photographs.
all the support we have received from the
community since day one of this site. We
hope that the visitors of this site find it
helpful and rich with information. We are
always looking for new material for the site, so
if you would like to be a contributor, please
feel free to contact us at
- we gladly take suggestions for new ideas too!
305 N First Ave Suite B
Sandpoint, ID 83864
We are located above
Century 21 RiverStone on First Ave next door