Community Service, Public Service & Memberships:
Economic Development of Central Oregon Board of Directors Secretary/President-Elect : 2011 to Present
To lead the region’s economic and business development through effective marketing, recruitment, retention/expansion, formation of public/private partnerships and fostering entrepreneurship. Facilitate new job creation and capital investment • Champion strategic projects critical to economic development • Balance/diversify the region’s industry mix • Be the Pacific Northwest’s business information leader
Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – Chair: July 1 2015 to June 30 2016
Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMPO) is the federally designated regional transportation planning organization for Bend. It serves as a forum for cooperative transportation decision-making by state and local governments, and regional transportation and planning agencies. MPOs are charged with maintaining and conducting a “continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive” regional transportation planning and project programming process for the MPO area.
La Pine Economic Development Advisory Board: 2013 to Present
The mission of La Pine Economic Development Advisory Board is to provide supportive resource capabilities to help businesses move, start and grow in the South Deschutes County area. We work to create a healthy business environment, support a welcoming community atmosphere and encourage capital investment within the community to promote growth and sustainability
NeighborImpact – Board of Directors: 2011 to Present
At NeighborImpact, we change lives by helping families’ access skills for success, family services, financial assistance, food, housing, heat and energy assistance.
Project Wildfire- Steering Committee Member: 2011 – 2016
Project Wildfire’s mission is to prevent deaths, injuries, property loss and environmental damage resulting from wildfires. Click here for a personal story on defensible space.
Heart of Oregon Corps – Board of Directors: 2011 to 2013
To inspire and empower positive change in the lives of young people through jobs, education and stewardship. To improve economic and social vitality while increasing pathways out of poverty.
Chambers of Commerce:
Bend Chamber of Commerce: 2011 – Present
Sunriver Chamber of Commerce: 2007 – Present
La Pine Chamber of Commerce: 2005 – Present
Member, Oregon Farm Bureau: 2008 – Present
Member, Deschutes Farm Bureau: 2007 – Present
La Pine Lions Club: 2010 to present
National Federation of Independent Business: 2010 – Present
National Rifle Association: 2010 to Present
Knights of Columbus, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, La Pine, OR 2009 – Present
Volunteer/Supporter, Younity (Serendipity West Foundation) – 2008 to present
Ponderosa Mountain Men, La Pine, OR 2007 – Present
Little Deschutes Grange #939, La Pine, OR 2006 – Present
La Pine Rodeo Association, La Pine, OR Fall 2005 – 2010
Board member in charge of land acquisition. Member of Senator Wyden’s ad-hoc committee on Deschutes County recreational assets. Successfully worked with then City of La Pine Mayor Stu Martinez, Deschutes County representatives, State Representative Gene Whisnant, and Senator Ron Wyden’s office to define possible permanent land for La Pine Rodeo and Frontier Days. La Pine Special Sewer district land has also been bundled with this bill. Legislation has passed US Senate sub committee and is waiting for votes in the House and Senate in Washington DC.
KITC Public Radio, Gilchrist, OR Jan. 2008 – June 2010
Hosting a morning radio show 6:30 to 8am at KITC 106.5 from Gilchrist, OR. Setup the remote La Pine studio in coordination with the station manager. Setup streaming internet radio available at www.kitcfm.com. Bend Bulletin – “One year after hitting the airwaves, local radio show is an ‘eclectic’ mix”
Club/Board Member, Na Kai ‘Ewalu Outrigger Canoe Club, Maui, HI 1990 – 1999
Na Ka ‘Ewalu Canoe Club is a family sports and social club on the island of Maui. I was a member of the board who represented 300-400 members in managing the finances, equipment and events of the club. This club is one of many on the island and part of the State of Hawaii outrigger association which competes in weekend regattas as well as long distance races.
Rotary Club of Maui, Maui, HI 1990 – 1992
As a young store manager on the island of Maui, I was able to meet some of the top business people and managers of large businesses and get involved with community service. “Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”
Red Cross Blood Donor, 1990 to current
City of La Pine, Utilities Committee , La Pine, OR 2009 – 2010
The Utilities Committee for the City of La Pine was been charged with researching the possibility of bringing the La Pine Water and Sewer utilities into the city of La Pine’s organization.
Board Member/President, La Pine Park and Recreation District, La Pine, OR July 2005 – 2010
I was involved in 3 ballot measures to provide stable funding for the district. In May of 2009 the voters supported the district in passing the permanent tax rate of $0.30/thousand for the district. I was the board chair for two years and was able to hire the first paid director, completed the certificate of occupancy requirements for the White School Building and successfully managed the finances of the district.
2006 – La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Community Service Award.
2007 – La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Business of the Year Award.
2009 – La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Excellence in Community Service Award
2013 – La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Business of the Year[/fusion_text]