OK 5: Owners of Growing Service Businesses
This team is a mature group of growing service businesses.
Meeting time: First Thursday of the month from 12 to 3pm
With over two decades of observing, learning from and guiding a diverse set of medium to large companies in over 19 countries, Dean has always been fascinated by the positive effect purpose driven leadership and human transformation has had on employee engagement, business results and sustainable value for customers and communities. Dean is CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a boutique team-based development firm of highly skilled facilitators, executive coaches, instructional designers and trainers, who contribute their passion and creative perspectives to client opportunities.
Christine has worked, played and volunteered in Bend (save a short stint in Santa Fe) since her move here in 2001. She was a founder of Volunteers in Medicine and served as Executive Director for 5 years. After leaving that post, she assisted in the start-up of a VIM model clinic in San Francisco. She has served on numerous boards including HealthMatters, Bend 2030, DogPAC and, most recently, Central Oregon Locavore. Additionally, she has assisted numerous non-profits with special events, board development, major gift solicitation, and strategic planning around growth.
Prior to moving to Bend she worked for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Christine has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Washington.
I have been a freelance commercial photographer and film maker for 15 + years. My career and client base has grown to includes both local and national clients across many industries. I am very passionate about creating images of people in their environment and collaborating with brands and organizations to tell their stories and help move their missions forward. I am the owner of Martin Sundberg Photography.
Ben Watson is a Business Client Advisor & Assistant Vice President for Summit Bank. Before moving to Bend, Ben was controller for a large metal manufacturer serving the commercial building and aerospace industries and CFO of a commercial irrigation company. He is a proud graduate of Kansas State University where he earned degrees in both Accounting and Business Management; he also holds MBA and MACC degrees from Friends University.
Elie Gaines has served in education for 30+ years as a mom, community volunteer, teacher, principal, mentor, and national consultant.
An Arizona recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, she has served in local, state and national education organizations, and wrote a charter to bring a public school back to a low-income neighborhood in South Scottsdale in 2013.
Elie saw a community need for which there were no such services available to families in Arizona, and created All Schools Considered in 2012, a personalized school search service for students entering Preschool to Grade 12. Now living in Bend, she is expanding her business into Oregon, as well, renamed, All Schools Consulting.
Simon is married to his middle-school sweetheart and has four children, four-and-under. He's started and sold a handful of businesses during his career in industries such as digital media, book publishing, online learning, advertising, and commercial photography.
Currently, Simon serves as the Principal at Structure — a company that helps startups and established organizations connect with their customers in new ways. People that work with Simon and his team grow a lot in what they believe about their company, their customers, and themselves.
Pavel Shmelov is the Director and Owner at Oak Media House, a video production company based in Bend, Oregon. Oak Media House serves the business and nonprofit community by creating cinematic commercials that share a story behind the brand. Pavel has worked with a variety of organizations such as the Wisconsin Film Festival, Pedersen Toyota, and Sunriver Resort in crafting high quality videos that drive traffic and sales. His business background from the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides the foundation for creating the best video marketing strategy.
Prior to The Broomsmen, Philip had a successful career in commercial construction project management. His expertise in project management, engineering, and quality control have prepared him well for the fast paced environment of waste management. Philip Holds a Construction Engineering from Penn State University.
Larry is the President of Press Pros Printing. As a full-service printing firm, we provide many business-to-business services you might not expect to find under one roof. Yes, we print just about any business form imaginable, but we also provide many collateral sales and marketing services to help you grow your business.
Tanya is the President at Precisely Payroll Incorporated. Precisely Payroll was founded by Tanya in January of 2007. Prior to this, she managed a payroll outsourcing office in Eugene Oregon for 9 years. She is a Certified Payroll Professional through the American Payroll Association and also has a B.S. in Business Administration from Pacific Union College. Tanya is involved with the local chapter of the American Payroll Association and the Entrepreneurial Council Board for the Bend Chamber of Commerce.