OK 11: Experienced and New Owners of Businesses in Redmond, Sisters and Bend
11 Miscellaneous Owners and Service Providers
This OK team is made up of experienced and new business owners and service providers who live and work in Sisters, Redmond and Bend.
Meeting time: 4th Tuesday of the month from 3 to 6pm
Ken Streater is an entrepreneur and community growth leader. As an international adventure travel outfitter Ken led wilderness expeditions on five continents, facilitating camaraderie and life changing experiences for clients from around the world. As an owner of NAI Cascade Commercial Real Estate, Ken and the team are reshaping the brokerage industry by embracing the value of community before commodity. And, as a founding partner of Motivation.com and author of books and producer of live events that showcase everyday heroes as the cornerstone to our evolution, Ken sparks the desire in people to be more individually and do more for one another, recognizing that community growth is paramount to personal success.
Dan Duggan is a consultant with Lion Heart Consulting, Inc. He is an inspirational leader, teacher, and coach with over 20-year’s experience as a successful business executive. He possesses the invaluable ability to quickly assess where an organization ‘s creative energy flows and where it is blocked. Once the areas of focus are identified, Dan’s insight and sincerity create a safe environment in which people discover their innate courage and they begin to accomplish what they never thought possible. Through deep caring, humor and strong coaching, he helps leaders to open to the joy in their work and invite forth the creative energy already existing in their organizations.
I have always had a passion for health and finding ways to heal the body naturally. I have been practicing and educating clients about healing the mind, body, spirit of over 25 years. My background includes an Eastern Medicine Naturopath of Ayurvedic Medicine, Herbalist, Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher.
I am a personal trainer, outdoor explorer and movement coach helping others find joy in movement. I started JessBFit 6 years ago as an alternative to the big-box gym. As a *not* naturally gifted athlete, I felt very uncomfortable in "fitness training" spaces. Instead, I found my pathway to fitness through hiking, climbing and being active outdoors: first in the White Mountains in New Hampshire and now in the Cascades Range. I most enjoy exploring the forests, mountains, deserts and coastline of the Pacific Northwest on foot.
Diane is the sole proprietor of Memories to Quilts. Her love for sewing began at an early age learning to sew with her mother, grandmother and great aunt. Diane earned a degree in graphic design and has had a long career framing fine art, but her passion for sewing and design led to her love affair with quilting and in particular with t-shirt quilting. Her unique sense of style and design and unrelenting attention to detail drives her to make each quilt as unique as her cliental.
Greg is the President of G Pollack Financial. Greg strongly believes that what we get out of life is in direct proportion to what we put into it. He also believes that life is too short to avoid enjoying it now. This is why he moved to Bend in the first place, and this is the same approach he tries to utilize with all of his clients. Life is too short to waste. Plan well now, so you can actually enjoy what life has to offer. Greg lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife Shannon, their son Josh, and their rescue dog Spencer.
Larry is the founder of Tekneek Architecture, and has been designing commercial property and high-end homes in the Central Oregon region for over 17 years. His custom home designs are recognized by creative design solutions that marry beauty and functionality with seamless integrity. Consistently going the extra mile has led to a wide ranging commercial portfolio including medical facilities such as the recently completed Sanford World Clinics facility in Klamath Falls, to Dutch Bros. Coffee, North Dairy Queen, Westside’s Ace Hardware and other notable projects.
Greg Blackmore is the owner and manager of Blackmore Planning and Development Services, LLC, a regional planning and land development consulting business focused on serving developers, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. With over 13 years of industry experience, we have the capacity to assist in projects both large and small, from complex zone change and comprehensive plan amendments to minor partitions and accessory dwelling units proposal.
A life-long knitter and fiber anarchist who enjoys delighting and occasionally provoking civic conversation through the medium of yarnbombing, I am the owner of Fancywork Yarn Shop. I have a professional background in brand strategy, marketing, and design. After years fighting for brands big and small, I decided to apply my marketing smarts to my passion and opened Fancywork in 2018. Now, rather than helping other brands define themselves, I enjoy helping other fiber artists - both the experienced and newcomers – design the perfect project for their needles and hooks, learn new skills, and find new friends through a shared interest. In addition to knitting anywhere, all the time, I enjoy skiing, mountain biking, hiking and running in the Central Oregon outdoors with my husband and two children.
Timothy is the President of Timothy J. Park Photography. He has over two decades experience in photography, working with people and product, in-studio and location. Interested in building relationships with people and businesses who need for high-quality photography to communicate their brand message concisely, and corporations that need photographs of their executives, products or buildings.