OK 12: Small business owners
This team is a mix of small professional services companies and small businesses.
Meeting time: 4th Monday of the month from 10am to 1pm
Bridgit is the Global Procurement Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard. She is skilled in building excellent rapport and driving alignment on common goals with customers, team members and executive leadership. Bridget has direct experience in Strategic Procurement, IT solutions, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Tooling and Documentation, Research and Development, and Manufacturing.
Vic Martinez is a Commercial Insurance Agent with Insurance Partners. Vic has built his business by assisting medium to large commercial accounts identify risks and then providing the appropriate product to protect their assets. He has lived in Bend since 1993, and joined the OK 5 team in 1998.
Vic also currently serves on three other Boards, the Bend Chamber of Commerce Board, Rotary Club of Greater Bend and is the Board Chair for Bend 2030.
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.
Chris is the owner of Heart Springs Landscape Design. She has been creating sustainable fun easy-care outdoor spaces in Central Oregon since 1984 through landscape design.
I have worked in accounting at a Fortune 500 company and acted as the controller for a large, multi-state business. I helped a computer startup implement their IT solutions across the United States and have started multiple companies. Now that I have settled into my tax practice, Riverview Tax & Accounting, I am able to focus on what I really enjoy: helping my clients take their passions and turn them into a livelihood and execute a profitable succession plan, while appropriately minimizing their tax liability along the way.
Paul is the owner of Experimac in Bend, Oregon. He has a BS degree in Youth Leadership and a MBA and spend 20 years with the Boy Scouts of America in Utah, Tucson, AZ and Bend, OR. For three years prior to owning Experimac, he worked at The Mattress Factory as the overall manager: retail sells, manufacturing and deliveries.
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.
Gillian Rowley founded Get Global Marketing in 2016. She attended Colorado Christian University where she received her Bachelor's in English Language and Literature, and Minor in Psychology. In 2011, Gillian moved to Bend and began working at Pro Q Solutions as an SEO Specialist. As an SEO Specialist, she wrote content, built links, managed social media accounts, and developed marketing strategies.
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.