OK 6: Owners of Manufacturing Businesses

OK 6

We are group of Manufacturing Business owners who are fiercely curious.

Meeting time: Second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 10am

Team Facilitators

Elizabeth Ueland
Elizabeth Ueland

I am currently a Real Estate Broker in the residential and commercial markets with Bend Luxury Realty. In the past I built a business in China, Art and Soul Business Development, acting as a design and production firm for clients in N. America and Europe. Clients such as Michael's Craft Stores hired me to design and then run production for them in multiple factories in China. The product line was wall décor. Prior to that I spent 18 years in the corporate arena working as a regional sales manager and product designer.

Jay Riker
Jay Riker

Jay is the Advanced Operations (Contractor) at Cascadian Group, LLC. He is a technically skilled and business-savvy senior manager/consultant with extensive experience in sales, project/ product management, manufacturing operations and business development. Jay has a solid record of profitable sales growth and driving operational and manufacturing efficiencies through Lean initiatives. He is adept at analyzing production systems and client requirements, identifying root causes of problems, and delivering strategically-focused decisions that deliver positive financial results for both client and company.

Team Members

Lance Gilles
Lance Gilles

Lance Gillies is the CEO of EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles. He has 25 years experience in component manufacturing for the transport industry and specialty body building for a number of applications. Lance is also highly 4WD savvy having competed locally in Australia as well as in Malaysia in various ‘super-tough’ off-road competitions. He is widely traveled in Australia and internationally.

Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson

Ty is the Marketing Director for Horse Guard. A Cal Poly graduate, Ty has been handling and competing with horses her whole life. Ty values her horses health and truly believes she is feeding and marketing the best equine supplements on the market.

Scott Mills
Scott Mills

Scott is the President of Smith Bros. Pushrods.  Prior to joining Smith Bros. Pushrods, Scott worked over 15 years in engineering and managerial roles at high-tech manufacturing companies including Intel and First Solar.  Outside of work, Scott enjoys hiking, cycling, and traveling (over 40 states & 20 countries so far).

Debbie Fred
Debbie Fred

I graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a BS in Medical Imaging Technology in 1998. I was a MRI Technologist for 15 years. After having 3 small children, I decided to pursue my own business. Paleo Eats was born in 2012. I've created 3 different flavors of Paleo Energy Bars: Coconut-Cacao, Chai-Spice & Coffee-Bean.

Jamie Rose
Jamie Rose