OK 22: Start-Up Team
The Members of OK Team 22 are early-stage start-up business owners.
Adam is the Executive Director for the OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab. With over 10 years of experience in startup acceleration, small business development, and technology transfer, Adam is an expert at building initiatives that support innovators, entrepreneurs, funders, and their communities.
Adam earned his juris doctor from Duquesne University and a bachelor's degree from Penn State University.
Affton is the CEO and Founder of Broken Top Brands, a Bend based company curating soy candles, lotions, soap, linen sprays and more. If you were to meet her person, she’d tell you the following: She’s a mother of three, has an immense love for tacos, paddle boarding, hitting the gym, and spending as much time with family and friends as humanly possible.
Founded in 2015 in her small kitchen, the company has grown to its current state in a 10,000 sq foot manufacturing facility in Bend, and a tight knit crew of 27 staff members that now make up the growing company. Affton found success in pitching to key wholesale accounts starting locally, and now features her products in Macy’s, Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel, and more, maintaining sustainable packaging and plant-based ingredients along the way!
Christine McClanahan enjoys helping solo-entrepreneurs and small businesses balance their books. She brings 10 years of Financial Accounting experience with large Silicon Valley companies and recently has provided bookkeeping services for solo-entrepreneur to small businesses and non-profits in Central Oregon. Christine earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from California State University, Chico. When not balancing books, Christine is a certified 200 RYT yoga instructor with Namaspa & Massage.
I am the owner of Eleusis (ELEU) Athletics. My husband, three children and I moved to Bend this past December after leaving Oregon in 2016. We take advantage of the various outdoor activities available in our amazing area, and are either snowboarding every weekend in the winter, or are hitting a new lake every weekend in the summer.
Hello, I'm Anne, a massage therapist for 12 years, mother to a teenager (AH!) and also a part-time student at COCC headed into the nursing program. I am the office manager as well as full-time therapist for Action Dynamix Massage and Bodywork, looking to expand this already successful and established business with a mobile massage branch. I enjoy all things outdoors, the sunshine, smiling and any activity that involves my friends and family!
I'm the owner of cdb System Design. I grew up mainly in the Bay Area, CA and found my home in Central Oregon twelve years ago. I love cats, books, words, numbers and organization. I decided to start a business that combined four of the five. The cats I reserve for down time.