OK 14: Owners and Leaders in Small to Medium Businesses

Team 14 members are owners and key employees in small to medium sized businesses.

Meeting time: Fourth Thursday of the month from 9am – 12pm

Facilitators

Emi Baxter
Emi Baxter

A self taught technologist, focusing on the integration of technology and software in the workplace and daily life. I started acKnowledge Security & IT to begin building the much needed bridges between technology and reality. My goals are to facilitate the acceptance of technology and empower users in applying it to the modern day business or life. Above and beyond - my aim is to provide exceptional support & guidance; bringing technology in - to work for YOU!

Melissa Tugmon
Melissa Tugmon

Simply an artist at heart, Melissa loves the outdoors and finds inspiration in the raw beauty of nature. She grew up in the wild Alaskan wilderness and holds a special place in her heart for all things untamed. She is most passionate about the creative arts, cultivating community and helping others -- so she built a business around it. At Inspired Melissa, she gets to work with inspired professionals whose businesses are fueled by a passion to serve. Her services include launching new businesses, branding, graphic design, website development, and project management. Melissa also manages the Northwest Crossing Saturday Farmers Market, she sits on the Board of Directors for Bend ConnectW, and she leads local women's groups.

Team members

Lindsey Pate
Lindsey Pate
Marie Agnew
Marie Agnew

Dr Marie Agnew MSN, FNP-C, DNP found practicing in conventional medicine felt limited and embarked on years of training in Ayurveda, Mindfulness Meditation, Nutritional Therapy, Yoga Therapy and Functional Medicine.

Marie is a firm believer in the foundations of health- sound sleep, hormone and gut health optimization, personalized nutrition, healthy relationships, and realistic strategies to decrease stress and toxic burden on the body.

To have time and the ability to truly address these foundations of health, Marie launched SHIFT Functional Medicine and is now thrilled to have a team of holistic providers that she has since brought into her practice.

When Marie is not in the clinic she enjoys live music, practicing yoga, exploring trails, experimenting with new recipes, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Alma Lugtu
Alma Lugtu

I have 20 years of experience in law (litigation and estate planning), sales, and running a business. Now, I am starting a business teaching personal finance, with an emphasis on understanding the true differences between assets and liabilities. My program Small Steps, Big Money teaches The Three Rules of Money.

Erica Rolniak
Erica Rolniak

Erica is the owner of Action Dynamix Massage, a medical and sports massage therapy clinic specializing in results-driven bodywork to keep Bend happily active! As a certified Medical Massage Therapist of 15 years, Erica found a passion for pain-relief-through-bodywork while studying human movement and exercise physiology at the University of Central Arkansas. She had the opportunity to practice in unique settings across the country, working with athletes at the University of Virginia, teaching clinical massage in Seattle, as well as teaching kinesiology in the Massage program at COCC. Erica moonlights as a fitness instructor and can be found kayaking and snowboarding in her off-time.

Briana Denman
Briana Denman

Bree is the owner of The Indigo Bride, a creative wedding planning and design company based in Central Oregon. Her goal is to create unique and relaxing weddings for her couples through exceptional organizational skills and an eye for the beautiful. Hearing comments like, "That was better than I could have imagined!" from her couples is what fuels Bree to continue growing her business and providing relatable service and dedication to her couples. Bree has lived in Bend for a little over four years with her husband and goldendoodle. When she's not in the office, she can be found with friends, traveling, or enjoying the outdoors.