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

Facilitator

Bea Armstrong
Bea Armstrong

Bea is the Director of Development & Communications at the Deschutes River Conservancy. She has over 25 years of professional experience in marketing, communications, fundraising, management, business development, strategic program development and organizational development. Bea holds an MBA from the University of Oregon and a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

Team members

Lindsey Pate
Lindsey Pate

Lindsey Pate, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Glass House Grown, studied biology at Sonoma State University and was recognized for many contributions as a student leader. Lindsey was awarded a National Science Foundation grant during her undergrad program to study invertebrate endocrinology at the University of Southeast Alaska. After graduating, Lindsey followed her passions as an Outdoor Leader with a focus on at-risk youth in the back country. Since making the transition to cannabis, she has become an active voice in the Oregon cannabis community: meeting with county planners, speaking at legislative public hearings to address the needs of cannabis producers and processors, and participating on the Marijuana Advisory Committee for Deschutes County.

Emi Baxter
Emi Baxter

I am a self taught technologist, focusing on the integration of technology in the workplace at Redhawk Network Security, LLC. My goal is to create easier acceptance of technology and it's necessity in the modern day workplace. Taking it a step further my hope is to provide exceptional technical support that people enjoy.

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.

Eric Mettler
Eric Mettler

HR leader with generalist experience in large corporations. Currently serving with Jeld-Wen and prior to this assignment, spent 5 years with Boeing in the Puget Sound. Recently attained my MBA to expand HR's impact at the table.

Molly Knievel
Molly Knievel

Molly Knievel is the owner/operator of BodyBrite Bend. Molly had been with Bend LaPine schools for 12 years when she took a leave of absence to teach in Mexico. That is where she first came into contact with the BodyBrite experience and came to know the quality and affordable treatments that BodyBrite offers. When she got back home, she opened BodyBrite Bend. She looks forward to applying her creativity and organizational skills to small business operations.

Claudia Coke
Claudia Coke

I am the owner of Inspired Elder Care. I grew up in California and got my start in sales in electronics. Working in high tech was fun and fast paced. I married in 1979 and moved to Oregon where my 3 children were born. I've lived in the Corvallis area, Portland area and now live in Bend. Sales served me well for the first 15-20 years of my career and I rose to a management level. I went back to school to study Horticulture and opened a native plant nursery. After an epiphany, I volunteered to work with elders. My love affair with older adults continues to this day. As a Geriatric Care Manager, I provide the guidance, support, advocacy and information to elders and their families when "life happens". With information and guidance I can help them through a transition and back to a new normal.