OK 3: Female Founders
Women and Womxn entrepreneurs who are in the idea phase, or startup phase to early stage, and have less than 10 employees.
Vice President Of Onboarding & Enterprise Success at FMG
Dynamic Project Manager and Operations Leader with experience in Technology, Insurance, Education, and Hospitality Industries. Highly skilled in business development, marketing, client management, product management, project management as well as digital marketing strategies, Search Engine Optimization, customer retention and more.
Meg Chun is the co-founder and current President of Bend Surf. Prior to launching Bend Surf in 2021, Meg was the CEO and co-founder of KIALOA Paddles where she held a myriad of leadership positions for over 20 years. At the end of 2018 she led the team successfully led the team through the sale of KIALOA Paddles to Werner Paddles.
Prior to living the life of a business owner, Meg spent the first 15 years of her career as a Special Education teacher. Today she blends the skills she acquired as a teacher with her business experience and also spends time consulting, coaching and mentoring others.
Meg is a member of the U.S. Bank Advisory Board, a legacy board member of the Oregon Outdoor Alliance, a board Member of Terra Frma and a co-facilitator of an Opportunity Knocks business group. She is a coach and an active racing member of Bend Oregon Outrigger Canoe Club.
Meg works and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband Dave where she shares her passion for paddling and enjoys the many outdoor activities that Central Oregon has to offer.
I am the owner of Ahoya LLC, offering a more sustainable way to enjoy our waters here in Central Oregon, and hopefully everywhere. I have a passion for story telling thru design using visual language in order to promote and highlight product. I have been facilitating others dreams in the Action Sport and Outdoor Industry for 15+ years. I am ready to manifest MY dream for once!
I founded Tortis because I see a gaping white space in the endurance sports space that I want to fill- retail that is truly designed for women first. My goal is to bring more women into the sport of triathlon and make it easy to find the best-of-the-best swim, bike, and running brands.
Certified Life Purpose & Transformational Coach
As a Certified Life Purpose Coach I help you tune in to your soul's unique purpose by discovering what you're meant to do, you can create a life filled with even more joy and fulfillment. I like to think of this work as both meaningful and playful. Once you start to see changes in your life you feel lighter and more connected.
Ann Cook moved to Bend in 2002. Over the years she has been involved in the community in many ways: raising two boys, at Mt. Bachelor as an instructor and as the Group Sales Manager, at the DoubleTree Bend as the Director of Sales, and as a Group Fitness Instructor at Juniper Swim and Fitness. She graduated from both COCC and OSU Cascades and is an alumni of Leadership Bend. In 2019 and launched High Traverse Consulting and is working on a startup business.
Jewelry Design | Energy Medicine | Marketing Strategy
Owns a curated line of products and healing services using crystals and stones as tools for growth and transformation and a soul powered artisan jewelry brand, custom designed for your journey.
Jordan Blossom is the Project Manager and second-in-command at Voilà Coffee. She manages wholesale accounts, marketing efforts, and customer service while also assisting in planning the production schedule and inventory. With previous marketing experience in a growing restaurant company and a degree in Economics & International Studies, from The University of Michigan, Jordan can problem-solve her way through any scenario.
I am the owner of the horse accessories brand, Broke Supply Company. We specialize in premium, rider oriented gear that enhances the trail experience. During my lifelong passion for horses, I observed that there is a noticeable opportunity in the marketplace for high end product fused with current lifestyle trends.
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.
Soul In Motion
This body-based mindfulness practice asks you to relax your intellect, quiet your brain, and connect with the messages you receive internally. With presence and engagement, while looking through a lens of curiosity and playfulness, you will learn to attune to the knowledge of your body, rather than reacting to or responding from its perceptions without even realizing.