OK 9: Service-Based Businesses
Team 9 members are owners and leaders in service-based businesses.
For more than 20 years I have been involved with the Central Oregon Opportunity Knocks community as well as an account executive in the printing and promotional products industry. My interest and passion for supporting our small businesses and non-profit organizations has resulted in so many amazing, collaborative relationships and has been an inspiring and ongoing source of personal and professional development. I am privileged to co-facilitate the OK 9 team and serve a dynamic group of young, bright and achieving entrepreneurs!
Veteran public affairs and political consulting professional turned small business owner. I have over twenty years of marketing, public affairs and strategic communications experience in Denver, Colorado, and am thrilled to now call Bend, Oregon home and promote our new venture: The Collective NWX, a community coworking space.
Professional skills include Policy Development, Nonprofit Management, Event Planning, Crisis Communications, Brand Development, Fundraising, Public Speaking, Organizational/Strategic Planning. I am a community-minded problem solver, collaborator, negotiator, strategic thinker, and facilitator.
After nearly two decades in Broadcast Television I started my own video production company. I've spent time as a television producer, sports and news anchor, as well a feature reporter. I still love to tell stories, but now my goal is to do it for you. I tell clients let J-Cam Productions be your “Chief Storytelling Officer”. I will use video and sound to share your story on the web or social media and it has been found that video is the most effective way to market your business.
Gail Menasco, the owner of Menasco Consulting has been working in digital marketing for over a decade, specializing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Strategy and helping businesses increase organic visibility online.
Irene is the founder of Therapy RCM Partners, a billing and consulting service for rehab therapists in private practice across the U.S. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Irene has an in the trenches knowledge of medical billing best practices and is committed to helping rehab therapist navigate their revenue cycle.
I am the sole practitioner of Sweet Dee Massage.
I coach career-driven women and help them leverage their skills and experience to create a balanced career they are passionate about, using my EMBODY method. I am a trained coach with over a decade of experience as an HR professional at top Fortune 500 companies. During my time in a corporate environment I went from over working and unhappy in my role to loving my job and having the balance to LIVE the life I wanted outside of work.