OK 9: Service-Based Businesses
Team 9 members are owners and leaders in service-based businesses.
April holds an M.A. in Applied Anthropology with an emphasis in Visual Anthropology. Over the last 15 years, April's work has taken her across the world and close to home in marketing companies and social service agencies. April's passion is to help companies and organizations define and capture their uniqueness, to reach their audience and stand out from competitors. April owns O'Meara Photography.
I have been involved with Opportunity Knocks for 20 years and an account executive at Centro for 18 years. Being involved in supporting Central Oregon businesses and not for profit organizations has created so many amazing, collaborative relationships. I am honored to co-facilitate OK 9 and serve a very dynamic team of young, bright and achieving entrepreneurs!
I am a personal trainer, outdoor explorer and movement coach helping others find joy in movement. I started JessBFit 6 years ago as an alternative to the big-box gym. As a *not* naturally gifted athlete, I felt very uncomfortable in "fitness training" spaces. Instead, I found my pathway to fitness through hiking, climbing and being active outdoors: first in the White Mountains in New Hampshire and now in the Cascades Range. I most enjoy exploring the forests, mountains, deserts and coastline of the Pacific Northwest on foot.
With over 10 years of web design experience, and a degree in Multimedia Design from the University of Oregon, Kevin holds a multidisciplinary background of graphic design, computer science, and business. As the CEO and head client liaison, you have Kevin’s ear and attention from start to finish. Kevin’s keen and unmatched eye for detail, his leadership on the board of local business associations and nonprofits, and his background in international e-commerce management and video production make him a regional leader in this industry. He currently enjoys all that Bend, OR has to offer with his wife, Sarah, their son Beck, and their dog, Lennon.
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.
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.