Staff & Advisors
Michele’s work is grounded in the creation of connections between brands and the people they serve. Through her passion, vision and leadership, she has earned a reputation as a brand leader and change agent. Michele most recently completed a brand turnaround for Zolo Media, a broadcast media group and helped launch news program, Central Oregon Daily. Past work included brand work for a hospitality group in the Bay Area, an NBA team and the American Red Cross. She has provided branding for several startup businesses as well as facilitating growth for brands ready to take their organization to the next level. Michele’s life mission is to inspire others to become their personal best. She is a public speaker and facilitates training in the area of business and personal branding and provides leadership development to organizations through her branding business, Luminous Brands.
I grew up here.
Graduating from Bend high in 2002, I didn't see a path to living here and pursuing a career. How can a local kid make enough to buy a home and raise a family in an economy built on boom/bust construction and tourism?
I'm passionate about changing that for my daughters, and I work with business owners who will make that a reality by bringing more career options and higher-paying jobs to the community.
I'm a business coach, Interim CxO, and founder of the Language of Leadership. I help business owners build out the systems, processes, and products they need to scale, and then exit their businesses.
I help owners and executives grow as leaders, by focusing on the words they use to Lead their people.
I help them get their time back by developing the talent already on their team. When I'm not doing these things, I snowboard, lead a mens fitness group, and rock climb. Just kidding, I spend most of my time with two daughters (6 and 3), dog (Myka) and my awesome wife. They're learning how to enjoy those activities with me.
Just By Design is a creative marketing agency founded in 2001 by Justine Kingston. We are a small team of problem-solvers, marketing experts, and passionate design aficionados who create engaging, interactive digital media solutions for our clients. Justine’s passion for over twenty years has been working with clients from around the country, providing them with the knowledge and the tools to engage with their customer base online.
I am an online marketing problem-solver; offering the experience of full-time marketing person in a consulting package. I work side-by-side with clients based on their needs and budget to deliver only what they need to meet their goals and objectives.