Current Projects

• Managing Bend Growth
• Preserving Bend’s Culture
• Developing Community Engagement opportunities
• Working on Job Creation projects with Facebook
• Supporting and Strengthening Regional Healthcare
• Connecting Education and Business
• COIC: Advising and Supporting New Leadership
• COCC: Advising and Supporting New Leadership
• OSU Cascades: Supporting Growth Opportunities
• Bend 2030: Advising and Supporting new direction
• Bend Chamber of Commerce:  Advising and Supporting new programs
• Advising and Supporting EDCO
• Advising and Supporting Bend City Manager and Mayor 

Completed and/or In-Process Projects


  • Advised and Supported Bend Science Station’s relocation to OSU Campus
  • Presented to Oregon Business Summit
  • Partnered with Bend Chamber to develop Community Engagement program
  • Advised and Assisted Oregon Growth Board on filling Central Oregon Board Slot
  • Advised and Assisted Bend Chamber in developing Community Survey
  • Wrote and published What Makes Bend Special book
  • Organized and hosted “Traditional and New Economy” business leader events in Bend.   
  • Provided guidance to Bend 2030 on their strategic direction and implementation plans.
  • Support OSU Cascades in launching a campus in Bend.
  • Helped foster and enhance a better Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Bend.
  • Provided advice, assistance and ideas to help foster and grow several new business 'clusters' that are emerging in Bend (Brewery, Outdoor and Technology). Also advise and aid in connecting these clusters to share insights, experiences, skills and opportunities.
  • Reviewed EDCO Strategic Plan and provided feedback and advice.
  • Provided advice and assistance in restructuring and revitalizing the Stable of Experts with EDCO.
  • Provided advice and help in advancing the Bend Venture Conference.
  • Visited and met with business, entrepreneurial and startup leaders in the City of  Boulder to study and observe the dynamics behind Boulder's evolution and recommend related best practices to Central Oregon’s business ecosystem.
  • Presented keynote address at Bend PubTalks as relates to observations from Boulder trip.
  • Participated in Bend Chamber of Commerce Advisory meeting.
  • Led the Launch of a TEDx Salon series that resulted in the formation of a Women Leadership committee.
  • Advised the Central Oregon Food Policy Council in developing food gleaning program for Bend/LaPine school district.