Summer 2016 Reflecting the Style, Design & Trends of the High Desert
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EXPERT TIPS FOR GETTING Ready for Summer WHAT TO WEAR to Vía Láctea PHILANTHROPY through the Eyes of Physicians STREAM OF HAPPINESS RUNS through Central Oregon
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714 NW FRANKLIN AVE 541-508-3235
150 W CASCADE AVE 541-588-2287
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The Resale Trail 738 NW Columbia St., Suite A, Bend, OR 97703 541-647-2510 | www.flippedconsignment.com | hours: Tues – Sat, 11-5:30 (changes to 6pm in summer) Fun Westside boutique, friendly service, eclectic brands & artisan crafted jewelry - don’t miss this shop!
924 NW Brooks St. Bend, OR 97702 541.678.5162
1 Mirror Pond
www.getcowgirlcash.com | www.facebook/cowgirlcash.com 206 NW Oregon (Downstairs) Bend, OR. 97701
Hours: Tues-Sat 11:30am – 5pm www.thefrugalboutique.com Rescue Collective 910 NW Harriman St Bend OR 97703 541-312-2279 | www.rescuebend.com Hours: Mon-Sat 11-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Locally made goods and endless hand picked fashion necessities for Men and Women. Supporting local designers since 2006.
Tamara Tennison 906 NW Harriman St. Suite 100 // Bend, OR 541.420.4639 www.RebelAngelResale.com
6 .7 miles down Hwy.97 (between Wilson & Reed Mkt.)
Upscale Resale Clothing and More!
Bend’s largest resale store!
950 SE 3rd (Between Wilson & Reed Mkt.) Bend, Oregon 97702 4 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Summer 2016 • 541-382-7202
Fashion for every budget
Johnny Was • •
PJ Salvage • •
fashion for the road less traveled
330 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend, OR www.desperadoboutique.com 541.749.9980 5 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Summer 2016
10 CONTRIBUTORS THE GORGEOUS TEAM
13 FROM THE PUBLISHER 14 POOL OF EXPERTS THE KNOWLEDGABLE SHARE THEIR HEALTHY SUMMER TIPS
16 BOUTIQUE SPOTLIGHT FAVEUR, HONORING THE UNIQUE LOOK OF CENTRAL OREGON
20 TRENDS HEATING UP FOR SUMMER
26 FORCES OF FASHION FEATURING CLOTHING FROM DESPERADO, LOCAL JOE & WILDFLOWER MOBILE BOUTIQUE
34 STYLE AT THE OPERA VIA LACTEA, A NEW OPERA IN ENGLISH WITH LOOKS FROM THE BRIDAL SUITE HANNA, DAUGHTER OF FAVEUR OWNER JENNIFER STEIGMAN, SHOWS OFF FAVEUR FASHION FOR THE BOUTIQUE OF THE QUARTER. PAGE 16
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Zante Salon & Spa www.zantesalon.com 920 bond, suite 102 bend, oregon 97703 541.330.0920
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BFQ Contents 44 ON THE RESALE TRAIL WITH OSU & COCC STUDENTS VISITING ELITE REPEAT, RESCUE COLLECTIVE, REBEL ANGEL, COWGIRL CASH, FRUGAL BOUTIQUE & FLIPPED ON PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES
52 LOCAL DESIGNERS WEARABLE ART INCLUDING JEWELRY, HATS, HANDBAGS & MORE
60 A STREAM OF HAPPINESS RUNS THROUGH CENTRAL OREGON PROFILES ON CENTRAL OREGONIANS, THEIR TIE TO THE DESCHUTES RIVER AND THE OUTDOORS
Summer 2016 Reflecting the Style, Design & Trends of the High Desert
SOPHIA UCHIYAMA & HAYDEN MARTIN SHOP THE RESALE TRAIL AT ELITE REPEAT. PAGE 44 EXPERT TIPS FOR GETTING Ready for Summer WHAT TO WEAR to Vía Láctea PHILANTHROPY through the Eyes of Physicians STREAM OF HAPPINESS RUNS through Central Oregon
On the Cover
FORCES TO BE RECKONED WITH, THE LADIES OF THE WILDS SHOW OFF THEIR FASHION SENSE AND ARTISTIC COLLABORATION
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68 BRAVE COLLECTIVE SUDARA AND BRAVE COLLECTIVE TEAM UP TO PRESENT PUNJAMMIES MADE IN INDIA
76 BEAUTY ZANTE SALON & SPA FOR BRIDAL & SPECIAL OCCASION
929 NW Wall St ~ Downtown Bend ~ 541-385-7137
Leah, Nurse Practitioner
- Good skin is always in style 2705 NE Conners Ave. Bend ~ Eastside
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541.330.9139 | www.bendderm.com
2855 NW Crossing Dr. Bend ~ Westside
78 DERMASPA SUMMER BEAUTY MAINTENANCE
80 IDEAL WEIGHT LOSS HEALTHY, INNOVATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS FROM WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
82 GOLF BFQ SAMPLES FIVE GOLF COURSES
94 SHARC FROM THE LIFEGUARDS CENTRAL OREGON GOLFERS SPEND TIME AT THEIR FAVORITE SUMMERTIME GOLF SPOTS. PAGE 82
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Personalized Experience • Private Suites Friendly Consultants • Unparalleled Service
BFQ CELEBRATES THE WINNERS OF THE WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS. PAGE 106
98 PHYSICIANS IN PHILANTHROPY ST. CHARLES MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON COMMUNITY GIVING
106 WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS PROFILES ON INCREDIBLE WOMEN WORKING TO MAKE CENTRAL OREGON A BETTER PLACE
115 ADVERTISERS 116 BACKFLIP WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
Downtown Bend www.thebridalsuitebend.com
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CONTRIBUTORS Charlie Thiel is a dad, husband, friend, photographer, filmmaker, actor, skier, snowboarder and all around doer of things. He and his family moved to Bend from Charleston, South Carolina just over a year ago, and they are now kombucha sipping, beer drinking, Bachelor riding Bendites. Since he can’t escape his photography addiction, he brought his photography business to Bend as well. www.charliephoto.com and on instagram at charliephotobend.
Multi-Award winning and internationally published photographer Maria Fernanda Bay specializes in fine art portraiture and storytelling photography. Originally from Arequipa, Peru, Maria has a real passion for creating unique and beautiful images of people. Since 2010, when she started CasaBay Photography, she has lived and worked in Perú, various cities in the U.S. (Arizona, Texas, Massachusetts and Oregon), China and Ukraine. Maria prides herself in being able to create distinctive images that capture the personality of her subjects while maintaining a steady production of high-quality photography on location as well as in studio.
Tori Youngbauer, originally from central Pennsylvania, is the art director at Cascade Publications. She has a bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from Willamette University. Tori has worked as a studio assistant to several artists, where she built and managed artist portfolios and websites in order to establish an online home for their artwork. When she has time, Tori enjoys creating art of her own.
Kalea Aguon is the online communications/ production assistant at Cascade Publications. She is responsible for designing ads and running the website for Bend Fashion Quarterly. She has a bachelors in communications and political science from the University of Miami. She is also the marketing director, event coordinator and part of the ownership of White Water Taphouse.
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Madelynn Bowers is an editorial intern for Cascade Publications. A Central Oregon native, she currently attends Bend Senior High School, where she is pursuing an international baccalaureate diploma. Madelynn enjoys learning and writing, and feels most at home in the great outdoors, exploring the world around her.
Krystal Marie Collins is the director of marketing for Bend Fashion Quarterly and a writer/photographer for Cascade Business News and Cascade A&E. She has a masters of science in geosciences from Mississippi State University. Although originally from Oregon, Krystal has ventured to many corners of the world to document unique ecosystems and lifestyles. Locally, she finds affiliating with the Latino Community Association and the Unitarian Unversalist Fellowship of Central Oregon deeply rewarding.
Marcee Hillman is the production director responsible for CPI’s publications including Cascade Business News, the Rotary Fall and Winter Sports Programs, the Central Oregon Wedding Planning Guide and the Oregon Lacrosse Classic as well as maintaining the Book of Lists database and the Cascade Business News website. She has over 20 years’ experience in the production and design fields including a bachelor of arts in advertising/graphic design from Collins College and computer operations, art and media education from Arizona State and DeVry universities. Marcee enjoys the outdoor activities Central Oregon has to offer including riding horses, camping, snowmobiling and kayaking.
Louise Hawker specializes in public relations and promotion, with a special emphasis on nonprofit organizations. Her current focus is promoting Via Lactea, A New Opera in English. She also helps individuals write and publish their life stories. For ten years, Louise managed marketing and public relations for The Nature of Words, a literary nonprofit. Louise has lived in Bend since 1974.
BEND FASHION QUARTERLY Publisher & Fashion Editor Pamela Hulse Andrews
CPI VP of Marketing Jeff Martin BFQ Director of Marketing Krystal Marie Collins Advertising Executive David Phillips Online Communications Kalea Aguon
Production Director Marcee Hillman Art Director Tori Youngbauer Ad Design Kalea Aguon
Kalea Aguon Madelynn Bowers Krystal Marie Collins Louise Hawker Jennifer Riker Tori Youngbauer
Maria F. Bay Krystal Marie Collins Charlie Thiel Tori Youngbauer
Oxford Hotel Peterson Rock Gardens The Tower Theatre Looney Bean The Lot Humm Kombucha Downtown Bend River’s Edge Golf Club Awbrey Glen Golf Club Bend Golf & Country Club Old Back Nine Tetherow Golf Club Sunriver Homeowner’s Aquatic Recreation Center (SHARC) Bend Fashion Quarterly (BFQ) is a Bend, Oregon-based magazine, family owned and operated by Pamela Hulse Andrews and Jeff Martin. BFQ is published quarterly: November, February, May, August. Subscriptions are $25 for one year ($30 for out of tri-county). BFQ is a division of Cascade Publications Inc. which also publishes the online and bi-monthly Cascade Business News, monthly Cascade Arts & Entertainment magazine, Book of Lists, Sunriver Magazine, Pacific Crest Guide, Central Oregon Wedding Guide, Premier Builders Exchange. BFQ Headquarters 404 NE Norton, Bend, Oregon 97701 Phone: 541-388-5665 Fax: 541-388-6927 www.bendfashionquarterly.com Send press releases/photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Georell Bracelin / Gb2 Advertising... local marketing agency owner with a life-long love of fashion busy crafting brands, creative strategies and advertising for local and regional businesses.
Jamie Christman / Bend Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs... executive director of Leadership Bend, former television producer and host and a walking local Facebook button.
Jennifer Clifton / Attorney, Lava Love... corporate lawyer with the heart of an entrepreneur, co-owner of local Lava Love, natural line of volcanic clay detox baths, soaps and facial masks.
Jennifer Matthey / Brave... diverse experience as a marketer, writer, producer— spanning entertainment, technology and nonprofits, entrepreneurial venture as coowner of Brave Collective.
Elisabeth (Lis) Thomas / Lis Thomas Content... is a kick-butt digital content strategist and owner of Lis Thomas Content. She works with businesses of all shapes and sizes to increase online brand awareness for their digital content assets, and specializes in developing lasting relationships with customers and clients online.
Maeve Perle / Living a Happier Life... teacher at OSU, life-long learner with a strong work ethic who believes that creating a fun, energetic and collaborative work environment is the key to success and happiness.
Chris Schroeder-Fain / Morgan Stanley... vice president-wealth management, financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, early career was in the music industry.
Susie Stevens / lover of fashion, active volunteer, devotee of Bend and the outdoors, a yoga believer, an avid gardener, a travel enthusiast and recent retiree following 18 years with Opportunity Knocks, excitingly exploring and experiencing the next chapter in her life.
Joanne Sunnarborg / Desperado... helping women define who they are by what they wear, owner and proprietor of Desperado and Shoes &... blends her unique style and customer service into a fashion forward boutique shopping experience.
Deannea Paik / Roots Salon... entrepreneur, created Deschutes Gallery which specialized in NW Coast Native Art, owner of inspiring Roots Salon.
FOUNDING BFQ SPONSERS Amanda Albrich Becky Breeze Steve Buettner Chelsea & Preston Callicott Kit Carmiencke Sue Carrington Lillian Chu Jennifer Clifton Deschutes County Sheds Co. Inc. Nancy Kay Dyer Joey Drucker Lisa Dobey Andie Edmonds
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Ann Golden Egle Friends of REALMS Carol Gregg Frank Groundwater Sue Hollern Infocus Eye Care Becky Johnson Carol Kelsey Cristy Lanfri Karen Langeland Doug La Placa Courtney Latham Ann Majeski
Jesse Martin Jeff Payne Mark & Linda Fricke Quon RDP Group-Windermere Real Estate David Rosell Rubbish Renewed Howard Schor Chris Schroeder-Fain Shannon Segerstrom Brian Shawver Soroptimist International of Bend Scott Steele Don & Susie Stevens
Joanne Sunnarborg Sunriver Music Festival Chris Telfer Charlie Thiel Kelly Thiel Marilyn Thoma Cort & Tonya Vaughan Via Lactea: An Opera in Two Acts Visit Bend Jody Ward Jim Whitaker Carol Woodard Kozimor Linda Zivney
BFQ strives to place fashion within the context of the cultural and collective factors that can shape it in thoughtful and evocative ways. Meet our Pool of Experts who come from varying professions with insight on ways REFLECTING THE STYLE, DESIGN & to live your best life. We asked them their TRENDS OF THE HIGH DESERT healthiest tip for getting ready for summer. I hope you appreciate the BY PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS, FOUNDER BFQ suggestions on skin care, fitness and health. Forces of Fashion highlights the unique boutique and its dynamic creator, Jennifer Steigman who states, “Fashion and clothing could be looked at as superficial, but there must be something bigger going on because these things have been a crucial component of culture and society for a long time.” We’ve continued our tradition of presenting local people and their stories in local fashions from Desperado, Local Joe and our new discovery: Wildflower Mobile Boutique. These real models posses a unique attractiveness with impactful personalities that are vital to the energy of our community. Meet Ellie Waterson’sVía Láctea, A New Opera in English that will change your opinion of opera forever, slated to open at the Tower Theatre June 10-12. In this issue we’ve unveiled Jeanne Wentworth of Sisters where she keeps her thrilling voice in top form to perform Camino Woman in Vía Láctea’s. We’re not satisfied with just the fabulous opera performance about to emerge...with the help of Bend’s own Bridal Suite & Special Occasion boutique, we exposed an impressive preview of ‘what to wear to the opera’....the gowns, the tuxedos and the spectacular models are sure to impress. This was a jam packed issue of photo shoots, bike rides, golfing and even a little swimming. BFQ takes you on the resale trail with college students on electric bikes provided by Pedgo Electric Bikes. The happiness quotient captured local recreation enthusiasts by asking how the hydrologic cycle brought joy to them in the High Desert. Then we were off to Sunriver to get a take on the SHARC and the summer lifeguards who look out for pool safety. Five local golf courses and those who love the game are just another sampling of the Central Oregon appeal. Jennifer Riker takes us beyond our borders and asks us to dare gaze across our safe boundaries. There are many places where being brave is a daily way of life—a way to survive. She reveals Sudara, a local business founded by Shannon Keith who has helped find ways out of slavery and sex trafficking for women and children in India through safe, sustainable jobs. With this mission of hope and action, Shannon developed a product for these women to create called Punjammies—the ultimate statement piece and lounge wear. You can now find them at Brave Collective. Looking closer to home for women of spirited substance we profile the inspiring and exceptional women who were the recipients of the second annual Bend Chamber Women of the Year Awards. Who knew about the things these women do in our community? The desire to promote the welfare of others can be especially strong when the gaps in meeting community needs are visible on a daily basis. Krystal Marie Collins has taken a powerful look at philanthropy through the eyes of four Central Oregon doctors who explain how their unique perspectives have been shaped through experiences in medicine. They share what organizations they choose to give to in the hopes of addressing some of the gaps, and encouraging everyone to consider the possibility of giving. Beauty is not the end, but sometimes it’s just the beginning of the change needed for our courageous spirits. Zanté makes it their mission to provide the ultimate in beautification maintenance and pampering. Cosmetologist Kerry Flegal gives readers a tour of offerings and advice on pampering considerations. If you are looking for quick skin fixes for the upcoming wedding or family photo or class reunion we have gathered a list of popular treatments from DermaSpa including eye peels, injectables and fillers. Not only is Ideal You Weight Loss Center driven by amazing entrepreneurial women, it is medically managed and convenient with proven results. With a caring team the Center is helping hundreds of Central Oregonians get healthy and realize the active lifestyle in Central Oregon. The people profiled on these pages are swaggeringly cool while shaping our communities in significant and inspiring traditions.
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BFQ POOL OF EXPERTS What’s Your Healthiest Tip for Getting Ready for Summer?
This group of people are experts in their fields of skin care, fitness and healthcare. Their photo and titles will appear in each issue of the magazine along with a question along the lines of health and beauty fitness. We will post their answers in the magazine. KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND FOR SUMMER HEALTH!
the river, the rock and more like an interconnected part of it. The health benefits are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, which enlivens us.
outdoors. This can help to keep your color from becoming dull and fading so quickly.
General Manager Ideal You Weight Loss Center, LLC Set yourself up for success! If you have not been exercising, ease into it. Start with a few days a week and add more if you can. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors Central Oregon has to offer.
Katrina Rose Kniest
Co-owner of Flux (Paddle Board Retreats) Group Sales & Events Director Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Get moving outdoors! Whatever your fav activity is, but DO it (rain or shine). In the winter I prefer skiing, in the spring, biking and in the summer I go for paddleboarding and fall is great for hiking.
Yoga Practitioner Owner of Sol Alchemy Temple As you gear up for all of the outdoor activities you love, spend some time outside feeling gratitude and appreciation for this volcanic, high-desert landscape and the nourishment and adventure Central Oregon provides for us, for the lakes, rivers and clean drinking water we have available to us; for the clean air we breathe, for all of the parts and elements of the Earth herself. As you connect with this sense of gratitude and appreciation, and as you do the hiking or kayaking or rockclimbing or whatever it is you love, you have the opportunity to feel less like a visitor conquering the trail,
Hair Stylist/Extension Specialist Azura Hair Studio With the warmer weather approaching and the dryness of the High Desert, it’s important to keep your hair shiny and healthy. By applying a deep conditioning treatment once a month you can lock that moisture and vitamins in. Also wear a hat when spending long periods of time in our wonderful
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Vibrational Wellness Practitioner While it is nourishing to eat more oily and dense food in the winter, when the season changes and the weather starts warming, it’s time to invite in a sense of lightness and energy by eating more raw and dry foods. Try some or all of the following to fill your body with warmth and vigor: Take a break from refined sugar, processed foods and fried food. Bitter roots and greens such as radishes, beets, watercress, endive and dandelion greens and sprouts give a great boost to your liver and digestive system. Finally, give thanks to Mother Earth for providing us with the cleansing and nourishing foods we need to soar into summer.
Lisbeth Johannesen RN Specializes in Skin Care DermaSpa at Bend Dermatology Clinic In preparation for spring and
summer I would definitely recommend a VI peel which will help improve the tone, texture and clarity of your skin. It is also an excellent choice to reduce or eliminate acne, acne scarring, stubborn melasma and unwanted pigmentation. Following the peel you will want to limit sun exposure and wear sunscreen, so it is an ideal pre-summer treatment. Make sure your sunblock contains zinc and that it has an SPF of 30 or above. Lastly, don’t forget that sunblocks do expire, make sure you pick up some new ones for this spring and summer.
David A. Otto, DC
Center for Integrative Medicine Foot care! Our return of glorious Central Oregon weather brings more walking, hiking and flip-flop wearing. Unfortunately, without proper arch support, we see a worsening of plantar fasciitis, bunions, knee pain, etc. Check your own shoes right now. When you pull out the insole, is it soft and flexible? If you can squish it with your fingers, it’s not going to support your arch. Are the shoes flat underneath the insoles? If so, do your feet a favor, replace the insoles of your shoes with supports such as those made by Superfeet and Montrail and splurge on supportive flip-flop fashions by companies like Vionic. With better support, you’ll enjoy your fun in the sun even more.
Nothing is trendier than a healthy summer lifestyle!
NASM Certified Personal Trainer InMotion Training Studio Getting more water into your body now, day to day, is a key behavior for promoting healthy metabolism, energy levels and glowing skin. Add some organic lemon to your water for even better results. It helps alkalize your body, lose weight, reduce inflammation and is high in vitamin C. We often overlook how important hydration is to our health. If you’re that person who is eating healthy, exercising and still can’t lose weight, start by drinking more water. You’ll be surprised how great you’ll feel.
Wendy Jacobson, BS RN
Specializes in Skin Care DermaSpa of Bend Spring weather in Central Oregon can be highly unpredictable. It is the perfect time to reassess your aesthetic care plan and perhaps have a treatment or two before the sun comes out. For some (me included) the goal is shedding a little winter weight from the holidays and celebrations. I do this through good old fashion clean eating and increasing exercise. For others, their assessment may include getting rid of the discoloration (hyperpigmentation, sun spots, broken vessels, etc.) on the face and skin. As we age this is a natural process, but it won’t go away on its own. I like to do a TCA chemical peel or an IPL treatment. Off with the old and in with the new refreshed skin.
Esthetician at SpaW Summer will soon be upon us, but there are a few things you need to consider if you’re looking forward to fun in the sun. First of all Spring is highly underrated here in the High Desert and many of us are outside without SPF until the heat is on. Make sure you at least wear a hat during this season, and as we go into summer, start your day with an antioxidant serum first and then top with SPF. My favorites are from Skin Ceuticals, which you can get when you go see your esthetician for that seasonal facial to renew and refresh tired winter skin.
that can fade colored hair and damage even natural hair. After sun exposure be sure to wash your hair and body with the Sun Care hair and body cleanser which removes chlorine, salt and build up. Then condition with the after-sun hair masque to restore sun-exposed hair. It’s too much fun being out in these beautiful Bend summer days to worry about sun damage, so ease your mind and body with these helpful tools.
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Azura Studio Stylist Bridal Specialist
Master Stylist Owner of Zanté
With summer approaching and the sporadic bursts of summer weather this spring, it’s important to protect not only your skin but your hair too! Aveda has you (and your hair) covered with their Sun Care line. Before going in the sun, spray on the protective hair veil to defend your locks from harmful UV rays
for my various pack systems and check for cracks, leaky lids, broken valves, etc. In addition, I thoroughly clean them with mild soap and water and bleach, replacing and upgrading in preparation for all the fun activities just around the corner.
Morri Stewart Wyckoff
American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer Owner, Energize Fitness Each spring I gather all of my hydration containers, bike bottles, Nalgene bottles for the river, bladders
Summer is fast approaching, the sun is shining and you’re making plans to be out camping, hiking, floating the river or taking your beloved dog on a walk. Applying a small amount of face protecting sunscreen under your daily makeup or using a foundation with SPF is key in protecting your skin against over exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.
"Fashion and clothing could be looked at as superficial, but there must be something bigger going on because these things have been a crucial component of culture and society for a long time." -Jennifer Steigman
FAVEUR OWNER JENNIFER STEIGMAN (LEFT) AND HER DAUGHTER HANNA OUTSIDE OF THE DOWNTOWN BEND STORE
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Faveur Honors a Look Unique to Oregonians PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARIA FERNANDA BAY OF CASABAY STORY BY KRYSTAL MARIE COLLINS
aveur wants customers to know they are about more than selling clothes. Jennifer Steigman, founder and owner of Faveur, explains that fashion and clothing, “Could be looked at as superficial, but there must be something bigger going on because these things have been a crucial component of culture and society for a long time. "Personal style is a form of expression. We are creatures who enjoy change and the creativity that the seasons bring.” Steigman sees this reflected in our apparel choices and how they change with the weather. She views it as integral to our look as Oregonians. Steigman reviews fashion needs specific to Central Oregonians saying, “The style we have reflects what Central Oregon residents need in terms of the essentials and style. Faveurs look is inspired by layering, comfort and a relaxed vibe which are staples here as well as vintage European. We bring all these elements together. What really happened is I built a shop around my style,” she smiles shyly and continues. “For example, I have roots in the bohemian Eugene look where there is room for uniqueness and personality.” Steigman thinks Oregon's fashion is noticeably distinct when compared to East Coast and LA looks. Understanding the cultural needs of locals in this way, she is able to provide appropriate apparel. Working with customers, she strives to, “Use fashion as a tool, as an opportunity to help women gain self confidence. I really believe a woman that is totally free from negative self image, negative self talk, guilt and shame others have put on her can truly walk in confidence. There is nothing she can't do. It is crazy what you hear women say in dressing rooms, you're looking at them and you aren't seeing what they are seeing. To help them believe the value and the beauty that they have is what I do through Faveur.” The story of Faveur first started when Steigman visited downtown Bend 20 years ago on holiday. She remembers thinking, “There is sun over here! I explored Drake Park and saw the mountains and fell in love with downtown Bend. I was blown away by how friendly everyone was.” After relocating, spending many years raising her five children Kai 24, Connor 20, Hanna 19, Isaac 17, Noah 15 (who all contribute to Faveur in various capacities) and dabbling in art, she and her husband Pete are celebrating five years at their Franklin Street location. Having been so well received in Bend they opened a second location in Sisters.
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Steigman says working side by side with her daughter Hanna has been integral to building Faveur. “Hanna has worked here since our opening; between sports, student council, Key Club, Rotary, Boys and Girls Club and the Red Cross blood drive. She is super involved in her community at the high school level.” On the brink of graduation this spring, having been accepted to numerous universities in the Pacific Northwest, Hanna will likely attend Central Oregon Community College for several years before choosing a four year institution. She hopes to explores opportunities in broadcasting and teaching. Through Steigman's involvement in an elected position with the Downtown Bend Business Association, Steigman has contributed much to local business and industry. She reflects, “Our purpose is to keep downtown, the heart of Bend, thriving. Currently we are conducting parking studies, working on marketing and brand identity and continually exploring our place and purpose in the city. It is incredible to work with folks who are so vested in what is best for Bend.” She hopes that Bend will grow in a way that will tap into and maximize the potential of the gifts and talents the people who live here possess. Steigman's personal philosophy regarding growing downtown and the prospect of other boutiques attracting business is that of complementing and not competing. “The more of us that are successful the better. I send others to other shops all the time if I know the item a customer is looking for is somewhere else. One of my core values as a woman is that we should complement each other and not compete. Build up each other's strengths and pull greatness out of each other. If the entire community is healthy and thriving, we all benefit from that.” Steigman's positivity, strength and perspectives on business and women in society are all reflections of her devotion to her faith practices and family. Please join Faveur during July First Friday Artwalk to celebrate their five years contributing to fashion in downtown Bend.
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Set women free and empowered to pursue their God given talents and giftings- not held back by fear or insecurities. Free. Beautiful. Confidant. Unstoppable. Knowing that both their unique beauty and personal strengths are vitally important to bringing much needed life changing love to their homes, communities and the world.
Faveur Mission To provide an affordable and unique shopping experience where women are immersed in an atmosphere full of Heavenly inspiration. Whether we are assisting women trying to reinvent their own unique style, or simply helping them find a fun new outfit, we help them discover their “best look.” We aim for all of our customers to leave feeling blessed, beautiful, confidant, free from fear, negative self talk and insecurities, fully empowered knowing the truth of who they really are. Getting women excited brings their family and friends back for a life changing experience.
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TIED CROP TOP LOCAL JOE
TIED CROP TOPS
We’ve all seen the comeback of the crop top, but here’s a little twist. Taking just a plain t-shirt and knotting it at the side is a great way to turn any top into a crop. Pair it with a skirt or shorts to complete this easy summer look.
BEND TRENDS HEATING UP FOR SUMMER BY TORI YOUNGBAUER
GOLD AND BLUE
Want to look like royalty? Mixing deep blues with bright golds is a luxurious summer combination. Dream of warm weather with colors of the sand and sea.
TORI & THE LITTLE WHITE DRESS LOST SEASON SUPPLY CO. PHOTO BY CAITLIN JARVIS
THE LITTLE WHITE DRESS
There’s nothing more classy than a simple cut, little black dress. But why not lighten up for summer? The little white dress is a fresh approach to the standard. Lace, eyelet, cotton and linen will make you feel like a light summer breeze walking into a room.
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BLUE & GOLD JACKET RESCUE COLLECTIVE
Outdoor Aquatics Open Memorial Weekend!
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The bralette has become a staple for a lot of wardrobes. They come in modest styles that look great underneath a gauzy top of dress.
PATTERNED SCARF FAVEUR
SUMMER SCARVES ASSORTED BRALETTES LOCAL JOE
Scarves aren’t just for keeping you warm in the chilly months. Lightweight scarves make great accessories and bold stripes are in this summer. You’ll have a luxurious resort-wear look in everyday outfits.
THE BOMBER JACKET
A personal favorite of mine, the Bomber Jacket has come a long way over the years. Lovely fabrics like satin and silk make this edgy statement piece a soft accent to any outfit.
Summer is the time to set those feet free. But instead of just a boring rubber flip flop, push your look to the edge with a trendy flat sandal. Your outfit, and your feet, will thank you for it.
SANDALS RESCUE COLLECTIVE
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133 SW Century, Bend
100% cotton fouta towels by Scent & Feel
Conscious Coconut™ organic coconut oil for lips, skin and hair
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Another outfit staple. Pairing a bold colored outfit with a nude heel is the perfect way to show off your statement pieces. Whether it’s dresses, skirts, pants or shorts, the heel will fit.
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THE MAXI DRESS
A classic summer piece, the maxi dress is trendy as ever. There are so many patterns and fabrics out there that create a lux look. Sometimes it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by so much fabric, but there are some gorgeous dresses out there that flatter any height. So what are you waiting for? Go try one on! MID-LENGTH SKIRT RESCUE COLLECTIVE
The common mentality for summer is to show as much leg as possible, but that doesn’t always have to be the case! Longer hemline skirts can be just flirty in a fun print and look great matched with a short top.
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Gone are the days when red was the only pop of color you’d consider putting on your lips. Trending in the fashion world are deep navy blues, golds, purples and yes even green lipstick. Too much for Bend? I think not.
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pring gives us a taste of summer with warm, sunny days leading us to put the boots in the corner and find the sandals only to re-bundle when the snow and rain return. However, Central Oregonians are not to be daunted by our unexpected weather: when we’re ready for summer, we seek the appeal of striking the balance between casual and cool. Our fashion experts from Desperado, Local Joe Premier Blue Jean Store and Wildflower Mobile Boutique (create a ladies night with Wildflower) give us a taste of comfortable yet chic, airy yet appropriate. Rather than tight-fitting silhouettes that hug your arms, trends have moved to poofy sleeves, ruffled crop tops and pleated chiffon maxis. Whether you’re into crazy prints and want to work your shirt tucked into jeans or love a good jumpsuit you can dress up with wedges for evening. See how it’s done with these local models and their imitable style.
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Desperado a Boutique Old Mill District 330 SW Powerhouse Dr., #120 Bend, OR 97702 541-749-9980 www.desperadoboutique.com Local Joe 292 NW Wall St. 541-385-7137 www.localjoejeans.com Wildflower Mobile Boutique 541-977-4868 email@example.com
elly, one of three cofounders for The Wilds, is a creative, through and through and works as a professional artist with sculpture and paintings. Opened last June, The Wilds Bend, LLC is a new co-working space for artists and creatives in the same area as GoodLife Brewing and BackPorch Coffee Roasters off Century Drive in Bend. The space includes artists’ studios and desks to allow for many types of creating—from graphic design and digital arts to painting and clay sculpture. Kelly says she has a wonderful family of two daughters, (four and seven), two dogs and the best husband ever (photographer Charlie Thiel). “I am pretty laid back,” offers Kelly. “I like people of all walks of life, who are comfortable in their own skin. I have a goofy sense of humor, love coffee, wine and beer and have a secret weakness for old-school Fireballs when I’m
working in the studio (remember that old candy??).” Kelly is a jeans girl! Jeans for messy painting and yard work, jeans for dressy dinners and jeans (or maybe a dress) for a party. She usually pairs them with a cute t-shirt and/or a scarf or some fun, handmade jewelry. She does most of her shopping online late at night when the kids are asleep, but she enjoys a trip to Vanilla Urban Threads or Brave, if she has a few moments to spare. The best thing about fashion in Bend: “I am loving how we can wear boots year-round in Bend. Before I moved here, I could only wear boots for about four to six weeks out of the year because it was simply too warm where we lived. And now I love all the different styles I can wear. We’ve got summer boots and fall boots and the super warm winter boots.” Her happiest moments: Morning snuggles with my kids (human and furry ones) and with my hubby. Second would be making art and getting outside hiking or snowboarding.
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KELLY THIEL WEARING AN OUTFIT FROM WILDFLOWER BOUTIQUE
aren is a painter and paper marbler, and co-founder of The Wilds. She is married to fellow creative and her soul mate, Gabe Ruane. “Together, we have two amazing daughters; Miya (12) and Siena (five). “I am one part bohemian, one part business woman. I keep my head in the clouds, but my feet are always firmly planted on the ground.” Karen’s favorite go-to clothes include the loose fitting shift dress. “I love feeling comfortable and free to move, yet able to
dress myself up at a moment’s notice.” Best thing about fashion in Bend: “I love that anything goes here. Want blue hair? Go ahead, nobody’s going to judge! Everything about fashion here is creative and unique. The worst thing? Not being able to wear sandals for half the year or more!” She loves to shop thrift stores in Bend and Portland. And for special pieces, she shops the many sweet boutiques we have in town. “I don’t usually shop online. I like to feel things and try them on before I buy.” Karen’s happiest moments are being outside on a warm sunny day, DIY projects and making beautiful things.
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KAREN RUANE WEARING AN OUTFIT FROM WILDFLOWER BOUTIQUE
FORCES OF FASHION
allis, a cofounder of The Wi l ds , has a passion for treasure hunting and orchestrating collaborations. “I know what I want and enjoy the process of making it happen,” says Wallis. “I’m adventurous, resourceful and have the best pals for which anyone could ask. I also cringe at awkward sentences created to avoid ending in a preposition.” Her favorite go-to clothes are, “Anything in my closet. Don’t have anything in there that isn’t a favorite go-to.” One of her business ventures is in high-end consignment. “I have clients that send me amazing clothes to sell, so I usually start there. I don’t buy new clothes, mostly as a social statement. I am overwhelmed with the amount of time people spend working
to support their purchasing habits. When you buy used, you’re doing your part to minimize waste, spending less time working to afford those purchases and actually fashion becomes a lot more fun when you can truly wear and enjoy your finds.” Wallis offers that Bend is a great place to try out something new, whether that be a new hair style, personal style or a new business venture; the community here is friendly, creative and supportive. And there is no such thing as the worst thing in Bend. On happiest moments, Wallis says finding a unique treasure that she knows will speak to someone. “I’ve been curating items for years for a website idea and I’m finally ready to re-home it all. Happiest in general? Travel without itineraries, a meal I didn’t cook and finding multiple bucket-list-worthy friendships.”
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WALLIS LEVIN WEARING AN OUTFIT FROM WILDFLOWER BOUTIQUE
PACKY & LESLIE DEENIHAN WEARING OUTFITS FROM LOCAL JOE
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Patrick ‘Packy’ Deenihan & Leslie Deenihan
acky and Leslie are co-owners at Bend Brewing Co. Packy, who serves as president at Bend Brewing where he lives his passion for craft beer, adds snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and hanging out with his family to favorite activities. Leslie focus on the marketing and social media side of the business. She also works remotely full time for an events and media company based in San Francisco. She is passionate about traveling, animals and living “the Bend Life.” “Packy and I have been married two years in June,” says Leslie, “but I feel like we are still newlyweds!” They have two fur babies, Coby is an eight-year-old Weimaraner and Tory is a three-year-old Border Collie. Like many Minnesotans, Leslie’s parents are now retired in warm, sunny Florida, while Packy’s parents, Ed and Kathy, live half of the year in Bend, and then split the rest between Michigan and California. Packy loves being on the go and taking on the next adventure. “I fell in love with Bend when I was going to college at Oregon State; I’d come on weekend trips to go snowboarding with some college friends and knew this town was special. I moved here after graduating in 2008 but unfortunately couldn’t get a career going. “I moved to Denver in 2009 so that I could be in the outdoors and have a career, but had been plotting my way back to Bend since the day I left. I met Leslie in Denver and after a few trips back to Bend with her, we knew this is where we wanted to put down our roots. We have season passes to Mt. Bachelor and go up as much as possible, we also love to mountain bike, run, hike, swim, golf, hang out with our dogs, eat and all that Bend has to offer.”
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Leslie loves to cook for family and friends, host dinner parties and challenge herself in the kitchen with new recipes. "I never take the fresh mountain air for granted,” she says, “so I prefer to spend my time skiing at Mt. Bachelor, biking at Phil’s Trail or hiking Broken Top. Pinot Noir is my drink of choice, although I’m learning to like IPA’s too. I love to practice tricks with my Border Collie and even taught her to bring me a beer out of the fridge.” Packy’s favorite go-to clothes are pretty casual, wearing shorts and a t-shirts whenever possible. “Typically it’s a Bend Brewing T-shirt at that. Oh, and a Bend Brewing hat too.” He loves Local Joe, Revolver and Patagonia, all in downtown Bend. The best thing about fashion in Bend, according to Packy, is how casual it is and its typically pretty functional. Leslie’s go-to clothes are a pair of good jeans, a cute blouse and Frye boots. “Although I love that you can wear gym clothes all around town and completely blend in." Her Bend shopping stops always includes Local Joe and Hot Box Betty. “Thank goodness for free shipping, there’s always a surprise on the doorstep from Lululemon, Anthropologie or Nordstrom. I love that Patagonia and Lululemon are always a good idea in Bend, what’s practical on the hiking trail is also fashionable at the brew pub. Having recently lived in Colorado and California, I justify all purchases with no sales tax.” Packy adds that being in the outdoors with Leslie and their dogs, maybe enjoying a cold BBC beer after a long outing, makes him pretty happy. Leslie concurs, "I am happiest spending time with Packy and our dogs, anything from getting lost on a hiking adventure to cuddling with a movie with the fireplace on.”
LIANE LIDGARD OGRADY & MIKE OGRADY WEARING OUTFITS FROM DESPERADO BOUTIQUE AT BEND-BASED HUMM KOMBUCHA BREWERY & TASTING ROOM, OFFERING THE BEST TASTING KOMBUCHA ON THE PLANET!
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Liane Lidgard Ogrady & Mike Ogrady
ike retired in 2009 from residential and commercial real estate management and sales, and has found his passion for the past seven years in volunteer food, clothing and basic needs distribution ministry. He transports food and clothing donations from local markets to people in need including Shepherds House, Teen Challenge, Journey, Faith Christian and Discovery Church and Chimps Inc. Liane has also retired from a nutrition/dietary manager of schools and hospitals but found her passion and retirement dream job as a nutrition manager at a girls academy. With roots in Bend including several family members (mother, daughter, granddaughter (Cypress aged three) and stepdaughter (Kathleen who is a college graduate and adventure travel enthusiast)Mike offers that he is, “blessed and grateful to share the love of God on a daily basis.” The family is complete with Dog Duke (the son they never had), 80-pounds poodle and Dog Mcall Macky, an adopted eight-pound mini Aussie.
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Mike and Liane’s spare time is spent with family, outdoor activities (especially water sports) and travel adventures. Mike’s go-to clothes include Bend casual outdoor wear, Cargo shorts, Vibram toe shoes and always a t-shirt. He laughs though because his wife does his shopping for him. He suggests the best thing about fashion in Bend is the Bohemian culture everywhere. Liane’s favorite go-to clothes are Bend casual / elegance which she dresses up and down. Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge is a nonprofit organization that finances a faith based program of recovery and vocational life skills training. Donation, resale stores managed by Pacific NW Adult and Teen Challenge help finance recovery services provided to men and women who seek freedom from life-controlling addictions. Residential recovery programs are available to individuals at a minimal cost. The purpose of the program is to assist participants in recovery and develop vocational skills so they can function as productive members of their community.
A New Opera in English Delivers the Unexpected
PHOTO OF REBECCA OSWALD, WRITER OF THE MUSIC TO VÍA LÁCTEA PROVIDED BY OPERABEND STORY BY LOUISE HAWKER
f your notion of opera includes singing in foreign languages, sinister characters who scheme to destroy each other and over-the-top plots, Vía Láctea, A New Opera in English will change your opinion of opera forever. When the curtain rises on the world premiere of this new opera, produced by an all Central Oregon team including OperaBend, you will discover characters who sing in English and all the lyrics displayed above the stage. What’s more, the theme is timely yet timeless a woman exploring life issues including love, finding meaning in life and the pursuit of happiness as she joins thousands of other pilgrims who walk Spain’s famous Camino de Santiago. Along the way, the lines of reality blur as real and imagined characters take the stage and Peregrina encounters challenges physical, spiritual and psychological. Vía Láctea is at once bold, lively, humorous and serious, all elements that make for good storytelling. The title of the opera stems from the folkloric belief that the Milky Way, always overhead when walking the Camino, was created by dust kicked up by pilgrims’ feet over centuries of pilgrimages. The opera is based on award-winning author and poet Ellen Waterston’s verse novel, Vía Láctea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino, inspired by her own pilgrimage. Waterston converted the verse novel to the libretto (the script for the opera) and Rebecca Oswald wrote the music. The opera was adapted for the stage and is directed by Nancy Engebretson of OperaBend. In addition to Jeanne Wentworth (profiled in this issue of BFQ), Vía Láctea has attracted an impressive roster of operatic talent including soprano Emily Pulley in the lead role of Peregrina. Pulley has sung worldwide including at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Buy your tickets soon (they are going fast!), check your preconceptions at the door and prepare to experience an opera that speaks to the challenges of life in the real world, but on just a little grander scale.
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end resident Ellen Waterston is a poet, author and literary arts advocate. Her libretto, Vía Láctea, A New Opera in English, is based on her verse novel Via Lactea, A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino. She has won the WILLA award for two previous poetry collections, Between Desert Seasons and I Am Madagascar and the Obsidian Prize. Other titles include Where the Crooked River Rises, essays about Central Oregon’s High Desert and a memoir, Then There Was No Mountain. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently Bear Deluxe and Windfall. She has been awarded many writing residencies and has received an Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, a Career Opportunity Grant, a Literary Arts Fellowship and a Werner Fellowship, among others. Waterston is president of the Writing Ranch, which offers writing workshops and retreats. In 2014, she launched the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, which annually honors writers of desert nonfiction. In 2000, Waterston founded The Nature of Words, a literary nonprofit, and was director until 2012.
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Meet Jeanne Wentworth Vía Láctea’s Camino Woman PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARIA BAY OF CASABAY
hen Jeanne Wentworth was introduced to Camino Woman, the character she portrays in Vía Láctea, A New Opera in English, it seemed the role was tailor-made for her. “She is described as a mezzo soprano, ageless and skinny,” says Wentworth. “I am in love with my character.” She finds the opera’s music incredible and enjoys its Spanish flair. Wentworth, who grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, has had a life-long love affair with music. Her mother is a pianist and she often accompanied her to Chautauqua, New York events in the summer. It was during one of these celebrations of arts, education and music that Wentworth met and befriended renowned operatic soprano Renée Fleming (the first classical artist to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl). At Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Wentworth started as a piano major and voice minor. But after winning several vocal
competitions, she changed to a double major. She sang her first opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, while in college, where she was fortunate to have the opera’s composer, Gian Carlo Menotti, as the director. After just one opera, the trajectory of her career was forever changed. “I went directly from college to professional singing,” she states, “secured a New York agent, and worked many different jobs to make enough money to pursue opera.” Wentworth’s professional credits include performances with Dayton Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre and Pacific Symphony. She has also sung with the Santa Fe, Sarasota and Pittsburgh Opera Companies. In addition to her operatic repertoire, Wentworth is highly sought as an oratorio soloist. She can be heard on several recordings, including Clepsydra on Albany Records, as well as a series of original compositions for voice and piano by Efrain Amaya entitled A Sense of Time. Wentworth, her husband David, and daughter Alessandra
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recently moved to Sisters from Connecticut. While David stays busy with his renewable energy startup, Evensol, and Alessandra attends school, Wentworth teaches voice and piano in her home, cares for the family’s two rescue dogs and pursues her love of gardening. “I also work at keeping my voice in top form,” she adds. “I focus on technique as my voice matures.” Vía Láctea audiences will reap the benefits of Wentworth’s dedication to her craft, as they experience her thrilling voice and animated portrayal of Camino Woman, one of the leading characters in the cast of this world premiere opera.
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JEANNE WENTWORTH WEARING A DRESS FROM THE BRIDAL SUITE
(LEFT) ROBERT SHUNK WEARING IKE BEHAR TUXEDO WITH WHITE COAT & TAI FARRELL IN A BRIDAL SUITE & SPECIAL OCCASION PRIVATE LABEL DRESS
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What to Wear to the Opera
Robert Shunk is wearing an Ike Behar classic slim fit, James Bond-style tuxedo with white coat and black trousers featuring a black bow tie, black piping on jacket and flat front trousers with satin stripe dressed up with a pair of polished leather loafers. This tuxedo can also be worn with a white tie, which is the most formal look, saved for opening night or the most formal situations. Tai Farrell is wearing a red and black stretch jersey and lace evening gown with beaded neck and waist. This dress has a fit and flair style, hourglass shape with black mesh fabric at the bust line for a sexy yet subtle detail. This gown is comfortable, breathable due to the jersey knit fabric and perfect for opening night at the opera, ballet or Broadway play, paired with black opera length satin gloves. Some say this dress feels like wearing an amazingly beautiful yet comfortable t-shirt. No need to be uncomfortable in formal wear with the innovating new fabrics that are appearing on the runways.
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OPERA Tai Farrell is wearing a short sleeve, floor length black lace gown with nude underlay. Black lace features an eyelash lace edging for a vintage look. The black lace pops with the nude underlay and this style can be dressed up with high heels or dressed down with a cute pair of flats. Perfect for the Central Oregon lady who prefers a more casual look, but is still sophisticated and appropriate for the opera or other special events. It is a lightweight, casual elegance dress.
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Robert Shunk is wearing an After Six black classic fit jacket with flat front matching trousers, paired with a white button-down shirt and striped bronze bow tie for a polished look. This is a classic style that can be worn by any age gentleman. Easily take from day to night by removing jacket and loosening top button for the after party. You can tell the difference between tuxedos and regular suits because tuxedos typically have a satin stripe down the pant leg and a satin lapel. Some tuxedo jackets have tails, but this look is not popular in the U.S., at least not right now. Men can wear a more casual suit to the opera in Central Oregon, but opening night or operas outside of Central Oregon in locations such as San Francisco or New York, gentlemen should be prepared to dress to impress.
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OPERA Robert Shunk is wearing an Ike Behar slim fit navy blue, 100 percent wool, one button tuxedo with white skinny tie and black satin lapel, paired with leather loafers for a more casual, but still sophisticated look. Gentlemen should be prepared to always wear a jacket and tie to any opera, ballet or Broadway show.
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Tai Farrell is wearing a Sorella Vita charcoal satin middy cocktail dress with box pleats and a pleated front bodice. This is a retro-style dress that is classic, fun and flirty. It is a perfect length to wear with dress shoes, flats or pretty sandals. Perfect for the matinĂŠe performances or any performance after opening night. Plan on 12-13 weeks for any special order dress such as this as they are made especially for you upon order and is available in over 20 different colors. So if you have an event in your future, do not delay if you want to wear a special order dress. Ideas differ about what is appropriate these days for the opera. However anything really goes depending on your style preference as long as itâ€™s at least formal business attire such as nice dresses, skirts, suits and sports coats. Men should always try and wear a tie and jacket or at least a jacket and button down shirt to all performances. Women can wear their office work attire, cocktail dress or other formal occasion dress, suite or pants suit if they prefer. However jeans are never, ever, ever to be worn...ever.
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ON THE RESALE TRAIL WITH OSU & COCC STUDENTS A DAY OF BIKING & SHOPPING
ELITE REPEAT, RESCUE COLLECTIVE, COWGIRL CASH, THE FRUGAL BOU TIQUE, REBEL ANGEL & FLIPPED!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRYSTAL MARIE COLLINS SPECIAL THANKS TO PEDEGO FOR PROVIDING ELECTRIC BIKES
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OUTSIDE OF FRUGAL BOUTIQUE
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TRENDY FINDS AT RESCUE COLLECTIVE
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OUTFITS FROM REBEL ANGEL
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OUTFITS FROM COWGIRL CASH
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STUDENTS AT THE FIRST STOP ON THE RESALE TRAIL, ELITE REPEAT
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THE TRAIL ENDS AT FLIPPED
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Hayden graduated from Summit High School in Bend. He is currently a chemical engineering major at OSU in Corvallis. Hayden’s particular areas of interest is in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. He was a Johnson Research intern the summer of his freshman year, andast summer he was a laboratory technician at Patheon in Bend. He hopes to return this summer. Hayden’s clothing tastes ranges from a colored tee with a pair of Levi’s to a loud colorful jackets and shorts. He particularly likes graphic tees and adding new patches to his denim jacket. In his free time he likes to hike, run, read thick fantasy novels and nerding out about Star Wars. Hayden is always looking for new music to listen to but his favorites include Chance the Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty and Callaway Martin (his younger brother who is a freshman at Belmont University in Nashville).
Sophia graduated from A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, South Carolina. She is a military child and has lived in 13 places including Tokyo, Japan and Guam. Being a military child inspired her to study nuclear science. She is currently focusing on radiation health physics with a math minor at OSU in Corvallis, and plans to attend graduate school for a Ph.D. She is interested in nonproliferation, radiation dosimetry and radiation oncology. She currently is working on a federally funded nuclear nonproliferation research project and works as a radiation health monitor at OSU. Sophia loves to dress uniquely and tries to consider getting dressed as an event, not just a task. She loves wearing vintage t-shirts, dresses and anything inspired by her parent’s ‘80’s punk wardrobe. In her free time, she likes to travel, cook, craft, hike, attend concerts and exercise. Sophia likes to listen to music that artistically inspires her. Her favorite artists are Kali Uchis, Flume, FKA Twigs, J Cole and Gwen Stefani.
Waranya is currently a COCC student. She was born in Thailand and moved to the U.S. in March 2014 after graduating from a high school in Thailand. At first, it was very hard for her to adapt to an American education because English isn’t her first language and she had no idea about the American education system. So she had to learn everything by herself and study three times harder than others. She plans to be a health educator with a Ph.D in public health and work with WHO so that she can help people around the world to live healthier and to have a better quality of healthcare. Waranya likes to listens to music, watch movies and animation, shop and learn more English vocabularies, nutrition and exercise. She loves listening to music and singing because it helps her relax, serves as a motivator and is just plain fun. Most of the time she listens to Thai songs, but she also likes to listen to English songs like I’m Gonna Loose You, Flashlight, A Thousand Years, Let It Go and Stand By You.
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or Anne Scott, working with her hands is something that comes naturally, both as a dentist and a designer. “I have always been creating. Growing up, my family would regularly have craft days which inspired me to create whatever I could,” Scott explains. “This creativity was still inside me when I started practicing dentistry and I eventually decided to start making something that was practical and not so crafty.” Thus began Scott’s line of hand-sewn purses and handbags, Mari Lassa. “The name was my great grandmother’s,” Scott explains. “She came to America from Southern France in the 1900s at age 18. I was so inspired by her fearlessness to go after her dreams, that I wanted to pursue dreams and loves of my own. The idea of starting a new life is so brave and I
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really gained a lot from her.” Anne is inspired by clean lines with an edgy feel. She comes up with ideas and then sews and creates until she has something that matches the images in her mind. “I take inspiration from anything simple and beautiful. I love working with leather because it to me is more forgiving than other fabric. It really brings my designs to life.” Scott faces the challenge of balancing design and still working part time as a dentist, as well as raising her children. “Having children automatically has made me more flexible. Finding time for maintenance and management is tough, but so far it’s been a learning experience.” Scott’s designs can be found at LuLu’s, The Workhouse, stores in Portland and www. marilassa.net. She will be showing her designs at LA Market week this year.
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cKenzie Mendel studied jewelry design and fabrication at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) earning her bachelors of fine arts. “The program at SCAD really set me up with a great foundation of what good design looks like as well as the different ways to go about making jewelry and the idea behind the design,” states Mendel. In 2012, Mendel started her company in the spare bedroom of her home, but eventually moved into a shared studio space. “Getting my work into local stores in the beginning really boosted my confidence and they were patient with me as I learned the things I needed to know to operate my business,” Mendel explains. Mendel takes inspiration for her designs from her environment. “I gather my inspiration mainly from my surroundings. Bend is such a beautiful place and lends to my designs,” Mendel states. “I really like to think about what my friends or family members would like to wear. I want to make pieces that can be worn everyday and even in an active lifestyle that make the person wearing the jewelry feel beautiful.” Her pieces have tended not to follow any trends,
which allows her jewelry to be timeless and something that can be worn for many years. Her creative process is based mostly on her sketches. “I sketch a lot. No matter where I go, even if it’s a four-day trip down John Day in a canoe, I have my sketch book with me. Sometimes my designs are much better on paper so the design process continues into the actual fabrication of the piece.” In order to balance running a business and designing, Mendel sets goals for herself on a regular basis. “Just like the sketch book I carry around with me, I have my list book. Every night after dinner I sit down and make a list of what I want to accomplish the following day and cross it off as I go. This is the only way I can remember what tasks need to be done day to day,” Mendel explains. Mendel’s jewelry designs are handmade, elegant and simultaneously edgy. “Every piece is made completely by hand even down to the ear wires. I love texture and mixed metals, so that really is a consideration in all my designs.” Mendel’s jewelry can be found at The Feather’s Edge, Pomegranate Home and Garden, Willow Lane Artist’s Creative Space and www. mckenziemendel.com.
ohn Paul has always had a passion for art. He went to college for fine arts and eventually fell in love with metal working. “I learned a great deal in college about metalsmithing, but I had a desire to work on a smaller scale rather than larger sculptures,” explains Paul. “I started working in jewelry stores and immersed myself in gold-smithing and diamond setting. About 15 years ago I met a blacksmith who I learned a lot from watching. I was able to take techniques from metalworking and refine them in a way that works for precious metals.” When it comes to his design process, John Paul begins with a concept and does not necessarily sketch it out. “For me, I like to visualize things and then create. I start fabricating and casting until the idea develops naturally. It’s not really an exact science for me, but this allows the piece to
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be more organic.” Paul works hard to balance running a business and designing. “Most are gifted artistically or have a mind for business, and not everyone has both,” Paul explains. “I’ve been working to learn more about management, goal setting and just generally expanding the business. It’s been tough, but rewarding.” His designs are unique, because not many designers have a combination of blacksmithing and jewelry making. “What makes a piece precious? It is taking something simple and then making it more complex with stones or precious metals, until it reaches a new level,” says Paul. “The viewer then sees it as something with immense value. I love being able to elevate designs in this way.” John Paul Designs can be found in Bend at 1006 NW Bond Street and www. johnpauldesigns.com.
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elissa Kutcha, sales director of Bali ELF, has been into fashion since she can remember. “My mom said that I would sit in my room for hours dressing my dolls and Barbies and keep changing their outfits,” says Kutcha. “My type of fun when I was in high school would be going shopping anywhere, even if I couldn’t buy anything.” Her passion for the industry never seemed to fade, even as she pursued a different career path. “When I was in college, at Ball State University in Indiana, I did veer away from my degree for an entire year, which was radiology,” Kutcha explains. “I switched to fashion merchandising and started taking fashion and business classes for a whole year, and excelled for the very first time in college. Once my family found out I had switched to fashion, they pretty much laughed at me, so I felt the pressure to switch back to radiology and the medical field.” When she was in her early 20s and working at St. Charles, Kutcha still dreamed of one day owning her own brand. “I started small about nine years ago making my own leather belts and outsourcing my bag designs to a factory in Costa Rica. I quickly started learning the struggles of starting and owning a fashion brand. I always say, if it were easy, everyone would do it, so I can tell you first hand, it is extremely slow and hard to find success in the fashion industry,” Kutcha states. “I learned right away that I had to find a partner or production that I could outsource my work to. About five years ago, while searching for production, I came across this store on Etsy and felt like her taste was similar to mine. After about a year of each of us focusing on building our own brand, we realized that if we combine our knowledge and passion and focus it on the same brand, it would make much more sense. So
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we then developed a partnership for ELF.” The duo’s inspiration comes from many places, but it is based on trends found on social media and on the runways. Kutcha states, “Overall we like to keep our bags timeless but still trendy.” Kutcha is very handson when it comes to the production of the designs. “We first do the whole collection in nonleather material and then change it until we like it. The final collection goes into production with the real leather. Then comes the lookbook shoots and catalog making.” When it comes to balancing business and design, Kutcha explains, “It takes an entire team to make this successful. Roles are often changing, but as of now my partner is on the island with her family and oversees all of the production and online retail. I have been solely focused on growing our wholesale market. So at this time, I am the sales director here in the U.S., manage our reps, wholesale marketing and trade shows. It takes a lot of self-motivation and determination to make this work.” Bali ELF products can be found at www.balielf.com, Etsy and Amazon. The company has been picked up by Free People and continues to grow.
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orothy Sweet never planned to become a designer of children’s hats. “Fourteen years ago, I created a Christmas tree hat for my nephew which got rave reviews and tapped into some creative well, which I didn’t even know existed,” explains Sweet. “Designing and knitting hats proved to be the perfect outlet for me. I am passionate about playing with colors, textures and embellishments. The projects are small, which appeal to my short attention span and the repetitive action of the actual knitting calms and centers my type-A personality. I’ve been asked to knit Christmas stockings, kids socks, leggings and sweaters, but I always decline. I design and knit hats—only hats,” she states. Sweet works hard to gather inspiration for her looks. “I am influenced by the unexpected: perhaps the color palette of a favorite T-shirt, the feel of a chenille bedspread or the bling of a vintage brooch. I am often inspired by the yarn itself. The texture of the fiber or the luscious color pattern can lead me to surprising places,” Sweet describes. She explains that she has a completed hat
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in mind when she begins her design process. “I spend time in my studio making my yarn selections from my baskets filled with scrumptious yarns. I then search through my collections of buttons, beads, pins and ribbons for the perfect embellishments.” That is not to say that her hats turn out the way she originally envisions. “I am amazed how often, somewhere between the conception and finished product, my work takes an unplanned detour. I love happy accidents,” she says. Sweet balances creating and selling her work at Artists’ Gallery in Sunriver. “Because I sell my hats at the gallery, a lot of the mechanics of running a business are taken care of. In exchange for that, I am required to work a half day shift per week in the gallery. Although a time commitment, working amongst the incredible art created by the other gallery artists is quite inspiring and motivating.” Dorothy’s products can be found at Artists Gallery Sunriver and various arts and craft shows including Bend Fall Festival, Hood River Harvest Fair and Sandy Mountain Festival. www. artistsgallerysunriver.com
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In a region as dry as Central Oregon, locals have a tenacious appreciation for the hydrologic cycle. Integral to our recreation, our business or just our companion on a commute, The Deschutes River is central to connecting us as a community. BFQ asked patrons how the hydrologic cycle brought happiness to them in the High Desert... STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRYSTAL MARIE COLLINS
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SUE FOX Sue Fox, lead paddle board instructor and group sales and events manager at Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe (TCKC) and co-owner of Conscious Vibrations, says she first became acquainted with the Deschutes 20 years ago rafting stretches of Big Eddy. “No one was paddle boarding in Central Oregon then, it wasn’t common. Now it is the number one fastest growing water sport in the world.” After completing a masters of business administration in Montana and delving into the emerging sport of paddle boarding in Maui, Fox returned to Bend five years ago. When describing living in the desert, she explains, “Everything about it makes me happy, Central Oregon is so special. I know people rave about the lushness of the valley, but there is something really beautiful about the High Desert. I love sagebrush and Juniper, some of it is kind of barren but the smells are gorgeous. Plus, Bend has seasons, every season. It is constantly changing, constantly renewing itself. We are so fortunate to live here. I hope we, as a community, can preserve our fortune.” With 23 years of education in the aquatics industry, it isn’t surprising that she looks forward to a future with water sports. Experimenting with the down-winding circuit and whitewater paddleboard and refining her kayaking skills are on her hit list. Central to her athletic pursuits are cross-country skiing, mountain biking, gardening and surfing. She says, “When the wave first opened in the fall, although it was cold and there weren’t a lot of us, it was a similar feel to the Maui culture in many ways. You are talking to random strangers and you’ve got each other’s backs. “It’s really inspiring that TCKC has championed this effort so much with the knowledge it isn’t just about the wave, it’s about getting people on the water; experiencing the joy of the water and building a sense of community. Geoff Frank, owner of TCKC put energy into this effort for almost 15 years.” If you see Fox around town or teaching at TCKC, be sure to ask her about the transformative paddle board trips Conscious Vibrations leads. She quietly closes this interview by reflecting, “I might not be a doctor, but between leading paddle and adventure trips, instructing with TCKC and water arobics, I help people’s overall wellness and that is super rewarding.”
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Designing outdoor apparel comes naturally when you spend as much time recreating as Kim Brannock, owner of SY Designs. Knowing the demands of a garment when skiing, mountain biking, stand up paddling, backpacking, hiking, fly fishing or “pretty much anything outside,” has been Brannock’s professional specialty for 20 years, and personal passion for a lifetime. Living in Bend for the past three years, after many holiday visits, has influenced Brannock’s perspective of the area. She explains, “Living here allows a connection to wild places that is more authentic. It magnifies and amplifies my happiness because I am fortunate to have access on a daily basis to miles and miles of amazing wild places. I have gotten to know these places intimately, it’s much different than when I used to come here for vacation. “I can go to the same place over and over and it’s constantly changing and different, no two visits are ever the same.” Skiing since she was in sixth grade, Brannock loves shredding at resorts and discovering top secret backcountry Cascade lines. Brannock mentions the riparian banks and waters of the Deschutes River as one of her favorite wild places. “[I love] the diverse ecosystem it supports, with native Redband trout and the amazing beavers. The first year I moved here, I spearheaded a fish rescue effort in October of 2013 near Lava Island. It afforded me the opportunity to learn more about the river and I have become committed to working towards improving its management for future generations.” Her efforts towards this cause, combined with Gail Snyder and Charlie Ringo, manifested the creation of the Coalition for the Deschutes (CFTD) in January. They hope to be a voice for the river. “Incidentally,” Branock mentions, “this is the second incarnation of CFTD, it was originally founded back in 1985, with a mission for the organization and implementation of educational and advocacy activities which promote and protect the economic, recreational and environmental future of the Deschutes River basin.”
BREYN MARR HIBBS & KATRINA ROSE KNIEST Building community flows from Breyn Marr Hibbs and Katrina Rose Kniest, and much of their inspiration comes from water in the High Desert. Owner and founder of Sol Alchemy Temple, Hibbs discovered her first love of nature as a true Central Oregonian growing up on the Little Deschutes. Hibbs says, “There are pictures of me, probably before I could walk, floating the Little Deschutes in La Pine. What could be better than a day in the sun on the lazy river, either with myself or people I love?!” After starting her personal yoga practice at 17, Hibbs ventured to San Diego for college and graduate school and then began teaching yoga, meditation, Reiki and personal spiritual soul development in 2010. Sol Alchemy Temple was founded in 2013 and is a space for yoga instruction, massage, circle gatherings like ceremony or song and so much more. Kniest also contributes her talents to Sol Alchemy as a musician and a healing arts practitioner. “Music has been a part of my life since I started piano lessons at the age of four, and I have been searching for the keys to healing and awakening since I enrolled in my first massage training at 19,” Kniest explains. In regards to her relationship with the river and the desert, Kniest says, “My favorite summertime activity in Central Oregon is finding a quiet place along the river where I can go from plunging in the cold, refreshing water to meditating on a sunny rock. I lived in the east mountains of Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving to Bend. It was also high desert terrain, but the water element was notably absent. The combination of the high desert and rivers and lakes seems to bring my body and soul into what I can best describe as elemental harmony.” Hibbs adds, “I notice my overall sense of health, wellbeing and vitality being tied very closely with how often I get outside and connect with the ecosystem we live in. I am inspired by the plants and wildlife; the rivers and clear glacial lakes around us call forth in me a sense of awe and purification, the mountains and trees help me embody strength, groundedness and flexibility and the lava reminds me to never lose my fiery spirit!” SHOT ATTHE LITTLE DESCHUTES IN PRINEVILLE
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DAVID ROSELL President of Rosell Wealth Management, author and 15 year contributor to Cascade Business News, David Rosell has been appreciating the mountainscapes of Bend since moving here in 2000. In his book, Failure is not an Option— Creating Certainty In the Uncertainty of Retirement, Rosell draws on his experiences in the mountains and his travels to 65 countries around the world. He says, “Just like climbing a mountain, the second half of the journey is where most of the accidents happen. The descent takes on most of the risks and need the most planning. The same can be said for the second half of one’s financial journey. In retirement, this means not outliving your resources. Retirees need to come down safely—no matter what the future brings.” Rosell, who served as president of both City Club of Central Oregon and the Bend Chamber of Commerce, explains that he likes helping others plan their financial futures so they can spend more time outdoors and doing things they truly love. “Central Oregon is such a sunny, happy place, it draws people outside. Having the Cascade Mountains as our community backdrop, covered in snow most of the year, makes me happy.” Rosell has two children and states, “I feel my kids won the lottery being born in Bend and growing up with the world’s greatest outdoor playground. Besides beer, we may not be the best at anything, however I have never been to another place that is great at so many things when it comes to outdoor recreation. We have amazing skiing, golf, bike trails, rock climbing and paddling. There is nowhere else I’d rather live! Bend is a happy place.” Loving the culture of Bend, he says, “People are here by design rather than default. Bendites have made a conscious decision that this is where they want to live, raise their families, grow their businesses and retire. Most had to give something up; be it career, house, whatever. Because of this, there is a vibration here that resonates with me. I’m in favor of people relocating here, but we must all work at it so that the friendly vibe doesn’t change over time.” SHOT AT DRAKE PARK
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Jeff Monson Executive director of Commute Options, Jeff Monson grew up in Maine and got his professional start in the recreation management industry in Florida and relocated to Bend in 1995. Around that time he became involved part time with Commute Options. By 2002, he became the executive director where he has been helping locals understand their transportation choices, which encourages health of patrons, a clean environment and a strong economy. They educate citizens, businesses and government about the value of carpooling, vanpooling, walking, bicycling, teleworking and using public transportation. During his many summers in Bend, Monson, who has lived for extended periods in New Zealand and South America, has spent much time mountain biking, canoeing, camping, hiking, skiing at Mount Bachelor and riding along the Deschutes River on his commute to work downtown. He notes seeing dramatic weekly changes to the Colorado Bridge and spillway on his commute. Reflecting on seeing changes of this nature through a windshield verses on foot or by bike, Monson says, “Interactions with the river and with the neighborhood are totally different when outside of a car; and how you see folks recreating on the river. The difference is meaningful. Locked in the car with the windows rolled up and AC on is a totally different experience. Out of a car, you are more a part of the riparian river scene, yourself.” In addition to his work at Commute Options, Monson has contributed to the community through the board of directors of City Club of Central Oregon, as a member of the Oregon Pedestrian and the Bicycle Advisory committee appointed by the Governor and numerous other municipal committees.
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STORY BY JENNIFER RIKER PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARLIE THIEL PUNJAMMIES AND T-SHIRTS BY SUDARA TOPS, JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES BY BRAVE COLLECTIVE PHOTO LOCATION PETERSON ROCK GARDEN, REDMOND
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e live in a bubble—the Bend bubble. We know it and love it—sometimes. With all the positive attributes, it does have its drawbacks. We can get complacent and unaware—have a blind eye to what is real and true. The first two articles in my series for Bend Fashion Quarterly focused on brave women I met through Brave Collective, my women’s clothing boutique on the westside of town. These stories were about beautiful courageous ladies in our Bend bubble. But beyond our borders, if we dare gaze across our safe boundaries, there are many women that being brave is literally a daily way of life—a way to survive. Case in point—India. On every level India represents contrast, an in-your-face juxtaposition. One minute the stench can rip through you like a hurricane and the next your senses can be filled with delicious aromas of curry, fresh mangoes and melons. Your eyes can dance between rich peacock hued textiles and women threading marigolds, to the dark grey drab of poverty. India in all its beauty, is also where children can be encrusted with months of dirt and women can experience hopelessness and despair with every breath. Back at home in Bend we can make a difference in these women and children’s lives. We can choose to look up and reach out. Supporting the empowerment of all women is our mission at Brave Collective and we’re excited to put our hearts and beliefs in action by featuring Sudara Punjammies. Sudara is a local Bend business founded by Shannon Keith. She and her team recognize that a way out of slavery and sex trafficking for women and children in India is through safe, sustainable jobs. With this mission of hope and action, Shannon developed a product for these women to create called Punjammies—the ultimate statement piece and lounge wear. “Our Punjammies are inspired by the beauty, colors and textures seen throughout the local culture of India and are crafted by brave women in the community who wish to remain free from the trade they escaped,” says Sudara owner, Shannon Keith. What these women sew in India—the Punjammies— is what we see and wear here in Bend. What we don’t see and hear are their stories. Each Punjammie print is given a fictitious women’s name but a true life story of survival and courage. As a tribute to Mother’s and Father’s Day we’ve gathered Bend families to showcase some of these prints—to let the stories be told.
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CARRIE DEAVER & DAUGHTER ALEX WEARING MATCHING BHARA PRINT PUNJAMMIES. JEWELRY & KANTHA BAGS FROM BRAVE COLLECTIVE
BHARA When Bhara was of age, her mother tried repeatedly to force her into the sex trade and bring in additional income. Bhara was eventually able to run away from home and, with the help of a local non-govermental organization (NGO), find safety at the sewing centers. She expects to graduate next year and become a teacher.
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ANJU Anju used to live in fear for her family’s safety from her husband, who is addicted to alcohol, and whether she would be able to provide for her family on her own. After several months of classes, she accepted a full-time job offer with the sewing center and began to sew Punjammies. Anju’s husband is still struggling with an alcohol addiction, but she will proudly tell you that she no longer fears whether she can provide for her children, their education and their future.
AIMEE MACDONELL & DAUGHTER KELLY WEARING MATCHING ANJU PRINT PUNJAMMIES. AIMEE'S BLOUSE, JEWELRY & WRAP FROM BRAVE COLLECTIVE
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MUNNY After Munny’s husband died, she was left without a source of income and quickly needed to find work. The pimp where her mother worked as a commercial sex worker learned of Munny’s job search, and told her about a place hiring in the big city; he offered to help her get there.
AIMEE JURACICH JAMESSON WITH DAUGHTERS LILLY & RUBY. MUNNY PRINT PUNJAMMIES, TOP, JEWELRY & KANTHA BAG FROM BRAVE COLLECTIVE
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During her travels, Munny found out that she had been sold to a brothel owner and there was no job. She quickly escaped and joined a Sudara partner sewing center with the help of a local NGO to provide for her children, their education and their future.
JYNCI Jynci’s mother and aunt were sold into a brothel in Mumbai after being promised a good job and income. After seven years, her mother was able to escape and return home, but Jynci’s father had died and she had to drop out of school. Jynci’s mother was afraid that her daughter would have no other options and be forced into the sex trade too. With the help of an NGO, her mother brought Jynci to the sewing centers.
LILLY & RUBY JAMESO ROCK'N THEIR PUNJAMMIES
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LEELA Leela was often abused by her mother’s customers in the commercial sex trade. Once her mother was no longer able to bring in as much income as before, she began to encourage and then pressure Leela to join the sex trade too. Leela ran away from home one night and found safe housing and skills training at one of the Sudara partner sewing centers. She is excited to graduate later this year. (ABOVE) RUTGER ZWEERS & SON RYAN SPORTING SUDARA T-SHIRTS (BELOW) RUTGER & RYAN ZWEERS, CARRIE & ALEX DEAVER, JAY, TRIPP & JULIAN RIKER
The dramatic contrasts of India continues with these colorful Punjammie prints and the dark stories they tell. These stories are painful to read and not pretty, unlike the Punjammies the women skillfully create. Wear your Punjammies with pride knowing the courageous women who sewed them are now, more-than-ever, empowered to live the life they deserve. Brave Collective, Bend Fashion Quarterly and Sudara would like to invite you to a Punjammie Party—a fundraiser for the fearless women in India, Thursday, May 19 at Brave Collective, 133 SW Century Drive, Bend. For more details please visit www.ShopBraveCollective.com. Punjammies are available online at sudara.org or at Brave Collective. A special thank you to Peterson’s Rock Garden for our photo shoot location and the families who participated. Peterson Rock Garden is located at 7930 SW 77th St., Redmond.
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fter 14 years as a staple in luxury spa and salon treatments in downtown Bend, Zanté makes it their mission to provide the ultimate in beautification maintenance and pampering. Zanté joins with Aveda products in their mission to respect the earth and each other while conveying deep integrity in all the services they share. Cosmetologist Kerry Flegal gives readers a tour of Zanté offerings and advice on pre-pampering considerations.
Of course every bride knows to schedule an amazing stylist for an updo the day of their wedding or special occasion, though it’s worth considering having a trial run with that stylist at some point prior to your big day. Doing this can give you peace of mind. You’ll know that you and your stylist are on the same page before the nerve wrecking day comes, giving you one less thing to stress about. This also gives a chance for your stylist to see what you want as compared to what you have. If you don’t have the right hair type or length for your Pinterest dream hair, then your stylist can steer you in a direction that’s suitable. Given enough time, your stylist will be able to recommend hair treatment, products or even extensions if necessary. Enhancements - Extensions. Zanté performs permanent extensions or just clip-ins to add a little extra volume and/or length for the day. - Botanical hair treatments. Whether you’re suffering from super damaged or dry hair, Zanté has customizable treatments catered to your specific needs which will have your hair looking and feeling its greatest. Multiple treatments are recommended. - Haircuts. Regular trims are a necessity, especially if you are trying
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to grow your hair out. Maintaining a style, cuts should be preformed every four to six weeks and if your aiming for length a little trim every six to eight weeks is best. Pair that with a split end treatment and you could be pushing eight to ten weeks between trims. - Hair color. No matter what updo you want, your color is the most important part. Zanté recommends getting your hair colored a few days before your big day. This way your color isn’t grown out but also not too fresh. Get together with your stylist and build a plan for what your hair color and style is going to be for the big day and you’ll feel much better about it as the day approaches.
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What bride doesn’t want to feel and look radiant walking down the aisle? Skin care is important all through life, but especially the months leading up to your wedding or special occasion. Facials are integral to radiant skin. You can avoid a wedding emergency by receiving a few facials leading up to the wedding day. If you’re not already getting regular facials, your first facial will bring up all sorts of hidden impurities. You don’t want those coming to the surface on your wedding day, so get that first facial out of the way long before and your skin will match your inner radiance. At Zanté they like to customize your facial services to your skin's specific needs, by consulting with one of their master estheticians. Enhancements -Waxing (body). Like facials, as opposed to sporadic services, maintenance is key. Hair grows on a cycle, anagen (growth phase), catagen (transition phase) and telogen (hair falls out). When you first begin waxing you might notice a few hairs growing back a few days after your wax. That’s because those hairs might have been on their catagen or telogen phases and ready to pop up right before you decided to get waxed. Regular waxing allows you to go longer in between waxes without stray hairs popping out. And let’s be honest, you might be smooth as a babies behind on your wedding day, but you definitely don’t want strays for your honeymoon. -Waxing (brow). First thing is to have your favorite technician dialed. It’s not necessary to be as worried about stray brow hairs as the rest of your body, but have your technician and stick with her. She knows your face and what you like, and you don’t want any brow mishaps right before your big day. -Makup. At Zanté, makeup artists are there to help you look your very best on your wedding day or special occasion. They have top of
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the line makeup brands such as NARS, Urban Decay and MAC that will give you a photo finish and have lasting ability to keep you looking flawless throughout dances and kissing and hugging and crying. -Lashes. Amp up your look with lashes for the night, or step up and take your lashes to a whole new level and try out individual lash extensions. Zanté now offers mink lashes applied lash to lash so your lashes will look as dramatic or natural as you desire while saving you tons of time getting ready every day.
Massage doesn’t necessarily give you any visible results pertinent to your special day, though the benefits of massage keep you and your soul beaming from the inside out. You and your partner will love Zanté’s incredible masseuses that develop massages based on what your body is asking for.
Chances are you will want pictures of your brand new wedding bands, so having nails that are presentable is a must; not just for you, but your husband as well. At Zanté they offer manicures and pedicures catered to both sexes. They recommend getting your nails done as close to the big day as possible. Shellac polish will last longer than your traditional polish. To avoid chips and emergency redos your best bet is a day or two before your wedding day. Manicures and pedicures are a mix of maintenance, nail and cuticle care and indulgence, massage, masques, paraffin dips and exfoliation. Kerri encourages you to stop in to Zante’s convenient downtown location for questions or a consultation. She or one of the many friendly stylists and cosmetologists will give you priceless beauty advise.
EVENT READY SUMMER 2016 WITH DERMASPA STORY BY KALEA AGUON
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s late spring hits, summer invites are multiplying and events are beginning to fill our calendars. If you are looking for quick skin fixes for the upcoming wedding, family photo and reunion season we have gathered a list of popular treatments that are available locally. Lisbeth Johanessen, BSRN of DermaSpa and BFQ Pool of Experts member, gives us some insight to the latest trending skin fixes for summer.
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Injectables: Neurotoxins and Fillers Injectables are another option for a nice lift with little to no downtime. They can provide visible results in less than a week and are a great option during the summer when the sun is more intense and lasers may not be an option. Neurotoxins such as Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are popular choices when it comes to injectables. They are injected into the face muscles to improve the look of frown lines and crow’s feet and also can be used to shape and lift the eyebrow. Neurotoxins work in about three to ten days, depending on which product is used, and last up to four months. Perfect to get you through the entirety of the summer season! Fillers can add volume where it has been lost in places such as the cheeks and lips. Popular filler treatments provided at Bend’s local DermaSpa include Radiesse, Belotero, Juvederm, Voluma, Silk and Lift. They are used to soften facial creases, enhance shallow contours and remove and/or soften wrinkles. Fillers can last anywhere from five months to two years depending on the filler used. The results are seen immediately but results look the best within a few days when any potential swelling and or bruising is gone. In addition to your skin fixes for this upcoming summer season, always remember to take preventative measures when it comes to skincare. Sunscreen and moisturizer are great ways to maintain any of your treatments and keep the your skin looking optimal. For more information on treatments or to schedule your summer skin boost contact DermaSpa. www.dermaspa.com
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registered nurse, Katie Davis, found herself— the mother of two boys—having a hard time keeping up as well as a frustrated dieter. She had tried seemingly every program with temporary or no success. Programs either were not medically sound or were not sustainable going back to her regular daily lifestyle. All of that changed when she was introduced to the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. After transforming herself and losing 90 pounds, she decided to bring this program to her
friends and neighbors in Central Oregon. Developed by a leading physician in Europe over 25 years ago and undergoing constant improvement, the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is medically designed to address the many issues associated with obesity. The method is a defined four phase Ketogenic protocol that focuses on burning the bodies stored fat for fuel. Ideal You Weight Loss Center is repeatedly referred to by physicians throughout Central Oregon because local
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medical professionals know the results that Ideal You dieters can expect. What makes Ideal You exclusive is not only the one-onone nutritional coaching, but the expansive variety of great tasting products to supplement and enhance your daily meal choices. The main ingredient source used is of high biological multi-source proteins and many dieters find they do not have sensitivities with Ideal Protein as they have with other popular diet products. Katie learned through her journey how to control her weight and not allow her weight to control her. The principal behind the Ideal You Protein Method addresses the dysfunctional pancreas of a dieter and resets the metabolic needs. This leading concept allows you to maintain results and stops the cycle of yoyo dieting. This is why the Ideal Protein Method was ranked the number one spot for the most popular diet of 2015, www.dietsinreview.com Ideal You dieter Jo says, “I was overweight, tired and feeling like I had lost myself. I decided that is was time to take care of myself, to put myself first and make my health a priority. I have been on the program for four months and have lost 30 pounds. I feel and look great! I have more energy and have gone off two medications. More importantly, I have learned that it is okay to take care of myself. It is okay to make the effort and take time for me because I am worth it.” Whether you are trying to take off the swimsuit weight for the summer, or you want to be Central Oregon’s Biggest Loser, Ideal You Weight Loss Center’s compassionate staff will help you begin your journey to a healthier you.
here are nearly 30 golf courses in Central Oregon. Most with sweeping views of the majestic Cascades, many with spectacular water features, rugged outcroppings of lava and the beloved Juniper and Pine trees. As an avid golfer, I’ve tested all the courses with varying degrees of results. In this feature we’ve selected a few courses, both private and public, to get a sampling of not only the courses but the people who love them and the golf attire that is required of the game.
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Golfing Central Oregon PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRYSTAL MARIE COLLINS STORY BY PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS
Old Back Nine
60650 China Hat Road, Bend 541-382-1111 www.oldbacknine.com
hat’s not to like about the Old Back Nine? The 9-Hole course is always kept in top shape, it’s a quick nine any time of the day and it’s just challenging enough to improve your game or easy enough for all beginners. Situated between mature pines in the Mountain High neighborhood, the expertly maintained public course is fun for all skill levels–from experienced to junior golfers. The Oregon Golf Association rated the course in June 2015, allowing golfers with a handicap index the ability to post their Old Back Nine scores. New bright red golf carts are on hand and ready to go.
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(L-R) DELSIE GILPIN, JACQUIE PRESTIDGE, CAMERON BAKER FROM THE SUMMIT GOLF TEAM, VIC FARRO, LARRY GILPIN, PAULA KILLION.
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It’s hard to pick a favorite hole, there’s something to love about each one. For today though (since I’ve both birdied it and pared it several times) I’m going to pick Hole #12. Better aim straight, otherwise you hit houses on the right or you’re stuck in the trees and the long grass. Forget about going too far left, you probably won’t find your ball. At 223 yards from the ladies tee, the Par 4 short hole opens up to a wide green that gives you ample room to set the ball right on the green. You can’t help but have fun on this friendly course!
9 holes create a pace of play that is perfect for Bend residents and visitors alike with three tees and 2,952 total yards. Known for our friendly atmosphere, we welcome all golf enthusiasts–from juniors to seasoned players.
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Awbrey Glen Golf Club
2500 Awbrey Glen Dr., Bend 541-385-6011 www.awbreyglen.com
wbrey Glen Golf Club is a private golf club that includes an 18-hole championship golf course, which is a fun day of golf for everyone from the beginner to the expert. Awbrey Glen Golf Club prides itself as being a community of golfers and friendships. It has one of the best learning centers in the Northwest, highlighted by The Loop, a 5-hole Par 3 course that challenges all levels of golfers. Every golfer has their favorite hole...and the one hole that they just can’t seem to conquer. At Awbrey I look forward to the lush greens and straight fairways on several holes and with Hole #1 a long straight Par 5 you get time to work out the kinks in your early game. But it’s Hole #3 where happiness begins for me...if you hit the ball straight, which I tend to do. It’s 371 yards from the tee. I can’t drive it but have women friends who can get very close. If you hit your ball nice and straight and over the first hill you have a good chance of getting a great roll with one chip to the green. Hey it’s birdie time!
Danielle Snow Danielle, a longtime, local real estate broker, has a son and a daughter and four grandchildren. She has been selling real estate since 1981. “I love the business as I love people,” she says. “Joining Awbrey Glen has made my life complete with all the fun people who live here. I hope to play enough to feel confident to play with the 18 hole group some day.” Danielle’s favorite go to clothes in the summer includes skirts and tops and she mostly finds them at Macy’s in Bend. Her happiness quotient is found entertaining friends and family and traveling. Why golf? Danielle says it’s a “stress-buster” where she only focuses on that white ball. John, Renee & Sydney Mansour Renee is the owner of Minuteman Press who has been married to husband John for 21 years. They have three children; Sydney (16, junior at Summit High and on the golf team), Grant (18) and Max (14). John owns an executive search firm working with medical companies on a national basis. Outside of her business, Renee enjoys helping others , loves spending undivided attention on her family and enjoys camping, paddleboarding and traveling. Renee’s go to clothes are business casual and she shops at MoMo, Lulu’s, Macy’s and Vanilla locally. John favors jeans and oxford shirts. He jokes he shops at Safeway and Amazon. Sydney likes to shop at PacSun, Vanilla and favors Urban Outfitters and FreePeople brands. Why golf? For both John and Renee it’s relaxing and they can’t focus on anything else. The best thing about local golf is the great weather and ability to golf nearly year round. Sydney, who shows great form at the t-box, enjoys the game even “when I’m frustrated and want to do better, it’s an addictive sport.”
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TERESA SMITH & LORRAINE LEAVEY, MEMBERS & FREQUENT GOLFERS AT RIVER’S EDGE
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River’s Edge Golf Course
400 NW Pro Shop Dr., Bend 541-389-2828 www.riversedgegolfbend.com
his is a public course and anyone can play pretty much year round. Memberships offer some significant discount on golf fees. Some golfers call it rivers ledge and avoid it, but I say it builds character and if you’re not stretching yourself a little on some of those tricky narrow straight down the fairway holes, then you’re not a golfer. Although some do, I wouldn’t walk it, lots of uphill climbs and I prefer the rest in the cart. It’s hard to pick a favorite hole, but I tend to do well on the third hole, a Par 4, with a nice elevation to an open green—you aim to the left and if your game is on, it's one shot to the green. Once upon a lovely day, I birdied it. I also look forward to Hole 16 with the 250 foot drop on this Par 3. Hit it straight down the left side and the ball will most likely roll down the hill next to the hole. If you don’t make it down to the green and get stuck on the hill, expect a Billygoat climb. My not so favorite Hole...#6 is a challenge with an approach shot to an elevated green featuring a 25 foot waterfall. Ok so the waterfall is beautiful, but for me always intimating, if I make it over the water... that’s a very good day!
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Tetherow Golf Club 61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend 541- 388-2582 www. tetherow.com
etherow Golf Club is an 18hole championship semiprivate course that boasts a distinctive layout by David McLay Kidd – the award-winning architect of Bandon Dunes and Castle Course in Scotland. Committed to preserving its natural landscape, Tetherow is an Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary and was the first golf course in Oregon to achieve the certification. The design takes full advantage of the stunning panoramic views of the Cascade peaks as well as the rugged high desert terrain. In its short history, Tetherow has been honored by nearly every major golf publication and upon opening, Tetherow was ranked #1 as the Best New Course You Can Play in The Country by Golf Magazine. When you mention Tetherow you immediately hear: that’s a difficult course. Perhaps. It’s long and challenging, you can lose a lot of balls in the desert terrain, the fairways are narrow and the greens are very tricky. However, I love this course because they put ladies tees way up front (not too far, just enough that even if you have a short drive you can usually meet the men’s drives on the fairway). After that it’s everyone’s game: a couple fairway woods close to the green and you’re there and that’s when the fun begins with long putts (ideal time to have a caddie who knows the course). Tetherow was the first to offer GolfBoards locally, a different way to get around the course compared to a traditional golf cart. GolfBoards add a new dimension of fun, action and excitement while improving speed of play, reducing turf wear and allowing golfers to surf the course.
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TETHEROW EVENT PAV I L I O N AVAIL ABLE BEGINNING JULY 17, 2016
Connor Homan is the Assistant Golf Pro at Tether, who recently moved to Bend from San Mateo, California. John and Laurie Woolery When not working side-by-side running their business, Deschutes Plumbing, John and Laurie spend a lot of time traveling to Portland or Olympia to visit children and four granddaughters. When out in their boat John fishes as Laurie basks in the sun with a book. They have been married for 37 years this July and Laurie says: “We have a strong focus on faith and family. We moved to Central Oregon 12 years ago to enjoy all the area has to offer.” John favors jeans, T-shirts and boots or Nikes from Local Joe or Dick’s Sporting Goods and Laurie says for her it’s jeans, anything a bit loud or different for a top, think animal print and western boots. She shops at Desperado, MoMo, LuLu’s or Chico’s. Why golf? The couple enjoys golf for the challenge, the overall fun of the game and it gives them a chance to spend time with each other and friends. Best thing about golf in Central Oregon: “The scenery and availability. Pick almost any course, from Old Back 9 to Tetherow and you’re surrounded by truly picturesque views from every tee. With a little advanced notice you can get your desired tee time even in the busiest summer months.”
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61045 Country Club Dr. Bend 541-382-3261 www. bendgolfclub.com Cory, Cort & Trace Benner Cory Benner says he spends a lot of his time working as a mortgage banker for EverBank. However, he adds, "I volunteer coaching for Bend Parks and Rec during Basketball season. Recreation activities certainly involve as much golf as I can get in, but I also enjoy all the things Bend has to offer such as skiing, kayaking, mountain biking and fishing." Hi family includes wife, Tralain, and sons Cortland "Cort" (13) and Trace (ten). And don't forget the dog, Blu and cat Charlie. His favorite go to clothes include shorts, collared shirt, flip flops and a hat and he encourages his wife to do the shopping. Cory, who says he's a pretty easy going guy, is happiest hanging out with family doing something outdoors. He golfs because, "It’s where I can escape mentally from the running around. I enjoy the smells, sounds and quiet. I also simply enjoy playing the game. It’s challenging in every aspect due to the ever changing elements. "Bend has several different aspects, so you have multiple opportunities to play all types of golf. Tetherow offers a links style of golf, Pronghorn is more desert golf, Bend Country Club and Black Butte Ranch are more traditional styles of golf with tree line fairways. "And if I could go anywhere to golf in the world it would be Augusta National Golf Club."
end Golf & Country Club was established in 1925. Today it's a full-service, memberowned 18 hole golf course featuring over 7,000 yards of spectacular signature holes and fairways lined with majestic Ponderosa pines.
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SUMMER FUN AT SHARC
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRYSTAL MARIE COLLINS s the long awaited Central Oregon summer sets in, many families will find themselves enjoying pool-side sun and fun. Seeking such amenities, vacationers, locals and owners alike flock to the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC). However, summertime fun is only possible as a result of the safety and peace of mind SHARC lifeguards provide. BFQ profiled some of the young folks in the community giving their time and care to ensure poolside safety. Recognizing and appreciating service industry employees is always fashionable.
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EMILEE MCGUIRE Has lived in Sunriver for her whole life, almost 19 years. She has been a lifeguard for the past three years, and teaches swim lessons. She likes to snowboard, long board, run and hike in the woods. Her favorite water activity is paddle boarding.
BLAKE SNOW Is from Bend, and attends school at Oregon State University in Corvallis. He enjoys hiking, fraternity life and spending time with his family. His favorite water activity is swimming.
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ADAM RAMIREZ Originally from La Pine, Adam attends school at Clackamas Community College. He enjoys hiking, traveling and says that family is very important. His favorite water activity is tubing on the river.
SEAN JAMESON Originally from Bend, Sean is a men’s physique competitor who weightlifts at least six days a week. He is a student at OSU-Cascades in Bend studying Kinesiology. He manages a rental business in the summer, Toy House Toys, right outside Sunriver at Base Camp. His favorite water activities are paddleboarding and jetskiing. JOSH ALLEN Josh is a collage student majoring in hospitality management. He loves rock climbing, back packing and Central Oregon’s national forests. His favorite water activity is lap swimming. (L-R) SEAN JAMESON & JOSH ALLEN
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(L-R) DARRIN DULLEY, JOSH ALLEN (BEING HELD UP), GAGE YEAGER, SEAN JAMISON & ADAM RAMIREZ
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hysicians in Philanthropy
STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRYSTAL MARIE COLLINS
he desire to promote the welfare of others can be especially strong when the gaps in meeting community needs are visible on a daily basis. The four Central Oregon doctors profiled in this section explain how their unique perspectives on philanthropy have been shaped through experiences in medicine. They share what organizations they choose to give to in the hopes of addressing some of the shortfalls. Whether with our finances, connections or time, they encourage all of us to find ways to give.
Linyee Chang, MD, Medical Director St. Charles Cancer Center, Radiation Oncologist
egarding philanthropy, Linyee Chang, MD, says her work in the St. Charles Cancer Center has made her aware of the immense efforts the hospital has gone to for patient care. “St. Charles does a beautiful job with their many supportive services that don’t generate revenue, but are so essential to taking care of patients. Examples in cancer care are Sara Fisher Project-Heaven Can Wait (Breast Cancer), Wendy’s Wish-Colorectal Cancer, Harvest of Hope and Tour des Chutes (Cancer Survivorship). Other organizations, I feel, do a wonderful job and are essential to our community include Volunteers in Medicine and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Dr. Chang’s personal philanthropic pursuits have included service on the boards of Working Wonders Children’s Museum, Hospice of BendLa Pine and as co-chair of St. Charles Cancer Center’s Capital Campaign, which raised $5.7 million for the new comprehensive Cancer Center. She reflects, “I care about causes that expand upon the work that I do every day as a physician. I feel deeply humbled and grateful to be a part of efforts that seek to make a difference. And it feels good.” Fundraising with the Cancer Center has been particularly important to Dr. Chang because, “In the past, we saw our patients struggle with
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access to care. It is devastating to see patients diagnosed with late-stage disease because they could not afford early medical care. Patients are now receiving more timely care, fewer patients have to wait until their cancers have become far advanced or incurable.” She sees more work to be done in the way of encouraging patrons in preventative measures and partnering with OHSU as vital for specialty services. Outside of her community and professional works, Dr. Chang explains her husband and two sons are hugely important to her. “One of the main reasons I chose to practice in Bend was for the quality of life and how easy it would be to promote a healthy, active lifestyle here for my children.” When she was considering various jobs after completing medical school and residency at OHSU, her husband got down on his knees and begged her to take the job offered in Bend. She has been so pleased with the results, especially the excellent physicians and thus wonderful colleagues the area attracts. In her free time Dr. Chang is an avid reader and particularly enjoys books assigned by her classic book club.
“One of the main reasons I chose to practice in Bend was for the quality of life and how easy it would be to promote a healthy, active lifestyle here for my children.”
LINYEE CHNAG, MD
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Giving a connection is so meaningful. Consider what giving really is. Consider the idea that you can give in ways you have never thought of. Consider what you have to offer in these ways.
John Zachem, DO, Hospitalist
ike many Bendites, John Zachem, DO, came to Central Oregon under the pretense of a winter vacation and several months later found himself a resident. Prior to starting his local practice in 1998, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, completed medical school at Ohio University and completed residency through the Cleveland Clinic Health System. About his current work as a Hospitalists he says, “I like taking care of patients with the care team, good old fashioned clinical medicine. I have assisted in various leadership positions and always migrate back to this classic roll.” Over the years, Dr. Zachem has noticed the growth of Central Oregon has brought typical urban challenges like patient accesses to healthcare. “Keeping healthcare growth concordant with population growth is challenging. People are moving here and need doctors and aren’t finding them. Though we attempt to meet the need, we can’t keep up. One consequence of this difficulty is hospitalization because of lack of preventative primary care.” As a result of his passion for patient care, Dr. Zachem was recognized by the St. Charles Foundation with the 2015 North Star Award as an outstanding local physician. The hallmark of this award is compassionate patient care, professionalism and commitment to improving the lives of Central Oregonians.
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Dr. Zachem firmly believes in philanthropy as a daily practice. “I work to care for every patient equally, regardless of the demographics they identify with or reasons for being in the hospital, regardless of their life circumstance. As a mentor, I try to pass on those ethics. Your individual reputation when you walk out the front door, no matter your role, no matter who you are, is all you have. That is what I try to model with my daily behavior and encourage with the group practice and partners.” Perhaps contributing to his desire to serve patients is the unique knowledge Dr. Zachem has of both the doctor and patient experience. While closing the interview, Dr. Zachem humbly mentioned having received care at one time or another in nearly every department of the hospital. He says his greatest hope in philanthropy is, “When this gig is up, I want to be remembered as someone who tried to give everything. Someone who served patients with humor and positive energy in a fair and respectful way. Someone who cared and tried to heal.” To aspiring philanthropists Dr. Zachem says, “Giving a connection is so meaningful. Consider what giving really is. Consider the idea that you can give in ways you have never thought of. Consider what you have to offer in these ways.” In the winter Dr. Zachem enjoys skiing of all kinds. In the summer he likes spending time water skiing and hiking in the mountains and wilderness.
JOHN ZACHEM, DO
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Barbara Newman, MD, Medical Director of Women’s Services of the St. Charles Health System
arbara Newman, MD likes the idea of paying it forward. She reflects, “I have had a lot of chances and experiences in life and when you get to travel the world, you see how people are surviving. You see your own fortune, your eyes are opened up, you come out of your own shell, it’s a big world out there and you pay it forward.” To encourage philanthropy Dr. Newman tells others, “Money is not the only philanthropy. It is one form. But the rolodex in your head is too. Caring about your community and doing good works, that is philanthropy.” She says connecting people with each other to hold philanthropic events is one of the most rewarding parts of giving. Leading up to her 28 years in private practice, Dr. Newman completed her education, undergraduate and medical in New Jersey and residency at the University of Vermont. Following this, Dr. Newman was an active duty physician in Seoul, Korea; Fort Knox, Kentucky and Lettermen Medical Center in San Francisco, CA for the U.S. Army. Referencing her motivation for joining the Army, she explains, “Both my grandparents were immigrants, I felt I had a duty and it gave me a chance to travel.” After two weeks in retirement, having re-located to Powell Butte with her husband John A. Nunes, MD, she began mentoring in surgery at
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St. Charles and says her position morphed from there. Newman now works from Redmond overseeing women’s and patient services. In addition to her medical responsibilities, she is active in the St. Charles Foundation and other charity organizations. Dr. Newman supports Healing Reins, a Bend nonprofit nationally credentialed equine therapy group. Having three of her own Quarter Horses, Gemma, Merlin and Connor, and an Icelandic Pony Tumi, she beams, “Being on the board at Healing Reins allows me to meld horses and philanthropy.” Smile Train, which sends surgeons to repair cleft lips and pallets, Central Oregon ASPCA and BrightSide are also charities she supports. Currently, Dr. Newman says there are many issues that the Bend, Redmond, Madras and Prineville St. Charles locations are facing in women’s health related to social and economic issues. Critical access, unemployment and drug abuse are just some of the concerns Dr. Newman mentions. These concerns are particularly prevalent in Redmond and Madras. “At the four locations we see very different client needs,” she says, nodding her head in concern. “And there is not enough money to go around, government or private.” Dr. Newman believes this is all the more reason to participate in philanthropy, especially with the St. Charles Foundation.
fter 20 plus years in a private practice in Pleasanton, California, John A. Nunes, MD and his wife Barbara Newman, MD, who he met during surgery, moved to Powell Butte. His favorite forms of Central Oregon recreation are playing golf at Brassada and landscaping his property. Much of Dr. Nunes’ philanthropic philosophy was shaped through his education at Jesuit academic institutions. He learned about service through education at a Catholic high school, receiving an undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University and then gaining his medical credentials at Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington D.C. While completing his residency at Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and during a three year tour in Europe, Dr. Nunes put to practice the service-oriented education the Jesuits taught him. About his education and desire to serve on the St. Charles Foundation board, Dr. Nunes says, “If one has been fortunate enough to get an education, if you have that privilege, then it’s your social responsibility to give back to the community. That is what I was taught by the Jesuits. Serving on the board and donating to the St. Charles Foundation, I hope that in a small way it takes care of those who need a helping hand, all of us at some point need a helping hand.” Dr. Nunes offers, “Philanthropy is all about connection. It isn’t just about writing a check or economics. It’s about getting more than you give. If you aren’t wealthy, if you give an elderly person an hour of your time reading, you give of yourself. Everyone is already equipped to give such gifts.” Although allocated administrative responsibility at St. Charles, Dr. Nunes is still clinically active and gets in the operating room. Dr. Nunes has worn a Bulldog lapel pin on his doctor’s coat for the last 25 years to commemorate his time with the 525 Bulldog Squadron and to honor those who are currently in active duty.
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John A. Nunes, MD, FACOG Senior Vice President & Chief Safety & Quality Officer He is passionate about his work as a national instructor for Team STEPPS (strategies and tools to enhance patient performance and safety). Echoing his philanthropic philosophies, he says STEPPS is integral to any healthcare because, “It needs to be a team sport. It takes a team to create a safety net. St. Charles strives to meet the needs of an ever changing, diverse community. As our community grows, we want to be mindful of the range of health needs of all the populations we serve. Any great physician will say they consider the trust their many patients put in them is a privilege and they need to earn it.”
Linda Zivney Advocating for Women in Finance
STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRYSTAL MARIE COLLINS
or 21 years, Linda Zivney has worked with Raymond James to cater to the financial needs of Central Oregonians. Getting her start as an assistant and then as a financial advisor for a local community bank, she went independent in 2007. This decision has enabled her to align more with client interests, better meet their needs and allowed her strengths as a female in the industry to flourish. With services particularly focused on retirement planning and assisting retirees, she says, “Retirement means something different to everyone and through planning we can make it successful for everyone.”
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Veronique Waldron By operating under the principal that the clients’ needs come first, Zivney takes a person or family’s entire life into consideration. Through asking questions and developing trust over time, she says she fosters long-term relationships with her clients versus single transactions. This philosophy is evident even in the ambiance of her office. Decorated with community works from emerging and well known names, overflowing with lush flowers and plants, complimented by a calming wall fountain in the wait area and her own works of glass art, the space emits a feeling of care. “The service level we provide is above and beyond,” Zivney explains. “We look at their entire life, not just financial life. Our clients turn to us for advice when buying property or refinancing a home; we become their trusted partner, not just in financial life but in their entire life. When the recession hit in 2007 and 2008, we were providing counsel to a lot of clients and it is an honor to deal with them in that way. We really appreciate the trust they put in us and we take it really seriously.” She reflects that only 20 to 25 percent of her industry is female and it has been a major asset in many ways. Zivney had a client say, “[he] felt like dealing with a woman because it was less sales oriented and more geared toward his individual needs and felt like a caring environment.” Though it may seem morbid to address it, in a couple, husbands appreciate the relationship with a female financial advisor because they know that their wives will have a trusted and compassionate person to continue dealing with financial affairs after he is out of the picture. Zivney contributes to developing women’s involvement in finance professionally in the Raymond James Women Financial Advisors Networking Group and by hosting community educational events. Having raised two kids as a single mom, she says, “It is important to me that women be knowledgeable in finance because it serves us to participate in these decisions whether as a couple or on our own. Women traditionally managed a kid’s life and the family life, and I think it is important that women take a roll financially. Besides, women usually outlive men.” About living in the High Desert she says, “I like the fact that Bend still has a small time feel for its size and the access to all of the outdoor actives,” and she notes enjoyment of kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and time at her cabin near Cresent Lake in her free time. Though, recently returned from a holiday in Costa Rica, she appreciated the diversion and looks forward to more travel.
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WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS STORIES & PHOTOGRAPHY BY TORI YOUNGBAUER, KALEA AUGON & MADELYNN BOWERS
eet the inspiring and exceptional women in our community who were the recipients of the second annual Bend Chamber Women of the Year (WOY) Awards. One of the award judges and chair of the awards committee Connie Druliner, franchise owner of Express Employment Professionals in Bend, says this is one of her favorite days of the year. “What an opportunity to see extraordinary women in Bend doing extraordinary things...It is amazing how many of these women are quietly busy accomplishing contributions of substance for the greater good of Central Oregon and beyond our back porch—some of which we do not even know about while year after year they continue to accomplish their goals. “These awards are motivational, important and giving women hope that what they do can be recognized and how important their individual
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work is. I especially love the young hero/community awards for youth as it encourages the youth to reach and stretch their own goals while giving the community the opportunity to see how much these young woman have excelled to date, it is quite impressive. After 40 years of living in our area I must say how impactful this collective group is to all of us.” Bonnie Vandiver, the event coordinator for the Bend Chamber who helped launch the first WOY Awards adds, “It’s very important to recognize the incredible things women do in our community today. We are all created to be amazing in our own rights. We should honor, uplift, recognize, support and show appreciation to one another. It was in this fashion that the Women of the Year event was born.” To nominate someone for 2017 awards visit www.bendchamber.org.
SUE HOLLERN AT HER HOME ON DRAKE PARK
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Lifetime Achievement Award
t is no surprise to active members of the community that Sue Hollern was the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement award, as she has been proactive in making Bend a better place to live for over 50 years. She was a founding member of Start Making a Reader Today (SMART), Cascade Child Center, Family Access Network and Oregon’s Commission on Children and Families. She is a supporter of Caldera Arts for atrisk youth, 4-H and on the advisory boards for The Oregon Community Foundation, Art in Public Places, Allied Arts, Art Station, BendFilm and the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Despite the seemingly endless list of organizations she has had a hand in, Sue is incredibly humble about the amazing work she does for the community. “I fell in love with Bend because of wonderful, welcoming people who now, 50 years later, remain my great friends. And what is not to love about the High Desert weather and landscape?” Hollern states. “My husband, Mike, and I have been very fortunate and feel that it is our duty and our pleasure to do as much for our community as we can.” Hollern has had this passion ever since she and her husband moved to Bend in 1964. “We originally said that if we didn’t like it here, we would leave after two years. We’ve been here for over 50,” Hollern says. She explains that she enjoyed getting involved in the community when her children were still in school, inspiring many of the educational programs she helped put into motion. “I love this community. I love the scenery and especially the people,” Hollern states. “Especially as Bend grows and changes so quickly, we have a say in what it will be like. No one can stop it from changing, but I
loved it back when I first moved here and I love it now, just the same.” Hollern has been a huge advocate of creating a home for art in Bend. “When I first got here, there really weren’t any galleries or places for artists to show their work,” she explains. “We started Art in Public Places as Art Now 50 years ago and with the help of the Bend Foundation, it’s exciting to see what we have been able to accomplish.” Art in Public Places has been instrumental in funding and selecting the renown artful roundabouts all over Bend. When asked about receiving the Women of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, Hollern described the term, “Life Achievement to me means it is time to clean the attic! Of course I felt hugely honored to receive the award. I could look at the other nominated women, as well as plenty in the audience, who were equally deserving. I think I have just been around longer.” Sue has been noted for being an incredible advocate for those in need. She consistently opens her home to community members and nonprofit events. “My husband, my family, my friends and the needs in the community motivate me. There is so much to be done for children and families, the arts and the never ending shortage of affordable housing,” Hollern explains. “Everyone has a responsibility to give back to their community in some way, no matter how small. I think it’s about finding something you are interested in and passionate about and finding a way to pursue it. Just look around you and see what fits for you.” When she was nominated for the award, it was noted that, “she has contributed greatly to the warm, welcoming spirit Bend is known for,” and when thinking of Bend’s finest characteristics, “Sue’s fingerprints are all over them.”
Entrepreneur of the Year
t takes more than an idea, risk and business plan to start a company that attains triple digit growth in each of its first three years of operation. With a mindset to accept failures as opportunities and determination to seek out innovative ways to succeed, Sarah Pool defines what it takes to be an entrepreneur. CEO of Pacific Superfood Snacks, mentor, friend, local advocate and national public speaker, Sarah wears an array of hats that constantly keeps her exploring new places and ideas. “I am surrounded by people— my team, mentors, family, community—who never settle and want the very best for others and for each other. It makes it impossible to have a bad day. I’m motivated by the same feeling I believe we all share, which is to live a full life and to do something that positively impacts the world.” Behind every success is a story of inspiration. A native to Bend, Sarah admired the dedication and hard work of her parents as they ran their own local business. “My parents are my heroes. They set the example for working tirelessly towards something purposeful and managed to always put family first, to never let anything skew their perspective and values.” Traveling from city to city through Sarah’s youth, her family committed to her dedication and love for basketball which helped land her at the University of California Berkeley. “College was a continuation of that [hard work], where competing in college athletics taught me to always test and push my limits, to persevere through the impossible and to be a great teammate. Getting my education at Berkeley taught me to do something meaningful with my life and question my deeply held assumptions and paradigms in
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order to become a better decisionmaker and human being.” After a successful start in the financial industry, Sarah gave up a comfortable lifestyle to pursue something she truly believed in: the health and betterment of people. With a positive attitude and sleepless nights, she started what became a multi-million dollar business out of a warehouse in Portland. “The biggest contributor to our success has been our hustle. We aren’t the smartest or most talented people out there, but we are tireless; hungry to be great at what we do and willing to outwork our competitors. We make it a priority to get better every day.” Sarah has recently traveled across the United States and internationally to speak and inspire others at national conventions and conferences, yet always gives back to what has helped her become what she is today. “This [Bend] is my hometown, so I feel an enormous amount of gratitude to be a part of it and am really excited for what is to come. Life and business in Bend just keeps getting better. We have been involved with TEDx, the World Muse Conference and similar events and engagements run by incredible people here.” So what’s next? The future only opens more doors and opportunities as Sarah sees a limitless potential for the growth of Bend. “One of our biggest priorities is empowering youth to see themselves as future CEOs and change-makers. We are getting ready to launch a start-up camp with the Boys and Girls Club of Bend, to teach youth the ins-and outs-of launching a business.” Sarah is continuously learning and seeking out innovative ideas, which leaves no surprise to her nomination and awarding as Bend’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.
Woman of the Year
natural leader, impact-maker and influential business owner, Moe Carrick is an exceptional example of a woman who has a sincere passion for helping others and the betterment of her community. With an innovative mind and desire for more control in her own career path, Moe founded Moementum in 2001, a local business coaching and mentoring company with clients across the Northwest and internationally. “We consider ourselves a specialty consulting firm. Our mission is to develop great leaders, resilient organizations and connected partnerships to solve the world’s big problems. We believe that business can and should be a force for good.” It comes with no surprise that her favorite companies and people to work with are ones that do not just see profit as their only sign of success but want to make a difference and give back. To portray the qualities and actions she values most, Moe gives back with a substantial donation from her own business. “We give away 30 percent of our revenue and our time to local pro-bono causes which includes serving on volunteer boards and other events in town.” Moe plays an integral part in the local volunteer community. As the head of the board for TEDx, she surrounds herself with other women leaders who want to make a difference. She is constantly relied on for
motivation and support, yet finds her own inspiration in people who exemplify a tremendous amount of courage. “To me, courage and fear go hand in hand, you can’t have the courage to do something without a small sense of fear at first. Some of the most courageous people I know are also the most fearful, but that is what inspires me.” That courage can be seen in her efforts to make the workplace balanced and unintimidating for men and women alike. As a woman business owner in Bend, one of Moe’s main goals is to work towards an environment where men and women share equal roles in their occupations and personal lives. “It’s getting better, but Bend is more saturated with male run businesses, as is America as a whole. If we can get our small community to have equal employment opportunities and show that women and men can both be the breadwinners, and males can be at home with the kids during the week, then we are starting something.” And starting something is what Moe excels at, from businesses to writing books to relationships with other impact makers. Amidst adversity and with an open heart, Moe continues to pursue a life of giving and adventure in business and beyond. The future holds no limits for Moe as she is on track to have her first book (on finding a great work fit) to be published in 2017 and another one on the drawing board to follow.
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n 1993, Kim Meeder, along with her husband Troy, moved to the Central Oregon area. They purchased a piece of property on the outskirts of Bend and began the necessary and lengthy process of rehabilitating the land. After over two years of dedication and hard work, Kim brought home the Meederâ€™s first two horses. Over the next 21 years, Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch would grow to house 25 to 30 horses at any given time. The organization works to rescue these animals from situations of abuse and neglect and pair them with children in need. Through caring for these animals and forming close bonds, Crystal Peaks serves kids searching for healing and hope. At the Ranch a child is paired with both a horse and a leader, each coming into the session with their own stories of grit and determination. Currently, Crystal Peaks serves between 4,000 and 5,000 disadvantaged children and families annually and provides riding sessions free to any child who wishes for the extraordinary love present at the ranch. The ranch hosts a volunteer program (the outreach of which is evident and unique) where families and individuals work side-by-side to foster compassion, trust, a sense of belonging and feelings of wholeness. The ranch partners with outside, local organizations and nonprofits to work with families facing challenges and to continue spreading kindness and hope within the region. Kim serves as chief communications officer and director of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. She has authored four books since 2003 including Hope Rising, Bridge Called Hope, Blind Hope and Fierce Beauty and inspires with her own triumphs and ministry. Kim leaves lasting impacts in Central Oregon and on a global scale. In 2006, the Ranch hosted its first conference, aimed to educate individuals with dreams of founding organizations which work in similar manners to Crystal Peaks. Since this first conference, 205 organizations, functioning in healing ways similar to Crystal Peaks, have come into play around the world. Kimâ€™s contributions to her community, persevering vision and service far beyond herself, all undoubtedly played a role in the Bend Chamber awarding the title of 2016 Woman of the Year Community Hero to Meeder.
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Young Hero Award 14-17
f all of the recipients of the annual Women of the Year awards, Madelynn (Madie) Bowers was the youngest to win. 17 years old and a junior in high school, Bowers received the Young Hero Award. She has an extraordinary eloquence about her that is recognized by everyone she meets. “I was so honored to be in a room with such hard-working, inspiring women,” Bowers reflects. “There are just endless accolades for the women honored and I was humbled to be a part of it all.” A Bend native, Bowers has enjoyed growing up in this city. “Being so close to such a beautiful landscape is refreshing, and we have a great artistic community with music and theatre here. I love the community overall because everyone is genuinely friendly, engaging and open.” Bowers has always enjoyed talking with and meeting new people for as long as she can remember. “My family was very involved at our church and I used to help my dad with Sunday school when I was very young,” she states. “I really liked being around people and families from different walks of life.” Her desire to meet new people extends into her future goals. “Ideally, I would like to go into international studies to become a diplomat around the world. People are something that I’m really passionate about. I would love to create a better world, and I think that communicating with people is the most effective way to achieve that,” she explains. “I’m inspired to reach out to those with
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different backgrounds who have experienced difficulties and help them in any way that I can.” Madie has ambitions to travel all over Europe, South America, Latin America and the Middle East. “I haven’t traveled that much outside of Bend before, so I’m really excited to get out there and explore more of the world.” When asked about the Young Hero Award she received, Bowers has her own definition of what it means. “I think that a young hero is someone who is active and has passion within the community. They would try to be kind, honest and make it a better place to live. I definitely strive to be that person in day-to-day life.” Bowers plans on taking a few college course over the summer to get a feel for what she might like to do in the future. When she’s not in school, she participates in theatre, ultimate Frisbee, rock climbing, hiking, is an intern at Cascade Publications Inc. and loves being outdoors whenever she gets a chance. Her peers recognize her as someone who works incredibly hard, is dedicated to whatever task is in front of her and has a professionalism far beyond her years. When she was nominated for the award, Bowers was described as, “able to handle a fast-paced and hectic environment, while still maintaining a positive and professional attitude. This is what it means to be a young hero: to inspire those around you, regardless of age or experience. Madie achieves this on a regular basis.”
Young Hero Award 18-21
orn and raised in Bend, 18-year-old Hannah Elizabeth Birchem exudes kindness and a passion for what she does. Her face lights up as she tells of her work with Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend and her involvement with Junior Club. It quickly becomes evident as to why this young woman was praised with Bend Chamber’s Woman of the Year 2016 Young Hero Award. In addition to holding the position of program coordinator for Junior Club, an after school activity developed to teach [kindergarten-aged children] how to think, the social science major is currently pursuing dual enrollment at Central Oregon Community College and OSU Cascades. Birchem attributes her studies to a love of working with people. Reflecting on past extracurricular activities, (including a My Future My Choice mentorship program, success on the Speech and Debate Team, time spent serving as a Sunday school teacher and work with the Buy a Tree Change a Life organization), Hannah believes her community involvement stems from an enthusiasm for, “having those connections with people and being involved [within the Central Oregon area].” Hannah has been a constant presence around the Boys and Girls Clubs for the past four years. Originally a member of the Clubs as a freshman in high school, Hannah went on to volunteer with the organization the next summer and found employment within the Clubs the following year. Birchem is especially appreciative of the Clubs Executive Director Derek Beauvais and speaks highly of the man she views as a role model. In the Fall of 2015, Birchem spearheaded the Clubs’ Junior Club program, which places an emphasis on mindliness curriculum and encourages creativity and the learning of a second language. One day, Hannah hopes to achieve the role of resource development director within the Clubs and sees her continued involvement with the organization whose “whole purpose is to give back to the community.” In 2015, Hannah was awarded the Boys and Girls Clubs most prestigious title for her
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involvement within the nonprofit and was named the 2015 Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend’s Youth of the Year. After rigorous interviews and countless essays, Hannah earned the mark for her unrivaled generosity, (she volunteered for 600 hours over the course of the year), academic success and overall excellence. Hannah always strives for positivity and says, “I really, really, really try to be optimistic in every area.” The woman accredits her mother as her inspiration and her best friend. As a mentor within the Clubs, Hannah
brings this zeal to Junior Club and radiates an eagerness to help. She tackles her daily life with fervor, and urges, “If there’s something that you want to know [how to] do, don’t be afraid to just jump in and do it.” The 2016 Woman of the Year Awards was an occasion Hannah describes as humbling and inspiring and an opportunity to be in the midst of incredible women. She feels honored to have received the 2016 Young Hero Award for the 18 to 21 year old age group.
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