Steve Larson

About Steve Steve is an Oregon Native. Born in Astoria, he was raised on the Oregon coast. His first introduction to Bend was on fishing trips to Central Oregon in the 1960’s. Steve’s parents purchased a condo in Sunriver in the early 70’s. During his nationwide 40 year career as … Continue reading

Hank Therien

About Hank My hometown is Corvallis, Oregon. I moved to Bend in the fall of 2008 from South Lake Tahoe, California. In 2011, I earned a bachelor’s degree in ​Tourism & ​Outdoor ​Recreation Management from OSU-Cascades. I am an avid snowboarder which is the main reason for choosing Bend, but … Continue reading

Lisa Sidor

About Lisa Working for Visit Bend allows me the opportunity to share my passion about my town. Prior to moving to Bend in 2004, my family and I would vacation in Bend and Sunriver. My husband’s job as Brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery gave us the chance to move to a … Continue reading

Georganna Frater

About Georgana Georgana has worked professionally as an R.N. for almost 25 years. Now retired, she thoroughly enjoys the change — and challenge, of working within the tourism industry. What’s Your Favorite Bend Adventure? I love hiking and X-C skiing in the many beautiful areas around Bend. What’s Your Favorite … Continue reading

Tawna Fenske

About Tawna Tawna joined Visit Bend in October 2010 to handle media relations, web content, and much of Visit Bend’s social media presence. She’s the author of the Bend Buzz Blog, and the voice behind most of the posts you’ll see on Visit Bend’s popular Facebook and Twitter feeds. A … Continue reading

Jason Lusk

About Jason Jason has been a Bend local his entire 43 years and looks forward to many more to come. Jason enjoys spending time with his family and playing outdoors. He has spent all of his formative years playing on the rivers, lakes, mountains and trails of Central and Eastern … Continue reading

Valerie Warren

About Valerie Valerie went back and forth between Central Oregon and Portland for five years before she and her husband John moved to their vacation cabin in Sunriver full time. She has lived in the Bend area since 2005. In her time away from work, Valerie enjoys skiing, après skiing, … Continue reading

Nate Wyeth

About Nate Spending most of his childhood in Michigan, Nate grew up with a passion for being outdoors, riding his bike and playing in the water. Years later, he’s still passionate about the same activities. After college, Nate knew that he and his new wife had to find a place … Continue reading

Kevney Dugan

About Kevney Born and raised in Michigan, Kevney grew up playing any sport he could make time for. In the long run, trail running, mountain biking and fly fishing were the sports that stuck. Fly fishing was the one that offered a working opportunity out of college and took him … Continue reading