Michelle Mercer

Michelle Mercer

About Michelle Michelle has lived in Bend since 2007, and holds a degree in Journalism from Butler University, Indianapolis. In addition to serving as the marketing director for Sun Country Tours, she provides content marketing and public relations to a variety of Bend-based businesses. Prior to her appointment to the … Continue reading

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

About Matt Matt visited Bend for the first time in 1999 and knew immediately that one day Bend would be his home. It took 11 years to make it happen, but in 2010 Matt and his family moved to Bend to own and operate the Pine Ridge Inn, a 20-room … Continue reading

John Mcloud

John Mcloud

About John Mcloud John moved to Bend with his family in 2005 after over 20 years working in a variety of international corporate finance positions, hoping to enjoy a quieter life in Central Oregon. That same year John was selected as Finance Director for Mt. Bachelor. During the next six … Continue reading

Erick Trachsel

Erick Trachsel

About Erick Trachsel Erick Trachsel works as the ​director of ​sales & ​marketing for The Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center. Prior to that, he was the ​director of sales for the Doubletree Hotel for the last three years. He also served on the sales teams of other local properties including … Continue reading

Dave Nissen

Dave Nissen

Dave Nissen, Board Chair Co-Owner, Wanderlust Tours About Dave Dave Nissen, founded Wanderlust Tours, a nature-based tour company, in 1993. Wanderlust Tours, which is based in Bend, offers half- and full-day guided, natural and cultural history tours around the Central Oregon region. Dave’s passion is to help people understand the … Continue reading

Brent Mclean

Brent Mclean

About Brent Brent had never visited the State of Oregon before coming to Bend in January 2011. He made the decision to relocate to Bend after a few hours in town and moved here full-time in February 2011 to oversee Northview’s acquisition and management of Brasada Ranch, Eagle Crest Resort, … Continue reading

Alan Dietrich

Alan Dietrich

About Alan, CEO BendDistillery A native of Minneapolis, Alan moved to Bend 25 years ago, like so many of us, to ski. Today he is CEO of Bendistillery, makers of Crater Lake Spirits and one of the nation’s pioneering craft distilleries. He and his wife and two daughters are still … Continue reading

Steve Larson

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

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