185 NE 10th St.

Prineville, OR 97754

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the team

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the 2019 chamber awards

Kim

director of tourism

Meet Kim.

Director of Tourism - Prineville & Crook County

If you could write your own job title concerning what you do here, what would it be? Chaos Coordinator Extraordinaire – that does it all with a sense of humor and a smile. I have also been referred to as “Prineville’s Cheerleader”.

Describe any professional designations and industry-related accomplishments. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors degree in Journalism and Communication. I have 15 years experience as a marketing coordinator for Les Schwab who was a very community oriented company. That and my love for Prineville, prepared me for this position. I also served on the Prineville – Crook County Chamber Board of Directors for a year prior to taking my position with the Chamber.

What inspires you about working for the Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center? I love helping people. Being able to draw people to our community and provide our local businesses with the tools and resources very rewarding. I also love how this town is getting known and making a larger mark on the map. Whatever we do to bring tourists into Prineville trickles down and helps fund so much in this town. Jobs, economic development, infrastructure, real estate and development, arts and entertainment, and recreation opportunities are all given a boost from our local tourism dollars.

Give us a few personal details. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my teenage girls and tending to my four dogs (Luda, Nate Dogg, Hazel and Hope) and one cat.  I also love spending time out and about in Prineville getting to visit the shops, restaurants, and events that make this town so special.  But lately the travel bug has hit and I can’t wait to visit destinations near and far!

Tell us your favorite inspirational quote.  I love the words of Allen Drury:  Be kind, be decent, be generous, be tolerant, compassionate and understanding.  Be fast to praise, slow to judge.  Remember, we’re all human and don’t cast the first stone.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

  1. Visiting the town of my grandmother in Bari, Italy.
  2. Owning a tiny house.
  3. Finding out there is a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Kelsea

CHAMBER STAFF

Meet Kelsea.

Membership Development Coordinator

If you could write your own job title concerning what you do here, what would it be?

The Little Mermaid – “I want to be where the people are”. People-ing is what I do.
Developing meaningful working relationships with the members of the Chamber, Business Community, and public.

Describe a professional accomplishments of yours.

Landing this job! Working at the Chamber where I get to serve the community I love isde finitely a professional accomplishment of mine.

What inspires you about working for the Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center?
It’s not a “what’ as much as it is the “who”. The people are what inspire me. This community is truly made up of the most wonderful, eclectic group of humans and working to ensure that our community continues to be a warm, kind, and a thriving place to live, work, recreate, and visit inspires me.

Give us a few personal details.
I have a size 7.5 shoe, mustard is my favorite condiment…. Just kidding! I was born and raised in Prineville and chose to remain a lifelong resident. I have two sons and extensive family in the area who love the people and location here as much as I do. I enjoy volunteering in youth sports and activities, spending my free time outside playing or watching sports, hiking, hunting, fishing or back porch sitting with my people.

Tell us your favorite inspirational quote.
“Finding your purpose does not have to be about your career. Your purpose is about your soul. It’s about how you engage in life.”

What are three things still left on your bucket list?
1. Raise good humans
2. Retire with benefits
3. Shrink my pores

Deb

CHAMBER STAFF

Meet Deb.

Operations Manager

If you could write your own job title concerning what you do here, what would it be? Nuts and Bolts – I like the day-to-day things that make the office work!

Describe any professional designations and industry-related accomplishments. I like to think of myself as a well-rounded professional. I have been an Office Assistant, Executive Assistant, Human Resources Manager and Recruiter, Tax Office Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper, Biller. I love being in a support role; I believe it is what I do best. If I can make someone’s day a bit brighter and bit easier it fills my cup.

What inspires you about working for the Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center? I love people! I enjoy interacting with the public and finding out where they’re from near, far our hometown!

Give us a few personal details. I have 4 dogs, 3 cats and 20 rabbits. My daughter and I show several different breeds of rabbits and we enjoy it. My husband and I have spent 21 years hunting together and raising kids. My husband and my children make my world go around.

Tell us your favorite quote.  Do everything in love.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

  • Red Stag Hunting in New Zealand
  • Italy trip with my husband to find his roots.
  • Hawaii with my entire family

Amanda

CHAMBER STAFF

Meet Amanda.

Front Desk Clerk

If you could write your own job title concerning what you do here, what would it be?

Friendly Prineville welcomer with an information hub in the office and OCD organizer behind the scenes! 

Describe any professional designations and industry-related accomplishments.

I have had a variety of jobs from running heavy equipment at a Rock Crushing Mine to banking (jack of all trades master of none?). I settled into a career of Certified Pharmacy Technician for eleven years, until I had my second child and decided that staying home with our two boys was top priority. Since 2016 I was able to work from home and help my husband manage our own successful business. Customer service has always been at my forefront, and I love working with people.

What inspires you about working for the Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center?

I moved to Prineville in 2010 from Lakeview Oregon which is a considerably smaller town. But instantly fell in love with this community. The people are so welcoming. Businesses and the community come together to support each other when needed. Nowadays that is a rare find. I am so excited to be able to work with our local businesses and help be successful any way I can. Crook County has so much potential to do amazing things for its community to grow and be successful, but not lose the heart of what the town is. The team we have at the Chamber is amazing and it literally just felt like the perfect fit at the perfect time.

Give us a few personal details.

My two greatest gifts in life have been my two sons Gage and Reed. I love spending time doing anything outdoors fishing, hunting, and exploring etc. with my husband and boys as a family! Family is everything. I love music and find a deep connection through songs and lyrics. Concerts are my happy place and I love how they can bring people together. I love to travel although I haven’t got to experience very much of that yet!

Tell us your favorite inspirational quote. 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”- Maya Angelou

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

1. Concert at Redrock Amphitheater, Denver, CO.

2. Travel to Belize, Italy, Germany & Ireland with my family.

3. Kill a bigger Bull Elk than my Husband!

Taylor

CHAMBER STAFF

Meet Taylor.

Destination Specialist

If you could write your own job title concerning what you do here, what would it be?
Rural Experiences Enthusiast. As a RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) AmeriCorps Member, I love exploring new rural spaces and sharing my passion for the hidden gems and unique assets that can be found in any rural community.

Describe a professional accomplishments of yours.

I am a 2022 graduate from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a small liberal arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a double minor in Public Policy and Environmental Studies. Following graduation, I served as an AmeriCorps VISTA focusing on anti-poverty efforts through volunteer management, partnership collaboration, youth and rural engagement, and digital marketing at a non-profit in Rochester, NY. Before becoming a RARE AmeriCorps Member and moving to Oregon, I worked as a Planning Intern for Allegany County, NY, completing an open space inventory and visualization for the upcoming county comprehensive plan. These opportunities have fueled my love for service, my stewardship for the land we occupy, and my appreciation for the community-building and resourcefulness of rural communities.

What inspires you about working for the Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center?
My rural community in New York has played a huge role in shaping who I am, the relationships I build, and the work I find meaningful. Working with the Prineville – Crook County Chamber and Visitor Center provides me with the perfect opportunity to give back to rural communities and continue to gain skills that can help small towns leverage their spaces and businesses. Tourism is a great way to introduce sustainable revenue sources to support the individuals that live, work, and play here.

Give us a few personal details.
I am the proud daughter of a dairy farmer from Western NY in a county with more cows than people – something that likely Crook County has in common with my hometown. I studied abroad in Lisbon, Portugal for a semester and got to explore 8 different countries for my very first time traveling to Europe. In contrast, I had never been west of Pennsylvania until I drove 45 hours cross-country to move to Central Oregon. I hope to use my year as a RARE AmeriCorps Member to explore all of the wonders of Oregon and visit my fellow RARE members. 

Tell us your favorite inspirational quote.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional” by John C. Maxwell. I think change expedites the opportunity to grow and regularly try to challenge myself and push myself outside of my comfort zone, despite still struggling with change.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

  1. Visiting all 50 states (especially Alaska)
  2. Having my own small hobby farm or ranch
  3. Going skydiving!

Amy
Hurt

Office Administrator

Meet AmY.

Office Administrator, Prineville - Crook County Chamber of Commerce

If you could write your own job title concerning what you do here, what would it be?  Office Team Captain, AKA: “Google”.

Describe any professional designations and industry-related accomplishments.  I have extensive professional office experience and management as well as a lot of side hustle. But, by far my biggest accomplishments are my 4 amazing children.

What inspires you about working for the Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center?  The atmosphere we create at the Chamber between the three of us makes working at the Chamber quite entertaining. But this small town and genuine people I’ve met over the last couple years and the relationships I’ve formed really make the difference in my work. Being the hub of information and working with the business community and helping navigate the world of business is both challenging and satisfying. Knowing that I am helping in my own way makes me happy at the end of the day.

Give us a few personal details.  It’s no surprise that God and family is the most precious and important thing in my life. You can find me at high school sporting events, cheering my oldest daughter through dance. At middle school choir listening to my youngest daughter sing like an angel. Driving my mom or youngest boy to appointments or shopping, making sure they have everything they want and need. You can find me snuggling my oldest son’s new baby or just out with friends catching up over a beer. I’m surrounded by good people but more than anything I also enjoy a good hike and a place that I can spend time talking to God.

Tell us what inspires you, or provide your favorite inspirational quote.  “Live in such a way, that those who know you, but don’t know God, will come to know God because they know you”

TRINITY

CHAMBER STAFF

Meet TRINITY.

EVENTS COORDINATOR

NANCY
NENNIG

Board Member

Meet NANCY.

Prineville Lions Club

My husband and I have lived in Prineville for 17 years. I retired from the Banking Industry after 18 years, most recently working for Oregonians Credit Union. I enjoy the trails and camping in the Crook County
area.

In addition to that, I have volunteered for the Crooked River roundup for 15 years, am the current President of the Prineville Lions, a member of the Prineville Elks and a Member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

I was an active member of the Chamber Ambassador Committee for 15 years and supported all the Prineville-Crook County Chamber events and projects.

The Prineville Chamber represents all of Crook County and its individuals, organizations and business and I feel with my volunteering and networking I am able to support the Vision and Mission of the
organization.

Duane Porter

President

Meet Duane.

Financial Advisor, DFP Financial and Consulting

I grew up on a small cattle ranch in rural Southern Oregon which taught me the values of hard work, family, and a rural way of life.  I made the move to Central Oregon in 1993 for all of its beauty and activities.  Over the last 3 decades in Central Oregon, I have seen and experienced the incredible growth and expansion of this wonderful area.  In 2018 my wife and I decided to return to a rural lifestyle in Crook County.  With its diverse community, wide variety, and ever-expanding industry, the area has maintained a small-town rural feel and culture.


In 2019 after 25 years in Insurance and Investments, my wife and I decided to open DFP Financial & Consulting, a Private Wealth Management, Planning, and Consulting Firm.   We completely enjoy the people, community and all Crook County has to offer.  Being part of the Prineville Chamber is an important focus for us to give back to and help the business of the community.


In our spare time we enjoy our family and grandchildren; camping, riding horses and doing all that Central Oregon and Crook County offers, and fly fishing the Crooked River as often as possible.

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Andrea weaver

Secretary

Meet Andrea.

Recreation Coordinator, Crook County Parks & Recreation

I grew up on the North Oregon Coast in a small tight knit community. About 18 years ago my husband and I started traveling to Central Oregon a few times a year to escape the rain. We always talked about wanting to move to the Prineville area. We enjoyed the small town feel as well as the ranching lifestyle the area offers. In the fall of 2020 we made the move with our  three teenage daughters and we are so glad we did!

In the spring of 2021 I started with Crook County Parks & Recreation. A few months after that I took the Recreation Coordinator position. I love  working with Parks & Rec. I have met so many wonderful people in Prineville which has helped with adjusting to a new environment.

I got involved with the Chamber to learn more about the community and to grow relationships.

In my spare time I love working with my family on our ranch as well as watching my girls play sports and show livestock.

Casie Allen

board member

Meet Casie.

Owner - Bayberry Lane

My family has called Prineville home for several generations. Being born and raised in this amazing community, I have always felt so incredibly blessed. I strive to be an active part of the community and volunteer regularly. I am deeply involved in 4H, several youth sports programs, and have served on many other local boards and committees. 

My mom and I own a small downtown boutique called Bayberry Lane. Our motto is local people supporting local people. We enjoy being able to give back and strive to love the people of Prineville well. 

Being on the Chamber Board has allowed me to not only serve and express my opinions as a business owner, but also as a local who wants to foster a community that is able to adapt to change while holding on to their core values.

SHEENA
YORK

Treasurer

Meet SHEENA.

Signet Realty

I am the Owner & Lead Coordinator at Firefly Events and I have been planning and coordinating events for over a decade.   I also recently took on a role as a local real estate broker here in Crook County. 

I grew up around southern Oregon. I made a road trip to Prineville with a cousin, on that trip I was introduced to a handsome young Prineville man that later became my husband. I love Prineville and although I wasn’t raised here over the last 16 years it truly has come to feel like my hometown.

I was working for a business that was a Chamber member and I was looking for opportunities to get involved in the community. After several years of attending Chamber functions I was encouraged to join the Ambassador team and then the Board. It has been a great learning experience and a lot of fun to be part of the Chamber both as a member and on the Board.

I love the weather in Prineville. After growing up in the valley with so many days of rain, I truly appreciated having (mostly) defined seasons. Summertime in Prineville is definitely my all-time favorite! We enjoy paddle boarding at Ochoco reservoir, swimming at the Prineville reservoir, floating the refreshing Crooked River, hiking the Barnes Butte or Chimney Rock trails and riding our ATV’s on the many OHV trails.

Alexandra Greenberg

Vice President

Meet Alexandra

Chiropractor, Slater Chiropractic

I was born and raised in Prineville where I graduated from Crook County High School in 2009.  After that, I moved to Portland where I attended both Pacific University and the University of Western States for Chiropractic School. 

After ten years, I returned to Prineville and am now an Associate Chiropractor at Slater Chiropractic.

Since moving back, I have enjoyed how close this community is and realized how much I missed all that Crook County has to offer compared to the big city.  I started attending Chamber events to become more involved in our community and am excited to continue working with the Chamber as Vice President of the board.

I love spending my free time with friends and family, and enjoy getting out to explore all of Central Oregon.  I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, camping, kayaking and many other outdoor activities available in this beautiful area I get to call home.