Hidden all over the Ochocos are numerous mines. Historical reports state there were once over 1,ooo mines in the Ochocos that bore cinnabar, gold and thundereggs. Today, less than 50 are still open.
The most frequented mines are the Mother Lode Mine and Independent Mine. Neither of these locations are currently maintained, but a great place to visit and imagine activities of the past. The Blue Ridge Mine is also a popular attraction for those wanting to explore these sites.
If you could write your own job title concerning what you do here, what would it be? I plant, and then nurture, the seeds of change and growth!
Describe any professional designations and industry-related accomplishments. I like to have as many tools in my toolbox as possible! I am a general notary, a master gardener, have an OLCC license and food handlers card, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. You’ll often see me around Central Oregon working local events during the weekend. For most of my life, I have lived and breathed hospitality and tourism. I love chatting with people, especially those who have the travel bug – like me!
What inspires you about working for the Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center? People inspire me! Being able to support those who do what they love every day is what inspires me about working at the Chamber!
Give us a few personal details. I love music, dancing, and traveling! If you ever come to my house, you’ll find the record player roaring, a couple of candles lit, and a plethora of memorabilia from my adventures!
Tell us what inspires you, or provide your favorite inspirational quote. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou