Board of Directors - 2018

     President

     Aaron Schofield
     First Interstate Bank
     57150 Beaver Dr.
     Sunriver, OR 97707
     541-330-7571
     aschofield@fib.com


Aaron Schofield, Branch manager at First Interstate Bank, he has been with the First Interstate Bank for 8 years. He graduated in 1998 from JCC with AAS in Accounting and started his professional career at Carrols Corporation as General Manager. He serves on the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce as Board President. He has a great passion for helping build the community through business development and supports those efforts that help our community. Aaron is also Board treasurer for Upper Deschutes River Coalition. This organization focus its efforts on forest fire prevention in the county. Aaron and his wife Sarah support many of the community events and are involved with those efforts. Aaron and his family reside here in Sunriver and volunteer at various community events. Aaron is a New York native and moved to Central Oregon a little over 9 years ago.

     Executive Director

     Kent Elliott
     56825 Venture Ln #110
     Sunriver, OR 97707
     541-539-8149
     exec@sunriverchamber.com

I am a native Oregonian, born and raised on the East side of Portland. I graduated from U of O with a bachelor degree in Business administration and later received a master’s degree from Western Governors University. My business carrier brought me to Sunriver every summer for business conventions and family vacations.

After building a successful insurance brokerage and raising three sons, I sold my business interests and became a permanent Sunriver resident. At that time, I realized our larger unincorporated community was not united and did not have a single voice or independent organization that could bring the community together and address larger community issues. I became executive director in 2013 as a way to give back to our community and use my business experience to help build the Chamber to be a valuable asset for business and residents.

I look forward to continuing to work on implementing Chamber’s vision into the future and I enjoy supporting and helping businesses grow and prosper.

Colin Gladden
Sunriver Brewing Co.
Office: 541-593-3007

Mobile: 541-480-6515


     Roxanne M. Renteria

     Community Librarian

    Deschutes Public Library

    (541) 312-1091

     roxanner@deschuteslibrary.org

     http://www.deschuteslibrary.org


1. I am in involved with the SR Area Chamber of Commerce because I want to promote awareness of the types and scope of services the Deschutes Public Library provides for residents and small business owners. I am eager to share how the library can help residents meet their literary and entertainment needs; and access information to grow their business, resolve an issue, answer a question, or participate in community decision-making.

2. I am eager to share my expertise in research, small business resources, and literature with Chamber members and the community in the following ways: through one-on-one research assistance such as Book-a-Librarian sessions, presentations, trainings, and reader’s advisory.

3. Other community projects I am involved with include: outreach on behalf of the Deschutes Public Library.




Secretary

Carl Jansen
Upper Deschutes River Coalition
P.O. Box 3577
Sunriver, OR 97707
541-408-1535
carlj@searchna.com

     Treasurer

     Keith Kessaris
     SROA Asst General Manager
     57455 Abbott Drive
     Sunriver, OR 97707
     541-585-3723
     keithk@srowners.org

I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce in spring of 2015. It is wonderful to be involved with the Chamber as it gives me the opportunity to work with and provide answers/resources to business leaders, residents and tourists in the Sunriver area.

As the Assistant General Manager of Sunriver Owners Association, my knowledge in Board governance, community management and connections with key stakeholders in Sunriver enables me to elicit a strong voice in the overall business community marketplace. I bring 17+ years of recreational experience to the Sunriver Area Chamber, which in turn with effective brainstorming as a group, enables the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce to be a prominent resource for all end users (business owners, residents, non-residents and tourists).

In addition to being a past President of the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I also sit on the Fundraising Committee for Bend Habitat for Humanity and have for four years. I am also a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA designee) and a member of the Community Managers International Association (CMIA).

     
     Ginny Kansas-Mesaros
     Realtor
     56825 Venture Ln  #110
     Sunriver, OR  97707
     541-977-2710
     ginny.m.kansas@gmail.com


 

It's my honor and privilege to be a member of the Board and this community. It is important to me that our community has unity in its purpose and the Chamber connects to the residents and businesses of ALL 27 neighborhoods, businesses and guests who have chosen to live, work and play here. However each of us have found this special place, we all enjoy the unique Sunriver Area Experience daily-- of being surrounded by the Cascade Range and lakes, wildlife and the wonderful people and our lifestyle to those who have become our neighbors, businesses and visitors. It's important to me to do my part in keeping our community and its businesses thriving with a clear, united voice in its economic and community development. We as a community with our unincorporated 97707 zip-code contributes so much to the County via personal, business & property tax revenues transient room taxes. Each of us play an important part in making this community better and stronger by working together.

As Owner/Principal Broker of Ginny Kansas Real Estate and a Director on Chamber and Sunriver-La Pine Economic Development boards: " Our family has lived here since the 80's, so my career as a residential specialist is to help my clients find the right neighborhood, home, and introduce them to the area and make the right connections to those who move here or start or relocate their new life and business! I'm also involved with the Rural Tourism Studio 15-year project, a contributor to different publications so I love to introduce residents and guests to great trails and organizations to balance work with play in the Great Outdoors! As a past college instructor for Business Education and Management Consultant, I love to connect people to business development services, free adult education classes, job training, internships and mentor-ships.




     John Holland
     Pine River Homes
     541-213-0072
     John@PineriverHomes.net

     



I am currently involved with the SR Area Chamber of Commerce because:

  • I am a 15-year permanent resident of Sunriver Resort and have served SROA on many specific committees, including Design Review, Chair of Communications, past SROA Representative to Chamber of Commerce

  • Real Estate Developer and Investor in the SR Area


I am eager to share my background/expertise working with “local government”, “local businesses”, and “local residents”, attempting to enhance our business and local community.

  • Education: Graduate School of Education PSU

  • Community big picture development

  • Helping to support and mentor new business and business creation in “South County”

  • Helping to unify “South County” community interactions


Other community projects I am or have been involved with include:

  • Past:

    • Homebuilders Board and President

    • EDCO Board

    • CASA Rep Deschutes County

    • SaveSunriver.Org Creator/Organizer

  • Current Focus:  

    • Traffic flow in SR Business Park

    • SR Business Park Owner Focus Group

    • Harper Bridge Safety Issues - acquiring “New” Safe Canoe/Kayak Launch Site

    • South County Sewer Development Projects


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