Who We Are
Copywriter, Wordplay Creative Copy & Campaigns
Founder & Creative Director, The Bold Kind
Taylor Hooks is the Founder & Creative Director behind The Bold Kind Branding & Marketing Agency. With over a decade of experience owning and working with small businesses, Taylor helps to develop magnetic, authentic and personality-filled brands through branding, web design, and content marketing.
Marketing, Design & Production Manager, Bend Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Shaver was born in Chicago, raised in Alabama, married a banjo player from California, has a son named Boots, and no shortage of stories. She graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts with an advanced diploma in Fine Art Design and continued her education at the Art Institute of Chicago. Stephanie has always had a passion for business and collaborating with community stake holders on creative solutions. Having run a few of her own business ventures, founding a community arts organization in northern California, working with Chambers of Commerce for over a decade, and highly engaged in her community, Stephanie brings passion and experience to the OIM Board.
Kristin Betschart, CMP
Owner, KKB Events
She is active with 100+ Women Who Care of Central Oregon helping to make a difference in the local community. When Kristin is not busy planning fabulous events, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and exploring her community of Bend, Oregon.
Founder, LAB Creative
Owner & Strategist, Citizen + Co.
Justin Bronson is the Owner & Strategist at Citizen + Co., a brand identity and strategy consultancy. They guide brands through the process of deeper self discovery, inspiring the creation of more compelling and socially-impactful brands and cultures. They are on a mission to build brands that are good for society – the kind that value people, progress, and purpose above all else. In a world dominated by brands that only want to sell, they urge brands to have a higher mission. To be less a like a company and more like a cause.
CEO, Cross Dot Digital
Michelle Hart is a people-loving introvert who has lived in Bend, OR with her husband, two kids, and three English Bulldogs since 1996. She has been in sales, marketing and leadership positions since pagers were the hot new tech item. From leading business development to rolling up her sleeves for hands-on work, Michelle is always willing to do whatever it takes to get things done. She’s known for her ‘can do’ attitude backed up by more than 22 years of experience delivering high-end, creative solutions on time and on budget. She cares deeply about her team, her clients, her community and fostering the human connection side of doing business, and is always on the lookout for the perfect guacamole recipe.
Owner, Sheryl Mobley Designs
Sheryl Mobley is a Marketing Consultant, Graphic Designer and Event Manager. She considers herself a thought leader in the creative field. When working with clients, she learns who they are and what drives their business. From there, she introduces ideas for brand consistency and growth opportunities.