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Executive Board

Chair

Doug Bradley

Holiday Inn Express
General Manager 

Doug is friendly, warm and thoughtful he is just the kind of person that you want to work with when you are looking for food, entertainment or a place to stay. He has been in the hospitality field for more than 25 years. His current position is as General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Grants Pass Oregon.

Doug is your hospitality and   performance standards expert. He grew up and currently lives with his family in Medford Oregon.

Doug is actively involved in the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Grants Pass Tourist Advisory Committee.

Chair-Elect

Brandon Bretl

Rogue Community College

Brandon joined the Rogue Community College team in February of 2010 with a background in venture capital focused on the niche market of private education development. A graduate of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, Brandon received his Master's degree in Education from the same institution. He serves as the Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and is a member of their Board of Directors. In addition, he has served as Chair of the RCC Cares partnership with the RCC Foundation generating scholarships for students committed to improving their lives through education. Brandon is responsible for executing strategic direction in Rogue Community College's relations with workforce partners of the Rogue Valley.

Balancing Brandon's life are his wife, Kate daughter Ryder and son Luka. As a family they participate in outdoor recreation activities, advocating responsible land stewardship and organizing cleanup efforts that will ensure our lands are preserved for future generations

Treasurer

Kelsy Ausland

Ausland Group
President 

Kelsy is President of Ausland Group, a regional design and construction firm operating throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Headquartered in Grants Pass, Ausland also operates offices in Ashland, Medford, and Eugene. At Ausland Group, Kelsy leads land development and engineering endeavors while overseeing the daily operations of Ausland Group. She is licensed to practice engineering in Oregon and California.

Kelsy graduated with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. Kelsy also studied environmental engineering at the University of Nottingham in Great Britain, and Spanish in Ecuador. She was distinguished by her alma mater with the 2010 Oregon State Award for "Outstanding Early Career Achievement."

Kelsy is Secretary of the board of directors for Britt Festivals and was the former-President of the board of directors for Kairos (formerly SOASTC).

Past Chair

Nelson Maler

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Nelson is excellent at the task of attention to details. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, licensed in 2009 and a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning, 2000 with Distinction University of California,  Berkeley, CA M.B.A. - Finance, 1991 with Honors. His background is inquisitive of understanding finance and where best to invest your money.

He is active in Rotary Club of Grants Pass, Oregon

GPHS Invitational Track , Josephine County/Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce,  Cave Junction, Rogue River Chamber of Commerce,  Josephine County Special Olympics of Oregon, Western Welcome Newcomers, Grants Pass, Oregon

Board of Directors

 

Josh Ballach

All Care Health

Coming Soon!

Jeff Hyde

Evergreen Bank
CEO 

Jeff is President of Evergreen Fed¬eral Bank which was founded in 1934 as First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Grants Pass, Oregon. Jeff has worked for Ev¬ergreen for more than 35 years, with the last 4 years serving as President. This next year Ever¬green observes its 80th anniver¬sary serving Grants Pass and the surrounding communities.

Jeff graduated from Southern Or¬egon University with degrees in Mathematics and Political Sci¬ence and has served on numerous nonprofit boards as well as 7 years as a City Councilor.

Dave Kelly

Kelly's Automotive
President 

Dave grew up in Napa Valley graduated from Napa High and Sac State College. Dave and his wife Lisa started visiting Oregon in 1998 and moved the family to Grants Pass in 2003 looking for a business to buy. With an automotive background they purchased the Tool Box which is currently Kelly's Automotive. In less than 3 years they expanded their business model to Medford. April 2014 they celebrated their 10 year Anniversary in Grants Pass.  Kelly's Automotive is very community minded and coordinate promotions that benefit their passions like the Boys and Girls Club, Food Bank River Valley Church and Young Life.

Dave is very involved in the Chamber and is the first to say "Chamber Works". He has served as Chamber Greeters Host, which is a yearlong weekly early morning commitment.

 

David Kinyon

Asante Three Rivers Medical Center

Coming Soon!
 

Christina M Kruger

Pacific Power

Coming Soon!
 

Suz Montemayor

BBSI

Coming Soon!
 

Brad Niva

Wine Hopper Tours

Coming Soon!

Steve Roe

Roe Motors
General Manager 

Steve Roe is the general manager of Roe Motors - Over the past 48 years, Steve has worked in nearly every department of this second generation family owned business.  Steve has a Bachelor in Business Administration, majored in Accounting. Associate Degree- Automotive Marketing and a Masters in Management.

Since earning the rank of Eagle Scout as a teenager, Steve has been personally committed to community organizing and contribution. Examples include work with the Chamber of Commerce, Asante Health System board, Rogue Gateway Rotary and Crater Lake Boy Scout Council.

Jason VanDusen

VanDusen Design
Owner 

Jason is Owner, Computer Graphic Specialist, Web Specialist and Sales Rep of VanDusen Design. He creates and implements graphics, into visions with Website Design & Development, CSS, HTML, PHP, CMS, and Marketing Graphic Design.  With a handsome background of visual experience. He worked 18 years with the best graphic publishing programs available, and his design expertise is infinite.

He has an AAS (Associates of Applied Science) degree in Computer Graphics and HTML/CSS Website Coding. As a Computer Graphic Specialist, he has grasped the Marketing/Advertising Spectrum and continues his education with experience in the field, from CPC advertising and Search Engine Optimization to Web Based Applications and scripting.  He is involved with doing extensive work with the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce, Royal Family Kids, and Josephine County Fairgrounds.

 

Nancy Venuti

The Venuti Group

Coming Soon!

JR Wheeler

Wells Fargo
Vice President Relationship Manager

As a Relationship manager, JR functions as a Financial consultant and coordinates a team of specialists working on banking relationship.

JR has more than 9 years of diversified banking experience.

He graduated from Henley High School and received his BS from California State University, Sacramento.

He is an active member of ACCESS Food Bank, Junior Achievement, and Habitat for Humanity, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce.

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