Born and raised in central Oregon, Linda comes from a long line of dirt farmers. Her love of gardening has turned into 30 years of owning and operating a local retail garden center, L & S Gardens, along with her husband Sonny. Married 52 years with two children, one Grandson and a great Grandaughter, all residing in central Oregon. Linda’s involvement in the La Pine community has found her on many boards helping to make decisions on La Pine’s future for many generations to come.
Robin Mirrasoul - Vice PresidentBooks, Books & Business Services
Marc and Robin Mirrasoul bought the original bookstore in 2005. They water to start a business center here in La Pine with full service copy & print and packing & shipping. They plan to continue to grow the business, adding more and more resources for the business community to tap into locally without having to go outside of La Pine. Marc and Robin want to keep those La Pine dollars working right here in our local economy. When not found at the store, you will find Robin either water skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving and they love to travel!
Mary Thorson - SecretaryThorson Bookkeeping
Mary and Larry Thorson moved to La Pine in 1999 from Sandy, Oregon for the great Fly Fishing! For a few years they would come into town to do shopping-get gas-go to restaurants and thought La Pine was just the friendliest town. Coming on weekends was just not enough for them, so they thought they would look for property to buy to set up a camper and go fishing. Soon they found their little cabin and fell in love. Mary found work in Bend, She found herself shopping in Bend after work and then going home and not having anything to do with La Pine businesses. After 3 years she started her own bookkeeping business and got involved with the town and businesses and has loved it since and still does! La Pine has many volunteers and business owners that do a lot for the community. Mary feel this is such a great town because of the people, everyone helps each other. Life here could not be any better.
Ann Mowery - TreasurerWashington Federal Bank - Branch Manager
This is the space to talk about how cool Ann is.
Mark O'Connell - Past PresidentL & M Painting
Mark and his wife Leslie O’Connell were neighbors when they were 4 and 6 years old and pretty much grew up together. L&M Painting was founded in September of 2008 and continues to grow. Mark has been a long time La Pine Chamber of Commerce Member, Board member and a strong advocate to encourage the community to shop local, shop La Pine. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and best friend Leslie, their kids and grandkids.
Rex LesueurBancorp Insurance
Rex is the backbone of Bancorp Insurance, which he purchased in 1990 after returning home from his New York endeavors, which included school and professional opportunities. His involvement in our community has been strong. Rex supports many organizations each year.
Tiffany ZeilerMid-Oregon Credit Union - Branch Manager
Tiffany has over 15 years in the industry as a Teller, New Account Representative, and Loan Officer. As Branch Manager in La Pine, Tiffany is responsible for building community relations along with staff and branch operations in La Pine.Tiffany brings a strong commitment to the La Pine community and is currently serving on the Chamber of Commerce board and is part of Put the Shine on La Pine project. In her passion for the community she is dedicated to making it a better place to live, work, and play. As a graduate from La Pine High School, she enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, fishing, picking mushrooms, and enjoying the great Central Oregon outdoors.
Shelley McKittrickLa Pine Community Health Center - Outreach Manager
Shelly moved to Central Oregon in 1991 from Jackson Hole, WY. After graduating from Bend High she attended COCC. She was an office manager of a vacation rental company in Sunriver for nine years before entering into health care. Shelly and her husband moved to La Pine in 2001 to start a family.
In 2005 Shelly started working in the medical records department at the formerly owned La Pine Community Clinic. Shelly has endured through all of the changes to what we know now as the LaPine Community Health Center. In 2012 she took on a new position as an Outreach Worker. An Outreach Worker was a service that had never been provided in LaPine. With the support and encouragement of the management team Shelly was able to build and create the Outreach Services at the LaPine Community Health Center. She is now the Outreach Manager overseeing an outreach staff that serves five locations.
Shelly has enjoyed volunteering throughout the years with the Smart Reader program, as a Sunday school teacher and a leader in Celebrate Recovery. She is presently serving as a leader in her church’s youth ministry. Her busy family participates in many sports and loves to go hunting. Shelly and her husband see themselves raising their two boys and growing old together in La Pine.