La Pine Chamber of Commerce Staff at the Cowboy Dinner Tree


Ann GawithExecutive Director
Ann is the executive director of the La Pine Chamber.
Teri MyersExecutive Assistant
Terri LeeOffice Manager
Martha LawlorVolunteer
Eileen SchumerVolunteer
Barbi DunhamVolunteer
I first bought property in La Pine in 1972 and moved La Pine in 1976. I fell in love with the area right away. I raised horses and had a stallion station for many years under ‘Lazy Bar B’ where I had Arabian, Quarter Horse & Paint studs. I started a paralegal business in Bend and ran that for several years. I decided to return to college in 1994 and completed in 2000 (COCC & OSU). I had been volunteering with COBRA in Bend and applied for Hotline Manager in 1997. After that I was Volunteer Coordinator & Shelter Manager over the next 7 years. I retired the first time in 2006, but didn’t stay retired for long. Went to work in 2008 for another job profit in Roseburg, then became a truck driver, bus driver, and eventually came back to La Pine where I worked as house cleaning supervisor, and Coalition Coordinator for TAPS (Think Again ParentS) in South Deschutes County until 2016. I have volunteered with Newberry Habitat for Humanity Restore & The La Pine Chamber of Commerce while being retired a second to e and working part time at S&R Storage. I am married, have two grown daughters and one granddaughter. I love my community.
La Pine Chamber of Commerce Staff
Deb WrenVolunteer
Karen RippbergerVolunteer
Gene BowmanVolunteer
Gerald GawithVolunteer