Janet has spent her career as a registered dietitian nutritionist in the healthcare field from working with small caregiving organizations, to governmental organizations, to large corporations. In 2002, she opened her nutritional counseling private practice in Oregon City. She works with individuals answering nutrition questions and helping them change their eating habits to optimize their health. Janet has been a member of the Chamber since 2003 and enjoys being involved in Oregon City.
Pamela J. Bloom is the President of B&B Leasing Co., Inc., a family owned solid waste and recycling business. Prior to working at B&B Leasing Co., Inc., Pamela taught Health Education at Milwaukie High School. She was born and raised in Oregon City and graduated from Oregon City High School. She received a BS in Health Education from Oregon State University and a Master's of Arts degree in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College. Pamela enjoys golf, traveling, jigsaw puzzles and the outdoors.
Dick joined BCT in 2006 and since that time has been recognized as BCT's spokesperson during community events. As the Community Development Representative, Dick spends time with both residential and business customers helping to coordinate and provide services. You can also find him sharing his enthusiasm for giving back to the community through his involvement in the OC Chamber, where he will be starting his 2nd term as a board member, OC Rotary, OC Lions and through his volunteering efforts with the Relay For Life and Meals on Wheels. Dick finds working for BCT to be a gratifying experience. "These days it seems hard to find a company that cares about the community that they serve as much as BCT does." In his time off, Dick enjoys spending time with Jakye, his wife of 37 years, and his two grown children when they are in town.
Susan has been a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Seal for 15 years. It is a pleasure working with customers helping them sell their homes or to purchase a home. Susan has a degree in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University. She has previously worked at Public Health Departments, general manager of the Oregon Road Runners Club and spent 7 years living overseas as part of the Diplomatic Corps. Susan loves to sail and drive her 1962 Nova convertible. She enjoys living in Oregon City.
Larry Didway is superintendent of the Oregon City School District. His twenty-six years as an educator include experience as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher, principal and district administrator in Oregon and Japan. He serves on the Chalkboard Advisory Council, Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, Chief's Advisory Group for Oregon City Police and Clackamas Fire, and is a member of the Rotary Club. He resides in Oregon City with wife Chris, and their two children.
Derek Metson is an award winning architect, working collaboratively to create dynamic and thoughtful spaces that address specific needs while respecting his clients' budgets and timelines. He values design excellence, technical expertise and sustainable practices focusing on providing high-quality design services for the creative and discriminating client. Recognized for an innovative design approach he reevaluates the familiar to make it unique. He enjoys time with his wife and three sons.
Haven Corner is an owner-operated Adult Care Home. Craig and Debbie DeRusha bring their many years of training and experience to serve those facing dementia, who are unable to live and care for themselves alone or are isolated by health or physical circumstances. This highly regarded “family style” facility offers community and care to fragile citizens. Debbie left 25 years of corporate banking to gain her nursing and genealogy certificates and Craig brings over 12 years’ experience as a caregiver for a family member. Due to a long waiting list, Haven Corner added a second location next door to help more members in our community.
Jan is a founding member of Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, the first Free Medical Clinic in Clackamas County serving individuals in Clackamas County who are uninsured and underinsured and who are experiencing limited access to medical care and services. Jan has served in a number of board positions including Past President and current Board member of CVIM; Executive Director, Clackamas County Medical Society; member Organizing Committee and past Board Member Project Access NOW; Past member Clackamas Health Access Initiative; Past President of Clackamas County Medical Assistants Association; Current Board Chair, St. John the Apostle Cemetery and former owner Jandon Medical Transcription Services. Jan is a lifelong resident of Oregon City with two grown children and five grandchildren.
Sheldon is the proud owner of two businesses. Amicus Digital Sign Solutions (20 years) helps small businesses with their IT needs and to feel comfortable with their computer. “We also focus on Digital Signage for any size business making it simple and easy to understand”. Chris Cakes NW (4 years) is not your average catering company. Picture breakfast meets Benihana’s. Using a custom designed grill and dispensing unit for feeding large groups, add humor, pancake art and fancy flipping and you have a one-of-a-kind event that people will love to watch and taste!! Sheldon also serves with “Gideon’s International” through his church and the OC Lions Club. Shelton and his wife Susan have been married for over 20 years and he is the 2018 Chamber Chair of the Board of Directors.
Doug has been part of Clackamas Fire District #1 for 16 years and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Business Services. He started his in the fire service in 2000 when I became a volunteer for the Fire District and then was hired in 2002. During his career, he worked in the Fire Prevention Division until he was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2017. He received his Associated Degree from Clackamas Community College and Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration from Eastern Oregon University. He is married with one daughter and enjoys spending time with family, coaching my daughter’s sports teams, and anything outdoors to include hiking, camping, and hunting.
Jonathan serves on the OC Chamber board, is the Marketing Chair for the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition, a founding board member for Rediscover the Falls, OC Chamber's representative on the Historic Review Board, Buy Local Oregon City committee, and active in several area tourism groups. Jonathan has a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College, an MBA in Marketing and MS Information Systems from Boston University.
David has worked in banking for over 30 years, the last 23 years in Oregon. He is passionate about the success of our local community and the businesses, employees and families who live and work here. David is active in Rotary, the Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Buy Local Oregon City, and the Oregon City Chamber among others. David received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from City University of Seattle and Graduate Banking Degree from Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington. In his spare time, David enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Eric has been in the financial services industry for 30 years. He joined the Wells Fargo Team in 2007 and moved to the Wealth Brokerage Services as a Financial Advisor in 2014.
“I help individuals and businesses develop financial and investment strategies that line up with their needs, goals and risk tolerance. I provide every client with targeted, comprehensive financial advice and portfolio management, delivered at the highest level of personal service and professional integrity". With more than 125 years of experience, Wells Fargo Advisors offers more than just knowledge and insight. We offer an objective, holistic approach that provides and monitors ongoing financial solutions for all aspects of our clients' lives, up to and through retirement.
Tony Konkol was selected to serve as the City Manager of Oregon City in March of 2016 and brings nearly 15 years of governmental experience to the position. Prior to this promotion, he was the City’s Community Development Director, working for 14 years in the planning department. Tony holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Tony and his wife, Carrie, have two children, Colin and Ella. He enjoys skiing, hiking and golf.
Ben James is President and founder of Elevate Wealth Advisors and has worked extensively in the field of financial management since 1997. A graduate of Portland State University with a degree in Finance, Ben holds the Chartered Financial Consultant designation and the Certified Financial Planner™ designation through the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and as of August 2015 he became a CFA® charterholder. He is a Registered Principal for, and holds securities designations 7, 24, and 63 with LPL Financial. Ben, wife Marki, twin boys Collin and Cormac along with third son Cameron live in West Linn. Ben enjoys biking, golfing, kayaking and spending time with his family.
“I spend my time looking at the net worth statements of my clients and shopping for investments. And I love it!”
Kevin Moran joined Clackamas Federal Credit Union in 2015. He is responsible for community outreach and education, media and public relations, event management, and community partnership. Kevin was a Student Ambassador for the College of Business at Central Washington University where I majored in Marketing and graduated in 2015. The youngest of three his family has lived in SE Washington and London England. Now days he enjoys running with his black lab Rio, cooking, exploring the northwest, and drawing!