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Vaya Creative – Andrea Hull & Cheryl Zander

Vaya Creative – Andrea Hull & Cheryl Zander


Vaya’s team mixes traditional and technical expertise to provide visual solutions for print and web. Our services include: retouching, photography, design, contract proofing and complex file preparation. “Go” to www.vayacreative.com! Vaya Creative 6336 SE Milwaukie Ave Suite B Portland, OR 97202 503-233-4177 (Office) Contact Andrea: aehull@vayacreative.com Contact Cheryl: czander@vayacreative.com visit us at www.vayacreative.com

Mary Strasdin, CPA with McDonald Jacobs, PC

Mary Strasdin, CPA with McDonald Jacobs, PC


Mary Strasdin has over eighteen years of experience in tax and accounting. Since joining McDonald Jacobs, Mary focuses her work in the areas of small-to-medium sized business advisory services and estate and tax planning. She has a depth of experience in corporate and partnership issues, including real estate transactions, multi-state exposure, trust accounting issues and…

JR Hinds, Hinds & Associates

JR Hinds, Hinds & Associates


JR Hinds began his insurance career with New York life in 1994.  He quickly developed a strong client base which allowed him to start working exclusively with referrals within the first six months.  Here he gained extensive experience and a vision for creating a broader and more extensive offering for his clients.  Within five years,…

Sue Hagmeier, Northwest Ideas

Sue Hagmeier, Northwest Ideas


Sue Hagmeier is a former Outward Bound instructor and program manager, and former elected school board member. She is a partner in Northwest Ideas, LLC, a strategic communications firm that focuses on Community Relations, Education, Science and Media, specializing in what one client called “splendid analysis”. Her business partner, Lew Frederick, is a State Representative,…

Alice Tang, VP, The Business Planning Group

Alice Tang, VP, The Business Planning Group


Alice Tang is the Vice President of The Business Planning Group. Alice started her Financial Advisor career in 2000. Her firm assists individuals and small businesses in retirement strategies, succession plans and gifting processes. Her strength is financial planning and tax* advantaged wealth building strategies. In her client relationship, she acts as the Financial Quarterback…

Lisa Swan, Transworld Systems

Lisa Swan, Transworld Systems


Lisa Swan is a Senior Consultant with Transworld Systems, having joined the company in 2003. Her background is in accounting and previous job history included being contracted as a financial analyst at UCSD Medical Center. While specializing in working with the medical industry, she also works with businesses of all types and sizes to help…

Wes Higgins, CheckMate Small Business Solutions

Wes Higgins, CheckMate Small Business Solutions


Wes Higgins has over 20-years of payroll and HR experience. He has worked for two national payroll companies (ADP and Ceridian) focusing on the needs of companies with less than 5,000 employees. He has earned multiple sales awards and Presidents clubs at these companies including the number 1 new business sales rep. in the country….

John Hyun, Umpqua Community Bank

John Hyun, Umpqua Community Bank


John Hyun, Umpqua Community Bank, Store manager John grew up in Eugene Oregon and went to College and studied business management. He has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry and since 2000; John has worked in financial services, first at a Portland credit union and for over six years as a store…

Denny Shleifer, Public Relations Expert

Denny Shleifer, Public Relations Expert


Denny Shleifer, Public Relations Expert. Denny has nearly 40 years experience in public relations, crisis communications and marketing communications. Prior to his many years in public relations, Denny served in a variety of news broadcasting operations across the country including KPTV and KOIN in Portland, Or., KGO TV in San Francisco, KMGH in Denver and…

Neil Lee, LEEKA Architecture and Planning

Neil Lee, LEEKA Architecture and Planning


Mr. Lee has 25 years of experience in the architectural field. He has been a licensed architect since 1992 and currently holds 6 state registrations. Mr. Lee has been associated with LEEKA Architecture and Planning, (formerly STOA / EKA Architects), since 2001 and was the lead project manager until acquiring full ownership of LEEKA Architecture…

Pinkiy Walker, Aflac

Pinkiy Walker, Aflac


Pinkiy Walker is an experienced benefits specialist with Aflac. With over 10 years of industry experience, she understands the challenges employers face when it comes to benefit offerings and the need to streamline cost while still providing great options for their employees. Pinkiy takes a hands on approach from the day she starts working with…

Noah Battle, Sproutbox Media

Noah Battle, Sproutbox Media


As Founder and Senior Partner with Sproutbox Media, Noah Battle brings over a decade of internet marketing leadership and software engineering. He has held executive-level positions (Chief Technology Officer, Chief Architect and Vice President) within the international technology consulting community. Noah has a passion for and a proven record of using internet marketing and technology…

Jason Pistacchio, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester

Jason Pistacchio, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester


Law Practice Jason Pistacchio’s practice includes a wide range of complex civil disputes, including litigation, with an emphasis on business, construction, and commercial real estate matters. Jason regularly helps individuals and companies in preparing and enforcing commercial contracts such as vendor/supplier agreements or professional services contracts. He often represents construction contractors in preparing and enforcing…

H.Q. La , State Farm Agency

H.Q. La , State Farm Agency


H.Q. started his career with State Farm in 1993, after receiving his Business and Economics degree from Willamette University. H.Q. has devoted the last 18 years to helping business owners from making some of the biggest financial mistakes in their businesses.  He is passionate about educating, protecting, and providing the best values to his clients….

Brad Meyer, Paydici Corporation

Brad Meyer, Paydici Corporation


Brad Meyer is an accomplished sales and product management professional with experience ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune-500s. Brad is a valuable resource to anyone selling to C-level executives, small business owners or high net-worth investors. He currently serves as the VP of Sales for the Paydici Corporation and is a founding partner at Westland…