Diaper Bank of Central Oregon - Diapers resource for Bend Redmond Madras and Prineville


Kristen has worked with children and families for more than 20 years, finding her passion in being part of a support system for families. Having held positions as an early education teacher, a home visitor, and a supervisor, she currently works at Oregon State University-Cascades helping to build their very first early learning center. Kristen is a graduate of Central Oregon Community College where she studied Early Education, the University of Oregon where she majored in Family and Human Services with an Emphasis on Early Learning and finally Portland State University where she obtained a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a Specialization in Infant Toddler Mental Health. Kristen lives in Bend with her husband, two daughters and dog. She enjoys yoga, hiking, crafting, gardening, and cooking. Kristen is looking forward to working with the Diaper Bank of Central Oregon to deliver this necessity to those who need it!.

Diaper Bank of Central Oregon - Diapers resource for Bend Redmond Madras and Prineville


Kyle moved to Central Oregon in 1996 and learned about the business industry at an early age when his father opened Surefire Gas Service LLC. Kyle continues in his father’s footsteps to bring quality, safety, and excellent customer service to the communities he serves as a local business owner. He is a father of two children, and one is an infant; so, he truly understands first-hand the cost and need of diapers to keep babies warm, dry, and healthy. Kyle brings a wealth of knowledge in business management, which is an asset to the Diaper Bank of Central
Oregon. He is excited to join a team that is paving a path to change the trajectory for economically disadvantaged families and further strengthen our communities in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties.

Diaper Bank of Central Oregon - Diapers resource for Bend Redmond Madras and Prineville


Shawna has worked in the field of early learning for 20 plus years. She attended College of the Redwoods and majored in Early Childhood Education where she obtained an Associates Teaching Credential, and later her B.A. in Psychology and Family Services at University of Phoenix. At an early age, Shawna discovered her passion and love to see families and children thriving in their communities and she never looked back. She has experience as a teacher with children ranging from infants to preschool, a home visitor, mentor, and coach. Shawna has lived in Central Oregon for over 12 years but currently resides in Southern Oregon with her husband and two boys. The majority of her work experience is with non-profit organizations, and she understands the difficulties families face every day. She is currently working at Southern Oregon Head Start as an Early Head Start Home Visitor. This a critical role and she finds it extremely rewarding and important to be a strong advocate for the success of the families she is supporting.
Shawna has exceptional people skills, and children and families value her kindness,
compassion, and expertise. She has the innate ability to change a negative situation into a positive. Shawna is willing to go the extra mile for others and is excited to be part of a team that will change lives with the Diaper Bank.


Diaper Bank of Central Oregon - Diapers resource for Bend Redmond Madras and Prineville


Her innovation and creativity provide an avenue for designing and implementing new opportunities that improve outcomes. Linda has worked for a nonprofit organization and has developed new programs that support pregnant women, children, and families. Over 20 years of experience in leadership and managing programs to ensure compliance of complex federal, state, and local regulations. Furthermore, she has worked for state agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families. Linda understands the difficulties families are facing with diaper insecurities, and it is a real crisis.


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