Board of Directors
Have an interest in paying-it-forward, a special passion for people with different abilities, or just simply want to get involved with something amazing? Contact Scott Pelham, Executive Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and allow us the opportunity to share our vision for the local community through the Central Oregon Collective’s Board development initiatives. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this very cool team?
Becky Ozrelic and her husband, Tony, moved to Bend in 1984 when what we now call the Old Mill District was actually the mill district, and the river was filled with logs! Becky and her husband had just left Los Angeles and were excited to now be living in such a beautiful, clean, friendly place. After working as a newspaper and magazine editor for a few years, Becky then got into real estate in 1987, launching a very successful career helping people buy and sell homes.
They bought their first rental home in 1993, and over the years have tried to provide clean, safe and affordable housing to the people who have rented from them. Housing has always been a concern for Becky, who has seen prices steadily rise over the years, both in rental housing as well as the real estate market. As a landlord and a former president of Central Oregon Rental Owners Assoc., she understands landlord/tenant law and encourages other landlords to stay abreast of changes.
Finding ways to promote more affordable and available housing is an ongoing challenge for Central Oregon, and Becky hopes to be able to help with that, both for the general population and for the clients served by Central Oregon Collective and other similar non-profits.
Board Secretary & Treasurer
Tifney moved to Bend with her husband and two dogs in 2015 from the island of Kauai. They picked Bend as their new home for the same reasons most people do: the variety of outdoor activities and the friendly people.
Tifney was a flower farmer and owned a destination wedding flower business on Kauai. Prior to flower farming, Tifney was a middle school math teacher for eleven years where she combined her love for gardening and teaching by creating curriculum for her math classes in the outdoor classroom that she created at Cabrillo Middle School in Ventura, California.
After settling in Bend for a few months, her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and started a new company, Bend Nut Roasters.