Diversability Inc. Executive Board
Dan has lived in Central Oregon since 2001. From Doorman Dan to Danimal, he has built community connections and helped start businesses. Since 2011 Dan has worked at Boneyard Brewery, experiencing its fantastic growth from an insider's view. Dan is also the developer and owner of Dawg Grog, a pet friendly brew made from locally sourced ingredients, for which Dan's immediate family, including beloved dog Lola, help. In addition to offering backgrounds in business and community connections, Dan has a personal interest in Diversability Inc. Dan's niece, Abi, was born with Down syndrome and he has been an avid supporter since her birth. Belief in Abi's abilities, and the abilities of all people, is the driving force of Dan's work with Diversability Inc.
Jamie ventured to Bend from the wet side of the Cascades in 1997 and has been camping, skiing, kayaking and biking her way around the landscape ever since. As Director of Internal Audit for Bank of the Cascades, she brings a governance and risk management perspective to Diversability Inc. Jamie is connected to the diversability community through both family and friends, which has led to her involvement in the organization. The desire to ensure that individuals with diversabilities and their families have the resources needed to thrive in our community drives Jamie’s work.
Warren graduated from Central Michigan University in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in outdoor education and recreation. In 2011 while on the US Parachute Team, Warren sustained a spinal cord injury. For the next several years Warren worked as a peer mentor and media specialist at Shepherd Center, a brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation center in Atlanta, Georgia. Last year Warren and his now fiancé headed out west to pursue new adventures and endeavors. They do not anticipate leaving Bend anytime soon.
Gretchen joins Diversability, Inc. with over twenty years’ experience in business management spanning for-profit industries, non-profit institutions, multi-campus independent schools, and is currently Business Manager for Cascades Academy. After graduating with a BS in Business Administration, Gretchen pursued a career in sales and marketing eventually acquiring, developing, and selling a boutique direct marketing firm serving high-tech clients such as Microsoft and Lucent Technologies. She then completed her MBA in 2013. Gretchen moved to Bend in 2003 with her son Oskar and enjoys entertaining, Halloween, cooking, yoga, being a goofball with her family, admitting she loves small dogs, and advocating for individuals with diversabilities.