Sharon Goodmonson Longridge has joined Cascade School of Music as the development director. Goodmonson Longridge has a background in fundraising and previously worked with KIDS Center and the High Desert Museum. She was the founding executive and development director of the Obsidian Opera and has also been an instructor at Central Oregon Community College. She has a Master of Public Health from Oregon State University and a bachelor's degree in arts, music and theater from Lewis and Clark College.
Lori King has been elected to the board of directors for Cascade School of Music. King has a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Iowa State University. She is also on the board of TEDxBend and has more than 10 years of marketing experience with high-tech companies. She currently works as digital content manager for Flying Like the Pros.
Tim Johnson has been appointed executive director of Abilitree in Bend and will take over for Jim Lee after his retirement at the end of the year. Johnson is currently the Work Center director.
Deedee Garnett and Joni Shellhamer have joined Prudential Northwest Properties in Bend.
Leading Edge Aviation has hired five new certified flight instructors:
Colby Hamon was previously a forward observer coordinating artillery in the U.S. AArmy, and after five years in the military and two years in Iraq he returned to Central Oregon. In 2009 he enrolled in the aviation program at Central Oregon Community College and graduated with his AAS degree.
Charles Weimer previously worked in the construction industry and served in the U.S. Marines. In 2010 he discovered flight training through Leading Edge Aviation and COCC.
Austin Lenahan moved to Central Oregon in 2010 to begin helicopter flight training. He also joined the Central Oregon Symphony and continues to play with them. Lenahan completed the flight training program in 2012 as a CFII.
Trevor Sanders joined the U.S. Army after high school and worked on the CH-47 Chinook helicopter for six years during which he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sanders completed the COCC aviation program.
Brad VanSyckle joined the U.S. Army in 2001 to become an avionics technician on Apache helicopters. After he got out in 2007, he continued to work on Apaches for the Army as a civilian. In 2010 he started flying, and after receiving his private license he moved to Bend to complete his flight training with Leading Edge Aviation. In August, he finished the aviation program with Leading Edge Aviation and COCC.