T.R. McCrystal has joined Deschutes Brewery’s Bend Pub as the executive chef. In this position he will be responsible for the kitchen and culinary-related activities at the pub. McCrystal has almost 30 years of experience in the culinary field as a chef, kitchen manager and general manager. He is co-owner of Jen’s Garden in Sisters and previously owned Little Pizza Paradise. He has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from Cal Poly Pomona.
Joe Kim, executive chef at 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar in Bend, has been invited to represent Central Oregon at Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty. The event is at Pioneer Courthouse Square Sept. 20-23. Kim will be giving a presentation at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
Tom Headley, of Century West Engineering in Bend, has been selected to serve as the consulting/engineering representative on the city of Bend’s Stormwater Public Advisory Group. This group provides input on the city’s stormwater quality program.
April Renfro is the new store manager at maurices in Bend. Renfro will be responsible for the operations of the store including sales, visual presentation and personnel recruitment and training.
Brad Goldpaint has joined Pinnacle Architecture in Bend. Goldpaint has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture and has more than six years of design experience. His areas of expertise include commercial, mixed use, residential and multifamily housing projects.
The Crooked River Ranch Homeowners Association has elected its board of directors: Paula Bartolomei, Vene Dunham, James Dille, George “Mitch” Poppert, Jim Martin, Kit Henderson, Herb Parker and Michelle De Sapio. The Ranch Architectural Committee has also elected members: Mark Siemienieck, Paulette Nordin, Tom Hupek, Guy Kimbley and Karin Powers.
The Redmond Area Toastmasters Club has elected officers for 2012-2013: president, Tyler Kroeger; VP education and training, Shannon Haas, mother of 7 children; VP membership, Linda Anderson, certified health coach; VP public relations, Peggy Roberts, a Vemma Brand partner; secretary, Michael Haas, an information technology consultant; treasurer, Gina Lawrence; and sergeant at arms, Bruce Turney, clinical educator at St. Charles Medical Center.