The Administrative Team is the backbone of the company. These team members work behind the scenes in ensuring the program runs in an effective and organized manner. They consist of administrative, logistics, marketing professionals who execute initiatives such as human resources and outreach.
Amy Drasch came to NVW with a wealth of knowledge in operating a successful office environment. She has spent most of her career working in the corporate world with FedEx Office and H&R Block. For over 15 years, she has successfully managed office environments, and has extensive knowledge in human resources, accounting, administration, customer service, and logistics. Amy is a volunteer for the Red Cross, and served as a Police Reserve Unit for the city of Brookfield. Amy is a wife and mother of three, and has an affinity for riding motorcycle. She uses this hobby to travel, visit historical markers, and photograph her adventures. Amy is excited to be part of the NVW team and really enjoys helping connect parents and professionals to NVW services, the philosophy, and culture.
Tracie Schuman, AAS
Office Manager- West Coast
Tracie came to NVW West Coast with an AAS in Business Management. She has over 17 years of experience working in an office environment and almost a decade of medical office administration and specializes in HIPAA management, customer service, collections, accounting and finance. Being raised up in Bend, she is a true ‘Bendite’ and has seen much progress and change over the years in Central Oregon. She loves outdoor adventures including camping, hiking and fishing with her five sons as well as long drives on the scenic Cascade Lakes Highway. In her spare time, Tracie volunteers in local theater, sings in a band and loves the arts. Tracie truly enjoys managing the “hub” of the West Coast NVW operations and is excited to be a part of the New Vison Wilderness family.
Laura Murphy, B.A., B.S., 200hr RYT, 40hr TCTSY
TCTSY Yoga Facilitator, Administrative Assistant
Laura serves as New Vision Wilderness West Coast’s Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Facilitator, as well as Administrative Support Staff. She received dual degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Dance and Conservation Biology, and is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. During her 10 years as a professional dancer, she helped to create and perform over 30 original works with Wild Space Dance Co., specializing in site-specific work, performing in parking garages, underneath bridges, off the sides of old industrial chimneys, on sailboats, in rivers, museums, parks, breweries, as well as traditional stages. She also performed internationally with the Warszawski Teatr Tanca, out of Warsaw PL, touring Poland and Japan. Laura served as an Artist-in-Residence at Lawrence University, teaching Ballet, Modern Dance, and Movement Fundamentals and also started several of her own yoga classes, teaching in parks and backyards along Lake Michigan. She has also worked in Yosemite National Park as a Backcountry Ranger and as a Canoe Outfitter in the BWCA. She feels that she has successfully combined many of these interests here at NVW through TCTSY.
Kim Kraschnewski, B.S.
Office Coordinator- Wisconsin
Kim graduated from University Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2013 with a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has worked as an administrative assistant for her father’s company for more than ten years. She also held a clerical position in a hospital for a year before she got married. She loves helping people in any way that she can, even if it just means brightening someone’s day by making them laugh. She is very family oriented, and you can usually find her with her family when she is not working. She also loves the water; swimming, waterskiing, and boating.
Kate Bromann, B.S.
Administrative Assistant- Wisconsin
Kate has a B.S. degree in Dietetics and began her career as a Registered Dietitian working in a clinic, hospital, nursing home and hospice setting for over 25 years. Finding renewal in change, Kate left the nutrition field and has experienced life as a retail small business owner, online entrepreneur, professional building owner and landlord to local small businesses. Loving the small town life and living in the woods led her to Rib Lake where she and her husband Scot have made their home for the last 31 years. Favorite ways to spend her time include doing anything with her two grown sons, camping & backpacking, running, cross country skiing and reading. Her varied experience, helpful nature, respect for our planet and personal experience with the benefits of being outdoors have led her to her current position with New Vision Wilderness.
Jen Hammond, B.A.
Jen transitioned to NVW after 12 years as the Department Coordinator on the Orthopedic and Neurosciences floor at St. Charles, Bend where she was integral in developing the pre-surgical total joint replacement educational classes. She has worked at the Portland Public Schools Drug Prevention Program, biotechnology companies in San Diego and the motion picture industry in Hollywood. Beyond being a devoted, busy mom and wife, she enjoys the solace of creative writing, running on the beautiful trail system Bend has to offer, fostering rescue dogs and guest authoring for Ultrarunning Magazine. Jen is excited to contribute to the NVW team and values how the outdoors can aid in quieting the noise we often face in our lives.