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 is a mother of five boys and has a beautiful granddaughter. She has over 22 years of experience working in an office environment; with degrees in business management and accounting and over a decade of medical office administration. She is versed in HIPAA management, customer service, collections, accounting and finance. She was 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. In her spare time, Tracie loves to spend time in the outdoors, hiking, mushroom foraging, camping and fishing; as well as long drives on the scenic Cascade Lakes Highway. Tracie loves the local music scene in Bend and she even sings in a band. Tracie immensely enjoys managing the “hub” of the West Coast NVW wilderness program and is excited to be a part of the New Vision Wilderness family.
Kim Kraschnewski BS
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.
Growing up in the Detroit suburbs, Brenda learned to love the outdoors by camping as a Girl Scout. She also went to bed with a transistor radio in her ear. After graduating Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, that 'habit' eventually lead to a near-40 year career as a Radio Personality (DJ) in Michigan, Florida and North Carolina in Charlotte. She's been 'Head Road Trip Instigator' and 'Chief Navigator and Trip Planner' for 20+ years from the back of a motorcycle. Riding in the western Carolina Mountains has always been a passion, and now it'll become a way of life in Franklin!
Laura Murphy BA, BS, 200hr RYT, 40hr TCTSY
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.
Hailing from a small island known as the United Kingdom, Aimée has a natural affinity with the Oregon climate and weather patterns. Raised in the City of Winchester, Aimée was exposed to the joys of being outside early on with miles and miles of countryside to explore, trees to climb with family and friends.
Aimée graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The University of Lincoln, UK where she was president of the University of Lincoln Women’s Soccer (Football) Team and also a competition cheerleader!
Originally coming to the US to work at summer camp; Aimée’s love of the outdoors developed while leading adventure trips in the Adirondacks, NY. Aimée has a plethora of wilderness experience under her belt including long sections of the PCT, thru-hiking the Colorado Trail and rafting the Grand Canyon.
Aimée started work for New Vision in Bend as a field guide before stepping into the role of Medications Coordinator in August 2018. Aimée spends her spare time planning and executing long distance hikes, doing yoga, reading, cooking and relaxing with a cup of Yorkshire Tea after a day of adventures with her partner and dog.
Sharon grew up in the Medford area. She and her husband Dan also raised their 2 daughters here. As a family, they dedicated numerous years as a foster home for Taylor County and a treatment foster home working with children throughout the state of Wisconsin. Sharon worked in a clerical position in a therapy department for over 20 years. Recently she became state certified in medication administration working in a supportive care position for adults with disabilities and a senior assisted living facility. Working with NVW is an opportunity for Sharon to again serve the population that she as always been dedicated to. She values any time she can spend with her busy family and loves going to her grandchildren’s activities. Sharon and her husband of 45 years recently purchased a hobby farm and started a B & B. They enjoy spending time at their nearby cottage in their spare time.
Kate Bromann BS
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 moved from a small town in Kansas to Central Oregon in 2010. In 2013, she attended Sage School of Massage, and after graduating and passing the boards, she became a licensed Massage Therapist in 2014. She transitioned to New Vision Wilderness from a high-end resort spa, where she had worked as a LMT and receptionist at the front desk. When Jen is not working, she enjoys spending her time with her family, helping at her family’s ranch, working in the workshop building projects and creating wood burned signs, or relaxing with a good book. Jen thoroughly enjoys helping people in any way that she can. She has always felt lead to service oriented careers, and is excited to be part of the team at NVW in Bend.
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