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.
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.
For as long as she can remember, Carol has had an interest in the health science field. Just days after graduating from high school she began to train as an EMT-basic. Several years later, Carol returned to school to earn an Associate Degree as a medical secretary. After working for a year in a family medical clinic, Carol took a position with the County, where she worked with the Clinical Unit and Children and Family Services Unit of the Human Services Department. In addition to 16 years’ experience in the health science field, she brings a strong knowledge and understanding of County government and business. When she learned about New Vision Wilderness and explored the website, Carol quickly embraced the mission of wilderness therapy and is glad to be part of the NVW-WI team. Carol enjoys various activities in each of the seasons of the Midwest. Among them are camping, fishing, and biking. In recent years, she has added motorcycle riding and learning new ways to prepare their home-raised chickens her husband tends to every year to her list.
Ryan joins the team at New Vision Wilderness in the role of Regional Outreach Director. His career has spanned across a range of medical services, from acute care adolescent psych to a therapeutic boarding school, to most recently at a wilderness therapy program. His true passion is working with teens as they navigate a challenging time in their life, ultimately helping to heal future generations. A transplant from Maryland, Ryan’s calling to the wilderness has landed him with New Vision, and he is excited about merging his passion and his background.
"It is with great excitement that I announce I have joined the incredible team at New Vision Wilderness, in the role of Outreach Director. I am excited to work with and learn from, Kathleen Goughler and Patrick McAvoy, who bring a wealth of industry experience and best practices."
When not in the office, Ryan is mountain biking, skiing, coaching lacrosse, or spending time with his son.
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.
Olivia was born and raised in the small town of Yreka, CA, in the mountains of far-Northern California & Southern Oregon, locally known as the State of Jefferson. She grew up backpacking with her family, riding horses, white water rafting, playing volleyball, and performing in local musical theater. Olivia studied at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR and graduated with a BA in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. Following a move to Boston with her husband shortly after graduation, she transferred her skills as a production manager/show director to the biotech industry and worked in facilities, laboratory, and office management for several years while also teaching private voice lessons and coaching High School volleyball. After 4 years in Boston, Olivia & husband decided to move back to Oregon to be closer to the great outdoors and family again. She is excited to get back to her Pacific North West roots after a stint in the big city, and to meld the corporate organizational & project management skills she gained there with a wilderness-based company. Olivia enjoys spending time with her husband & 3 dogs, gardening, raising chickens, hiking, swimming, playing volleyball, road biking, and singing.
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