Press On wouldn’t be what it is today without an amazing group of volunteers to help us out both during the event and throughout the year. And the need continues to grow! As you get to know our volunteer leaders (below), consider reaching out yourself to help us on event day!
A local oncology physical therapist working at St. Charles Health Systems, Press On is truly a passion project for Meredith. That’s why Meredith has thrown herself into Press On with enthusiasm and a never-say-no attitude. Press On wouldn’t be where it is today without Meredith’s leadership.
Debby joins Press On in our third year as both our volunteer coordinator and our events coordinator, working with co-founder Meredith Wampler-Kuhn to ensure Press On day is set up, well-organized, and goes off without a hitch. We’re thrilled to have Debby on board to share her expertise with us!
A professional drummer and percussionist, as well as the head of the drum department of Cascade School of Music, Meshem took charge in booking bands for this year’s Press On event. Catch him during the first performance of the day as the drummer of Weez-It, one of Bend’s newest rock bands.
Also a representative of Recharge in Bend, Sherri adds a level of enthusiasm to the task of promoting the Recharge 5K Fun Run within the local running community … and beyond. Not coincidentally, Sherri serves her days as an event promoter and customer service rep at Recharge.
A physical therapist and local entrepreneur, one of Tannus’s passions is bringing together PT professionals for the betterment of their communities. This was the second piece that fell, making Press On possible in its first year thanks to coordinated support by local physical therapists.
Stacey represents the main sponsor that makes Press On possible: Atlas Cider Company. As a representative of Atlas, Stacey works to secure permits and licensing, as well as to ensure that our great brewery donors have a tap on which to serve their delicious flavors … all while representing the great Atlas brand!
A long-time project manager and the current president of the Tour des Chutes board, Wendy McCall lent her experience and knack for communication to the Press On team as the event continues to grow and take on new responsibilities. Wendy also serves as a direct link between Press On and TdC.
A guitarist and songwriter for local bands Stones Throw and Kleverkill, as well as a music educator, David Miller will be this year’s Press On emcee! If you haven’t seen him performing on stage, you may have heard David’s voice on the radio or as emcee of other local events, such as the Pole Pedal Paddle.
A local marketing professional who works exclusively with physical therapists, Ben joined Meredith and Tannus early on in the process of developing an outreach and fundraising effort to support local cancer survivorship programs. Together, this team of friends created the concept behind Press On!
A professional athlete and owner of Recharge in Bend, the 5K Fun Run wouldn’t be possible without Renee. She brings a high level of energy and vision to the Press On team, specifically where it comes to planning the route and details related to the Recharge 5K Fun Run, a centerpiece of our event.
The visual brand of Press On exists today thanks to the pro bono work of this long-time Bend graphic designer and artist. In our first year of Press On in 2015, Clint eagerly jumped on board to design our logo, posters, and even the labels on our special Press On ciders — images that remain visual staples of our efforts.
If you followed Press On on Facebook or liked any of our Instagram photos, you’ve fallen under the spell of Kaitlyn, our social media guru for 2017. Kaitlyn spends her days as a marketing account manager working with physical therapists. But in her free time? She’s the social media voice of Press On.