Who is ScaleHouse?

ScaleHouse is the shared vision of a growing community of creative thinkers—from our Founding Members to our Current Members, and from an all-volunteer Board of Directors to a very small staff of one.  Thank you.

 
 

René Mitchell

Chair
Board of Directors 2011–present

Profession: Director of Marketing / Arts & Creative Advocate. AKA: Dot Connector. Where you can see my work: ReneMitchellCreative.com. Favorite artists: Willem de Kooning , Ai Weiwei, Cindy Sherman. How I overcome creative block: Traveling with my daughters. Secret weapon: I'm Italian. Why I support ScaleHouse: Art is fundamental to our humanity. ScaleHouse has the opportunity to unite our community in pursuit of creative solutions to real-world challenges. 

Sandra Anderson

Secretary
Board of Directors 2011–present


Profession: Artist / Teacher. Where you can see my work: AlexAndSandyAnderson.com. Where I'm from: Kansas, New Jersey, Seattle, San Francisco, Hawaii. Favorite artists: Stephen de Staebler, Toulouse Lautrec, Reiko Brandon. In my sketchbook: Shapes and vessels for jewelry and clay. How I overcome creative block: Go to my studio, clean tools, clear space, and suddenly I'm working on a new idea. Why I support ScaleHouse: With innovation and conversation, ScaleHouse is engaging the community and expanding horizons.

Kiel Fletcher

Board of Directors 2016–present

Profession: Teacher / Designer / Artist / Entrepreneur. AKA: Creative Swiss Army Knife. Where you can see my work: TouchExplode.com, KielFletcher.net. How I overcome creative block: Get on my bike. Favorite tool of the trade: Instagram. Favorite Instagram accounts: @jerryoftheday, @madebackthen, @Counterprintbooks. Why I support ScaleHouse: A strong arts community requires a constant influx of the contemporary to engage a greater level of conversation. 

Angela Reid

Board of Directors 2017–present

Profession: Writer / Creative Director / Brand Strategist. AKA: Translating business-speak into human-speak. Where you can see my work: thisisREIDWRITES.com. On my creative bucket list: Santa Fe Opera. Secret weapon: Humor. Favorite films: Grand Budapest Hotel, Dancer in the Dark, Life is Beautiful. Why I support ScaleHouse: “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” –Cesar A. Cruz

Pat Clark

Lifetime Trustee
Board of Directors 2011–2016


Profession: Artist / Educator / Founder of Atelier 6000 (now Bend Art Center). Where you can see my work: Bend Art Center, High Desert Art League, and my own web site (coming soon). Favorite artists: Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Mitchell, Georgia O’Keeffe. In my sketchbook: A resounding dialogue of marks (drawing is my passion). Favorite tool of the trade: Pencil. Why I support ScaleHouse: It is needed to support the expanding reasoning of arts and culture in our region.

Rebekah Altman

Project Coordinator

Profession: Arts Advocate / Writer / Editor.  Where you can see my work: RebekahJAltman.com (coming soon). Favorite artists: Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, Alvin Ailey. On my creative bucket list: Artist residency in Italy. Secret weapon: Well, it’s a secret, isn’t it? What inspires me: My kids’ utter disregard for rules. Why I support ScaleHouse: Art makes communities more livable, more lively, and more engaged.

 

Martha Murray

Vice-Chair
Board of Directors 2015–present


Profession: Interior Designer. Where you can see my work: MarthaMurrayDesign.com. How I overcome creative block: Take a walk, visit a museum or gallery, have coffee with a smart, creative friend. On my creative bucket list: Gehry Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Favorite tool of the trade: Tape measure. Why I support ScaleHouse: I love creativity and creative people—what better way to bring my passion to others and hang out with amazing, talented people.

Scott Gilbride

Treasurer
Board of Directors 2016–present


Profession: Residential Architect. Where you can see my work: ScottGilbride.com. Favorite artists: Tom Waits, Alberto Giacometti, David Byrne. How I overcome creative block: Come back tomorrow. What inspires me: Underdogs, rejection, impossible situations. In my sketchbook: My first novel. Favorite tool of the trade: Ears. Why I support ScaleHouse: I enjoy the challenge of helping define a young organization, and the rewards of connecting with the creative community.  

Cassondra Spring

Board of Directors 2011–present

Profession:  Producer / Creative Strategist. AKA: Help make interesting things happen. Where you can see my work: MakeGoodCreative.com. Favorite tool of the trade: Clipboard. Favorite Instagram accounts:  @designmilk, @ericgarcetti, @jr. Favorite artists: Yayoi Kusama, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jenny Holzer. Why I support ScaleHouse: I'm a big believer in bringing people together based on shared interests, cultural curiosity, and creative pursuits. 

Patei Dittman

Board of Directors 2017–present

Profession: Interior Designer / Furniture Store Owner (retired). Where I'm from: Idaho, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Maryland, California, Illinois. Favorite artists: Leonard Cohen, Le Corbusier, Picasso. Secret weapon: Common sense. In my sketchbook: Fantasy dress for my granddaughter. Why I support ScaleHouse: I am passionate about encouraging the creative process and see an opportunity for ScaleHouse to spark the imaginations of many.

Cristy Lanfri

Board of Directors 2011–present

Profession: Advocate for children and the arts. Favorite artists: Mark Knopfler, Johannes Vermeer, Wendell Berry. How I overcome creative block: “WIP” (Work In Progress). Favorite print publications: Vanity Fair, Traditional Home, The Week. Why I support ScaleHouse: To help creativity in all forms to flourish here in Central Oregon, thereby enriching our cultural character as a community in unique and profound ways.

 

Founding Members

ScaleHouse is deeply grateful for the enthusiasm, trust,  and financial contributions of our Founding Members, who helped to bring innovative and creative programming to the Bend community. Please join us in thanking these creative pioneers for their support.

 

Alex Anderson
Sandy Anderson
Pamela Armstrong
Lana Bannow
Kevin Barclay
Lisa Bermudez
William Bowerman
Elizabeth Burger
Karen Cammack
Molly Carroll
A Carson
Heather Cashman
John Cashman
Krayna Castelbaum
Yoonmee Chang
Pat Clark
Raleigh Collard
Bill Cravis
Clifford Curry
Casey Davis
Katherine Decker
Kathy Deggendorfer
Monica Desmond
Lori Elkins
Noelle Fredland
Scott Gilbride
Charlotte Gilbride

 

Jenny Green
Juli Hamden
Margaret Heater
Mike Hollern
Sue Hollern
Bill Hoppe
Pamela Hulse Andrews
Neal Huston
Becky Johnson
Ted Johnson
Cameron Kaseberg
Marion Kello
Cristy Lanfri
Todd Looby
Susan Lucky-Higdon
Ingrid Lustig
Charmaine Manley
Sarah Mason
Jade Mayer
Bridget McGinn
Kara McGinn
Lloyd McMullen
Adeline Mitchell
René Mitchell
Ruby Mitchell
Romy Mortensen
Sara Murphy

Martha Murray
Stacey Nyman
Cheryl Parton
Kimberly Paxton-Hagner
Elizabeth Quinn
Randy Redfield
Angela Reid
Liz Rink
Holly Rodes Smithy
Lawrence Schechter
Mike Schindler
John Smoot
Tricia Snell
Cassondra Spring
Babs Stevens
Sam Stubblefield
Barbara Stucki
Amanda Stuermer
Diana Tomseth
Kaari Vaughn
Brandon Walsh
Jody Ward
Sara Wiener
Fran Willis
Julie Winter
Linda Yaple
Katy Yoder

 

Current Members

ScaleHouse membership continues to grow. Meet our current members.