We are grateful to all our sponsors and partners.



ScaleHouse is a group of creative believers working to give shape to a Contemporary Creative Center in Bend. Until we do so, we strive to connect creative thinkers, providing opportunities for artist congregation and collaboration, cross-pollination, education, and exhibition through ScaleHouse Sessions and Education Workshops. Ultimately, ScaleHouse is a place where all of this can happen. Until ScaleHouse is that place, we will continue to explore and refine our mission with the participation of the community by collecting the creative energy that is currently diffused across the community, sparking new ideas, new relationships and awareness of Bend’s rich creative culture.

Board Members: Sandy Anderson, Cristy Lanfri, Kiel Fletcher, Scott Gildbride, René Mitchell, Martha Murray, Cassondra Schindler




Bend Design is supported in part by a grant from the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund. The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund (BCTF) is a grant program dedicated to enhancing the local economy through the promotion and cultivation of Bend’s cultural tourism programs. Grants allocated through the BCTF support art and culture based projects and programs that attract tourists to the City of Bend.



Volunteer Committee

The Bend Design Conference is led by a group of volunteers fiercely passionate about design and creative collaborations. We are:

René Mitchell, Director and Co-Producer

Cassondra Schindler, Programming Director and Co-Producer

Martha Murray, Operations Director and Co-Producer

Bridget McGinn, Sponsorship Director

Elise Jones, Marketing Director

Sweet Pea Cole, Social Media Director

Kiel Fletcher, Community Outreach Director

Ann Cook, MASH-UP Director

Babs Stevens, Programming

Bronte Dod, Programming

Pamela Armstrong, Programming

Gretchen Raynak, Marketing and Exhibits

Heather Crank, Marketing and Exhibits

Garrett Hampton, Marketing and Digital Marketing

Leah Stephenson, Marketing and Digital Marketing

Chelsea Callicott, Public Relations

Gabriel James, Marketing and Video Producer

Kara McGinn, Marketing

Darlene Veenhuizen, Marketing