Rogue Experience – Neil has been a member of the credit union since 2010, was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2017, and has been Chair since 2018.
Background –Neil is originally from Brookings and was a member of Chetco Federal Credit Union for many years. Neil worked in the Portland area for the CPA firm, Moss Adams, prior to relocating to the Rogue Valley. He has been a key part of the management team for Grange Co-op since 2010.
Key Roles/Accomplishments – Neil serves on the Board of Directors for the Ag Council of California.
Rogue Experience – Jeny has been a member of the credit union since 2011 and was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2016.
Background – Upon graduation, Jeny worked at the headquarters of Lithia Motors, Inc. in the Internal Audit Department as an Audit Manager. Jeny entered public accounting when she joined KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP, formerly Michael L. Piels CPAS, LLP, where she was recently made a Partner of the firm.
Key Roles/Accomplishments – Jeny is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jeny’s community involvement includes being the current Board Treasurer of the Southern Oregon Child and Family Council, Inc., a current Family Services Committee Member of Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity, and a past Vice-Chair of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the Oregon Society of CPA’s.
Rogue Experience – Carrie has been a member of the credit union since 1989 and was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2018.
Background - Carrie is Partner of a local public accounting firm, Ashland Partners & Company LLP, a specialty CPA firm providing assurance services to investment advisors.
Key Roles and Accomplishments –Carrie is a member of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), and the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA). She currently serves as Treasurer of Southern Oregon Humane Society and is also the 2018 Council Chair of the Oregon Society of CPA’s Southern Oregon Chapter.
Rogue Experience – C.J. has been a member of the credit union since 2011 and was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2018.
Background – C.J. and his wife, Lindsay, own and operate Outsider Coffee in Medford. As a professional speaker, coach, pastor and autism advocate, C.J. has spoken to over a half million people coast to coast. In 2002, C.J. helped bring Sparrow Clubs USA to Southern Oregon, ultimately serving as National Program Director. In 2010, C.J. joined the Asante Foundation as Director of Development where he raised money and support for the NICU, nursing programs, cardiac care, and mental health. In 2011, C.J. and his family received the priceless gift of being the recipients of a new home through ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition which allowed their story to be told to millions of viewers worldwide. From 2016-2019 C.J. was honored to serve as Executive Director of the Rogue Valley Manor Foundation. C.J. and Lindsay raise their four sons on their family farm in Medford and could not be prouder to call Southern Oregon home.
Key Roles and Accomplishments – C.J. served as President of Rogue Valley Non-Profit Network which brings incredible training to local non-profits and their board members. He served as Board Vice Chair of Rogue Valley Youth for Christ. In 2003, under his leadership, Sparrow Clubs was awarded the Jackson County Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year Award (non-profit). C.J. serves on his church’s financial council and regularly meets with local and regional non-profit leaders to help them increase their impact in the community. In addition, C.J.’s immediate and extended family runs the Barnstormers Vintage Fair and is honored to give significant donations of food to the Table Rock food pantry every year. C.J. also runs a monthly men’s outreach called “Fight Night,” which challenges local men to fight for what’s most important in their lives.
Rogue Experience – Heather has been a member of the credit union since 1988 and was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2016, and to the Board in 2018.
Background – Heather is a CPA and the CFO of Blackstone Publishing in Ashland. Prior to Blackstone, Heather worked in public accounting in both Portland and Medford for nine years.
Key Roles/Accomplishments – Heather is a former Board member and Audit Committee Chair in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is a member of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She also holds the CGMA designation.