Donna Burklo enjoys the strange and wonderful mix of writing for Bend Lifestyle, being a realtor, and working as the Marketing and Development Director for local non-profit, Family Kitchen. Raised in Sequel, California, she has called Bend home since 2004. She is a mom, corporate life ex-pat, small business ownership survivor, chronic over-scheduler, and reluctant empath. Donna earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific and a Diploma in Residential Planning from the Art Institute.
Julie Furnas moved to Bend three years ago and is thoroughly enjoying everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer, especially the delicious beer, the coastline and diverse weather. She graduated from film school at the University of North Texas where she started her writing career as a staff writer for the UNT Yucca yearbook. Prior to joining Bend Lifestyle, she wrote for ENVY Magazine, Skin Care News and Popular Hispanics online. Julie’s favorite part of writing is doing the research and meeting people who are passionate about their industries.
Sarah Wolcott is a well-traveled wine professional and outdoor enthusiast. She has sought out interesting wines and wine-producing regions around the globe, as well as ski turns in the United States and abroad. She always appreciates a good story and is happy to call Bend home with her fly-fishing guide husband, Michael. Sarah has her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature from Whitman College and her Wine MBA from Kedge Business School, Bordeaux.
Gary Calicott is one of Central Oregon’s most versatile photographers. His unique and thoughtful perspective carries through his work and touches a diverse range of subject matter. From breath-taking landscapes to local live music, Gary captures both the big picture and the fine details that bring single moments to life. A native of Oregon, Gary was born in Eugene and has lived and worked in Portland. His passion for the outdoors brought him to Bend in 1999. He is an avid fly fisherman, mountain biker and backpacker.
Barbara Dudley is a California native who loves experiencing life through special “moments in time.” She enjoys photographing playful dogs, regal horses, misbehaving children, mothers and fathers, friends and lovers. Barbara loves to capture just about anything that sparks that special moment to last a lifetime. She lives outside of Bend with her lovely family and animals.
Greg Normandin considers photography to be his calling and passion. It puts him in touch with people, through his eyes to yours. He photographs objects, places, and people, with the feelings and emotions thoroughly projected. Greg believes every image has a story and a lesson, rather than a place and a time. Each story and lesson positions him for the next. Greg makes his home in Bend, Oregon with his beautiful family and wonderful friends.