September 2017 Our Contributors

Retired from public service, Steve Giardini now claims to be a professional landscape, travel, and lifestyle photographer extraordinaire. Armed with little more than a camera, wishful thinking and stack of business cards, Steve launched his second career in 2013. Truth be told the business was actually just an excuse to hike state and national parks, kayak mountain lakes and backcountry…

July 2016 Our Contributors

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…

May 2016 Our Contributors

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…

March 2016 Our Contributors

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.