Board of Directors
Gail Jett, WHCNP, LMT – Board President
Dorinda Pulliam – Director
Jeff Hinman – Director
Julie Hotchkiss – Director
Julie Watts – Director
Roy began his career in 1949, when he quit high school at 16 years old to enlist in the United States Air Force. While in the military, Roy earned his GED and, after four years of service, found himself stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Eager to further his education, he enrolled at the University of Alaska and later transferred to the University of Oregon, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1959.
This ambitious young man went to law school immediately, finished in 1962 and promptly opened his own law firm in Eugene. Since then, Roy has grown his practice to six offices across the state of Oregon and taken hundreds of cases to verdict. In 1982, Roy decided to practice exclusively in the area of personal injury law.
In his distinguished career, Roy has earned a slate of awards including the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Member award. He’s also served in leadership roles for legal professional organizations at the state and national level.
When he’s not putting his bright mind and wealth of knowledge to work for his clients, Roy still seeks adventure. He regularly hikes the Cascades and counts among his more memorable treks The Grand Canyon, the High Sierras, Nepal and the Great Wall of China. Traveling the world is one of his great joys, but his passion for globe-trekking is trumped by his love for his wife, four children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Byron Maas, DVM
Dr. Byron Maas has been practicing for over 20 years in companion animal medicine and surgery and is the owner of Bend Veterinary Clinic. He co-founded the Bend Spay and Neuter Project and has spent time serving on both the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Central Oregon and Bend Spay and Neuter Project as Board President. He initiated the in house shelter medicine program at the shelter and was instrumental in establishing the mobile SNIP clinic serving the greater Central Oregon region. Byron is passionate about population control in companion animals worldwide. Dr. Maas was the first veterinarian to volunteer and establish the Esther Honey Foundation’s clinic in Rarotonga. Dr. Maas collaborates regularly in developing nations with Animal Balance, an international provider of High Volume, High Quality Spay and Neuter, to provide veterinary care especially in sensitive island communities such as the Galapagos Islands, Samoan Islands and others. He is a certified master trainer for ARK sciences and provides education to veterinarians and students in the proper techniques of chemical sterilization using Zeuterin, a non-surgical sterilization method, domestically and abroad thus bringing the newest and efficient sterilization practices to many organizations.
Jim Kone, C3 Events, Elevation Tents
Jim Kone has been a Bend Resident since 2005. After selling his Steel Construction business in Denver Colorado in 2004, he moved to Bend Oregon to be closer to his 4 grandchildren.
He has been a Small business consultant for Storage Solutions, Atlas Security, ACC Spray Foam and Coatings, Cascade Town Cars, and presently, Elevation Tents.
Jim is also an independent contractor for C-3 Events as a special event director. In 2011 Jim developed the Conscious Living Showcase at the Bend Street Festivals spring, summer and fall. He is presently developing a sports and recreation show for the summer festival 2013. Jim is a past board member of the Central Oregon Builders Association and the Pregnancy Resource Center. Presently serves on the High Desert Cascadia green Building Council in addition to Bend Spay and Neuter Project.