About Us

MountainStar Bend

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We're located inside the Deschutes Children's Foundation building across from Ensworth Elementary

MountainStar Bend

Therapeutic Classroom:  Monday - Thursday (9-12) and Wednesday (1-4)

Visitors & Donations Welcome:  Monday - Friday (8:30-3) 
*If you'd like to drop in outside these hours, please call.

Physical & Mailing Address:  2125 NE Daggett Lane - Bend, OR 97701
Phone:  541-322-6820
Fax:  541-322-1884
Email:  info@mtstar.org

Administrative & Development Office: 454 NE Revere Ave - Bend, OR 97701
Phone: 541-410-4032

Administrative Staff
Tim Rusk  —  Executive Director   (timr@mtstar.org)
Ashley McLean  —  Finance Director   (ashleym@mtstar.org)
Shelly Patridge — Human Resources & Operations Director (ShellyP@mtstar.org)

Relief Nursery Staff
Kara Tachikawa - Program Director (KaraT@mtstar.org)   
Amanda Smith  —  Site Coordinator   (amandas@mtstar.org)
Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children
Nydia Acosta  — Outreach Specialist (nydiaa@mtstar.org)
Erica Wallen  —  Interventionist   (ericaw@mtstar.org)
Kathy Gebauer — Interventionist (kathyG@mtstar.org)
Whitney Higdon — Interventionist (whitneyc@mtstar.org
Casey Stewart — Interventionist (caseys@mtstar.org)
Marbella Garcia — Program Assistant (marbellag@mtstar.org)
Marina Figueroa Garcia — Cook 

Development (Fundraising & Marketing)
Staley Micken — Development Director (staleym@mtstar.org)
Diane Fernandez  — Grants Manager   (dianef@mtstar.org)
Kayla Rotunno  —  Events Manager   (kaylar@mtstar.org)
Kevin Doner — Development Manager (kevind@mtstar.org
We are hiring! — Volunteer Coordinator 

1-2 Year Old Therapeutic Classroom at MountainStar Bend
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