State Officer Biographies
A sophomore from Hidden Valley High in Grants Pass, Oregon, Melody Lindorf couldn’t be more excited to start her leadership experience. She grew up in Applegate, a small community along the Applegate River. Throughout middle school she had been told to consider FBLA as her high school elective at Hidden Valley High School, wanting to make the best of her high school career, she sought after the opportunity to be a leader. It was during Melody’s freshman year attending the State Business Leadership Conference as a Voting Delegate, when she knew she wanted to be a State Officer.
Since becoming involved in FBLA, Melody has served as her chapter’s Relay for Life Team captain, helped at a local Community Service eye clinic and participated in fundraising efforts for March of Dimes. Over the last two years, she has placed at the state level in Emerging Business Issues. She looks forward to accomplishing much more in the upcoming year as State President.
Melody has been a 4-H member for 4 years and participates in lamb showmanship and marketing along with flower arranging. She loves to ride Bicycle Motor Cross and take pictures of the world around her. She is also involved in National Honor Society and her school’s Community 101 Team. Melody appreciates her family, advisors, friends, and local chapter for their support, without them this amazing opportunity wouldn’t be possible.
If you would like to contact Melody, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parker is your new Executive Vice President from Scappoose High School. He is excited to serve his second term as a state officer from the small town of Scappoose. He first heard about FBLA from one of his brother’s friends. Since then he has been actively involved and recently won first place in Banking Financial systems at the 2013 State Business Leadership Conference.
He enjoys playing soccer and you can usually find him on the golf course during the spring and summer. Parker currently works at St. Helens community federal credit union as a student teller and is an attorney on Teen Court. He is part of the National Honor Society and has earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. During the summer, Parker likes to water ski, camp, and spend time with his friends. Parker is a fan of concerts and you could also find him at local Goodwills, thrift shops, and garage sales, where he loves to find great deals. Parker enjoys meeting new people and making new connections. He looks forward to meeting new members of Oregon FBLA during his term.
If you would like to contact Parker, you can reach him at email@example.com.
Stephanie Krautscheid is a senior at Centennial High School and is excited to serve as the 2013-2014 Mt. Hood Region Vice President. She is a self-motivated, committed, and dependable individual who is honored to have been elected as a part of the state officer team.
Stephanie has been a dedicated member of FBLA for three years. She is very passionate about the organization, and has enjoyed serving as the Chapter Vice President for Centennial FBLA. She has worked hard on the Business Achievement Awards, having achieved her Future, Business, Leader, and America levels. She has also been recognized as part of the National Business Honor Roll for the past two years. In addition, Stephanie was the state champion in FBLA Principles and Procedures as a freshman. As a junior, she earned first place in Business Financial Plan at the State Business Leadership Conference.
Outside of FBLA, she is involved in National Honor Society and Community 101. As a student at Centennial High School, Stephanie has worked hard to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Stephanie would like to thank her parents, brother, friends, and adviser for their support. She looks forward to meeting FBLA members and serving her region. Stephanie is eager to begin a great year as an Oregon FBLA state officer!
If you would like to contact Stephanie, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your 2013-2014 Cascade Region VP is Colin Ronhaar, a junior from Ridgeview High School in Redmond, OR. Colin is very excited about having the opportunity to serve on the state officer team and is passionate about making a difference in any way he can.
Throughout his three years in FBLA, he has served as the Ridgeview chapter president and has strived to complete the Business Achievement Awards. Colin has placed in competitive events every year at the regional level and placed 9th at the state level in the Business Calculations Online Test. Colin is also part of the varsity tennis at Ridgeview High School.
In his free time, Colin enjoys being around family, traveling, and taking photos. Being at a brand new high school he believes he can make more great connections by meeting more of his peers. After high school, Colin hopes to attend College or University, preferably in Oregon, and tie in his business skills to his career.
Colin’s adviser, chapter and family have been very supportive and he is thankful they have made this incredible experience possible.
If you would like to contact Colin, you can reach her at email@example.com.
Northwest Territory Vice President Antonio “Tony” Martinez is a sophomore from Centennial High School.
Going into his freshman year, Antonio sought out to pursue his soccer career yet fell upon Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Antonio was very lucky to have found this network, and is now very successful in his chapter. Antonio placed second in Business Plan at the State Business Leadership Conference and serves as the Junior Executive Officer for his local chapter.
Beyond his FBLA responsibilities and achievements, Antonio has been placed in honors and advanced placement coursework. He is on the Centennial Varsity Soccer Team, the top team at Eastside Timbers, and has made the Olympic Development Program, made up of the top players in the state.
Antonio enjoys both spending time with his family and friends as well as meeting new people. Antonio wishes to continue on to a college or university and study business, engineering, or medicine. Antonio appreciates all the support from his advisers, family members, friends, and peers.
If you would like to contact Antonio you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sophomore at Hidden Valley High School, Lindsey Coffee-Johnson, is incredibly honored to be the Rogue Umpqua Region Vice President for the 2013-2014 year! Originally born in the city of Annapolis, Maryland, she moved up to Grants Pass only a couple weeks before the start of her freshman year. In Maryland, she was a member of many corporations and was the director of the Art Corporation, where she acquired an interest in leadership. Lindsey learned about FBLA at the end of her freshman year, and she became a member first thing the following school year.
She placed in multiple events at RSC and SBLC, and is very excited to have qualified for NLC with a 1st place award. Through FBLA, Lindsey had the opportunity to volunteer at the Josephine County Foundation’s Eyeglass Clinic--an experience she will not likely forget. Outside of FBLA Lindsey loves cooking, drawing, and spending time with her incredible friends. She also travels as much as she can and has been to England, Wales, Scotland, Mexico, Jamaica, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and many of the states in the U.S..
Lindsey is looking forward to a busy and exciting year with all of the members in Oregon FBLA. She would love to hear from you, so feel free to contact her with any comments, suggestions, or questions you have.
If you would like to contact Lindsey, you can reach him at email@example.com.
Kelsie Hendricks, a senior from Stayton High School, is excited and honored to serve as your 2013-2014 Willamette Valley Region Vice President this year. She has been actively involved in FBLA since her freshman year and has enjoyed every minute of it.
Kelsie served as her local chapter treasurer this past year and served as a board member her sophomore year. She has also completed the Future Level of the Business Achievement Awards and plans to continue working on them during her time as a state officer. Kelsie is also a member of the National Honor Society and a singles player on her school’s varsity tennis team. Kelsie plans on attending Chemeketa Community College for two years and then attending a four-year college after. She would like to pursue medicine or business.
Kelsie is ready to help start off a great year with Oregon FBLA. She plans on making her region closer and working closely with other regions. Kelsie is enthusiastic to serve as your Willamette Valley Region Vice President and looks forward to a fantastic year with the members of Oregon FBLA.
If you would like to contact Kelsie, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your 2013-2014 Vice President of Media is Seth Benham, a junior at Grants Pass High School. He plans to attend college in the Eugene/Portland area. Seth has been interested in business and digital video productions since his sophomore year and plans on majoring in a mixture of both business management and video production.
Seth has been a member of his local FBLA chapter since his sophomore year and held a local chapter office as a new member. During his first year at state conference he placed second in Digital Video Production. From there he traveled to San Antonio, Texas for the National Leadership Conference. FBLA has helped Seth grow into a leader and excel in school, life, and work. He is excited to serve as your Vice President of Media for the next year!
Seth enjoys traveling and has been to England with an international basketball team. He also travels to Roatan, Honduras from time to time with his family. One of his favorite travel memories when he performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City with the Grants Pass High School Marching Band.
If you have any questions or want to find out more about what it’s like to be behind the scenes of the Oregon FBLA videos feel free to contact Seth!
If you would like to contact Seth, you can reach her at email@example.com.