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Meet Our Administrative Team


Trish Meyer

Interim Executive Director- trish@saving-grace.org

Trish Meyer

Trish has been with Saving Grace since 2002. She works closely with community partners in Deschutes County and oversees human resources, the Lethality Assessment Program, and the Crook and Jefferson County programs. Prior to working with Saving Grace, Trish’s background includes management positions with the SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) Program and Sonoma Compost Company, and direct service positions with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and in the education field. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a multiple subject teaching credential. She’s the proud mom of Gibson the golden retriever, who currently serves as Saving Grace’s Head of Surveillance.

Rebecca Swearingen

Business Manager- rebecca@saving-grace.org

Rebecca Swearingen

In 2000, Rebecca started with Saving Grace. She has her bachelor’s in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University. Rebecca coordinates, administers and manages the organization’s financial and business activities to ensure sound fiscal management. Rebecca is based in Prineville.

Lauren DuBose

Development Director- lauren@saving-grace.org

Lauren DuBose

Lauren joined the Saving Grace team in February of 2011 as part of our Development Department. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Arizona. Lauren worked for the ABC News affiliate in Bend, KOHD for three and half years before entering the non-profit sector. She currently oversees the fundraising, public relations and communications efforts for Saving Grace. In her spare time she enjoys teaching dance and enjoying the outdoors with her husband, daughter and their two dogs. If you have questions on how you can support Saving Grace, please feel free to email Lauren directly.

Kelley Brent

Admin Office Coordinator - kelleyb@saving-grace.org

Kelley Brent

Kelley and her husband Don moved to Bend in 1991. Before joining Saving Grace in 2008, Kelley spent most her days volunteering in the Bend community while raising her 3 boys; Brady, Seth, and Keldon. During that time, Kelley earned her degree at COCC, then studied Education through Eastern Oregon University. Kelley is responsible for general management of the Saving Grace Administrative Office, Payroll and Benefits Management, Accounts Payable and Banking. She also lends a hand in the Development Department. Her favorite places to be outside of work are watching her boys play basketball and soccer or high jumping, reading in the sunshine, or refinishing furniture.

Gibson

Head of Surveillance

Gibson

Gibson started with Saving Grace in February 2015 at the tender age of eight weeks. He has grown (immensely) into a position that includes: ambassadorial duties with staff, donors and volunteers; property surveillance; cleaning food off the indoor floors; shredding paper; and occasional breakouts of mayhem to keep us on our toes.