If you follow us on social media, you know last week was a whirlwind with our big annual charity bash. We had an absolute blast and wanted to take this space to give a big Hi-Five to Tetherow Resort, our venue partner, and the team there that works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly.

We all know Tetherow has stunning views, a killer golf course, and delicious food and drink. What you may not know is that their event staff consistently goes above and beyond to create seamless, magical events for organizations like ours. Our annual event allows First Story to raise necessary funds to bring affordable housing to Central Oregon and beyond, and we wouldn’t be able to pull it off without the team at Tetherow.

Leading the charge is Jennifer Geers, Catering and Event Manager. Jen steers the ship with the brightest smile you’ve ever seen. A true calming presence, no matter what question you have or anxiety that may be bubbling up, Jen is there to ensure you that everything is under control.

Jen’s right hand woman is Anne Varga, Group Sales Manager. Anne was running around with us throughout the whole event, always happy to jump in where needed with an undeniable and infectious energy.

Tetherow’s golf pro, Katie Burnett, also gets a shout-out for organizing and leading our Friday golf tournament – which is no small feat! Katie is a pro both on and off the course, and made a truly memorable event.

Thankfully Tetherow likes working with us as much as we adore working with them. As Anne said,

“Working with the First Story team on organizing this event is always such an amazing experience, they are dedicated, cohesive and passionate about their mission! From watching guests enjoy our chef’s creations while they connect with friends, to sharing in their excitement over the theme, décor and activities each year, and most importantly supporting this especially worthy cause, we are honored to be a part of the magic!”

Let the countdown to next year begin!