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First Story
Meet our staff

First Story Executive Director
Claire Duncan
Claire Duncan
Claire (she/her) is a dynamic leader who has been at the helm of First Story since 2010. She’s developed a fun, family-first focus that’s transformed First Story into an approachable organization to one and all. Under her guidance, the work has grown by leaps and bounds. When not changing lives, Claire enjoys mountain biking and rock climbing.
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First Story Business Development Manager
Kisky Holwerda
Kisky Holwerda
Kisky (she/her) is an exceptionally multi-talented individual who amplifies First Story's impact while pursuing her passion for the arts. As an actress, choreographer, and trained in various dance forms she brings a creative approach to First Story’s community engagement. She recently co-founded Ponderosa Players, a youth theatre company in Bend.
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First Story
Board of Directors

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Founder
Hayden Watson

President

Watson Companies

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President
Mathew Robinson

Broker

The Agency

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Treasurer
Alan Stewart

Attorney

Merrill O’Sullivan

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Secretary
Alicia Moore

Vice President for Student Affairs

COCC

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Member
Steve Klingman

President

Hayden Homes

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Member
Scott Knox

President

Madrone Construction

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Member
Megan Langer

CMO

The Flybook

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Member
Levi Means

Regional Sales Manager

PARR Lumber

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Member
Dennis Murphy

CEO

Hayden Homes

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Member
George Slape

Retired

Former Owner of Western Title

Flower
Member
Darrin Willard

CEO

Foundation for Affordable Housing

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116 families served

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100% earn less than 80% of area median income

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100% are first-time homebuyers

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116 families served

a group of women standing next to each other
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100% earn less than 80% of area median income

two little girls standing in a room with their arms in the air
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100% are first-time homebuyers

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80% are the first in their families to ever own a home

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30% identify as minorities

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20% are households with children who have disabilities

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80% are the first in their families to ever own a home

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30% identify as minorities

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20% are households with children who have disabilities

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