Advisory Boards


  • Portland Advisory Team: Coming Soon!

    Advisors in Portland: coming soon.


  • Bend Advisory Team: Coming Soon

    Advisors in Bend: coming soon.


  • Kelly Sutherland

    Advisory Board

    Kelly was born in Lexington, Kentucky. She moved to New York City where she attended New York University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television, and a Master of Arts in Journalism. Kelly lived and worked in New York City until she moved with her family to Eugene in 1999. She immediately began volunteering at Relief Nursery and after 6 years in the community, began working at Relief Nursery.  In 2011 she assumed the leadership role as Executive Director, a position she has held since 2010. Kelly has overseen the expansion of services into the Springfield community and as a member of the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of Relief Nurseries across the state. Kelly’s hobbies include skiing and golf. She currently serves as President of the Eugene Country Club Board of Directors.

  • Rusty Rexius

    Advisory Board

    Rusty is the Founder and Co-President of Rexius. He grew up in the family business, holding his first “real” job with the company at age 12. He studied business at the University of Oregon but left two terms early to buy his first business in Portland before joining Rexius. The company has been thriving for over 32 years as he provided general oversight of all transportation, retail, wholesale, commercial, and landscape operations.  He is currently a board member for Christians as Family Advocates, Pleasant Hill School, and Talia’s Voice. In his freetime you can find him volunteering with West Eugene Collaborative, Envision Eugene, Emerald Bible Fellowship, and Mayor Torey’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Economic Development.

  • Kyle Hudson

    Advisory Board

    Kyle is the CEO of k.p.d. insurance/ IMA Financial Group He is a Central California native and a graduate from Oregon State University. In 2003, Kyle joined k.p.d. insurance. Although new to the insurance industry that year, Kyle finished in the top 2% of students in the National Alliance for Insurance Education’s New Producer School. That resolve for excellence is key to his follow-through and attention to details with clients, carriers, and employees. Kyle holds the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor.

  • Scott Williams

    Advisory Board

    Scott is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hamilton Construction. He was born and raised in Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University with a civil engineering management degree. Throughout his 42 year career with Hamilton, he has worn many hats, from engineer, project manager and chief estimator, to president from 2000 to 2019. Scott currently serves as the board of Construction Education Foundation, Looking Glass Youth and Family Services, and AGC National Charities.

  • Casey Roscoe

    Advisory Board

    Casey is the senior vice president of Marketing & Communications at Seneca. She graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She moved to Washington, D.C. to work for Congressman Bob Smith who represented Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District and was also Chairman of the House of Agriculture Committee. As SVP of Marketing & Communications, Casey is part of Seneca’s four-person executive team. In addition to her position at Seneca, Casey sits on the Board of Directors of the Oregon State University Forestry Education Council, GreenLane Sustainable Business Network, and Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

  • Paula Lafferty

    Advisory Board

    Paula is a third-generation shareholder and CEO at SnoTemp Cold Storage. She was born in Eugene and raised around the family business. She attended the University of Colorado and received a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and History. After a year of project work for SnoTemp, she set off to travel around Asia and South America, returning to live and work in Los Angeles. In 2010, she moved back to Oregon and has worked in all areas at SnoTemp while the business more than doubled in size. She is passionate about working alongside family members to sustain and grow the family businesses. Paula served 10 years as a director for Broughton Lumber Company and volunteered as a director for the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance. She is currently the president and chair of the Board of Directors of SnoTemp.