2012-2013 State Officers
A senior from Imbler, Oregon, Jaden Bales couldn’t be more enthusiastic to serve as Oregon FBLA State President. Though he was born in Klamath Falls, Jaden has grown up in Union County and spent the majority of his summers on his grandfather’s farm. It was here that his business and leadership interests first developed. A major goal of his is to inspire those around him to seek the greatest potential in themselves, through FBLA and all endeavors that life offers.
Since becoming involved in FBLA during his eighth grade year, Jaden has held chapter leadership positions from Event Coordinator to Chapter President. The last three years at the State Business Leadership Conference, he’s placed in Job Interview, Help Desk and most recently Marketing. He focuses his leadership toward organizing fun events that benefit others, such as the Imbler FBLA Ping Pong Tournament for March of Dimes. Jaden looks forward to all that Oregon FBLA can accomplish in the upcoming year.
Another amazing experience includes his participation in the Mongolia Youth Exchange Program sharing his knowledge and experiences with others. Holding epic movie marathons is one of the things Jaden likes to do in his free time, and he is also involved in National Honor Society and Union County 4-H Ambassadors. Active in sports, he has seen successes in wrestling and football at the district and state level. Jaden is hugely grateful for the support from his family, friends, and teachers, without whom these amazing opportunities wouldn’t be possible.
Executive Vice President
Your 2012-2013 Executive Vice President CJ Severson is a junior at Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, Oregon. CJ is honored to serve the members of Oregon FBLA in his second year as a State Officer after having the opportunity to serve as the 2010-2011 Rogue Umpqua Region Vice President.
On the local level, CJ has held two positions in his chapter as Hidden Valley‘s FBLA Freshman Executive Assistant and most recently as Chapter President. On the national level, he served as the 2010-2011 Secretary for the National Western Region FBLA Board
CJ is grateful to receive a second chance to be an Oregon FBLA State Officer. He wishes to thank all the members who gave him a second chance for this amazing opportunity and cannot wait to serve you, the members of Oregon FBLA as your Executive Vice President.
Blue Mountain Region Vice President
Carter Fritsch is honored and excited to serve as your 2012-2013 Blue Mountain Vice President. As a member of the class of 2013 at Ontario High School, Carter has been an active member of his local FBLA chapter since his freshman year and has loved every day of it. One of Carter’s greatest joys in FBLA has been getting to network in his community, forming partnerships with local service organizations to work together in service and fundraising projects, including the Ontario Lions Club. Additionally, Carter enjoys planning and managing large-scale events such as the annual FBLA-Lions Food Booth at the Malheur County Fair.
Outside of FBLA, Carter enjoys extensive school involvement including National Honor Society, FFA, Relay for Life, Pep and Marching Band, and Student Government in which he has served as class president and now serves as student body president. In the community, Carter enjoys working in Tech-Assistance at Treasure Valley Community College and playing the cello in the Treasure Valley Symphony. In his spare time, he enjoys following national politics and the latest Wall Street news. From this, he plans to major in a math-based study that he will be able to utilize in a constantly shifting economy.
Carter is a firm advocate of hard work and service, and believes that the greatest success comes from many minds with common interests working together, an idea he hopes to bring to Oregon FBLA this year!
Cascade Region Vice President
Jordan Frisendahl is honored to have been elected to serve Oregon FBLA as the 2012-2013 Cascade Region Vice President. Jordan has been a FBLA member for two years. As a member of the class of 2014 at Lost River Jr./Sr. High School, Jordan was inspired to run for Cascade Region Vice President by former State Officer Francis Rojina. Jordan completed the Future Level of the Business Achievement Awards and plans to complete the other levels of BAAs in the future.
Jordan serves as an active member of FBLA and is very involved in her community. She is in student government at her school, is a Leo's Club member, a National Honor's Society member, and a member of FFA. Jordan also plays volleyball and basketball at her high school. Once Jordan graduates, she hopes to attend UCLA or SDSU to earn a degree in Neo-Natal Nursing.
Outside of school she enjoys singing, drawing, and volunteering whenever she can. She grew up in Merrill, and as a child in elementary school she had many high achievements. In sixth grade she started a yearbook at her elementary school, including creating a small team that wrote articles and took pictures.
Jordan has been supported by many of her friends and family. She would like to thank her mother and father. She wants to especially thank her adviser Mr. Drew and her closest friends for never doubting her. She can't wait to serve her region and Oregon FBLA and plans to make it an awesome and fun-filled year!
Northwest Territory Region Vice President
Parker Snook is ecstatic to serve as your 2012-2013 Northwest Territory Vice President. He looks forward to serving all of the members of the Northwest Territory during his term of office.
Parker is a member of the Class of 2015 at Scappoose High School. He first heard about FBLA through a friend, and after being told about the organization he was inspired to join. Hailing from a small town of just 6,000 people, Parker is very involved in his high school. He is currently the Freshman Class President, participates in soccer and golf, and is involved in Teen Court and his school’s community service club. In addition to these activities, Parker participates is in concert band where he plays the tuba and in jazz band he plays the trombone. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano and being with friends and family.
Even with all of these activities and a busy schedule, Parker still makes sure to maintain a 4.0 GPA at Scappoose High School. In the summer time he makes cigar box guitars and loves going camping and skiing. Parker loves meeting new people and is very happy to serve Oregon FBLA in the coming year.
Rogue Umpqua Region Vice President
Your 2012-2013 Rogue Umpqua Region Vice President Moses Montengro is dedicated, passionate, and full of dreams for Oregon FBLA. He is extremely grateful to serve Oregon FBLA and is excited to be part of an amazing team of State Officers. He lives in Grants Pass, Oregon but was born in Northern California. Moses attends Grants Pass High School and will be graduating with the class of 2014!
Moses first joined FBLA at the beginning of his freshman year. Before serving as a State Officer, Moses served his chapter as the 2010-2011 Vice President and the 2011-2012 Chapter President. Besides being an FBLA member, Moses is also a member of Focus Teen Council; a group of youths working to make a positive impact in the community and in the lives of other youths by supporting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. In his free time, Moses likes to hang out with his friends and family.
Moses has a big heart and will do anything to help others. He is very passionate about the work he does and believes he can make a positive impact for FBLA and in the lives of the members. He was able to chase his dreams because of his family, friends, and his advisers Kristi Dimmick and Kathy Southwick, who have supported him along the way.
Willamette Valley Region Vice President
Currently a junior at Silverton High School, Rayann Kelsay Metteer is honored and excited to serve as your 2012-2013 Willamette Region Vice President! Rayann first became involved in FBLA her sophomore year of high school after taking multiple business classes her freshman year. She decided she really enjoyed the experience and wanted to become further involved. After becoming a member of Silverton’s chapter, and attending the State Conference, Rayann developed interest in becoming a state officer. Also this school year, Rayann will be serving as a board member for Silverton’s FBLA chapter.
Outside of FBLA, Rayann has many interests. She is involved in her county 4-H, where she has entered horticulture and photographs. Rayann also enjoys travel, especially road trips. She feels very blessed to have grown up in a family where adventure is considered important and has visited 25 states, as well as four other countries, including Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Grand Cayman Island. Through her travels she has developed her favorite hobby: collecting postcards!
Rayann looks forward to the adventures that she will encounter this year through FBLA. She plans to make this year as amazing as possible through her hard work, enthusiasm, dedication, and energy. Throughout the year Rayann looks forward to meeting new people- the faces of Oregon FBLA- as well as making great memories through the experience.
Vice President of Media
A senior from Baker High School in Baker City, Amanda Bailey is eager to put FBLA’s members in the spotlight! Through promotional videos for Oregon FBLA, and chapter spotlights, she guarantees that members won’t want to miss the latest and greatest on the Oregon FBLA website.
Amanda has been an FBLA member since her freshman year, and has been actively involved by holding three chapter officer positions, and achieving the Leader Level of the Business Achievement Awards. She co-chaired a career fair for her local high school, and has placed in multiple events at her past RSCs as well as SBLCs! Amanda has successfully graduated the Institute for Leaders twice, and is in has managed two national officer campaigns. She is actively involved in community service through Rotary and Soroptimist organizations, is a two-time lettering varsity cheerleader, and also participates in Mock Trial and Bel Canto Choir.
Since her freshman year, Amanda has been immersed in situations that have helped her grow. Her biggest goal this year is to help an FBLA member reach their full potential and realize their power,
If you want to show off your chapter’s skills, or act in a video that will be viewed by all of Oregon FBLA, buddy up with Amanda! She loves making new friends, and cannot wait to meet all of the incredible students in Oregon FBLA.