Josie Notter is a Junior at Hidden Valley High School. She currently serves as the State President of the 2016-2017 FBLA State Officer Team.
Josie has served in her school and her FBLA chapter for the last three years. In 2015 she competed at SBLC in Business Presentation then won 1st place and went on to compete at Nationals in Chicago, Illinois. In 2016 she competed in Graphic Design and won 3rd place. During that summer she participated at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia to support the state of Oregon. She has also completed the first 3 levels of the Business Achievement Awards. Josie was elected president of her sophomore class in 2015 and continues to be involved in her school leadership program. Lastly, she is a member of the College Dreams Student Board, the Josephine County Foundation, and the National Honor Society.
Josie was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, but lived in Ecuador for three years. Now she likes to spend her free time playing piano, making jewelry, and spending time with friends. She plans to attend college and receive music and law degrees. Lastly, Josie is thankful for her family and friends’ continuous support of her daily endeavors.
“FBLA is an organization that can inspire and transform students. It has been my sense of direction, and it has motivated me to make an impact on the world.”- Josie Notter
If you would like to contact Josie, she can be reached at [email protected]
Austin grew up in southern Oregon, in the town of Grants Pass with his mother and sister. He is a senior this year at Hidden Valley High School. Austin is more than ecstatic to serve as this year’s Oregon FBLA Executive Vice President!
Austin has been described as someone who lives, eats, breathes, and sleeps FBLA. His interest was first sparked in FBLA when his older sister joined her junior year. Ever since then he has been hooked. Being a member, for going on 4 years, Austin has attended and competed at numerous conferences both in Oregon and other states. During his freshman year, he and his partner placed first in Digital Design and Promotion, and competed at NLC in Nashville, Tennessee. His sophomore year he placed third in sales presentation at SBLC and competed at NLC in Chicago, Illinois.
Austin has held numerous leadership roles and positions throughout his life in numerous clubs and organizations. Including, but not limited to, FBLA, Interact, Honor Society, and Student Government. Along with these positions, Austin has received numerous awards and honors throughout his academic career.
In his free time Austin enjoys reading, running, and planning for the future, in which he hopes to attend a university to pursue his interests in business and technology.
Austin looks forward to having a great year as Oregon FBLA’s Executive Vice President and working alongside everyone who makes up Oregon FBLA.
If you would like to contact Austin, he can be reached at [email protected].
Ashlie Chastain is a junior at Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon. She has been a member of FBLA since 2014 and was elected as the Blue Mountain Regional Vice President at the 2016 State Leadership Conference.
Ashlie has received her Future and Business BAAs and her community CSA, as well as having the opportunity to compete in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure (placed 2nd at the 2015 SBLC) at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois, as a freshman. She placed 8th in FBLA Principles and Procedures and Chapter Newsletter, and 5th in Parliamentary Procedure at the 2016 SBLC.
After high school, Ashlie plans to attend BYU school. Ashlie plans to attain her master’s degree in music and also in world history and a bachelor’s degree in business. After college, she plans to become a high school teacher and FBLA adviser as well as work part time as a successful entrepreneur.
If given the chance to speak to a prospective member about some of the opportunities from FBLA, Ashlie would say, “Please take advantage of every experience and opportunity that Oregon FBLA offers to its members, and trust me when I say that there is so much for you to gain from doing so! Oregon FBLA offers its members exciting learning opportunities, such as the BAA and CSA programs and researching for your tests, and many experiences that are seldom found else-where.”
Carly Breach, the Cascade Region Vice President, will be a senior this year at Madras High School. After learning about FBLA her eighth grade year, she was eager to jump in and become an active member. The last three years, she has been a member of her local chapter and served as chapter president during the 2015-16 year. Competing in a variety of events has been the highlight of her FBLA experience. Carly was the state champion in Help Desk her sophomore year and placed third in Information Technologies her junior year. These, among other experiences, have helped to prepare her for her role as a 2016-17 state officer.
Alongside Future Business Leaders of America, Carly participates in SkillsUSA, LINK Crew, National Honor Society, dance, and served as the Junior Class secretary.
Carly's plans for the future include obtaining a master's degree in chemistry with a minor in secondary education/teaching. She will then teach chemistry at the high school level while working towards her doctorate online. This will give her the credits and teaching experience necessary to become a chemistry professor at an established college or university.
One piece of advice she would give to new or returning FBLA members is, "Never be afraid of getting involved. Future Business Leaders of America provides many opportunities; the confidence and skills learned from competition practice are extremely beneficial later in life." FBLA has helped prepare Carly for her new role as your Cascade Region Vice President.
Caitlyn Yates, your 2016-2017 Rogue Umpqua Region Vice President, will be a junior at Oakland High School. She has been a member in FBLA for a year and a half. As a freshman she took tenth in the state for her competition, Client Services.
When she graduates from high school she plans to go to Umpqua Community College for two years while in the police academy, then go to Western Oregon University to get her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. When she is out of school she hopes to become a police officer and give everyone justice. After being uniformed for several years she plans on advancing to become a homicide detective.
Being in FBLA has helped her with her job interview process and how to talk with other people. FBLA has helped her with her social skills and has made her get out of her comfort zone to reach the goals she has set for herself. Many opportunities have shown themselves to her as she has made her journey through the organization, such as getting to know what the job world is like, preparing her for the future, and showing her what it is like to be in the business world. Even though she wants to become a police officer, FBLA has helped her tremendously with all the skills needed for the world or work in general.
Caitlyn Yates is proud to be your state officer and is looking forward to working with Oregon FBLA.
Suni Payne, a senior at McNary High School in Keizer, is Oregon FBLA’s Willamette Valley Region Vice-President. Although this is her second year, Suni has fallen in love with FBLA and cannot wait to begin the 2016-2017 FBLA year.
This past year Suni held the role of McNary FBLA’s Chief Financial Officer. She was in charge of keeping financial records of regional and state dues, encouraging efficient money management, and overseeing the books for McNary’s school store. Beyond her responsibilities in her leadership position, Suni competed in Personal Finance and Marketing at the Willamette Valley Regional and in Global Business and Economics at the State Conference.
Suni will attend Chemeketa Community College in Salem for two years and study Business Administration. She then plans to continue her education at Portland State University where Suni will complete her Business degree. Beyond college, she is interested in starting her own bakery.
Suni says the greatest benefit of FBLA is that it provides steady support and insight into the world of business. I believe that by being a member of FBLA you will understand that expectations are greater and competition is fierce when you leave high school behind.
In her free time, Suni enjoys spending time with her family.