Board Members

Miriam_pic1Miriam Dunn, President –

Miriam is a proud linewife and mom of two kiddos. The Dunn family relocated to Bend just in time for her oldest to start school at Lava Ridge. She has been volunteering at Lava Ridge Elementary for the past couple of years and loves to give a helping hand. If she’s not volunteering, working part-time as a bookkeeper she can be found cheering her kiddos on from the sidelines or working on a craft or two.

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Callie Kackley, Vice President – 

Callie has been wife to her handsome husband Justin (major Construction buff)  for 11 years. They met working at Camp Tadmor as summer counselors in 2003 and they have 3 kiddos Mia (3rd grade), Liam (2nd grade), Nolan (PreK). She has been fortunate to be a stay at home mom for 8 years and she runs her Arbonne business from home. The Kackley’s moved from Portland to Bend in 2015 and enjoy living in a smaller city now. Callie is your classic Type A personality and loves to organize and coordinate events. She also loves enjoying the beautiful lakes in Bend, and spending time with her girlfriends at DanceFit exercise classes and ocean rolls 😂


Stephanie Walker, Treasurer 

Stephanie is mom to 3 fun-loving boys.  All are students at Lava Ridge this year: 4th Grade, 2nd Grade, and Kindergarten.  Stephanie works part-time as a CPA and bookkeeper.  When she has some spare time (ha!), she loves hiking, paddle-boarding, skiing, and reading a good book.



Kim_picKim Switzer, Secretary

Kim is the proud mom of two awesome and active girls, Maddie (Third grade) and Bella (First grade).  Kim is a full time Registered Nurse and enjoys spending any spare time at the soccer field, dance studio, swimming pool and gymnastics gym cheering on her girls. Kim and her family moved to Bend two years ago and enjoy the beauty and adventure of Central Oregon plus the friendly and family-oriented community.