Board of Directors

Bob Harding

Bob is the president and chief operations officer at Pacific West Bank. Prior to joining Pacific West, he served for 18 years in leadership positions at Pacific Continental Bank.  He holds an MBA from George Fox University and an undergraduate degree in business and economics from Oregon State.  A life-long community volunteer, Bob supports several area non-profits.

Don Studier

Don retired from the US Forest Service where he worked as a civil engineer. After his retirement he managed the Benton County Fairgrounds. Now re-retired, he restores old tractors in his spare time. Don is the father of three daughters and the grandfather of seven.

Shayna Hicks

Shayna is a second grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary in Corvallis. She began her career teaching in California, and has been in Oregon since 2004. She is a reading specialist, which means she has a reading endorsement attached to her credential, allowing her to teach reading in grades K-8. She has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminology, and was a probation officer with juveniles in California.

Bruce Thomson, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Thomson started his professional career as a research scientist at Oregon State University,later entering medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1990. He was honored in 2001 by the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians as Physician of the Year. Dr. Thomson served for many years as Benton County Health Officer. Now retired, he enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his sons and grandchildren.

Kristina Mack

Kristina Mack is a copywriter and content manager at Perkins Coie in Portland. A grown-up horse crazy girl, Kristina has two horses of her own, including the father of Journey, Bit by Bit’s youngest therapy horse. She is a proud second-generation Oregon State graduate (Go Beavs!)

Erin Bradley

Executive director Erin Bradley has loved horses all her life; she began riding at age 14 and has been teaching others for the past ten years. Her uncle, who is paraplegic, helped inspire her to establish Bit by Bit. Erin shares her love of horses and horsemanship with her husband and two daughters, who volunteer at Bit by Bit.

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