Staff Updates

The Brandt household has been in the midst of a major remodel since August.  The back of the house was expanded to make room for a larger kitchen, a kitchen eating area, and a formal dining room.  What a disruption!  But things are coming together and we are hopeful everything will be completed in time for Sam and Ingrid’s return for the holidays.


Halloween at Journey Tree: Irina, Irina’s son, John, Jason and Jason’s daughter, Charlie

Irina is pleased to have passed Level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam this past June.  She celebrated passing by taking a break from studying to join her husband and son on a trip to Australia at the end of August. Tim was invited by several universities in Brisbane and Melbourne to present on various topics related to his research on Australian composers. Irina is now a Level III Candidate in the CFA program and is back stateside and in full study mode.



A note from Jonathan:

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Paterson to Journey Tree.  She brings many years of administrative experience, organizational skills, and a great sense of humor to the team.  She is already helping to make things run more smoothly.  Welcome, Jennifer!

Jennifer, her husband, John, and their rescue dog, Luna, come to us from Newberg, Oregon.  In Late October, John was promoted to Assistant Store Manager at the Lowe’s here in Eugene and the plans for the big move were set into motion. Jennifer was a bit skeptical about moving to “Duck Country” being that she is an Oregon State alumni but she has found that Eugene is feeling more and more like home.  With the help of Jonathan and Irina she is getting to know downtown Eugene and all that it has to offer.

On the days Jennifer isn’t working, she and John love to travel up and down the Oregon coast, vacation in Hawaii, and spend time together with their little family of three.  When she’s not busy spending time with her husband, she also likes to take Luna for walks, go wine tasting, and visit her 2 sisters, niece, and nephews.

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