Willamette Valley Trailblazers

Helping Your Business Become the Best Place to Work In Oregon

Date and Time:

Friday, September 22

10am-4pm Conference

4pm - 6pm Optional Happy Hour


Lipscomb Luxury Glamping Retreat Center

5992 Lipscomb St SE, Salem OR 97317



Willamette Valley Trailblazers: Helping Your Business Become the Best Place to Work In Oregon.

In a world where companies compete fiercely to snap up the best talent, your business needs an edge. It's not enough to offer a generous salary; top professionals today want more. They're drawn to a vibrant culture, rich learning experiences, and opportunities for growth. Navigating this intricate landscape can be challenging, but don't worry, we have the solution to help your company retain its talent.

While the allure of alluring offers from competitors might seem overwhelming, remember that keeping your valuable team members engaged goes beyond just monetary rewards. It’s about creating an environment where they feel seen, heard, and valued. Let us show you how to retain the best, even in this ultra-competitive market.

Imagine an event where you'll gain the tools to not only attract the best talent but also keep them genuinely engaged and invested in your business's success.

This event is your opportunity to transform from a business leader to a people's champion.

At the Trailblazers event, you'll learn from industry experts and successful business owners who have cracked the code of employee satisfaction and retention.

Sign up now.

We are capping capacity at 25 people to ensure we are able to provide an intimate environment for all of our executives to connect and grow.

Meet Your Panelists

Evann Remington

President and CEO

Fresh n' Local Foods

David Qualls

Parr Lumber

Regional Sales Manager




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Melissa Mason


Masonry Grill, Annette's Westgate Cafe, Tangled Ends Hair Academy, Salon 124

Unlock the Power of Employee Satisfaction

The series of workshops, keynote speeches, and panel discussions have one main aim: to give you the tools to create a workspace where employees don't just work - they thrive.

This is not an event filled with empty promises and jargon. You'll gain practical knowledge and implementable strategies to enhance employee satisfaction, improve productivity, and make your organization a magnet for top-tier talent.

You'll learn how to establish an authentic company culture that resonates with your workforce, employ innovative strategies to maintain employee engagement, and build a robust support system that empowers your employees and motivates them to bring their best to the table.

Foster Meaningful Connections

The Trailblazers event is also a meeting ground for like-minded professionals. You'll connect with other business owners and executives who share your challenges and aspirations. These interactions will offer fresh perspectives, inspire new ideas, and may even lead to valuable partnerships down the line.

Meet Your Hosts

Dr. Kristine Medyanik is a renowned speaker and leadership expert, specializing in organizational psychology and business strategy. With over 10 years of teaching experience and a doctorate in Business, she has dedicated her career to helping individuals and organizations unlock their true potential.

As the founder of Shattered Glass Leadership, Dr. Medyanik combines her deep knowledge of personality assessment, motivation, and brain science to create transformative retreats and workshops. Her unique approach allows participants to explore their goals, confront real challenges, and develop action plans for meaningful change in their lives

Jacob Espinoza is the founder of Leader's Lens — a weekly newsletter that delves into leadership insights, tactics and resources leaders can utilize to up their game, and tips on how to advance your company’s trajectory. As a seasoned leadership coach and foundation director, he's able to give business leaders a shortcut to leadership mastery.

After spending three years as a leadership consultant with T-Mobile, he left and help found the McLaran Leadership Foundation. The foundation focused on developing emerging leaders in his hometown, Salem, Oregon.