Team

Blue Deer Forest is a women-owned, Portland-based web design agency that values community stewardship and works to elevate and serve our clients who do exactly that. Our mission is to support organizations and businesses by supplying a trusted partner in strategic decisions around their website, copywriting, and email marketing that move people into taking action.

Nedra-1Nedra Rezinas, owner Blue Deer Forest

Nedra Rezinas established Blue Deer Forest in 2005 out of necessity and passion for web development. She began it in an effort to support the overlooked voices in business, and has grown it into a support system for all non-profit and small business technical needs. As the face of the company, she handles every aspect of the client experience. Even with those demands, Nedra always finds time to do crafts or baking projects with her daughter Roxy, enjoying craft beers, and mentoring young professional women at the Portlandia Club.

headshotErin Likins, Client Care + Admin Support

Erin is the newest member of the team, but is no stranger to technical support and client satisfaction! She has been working as a Client Care Specialist for Blue Deer Forest since October 2015.Erin grew up in the Non Profit world and has social justice in her lifeblood. After graduating from Naropa University, Erin has spent her adult life studying mindfulness and embodiment. Today she runs her own social enterprise called Uplift Movements which works to empower individuals and groups to make their fullest social impact through meditation, volunteerism, and film.

 

Jefferson-230x230Jefferson Powers, Developer

Jefferson was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, where he studied graphic design and learned how to build websites while working as a fine art photographer, and later as the owner of a comic book store. He has spent the last nine years living in Portland, Oregon, where he has fallen into a career as a WordPress designer and developer.

Partners:

Jessica-headshotJessica Hecox, owner Sugarpixel Design

Sugarpixel design is Jessica Hecox – a second-generation Oregonian, a proud Portlander, and a graphic designer with over 15 years experience. She is passionate about aesthetics, from a beautiful illustration to elegantly purposeful furniture. Her work for clients is a marriage of creative expression and visual problem-solving. She strives to create inspired design that serves your purpose and makes you say, “I love it!” In addition to being a design diva, Jessica is a mama to an inventive and hilarious little boy, wife, baker, and helped organize a workshop for Nonprofits called “Design Like Mad.”

MIkeHeadshotMichael Allen Jr, owner SplinterCat Copy

Born into a family of small business owners, Mike Allen spent his early adulthood manning the stoves of chef-owned, fine-dining establishments. After majoring in English at Portland State University, Mike put in some time learning the ropes of journalism and literary nonfiction. He started SplinterCat Copy (named after a mythical beast of the American wilderness) to help small business owners tell their own stories.

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