Dena CoynerOffice Manager
Dena Coyner grew up in Hermiston, OR, and graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland in 1993. When […]
Dena CoynerOffice Manager
Dena Coyner grew up in Hermiston, OR, and graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland in 1993. When Dena moved to Redmond, she began bringing her cat, Cleo, to Cinder Rock. At that time, she was working as an office manager for a furniture store and spending her one day off per week working in her aunt’s first grade class where little Ian Sides was a student. When a job opening became available at Cinder Rock, Dena decided to submit her resume. Dr. Holly remembers that it was Dena’s work ethic that made a lasting impression and won her a position as receptionist in March of 1996.
It did not take long for Dena to grow from receptionist to office manager, and in that capacity Dena has taken on the responsibility of managing, training and inspiring a group of six Doctors and an expanding support staff. Dena and her husband Jerry had lived in Redmond for many years, but in 2006 they moved to Chiloquin where Dena worked both from home and commuted to our office. In the fall of 2008 Dena and Jerry happily moved back to Redmond. Dena’s leadership capabilities and talents continue to help all of us attain the absolute highest level of service for both our clients and their beloved animal companions.
Dena and Jerry share their home with their two dogs: Lily, who is a Corgi and a little clown, and Roz, who is a Vizsla and a sweet and loving doll. In addition, there is a cat named Silvia who Dena adopted from our clinic. She is a black and white cat and has fit easily into the Coyner household due to her undeniable charm and cuteness.
In her free time, Dena enjoys camping, scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her family.
As long as she can remember, Brandi Daniel has always wanted to work in a veterinary clinic. She […]
As long as she can remember, Brandi Daniel has always wanted to work in a veterinary clinic.
She is a Bend native and went to Mountain View High School. She worked at a law firm, and then at Northwest Community Credit Union before coming to Cinder Rock in September of 2004.
Her love of animals, her outgoing personality, and the genuine pleasure Brandi takes in helping our clients with their animals make her a real asset to our front office. Brandi is the manager of the front office staff.
Brandi,her husband Jack, and their son Garrett and daughter Maddison live in Bend and share their home with two cats: Miracle and Rudy, and their dog Louie, a Rottweiler/Lab mix. Brandi also has two cows named Jezzabelle and Squeakers. Their parrot named Poncho complete their animal family.
Brandi’s favorite things to do in her free time are camping, fishing and riding four-wheelers.
Crystal Carnell joined our staff at the front desk in March, 2015. Crystal is originally from Lake Tahoe, […]
Crystal Carnell joined our staff at the front desk in March, 2015. Crystal is originally from Lake Tahoe, CA, and she and her family moved to Bend when Crystal was ten years old. She said that her family had always been attracted by the unique beauty of this area. Crystal rode horses and raised pigs through 4-H and graduated from Mountain View High School in 2001. She attended Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV where she studied Culinary Arts. Crystal worked in restaurants and catering for over ten years until she moved back to Central Oregon in October 2014 to raise her son in the state she loves.
Animals have never been far from her heart and she is excited to be able to spend the rest of her life helping animals and their human parents. Here at Cinder Rock, Crystal is enjoying learning about both the small animal and the equine health aspects of this busy office.
Crystal lives in Redmond with her son Lincoln River and they share their home with Judah, a male Pit Bull and Jolene, a female Pit Bull mix and also a bunch of fishies. Crystal’s favorite things to do when she is not working are to just be around her friends and family. She enjoys cooking dinner and barbequing, going on hikes, camping and seeing all of beautiful Oregon.
Sarah Reiten, who joined our staff at our front desk in October, 2015, grew up in Wasco, OR. […]
Sarah Reiten, who joined our staff at our front desk in October, 2015, grew up in Wasco, OR. She graduated from Sherman High School in Moro, OR in 2004 and then attended Columbia Gorge Community College.
Sarah worked as an agricultural mechanic in Sherman and Klickitat Counties for a number of years and then moved to Central OR where she lived in Bend before moving to Redmond in 2015. Sarah shares her home with her husband Scott and their three children: two sons, Seth and Jules and daughter, Autumn. Because Sarah grew up in the country, she and her family had always enjoyed the company of lots of dogs and cats, and for as long as she can remember she has always wanted to work at a veterinary clinic. She loves all animals, but big dogs are her special love – the bigger the better – and her family has two: Hank is a Black Lab mix and Koa is a Husky/Golden Retriever mix.
When Sarah has free time some of the things she enjoys are camping, hiking, riding motorcycles, welding and drinking lots of coffee.
Leigh Anne Boileau
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Leigh Anne attended Western Oregon University and lived in the Valley before she and […]
Leigh Anne Boileau
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Leigh Anne attended Western Oregon University and lived in the Valley before she and her husband Gabe moved to Central Oregon in the Spring of 2016. Gabe works for the Bend Fire Department, and in October 2016 Leigh Anne joined Cinder Rock, fitting in happily with our fast-paced team of animal lovers at the front desk.
Leigh Anne had grown up with animals both large and small. She and her family raised beef cattle and she had a reigning Quarter Horse mare named Flick. She also had a black lab named Osa.
She and Gabe have made their home in Redmond and although they don’t have any pets now, they are already planning to eventually acquire some dogs, horses and maybe some barn cats.
In her free time Leigh Anne enjoys hiking, skiing, riding horses, and exploring Central Oregon with her husband.
Pattsy Housley joined the front office staff at Cinder Rock in June 2017. She is originally from Arlington, […]
Pattsy Housley joined the front office staff at Cinder Rock in June 2017. She is originally from Arlington, WA and now lives in Crooked River Ranch. She graduated from Ridgeview High School in 2016 and is presently a student at Central Oregon Community College.
Pattsy is loving seeing animals every day in the office and meeting their owners. She enjoys getting to know our clients and talking with them about their pets. Staying busy and learning about our fast-paced practice are challenges that suit her perfectly especially because they are all about helping animals. She is also in charge of our popular volunteer program which gives students a chance to observe what it is like to work in a veterinary office.
Pattsy lives with her family and shares her home with Milo, who is a rescue Blue Heeler mix she acquired from the NOAH Center, an adoption shelter and spay/neuter clinic in Stanwood, WA. She also has another rescue dog named Kodah, who is a Golden Retriever.
Some of her hobbies and interests when she has the time are hiking, walking with her dogs, traveling, writing, spending time with her family, hiking to waterfalls, playing basketball and fishing.
Chelsea BlackmoreFront Office Staff
Chelsea Blackmore, who is originally from Culver, graduated from Culver High School in 2003. She attended Brooks Institute […]
Chelsea BlackmoreFront Office Staff
Chelsea Blackmore, who is originally from Culver, graduated from Culver High School in 2003. She attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.
She has lots of memories of coming to Cinder Rock with her mom’s Chihuahua and her own two rescue Boxers that she was fostering during that time. She had been active in 4-H equine activities when she was in school and she just knew that centering her career around a medical environment was the perfect fit for her – especially a medical environment that involved helping animals. In August 2017 Chelsea joined our front office staff and is “soaking it all in” learning all she can.
Chelsea lives in Culver with her husband Justin and their daughter Irish. They share their home with River, who is a female chocolate Labrador Retriever and Lux, who is a female silver-colored Labrador Retriever. They also have 11 chickens, all have names of course, and both River and Lux help take care of the chickens.
Chelsea has a variety of interests that occupy her free time, when she can find some. She likes to paint, and she likes to make jewelry. She enjoys crocheting and sculpture. She enjoys training her dogs and adventuring outdoors. She has recently started learning about metal smithing. And she has been a professional photographer the last 15 years, but says she is taking a break for now!