Van Schoessler is the President of the Oregon Outdoor Alliance and the Sales Manager at Stanley Outdoor. He will participate in the Business Alliances Workshop on Friday, November 3 from 1-5 p.m.
Van has lived in Bend for over three years and is active in the Boys & Girls Club and the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board. He also heads up the Outdoor Round Table for outdoor companies in Bend. Before moving to Bend, Van lived in the Seattle area for 30 years where he was a board member at the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club for six years. Van’s professional background is in product management and sales. He has over 20 years of experience in the outdoor industry with Eddie Bauer and Stanley Outdoor. Van is currently the National Sales Manager for Stanley Outdoor. Van and his wife Kari have 2 daughters – Kyla lives in Bend with her husband Josh, both are teachers. Kiira lives in Seattle and works for Cascade Designs. In their free time, Van and his wife enjoy skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking, golf and hiking. When they are not outdoors Kari is a great cook and Van likes to work on pottery.