About the Chapter

Welcome to the Northwest Chapter of The ESOP Association. The Northwest Chapter is one of 18 chapters of The ESOP Association that provides educational services and resources to member companies in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Our Mission is to be advocates for employee ownership by providing meaningful programming and networking opportunities for members and potential members.


President: Crystal Donner, Perteet, Inc. (Washington)
Vice President: Kris Ditzler, HealthCare Resource Group (Washington)
Vice President: Katrina Haney, DKS Associates (Oregon)
Vice President: Sean Jackson, Bob’s Red Mill (Oregon)
Vice President: Janeece Higgins, Alaska Rubber and Supply (Alaska)
Vice President: Michelle Cohens, Sletten Construction (Montana)
Immediate Past President: Jessica Ernst, Recology

Executive Committee:

Lynn Archer, Lathrop & Gage
Kim Blaugher, Principal Financial Group
Nick Braun, Chartwell Financial Advisory
Lara Hemingway, Foster Pepper
Kathryn Daly, Independent ESOP Advocate
Randy Shrake, Blue Ridge ESOP Associates

Membership Chair:
Donny Springer, Columbia Financial Advisors

Chapter Administrator:
Jenifer McDonald - jenifer@nw-esop.org