Employee Spotlight

Christi Haynes, Owner Relations Manager

As part of our 50th Anniversary we’ve asked each team member to share some information about themselves so we can learn a little bit more about each person at Brooks Resources. Let’s get to know a little more about Christi …


Q. What project are you working on right now?

A. I’m working on Rules and Regulations as well as Architectural Standards and Guidelines for Discovery West.


Q. What’s an average day for you at the office?

A. At this point I still spend a bit of time working with our NorthWest Crossing neighbors. I like that the residents see me as a resource for all things Guideline, rules, and development related. I think of myself as a concierge of sorts.


Q. What positions have you held at BRC over the years?

A. I started working for Brooks Resources after I came to Bend in 1998.  My first position was as a part time, seasonal marketing assistant and I assisted with homeowner relations.  Then I moved to the Director of Internal Communication role (receptionist) and finally I worked for the accounting department.  In 2002, I went to work with David Ford out at NorthWest Crossing.


Q. How many years have you worked at BRC?

A. Since 1999


Q. What project(s) are you most proud of at BRC?

A. I would say NorthWest Crossing. It is a great community in every sense of the word. I am happy and proud to call it home.


Q. What else have you done/places you’ve worked during your career?

A. I was in the bicycle industry for 7 years. I worked for Blackburn Designs and Kestral. I worked with men who were a part of Trek, Specialized and Giro at one point in their careers.


Q. What gets you up in the morning?  What motives you?

A. I get up in the morning for the fat and sugar in my coffee. Food motivates me!


Q. What’s the last book you read?

A. I am currently listening to Educated by Tara Westover. I like to multi-task.


Q. Who would you have to dinner (living or deceased)?

A. When Lady Diana died, I was on a co-ed soccer team. After a soccer practice, we women on the team put together a pot luck celebration of life for her. I would tell her that no one would ever love her sons like she did as their mother. I would tell her how grown up and what good men her sons are and that she should be proud.


Q. What non-profits are you involved with or support?

A. I am a big fan of BendFilm. I am proud to say I am an Indy Woman. I support OPB, Family Access Network, The United Way. I am also the nominations coordinator for 100+ Women Who Care of Central Oregon. I also serve as a neighborhood coordinator for the Bend Food Project.


Q. Words/Quote to live by? 

A. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy – Martin Luther King Jr.


Q. Where were you born?

A. San Jose, California.


Q. Do you have a favorite beer, kombucha or cider from Central Oregon?

A. Blonde Bombshell – Cascade Brewery, but mostly I am a Corona gal.


Q. If you had four free hours of time, how would you spend it?

A. During warm weather I would be in my yard playing with my plants or by the water somewhere. In winter I would be curled up with a book or in my kitchen working on a sewing/craft project.



About Christi:

Christi has been in Bend since 1998, after relocating her family from Campbell, California where she was born and raised. In 1999, Christi was hired by Brooks Resources as a Marketing Assistant, wearing many hats for the company, before being asked to be involved in the company’s newest development, NorthWest Crossing 16 years ago. Christi has been instrumental to the success of this award-winning community since its inception, assisting residents and tenants, and managing the Architectural Review Committee.

Christi is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training and has served as a team leader for the program. She lives in NorthWest Crossing and is most proud of her two handsome sons, both college graduates of Oregon State University.



Christi Haynes,

Owner Relations Manager

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