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ShanRae grew up on a farm in the shadows of the Wallowa Mountains in Joseph, Oregon. Along with her three siblings, ShanRae was raised in what today would be considered “free-range” – playing in the mud, learning to drive a feed truck in elementary school and jumping electric fences. Her love for agriculture, the western lifestyle and Oregon runs deep. In 2014, ShanRae founded StingRay Communications a marketing and public relations firm. Prior to establishing StingRay Communications, she served as Director of Marketing for two of Central Oregon’s signature developments: the Old Mill District/Les Schwab Amphitheater and Sunriver Resort. Before moving to Central Oregon in 2001, she traveled the world working for the Foreign Agriculture Service, New Holland Credit Company and the National FFA Organization.
ShanRae has served in New Hope Kids and Women’s Ministries and is currently a member of the Pastor Parish team.
ShanRae and her husband Hadley have called New Hope “home” since arriving in Central Oregon in 2001. They are raising their two young sons Grayson and Brogan on a small farm in Tumalo. They are active in the community and enjoy raising animals.
There’s no telling where you might find ShanRae in her free time. She might be hanging with her donkey, Stella; planning her next mountain biking, hiking, or camping adventure; or exploring every inch of the Pacific Northwest with her family.
BS from the University of Idaho in Communications and Public Relations
National Student Exchange Program, University of Hawaii