Friends of Presents
Village Rhythm & Blues 2019
15th Annual Benefit Auction


Who We Are

Friends of Westside Village Magnet School

Friends of WVMS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization formed by a group of parents from Westside Village Magnet School, a public K-8 elementary in Bend. The purpose of the organization is to fund extracurricular programs that broaden our students educational experiences, promote their well-being and inspire them to reach their full potential.

Board of Directors


Jens Trumpa - President

Alisha Wiater- Secretary

Alisha volunteers at the school on a regular basis and is happy that she can also serve on the Friends of WVMS board. She has two children attending WVMS. They are an active family and take full advantage of Central Oregon's outdoor activities. Her background is in social work and teaching at the college level.

Mary Barlow - Treasurer

Education: M.B.A. Seattle University & B.A. English Mary Baldwin College. Personal Interests: She has been an accountant for over 20 years and loves it! However, her real passion is spending time with her husband and two amazing boys doing anything from camping, skiing, to marble runs and living room dance parties. She loves to travel, read books and practice yoga!

Claudia Osher - Treasurer

Claudia has over six years accounting experience in the private sector. She has two boys attending Westside Village and has been a Board Member since 2015.

Ms Lovely (a.k.a. Lisa Elrod) - Outreach Coordinator

Ms Lovely (a.k.a. Lisa Elrod) arrived in Bend with her husband in 1999. Since then she has worked as an artist in education in the Bend-La Pine School District and for the Bend Parks District. She has been the drama teacher at Westside Village since 2002. When she is not teaching drama she is enjoying all the amenities Central Oregon has to offer, and especially our fabulous community of Friends!

Steve Roti - Director Emeritus

Steve is the founder of Friends of WVMS. He is the owner of Olympic Software, and has been a Board member since 2008.