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ShanRae Hawkins FOUNDER

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With more than 20 years of experience in public involvement, marketing communications, public relations, branding, crisis communications, and event planning, ShanRae Hawkins leads StingRay Communications in creating strategies that translate into client success. Her work crosses national and international boundaries for both consumer marketing and B2B. In addition to being an accomplished marketer, ShanRae conducts company retreats and leadership workshops to teach others how to get the most out of their brands.

ShanRae Hawkins leads StingRay Communications in creating strategies that translate into client success.

Prior to establishing StingRay Communications, ShanRae served as Director of Marketing for two of Central Oregon’s signature developments: the Old Mill District/Les Schwab Amphitheater and Sunriver Resort. She was also the Senior Account Supervisor for DVA Advertising, where she led clients like Mt. Bachelor, Central Oregon Visitors Association, Oxford Hotels, Hayden Homes, and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Before moving to Central Oregon, ShanRae traveled the world working for New Holland Credit Company and the Foreign Agriculture Service.

 

ShanRae’s passions are numerous: she loves riding horses, hiking, mountain biking, competing in triathlons, being a 4-H leader and exploring every inch of Central Oregon. Her greatest passion is raising her two young boys alongside her husband on their seven-acre farm in Central Oregon.

"There is something about ShanRae that invites everyone to befriend her, a great asset when organizing multiple community partners. She is an excellent communicator who organizes and problem solves effectively, gets things done on time, and brings great passion to creating successful events."

 

- Lizzi Katz, Community Education & Survivorship Coordinator, St. Charles Cancer Center

 

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Is inspired by beautiful fall days, outdoor adventures, and people who love life.

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Enjoys public speaking and has presented in front of as many as 28,000 people at the National FFA Convention.

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Loves being a mom to her two young sons, who make her laugh on a daily basis.

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ShanRae earned the nickname Stingray when a wacky neighbor could never remember her name. The nickname stuck and was the inspiration for StingRay Communications.

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Worked for the Foreign Agriculture Service in Madrid, Spain.

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Was awarded the American FFA Farm Degree, awarded to less than half of one percent of all FFA members.

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Has traveled to 48 states. Alaska and Arkansas have yet to be conquered!

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Was raised on a farm in Joseph, Oregon (population 1,000).

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