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Bend Endurance Academy
2843 NW Lolo Drive, Suite 200
Bend, OR 97703

Bend Endurance Academy – Climbing Program Office
1182 SE Centennial Ct
Bend, OR 97702

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Sandy Visnack

Sandy is the newest member of the leadership team at the Bend Endurance Academy, coming on board as Executive Director in January 2018.

Sandy’s love for the outdoors stems from a childhood growing up in Vermont and then living in beautiful places like Lake Placid, NY, Steamboat Springs, CO, Bainbridge Island, WA and, of course, right here in Bend.  With every move west, her passion for the outdoors and for skiing and cycling continued to grow. Sandy and her husband, David, have passed on their passions to their daughter, Natasha, who is on the Cyclocross and Mountain Bike Comp Teams at the Academy.

“It was my daughter who introduced me to the Bend Endurance Academy through her participation in the Cycling Program.  I watched her develop as an athlete and a teammate and knew there was something special about the organization!  Every day I come to work excited to serve our athletes and families and support our program directors, coaches and staff.  I see the Bend Endurance Academy as a place that not only helps athletes achieve their goals, but a place where both athletes and families feel connected to one another, to the coaches, and the greater outdoor community.  For many, the Academy is a second home and that is a terrific place to be.”



Mike Rougeux

Mike has been working with kids in the outdoors/recreation filed since he was a teenager and can’t imagine doing anything else.  He enjoys and tries to participate in almost every outdoor based activity which makes Bend a perfect place for him.

Cell: 541.419.5071


Ann Leitheiser

A seasoned project manager and fundraiser with a background in athletic footwear development, Ann has come on board to manage financial development and events.

She has two girls in our Nordic and Cycling programs and loves how they have become part of the BEA family.

Ann stays focused in the hustle and bustle of the BEA office, but welcomes being distracted when the Climbing kids are practicing in the training facility behind her desk.



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