Sommer Vriezelaar serves as the Executive Director for the Oregon Economic Development Foundation. Sommer leads the business recruitment and retention efforts for the economic development foundation and works with various community and regional partners to enhance the job market and quality of life for the citizens of Oregon.
Prior to this position, Sommer worked for Promedica Wildwood Athletic Club managing over 30 employees, she did marketing and communications for the club, event planning and fund raising. She was a master personal trainer and group exercise instructor implementing new innovative programming to keep retention percentages at its highest and expand the club with the latest health and wellness trends.
A Toledo native, Sommer grew up in West Toledo she graduated High School from Toledo Christian. Sommer earned her Bachelor degree in K-12 Multiage Education from the University of Toledo and her Associate degree in Hospitatlity Management from Owens Community College. The Vriezelaar family has been invested in the Oregon Community for over 58 years! Sommer moved to Oregon 14 years ago when she married her husband Brad. Sommer is a mom of three beautiful children that attend the Oregon City Schools Cadence age 12, Chase age 11 and Ainsley age 7. Sommer also is the Marketing and Communications coordinator for the Oregon Parks & Recreation.