Yep, we’re different–in a good way
We were tired of the status quo
So we started asking some tough questions: What if we stopped the internal competition? What if we collaborated with our employees, customers, and carriers so that everyone was successful?
SEND turned out to be the answer to all of those. Since 2013, we’ve spent every minute providing excellent service and building real relationships with our customers and carriers.
It was a simple approach that’s yielded some awesome results. We’re proud to say that we now have a loyal base of quality customers, many of which have grown their company with SEND. We’ve also built a dedicated fleet of some of the most reliable, experienced drivers in the industry.
Today we offer logistic services to customers in the lower 48 states and Canada. We serve the largest nursery and food distributors in the region and nation. And the collaboration we envisioned so long ago? It’s the very thing that makes us different, and makes SEND great.
Meet the SEND team
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 138
My name is Yilder Angarita, 24 years old, and I am from Colombia. I am new in this world called logistics, but I studied something related to this area, so I was looking for this. Now that I got the chance to try it, I am enjoying it from the beginning. In my free time, I try to rest by doing the things I love, like hanging out with my family, playing video games with my friends and brothers, watching anime, and working out.
Carrier Support Representative
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 126
When she’s not maniacally processing loads all day, Stacey enjoys aero sight-seeing, visiting local hop-artisans, and dreaming of the day someone invents snow skiing in the middle of summer without snow. An avid adventurist, she has a voracious reading appetite, crochets, and likes to do da-cha-cha.
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 133
I am a Marine Corps vet and finished my first year at Central Oregon Community College this past Spring of 2022 in pursuit of an Associate’s Degree in Computer and Information Systems. I live in Redmond, OR with my wife and 2 dogs and enjoy the outdoors, watching movies as well as repairing and building computers. As the new Tech Team intern, I am assisting in any way I can to help keep the SEND team working as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 123
When I saw Smokey and the Bandit as a child, I knew immediately that I wanted to be a truck driver when I grew up. Or at the very least, a CB radio owner. Sadly, neither of those dreams came to pass, so I ended up in the next logical career—freight logistics accounting. When I am not crunching numbers, I while away my time snarking with my husband, seeking out treasures for our tiki bar, solving crossword puzzles and enjoying outdoor adventures around Central Oregon.
Director of Finance
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 108
My name is Katelyn, but most people know me as Katy I come from a customer service background in serving and bartending. I went to college for Collision Repair and Refinishing, and on my days off I enjoy working on my drift car, traveling for car events, and hanging out with my 2 kids.
Carrier Experience Specialist
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 106
Meisha is our Lead Logistics Coordinator. She comes loaded up with years of project management, client and vendor relations, and a serious eye for all things organization. Her personality shines through her customer service. She has plans for her plans and can’t wait to help solve your problems. She lives in Central Oregon with her partner Charlotte and can’t get enough of the wildlife and outdoors. In her free time, she is always listening to music, making meat-centric meals vegetarian, and spoiling her pets: Kloke, and Kanye.
Lead Logistics Coordinator
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 104
Preston Fivecoat is the Director of Operations. He started at SEND in 2014, and has worked with most of our customers and carriers throughout his tenure here. When he isn’t working Preston enjoys spending time with his wife, three daughters, and large extended family. He enjoys the outdoors but doesn’t really understand hiking. (“It seems a lot like hunting, but with no chance to shoot anything,” he says. “What’s the point?”)
Director of Operations
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 121
I am a Central Oregon native with a background in restaurant management and education. I love working with people; and after years of serving them in restaurants and teaching them in the classroom, I am excited to be joining the team at SEND. Outside of work, I am a foodie first and foremost. My husband is a chef and so we live by the seasons, gardening in the Spring, harvesting (and picking up our CSA) in the summer, and preserving in the fall. I’d rather get lost in a book than on Mt. Bachelor’s slopes, so winters are for reading, board games, and slow nights cooking comfort foods. We bought our first home in 2020, so I’m becoming evermore adept with drywall, tile, and paint. Though they haven’t contributed much to the home updates, the real VIP’s at our house are our lovable kitties- Rilo and Pepper.
People and Culture Coach
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 107
Laura has spent her career working in the service industry at restaurants and bars all over the world. This experience really opened her eyes to the logistics involved in moving both people and products efficiently. She found a passion in making the residential moving process stress free for people. Her passion for moving brought her to SEND where she found a new love in the shipping world. When she is not at work she loves to hike, bike, rock hound, travel, attend live music, play cribbage, cook, or adventure with her dog, Ludo.
Customer Development Specialist
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 132
Justin comes to SEND with over 25 years of transportation experience. The last 15 years, he has been developing teams that work strongly together to meet customer expectations. He enjoys the fast paced and always evolving world of transportation. Justin was born and lived most of his life in west Michigan, where he currently resides with his wife and children. He enjoys golf, attending his children’s athletic activities, and wine tasting with his wife.
“I am excited to always learn more and continuously improve every day so that I can help customers become more effective and efficient.”
Director of Business Development
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 101
Logistics and numbers have always been a strong focus in my life so being able to combine both of those things in accounting was a dream come true. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking, kayaking with my dog, all things Disney and scooting around Bend on my Honda Ruckus.
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 125
Emily is a Chicago native with over five years of experience working in logistics. After taking a little hiatus from the industry, she realized that transportation is truly where her passion lies; logistics make the world go ‘round and Emily finds it fascinating to be a part of that. When she’s not thinking about trucks, she’s driving around Bend on her moped, creating art, reading, spending time with her friends and family, rockhounding, and playing outside as much as possible.
Customer Experience Specialist
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 117
Maggie moved to Oregon from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!) in early 2021. Her and her husband brought only what they could fit in their car, sold the rest, and drove 3,300 miles to their new home! Maggie has driven across the country over five times, as one of her goals is to backpack in every national park in the U.S. Maggie has a background in environmental chemistry and brings her love of organization, data, and adventure to our team of Logistics Coordinators. When she’s not helping you with your shipments, you can find her either biking on the trail or meal prepping 3 months worth of food at once.
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 103
Dylan Lipman began his carrier at SEND by relocating from Vermont to Bend, OR in 2013. He currently works as a Customer Development Specialist as a vital part of the business development and account management team. Dylan has a passion for developing client relationships to ensure freight is delivered effectively. He supports his customer base by providing value and insight to their businesses. Dylan and his fiancé Stephanie, relocated to Scottsdale, AZ to spend more time in the sun! In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time by the pool with Stephanie and their golden retriever Vinny. Dylan also enjoys a leisurely day on the golf course with family and friends.
Customer Development Specialist
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 129
Andrew is a hard-working midwesterner from Buffalo, NY, who moved to Bend in 2021 alongside his wife (Go Bills!). His background has always involved working with people; be it his time working in education, the outdoor industry, or the service industry. He has an easy passion for puzzles and real-time problem solving, and this shines through both on and off the clock. In his free time, Andrew plays MTG, cycles, backpacks, boulders, reads, and writes.
Lead Carrier Support Representative
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 137
I’m a Colombian young man who enjoys playing video games and sharing time with my friends. I like working out and trying to be as healthy as possible. Every Sunday I enjoy hiking on a different mountain.
Carrier Support Representative
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 102
Kim has been with SEND since 2017 and is currently our Carrier Coach. Her job is to ensure that all of SEND’s loads are paired with the best carrier available. She loves working with the carriers and getting to know them, as well as their interests and lanes they would like to run. Kim is familiar with the trucking side of SEND as well; her husband had a trucking business for more than 45 years. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, hunting, fishing, and camping.
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 113
I have a duel role at SEND, I get to work with numbers on the accounting role and with computers in my Smart Guy role. During my accounting role I get to help carriers and customers. While on my Smart Guy role I get to help my friends in the office. You can say that I really like to help people. When I am not in the office I am outdoors hiking and exploring all that Oregon has to offer with my awesome wife.
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 112
Inside of the organization I love nothing more than building relationships with our customers, carriers, and members of the SEND team. Outside of the organization, I enjoy mountain biking and spending time with my family.
“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott
Chairman • Co-Founder
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Sarah has worked in logistics for 17 years and continues to find it endlessly fascinating. She enjoys her role at SEND and believes her mission is to help everyone she works with to find purpose and joy in what they do each day. When she isn’t working, you can find her on her gravel bike, gardening, practicing yoga, or on an adventure with her husband in their pop-up camper.
President & Co-Founder
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Terri—or TT—is a Carrier Experience Specialist for the Carrier Team, building relations with our carriers, enhancing our service and profitability. Prior to her recent move to the carrier team, she was a Logisticizer, handling the Nestle account. She has handled this account since 2014, building relationships with Blue Triton, Uber and the customers. She’s a hands-on team member, loves to share her 44 years of knowledge with other team members and enjoys being involved with all the different aspects of logistics/customer service. She’s the primary contact for early morning/afterhours, which has given her the opportunity to get to know a lot of SEND’S customers and carriers. In 2020, she was awarded the “Captain SEND” award!
Outside of work, she spends time with her husband of 31 years, her two children and her puppy love, Khaleesi. Terri likes traveling, going to the movies, spending time with friends and the theater arts.
Carrier Experience Specialist
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 124
Lloyd is a recent UK expat who moved over in 2020 to live with his partner here in Bend. He has his degree from the British Institute of Modern Music in Songwriting, but his work expertise includes years of experience in customer relations. Outside of work he enjoys playing fetch with his cat and making music.
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 140
My experience encompasses various aspects of logistics including sales, training, forecasting, and operations. My hobbies include golfing, traveling, watching college football, and spending time with my family. My priority is hard work, continued education, and collaborating with professionals to provide best practice for hauling freight. A long-term goal is to identify the ways I can use my strengths to improve your processes. I hope to work with my team to develop strategies which grow existing business, while concurrently creating opportunities in untapped markets.
Customer Experience Specialist
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 130
Teigan has worked for SEND Transportation for nearly three years as a customer service representative. She plays a significant role as SEND’s Lead Carrier Experience Specialist, and provides support wherever it’s needed. On her off time, Teigan appreciate all aspects of the outdoors, enjoys home improvement projects and taking care of her chickens.
Carrier Experience Specialist
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 141
As a Central Oregon native, I love all the area has to offer. I have been known to grab a fishing pole on the most frigid day, set on bringing home a catch. I grew up in the restaurant business and love all kinds of food. The love of my life is an amazing cook, and we fight over who gets to cook on the weekends. My love of numbers and puzzles has led me to SEND. I am confident I can solve even the hardest of mysteries. Who doesn’t love a good challenge?
Phone: (877)736.3361 ext. 118
My name is Cassandra and I’m a Seattle native turned Central Oregonian. My background is in coffee, death claims, and HVAC contracts. I’m a Western Washington University Alum, go Vikings! Numbers are my thing, and cribbage is my game.
Carrier Development Specialist
In 2017, we became employee-owned via the completion of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The driver of SEND’s success has always been its dedicated employees. And the best way to recognize their value was to give them ownership of the company they contribute to on a daily basis.
The culture here continues to evolve. But whether we’re having a burger-making competition, welcoming a new carrier, or working together to help a customer, our commitment to the SEND community remains at our core.
“SEND’s guiding principle has always been to treat each other, our carriers and our customers with equanimity. If we do this each and every day SEND will naturally be successful,” says Nate Smith, CEO and co-founder of SEND.
SEND Transportation, Inc. cares about the wellness of our community and supports activities that bring the community together.
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We know lots of other things. Trivia facts. Hot dog recipes. Not to mention, we transport all kinds of freight. Can we move your stuff? Probably.