Megan joined the Kendall family in 2022. She recently graduated from Portland State University in the spring of 2021, where she obtained a degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Design Management. In her time at PSU, she competed for both the Women’s Soccer and Track & Field teams due to her competitive nature and love for working with a team. As soon as Megan graduated, she could not wait to return to Bend, which has been home for over 17 years, and start a career. Her love for her community and ambitious personality provided her with an opportunity as Bend’s Kendall Cares representative.
Before Megan joined the Kendall team, she held a digital marketing internship for a Sports Management Company in Portland, Oregon. After sitting behind a computer making content, digital advertisements, and beyond, she decided she wanted to find a position that allowed her to work with her employees, customers, and community directly. Although she would’ve never thought she would be working in the automotive industry, she was surprised by how quickly she fell in love with its fast-paced nature and competitive atmosphere. Megan is excited to represent Kendall Auto Group in the community and make an impact on the organizations, customers, and employees she gets to work with daily. Megan is looking forward to learning and growing in this position, with goals of being part of the Kendall community for years and years to come.
Away from caring for the community, you can find Megan with her friends, boyfriend, or family exploring Central Oregon or at the best food spots in Bend. Due to her inability to sit still, she is always doing things at full speed with a smile on her face. Make sure to say hello to Megan when you see her out in the community, she will be thrilled to meet you and share the Kendall story.
Meg Anderson, Community Relations Specialist – Idaho
Meet Meg, the community relations specialist for Kendall Cares in Idaho, who has had a passion for helping others since her youth, through volunteering at the church’s food cupboard. With a diverse background in media (radio, TV, print), daycare, and auction businesses, Meg has experience in various fields. Her love for planning events, such as rodeos, bull riding challenges, snowmobile hill climbs, art auctions, multicultural events and more, is unparalleled. Meg’s most cherished role, however, is being a devoted mother to her two children and a supportive wife to her husband of ten years. During her free time, Meg enjoys the company of her family on their mini farm, playing golf, and relishing in the great outdoors. Meg is thrilled to make a positive impact in her communities!
Katie Ellis, Community Relations Specialist – Washington
Meet Katie Ellis, the Community Relations Specialist for Kendall Cares in Washington. She grew up in Lake Stevens and knows the area well. Katie embodies a lifelong commitment to community service and has volunteered in the past with the Hoff Foundation. Armed with a Master’s degree in Fashion and Apparel Studies from the University of Delaware, Katie brings a unique blend of creativity and practicality to her community engagement.
From leading company events at Savage x Fenty to mentoring students and conducting innovative research, Katie’s diverse experiences reflect her dedication to making a tangible difference. Her passion for understanding community needs through design and volunteerism has remained a constant thread throughout her journey.
As she embraces her role at Kendall Auto Group, Katie channels her event planning expertise, mentorship skills, and a deep-rooted passion for service to forge impactful partnerships. Her goal is to foster meaningful connections and initiatives that resonate profoundly within Washington’s vibrant communities. When you see Katie out in the community, make sure to say hi! She enjoys connecting with others and her infectious enthusiasm for community betterment shines through.
Kendall joined the Kendall Cares team in Bend at the end of 2022. She wasn’t sure about working in the automotive industry at first, but has since developed a passion for riding in the car and getting to meet people in our community. She enjoys spending time with the Kendall Bend employees, inviting customers into our dealerships, and meeting new faces in the community. She often travels around with Megan, our Kendall Cares representative in Bend, although she likes to venture off and work on her own projects and initiatives.
Other than greeting customers and spending time with employees, she is excited to attend community events and start new initiatives. She has recently partnered with an Elementary School in Crook County to start a reading program with her favorite first grade class. She also loves visiting the Ronald McDonald House and spending time with the families staying there. If you see Kendall around, be sure to say hi and offer her a treat for all the good work she does (we are confident she won’t pass it up).