Enriching the lives of others through recruiting is Anne McDonald’s passion, and the driving force behind her successful career and business.
An avid traveler visiting over 23
countries, Anne spent her college summers exploring the globe, from
Montana to Germany to New Zealand to Nepal, before beginning her
professional career. After graduating from the University of Puget
Sound with a Bachelor of Arts in Western American History, Anne
continued to pursue her interest in new adventures and moved to
Anchorage, Alaska. While in Anchorage, Anne worked for Princess Cruises
and Tours for five years in various roles including Port Operations
Manager and Recruiter. Returning to her native Oregon, Anne stayed in
the field of hospitality working for Sunriver Resort as their Executive
Destination Manager and later for Seventh Mountain Resort, most recently
as their Director of Conference Services.
called her back, and with her innate ability to find the right match
between candidates and clients, Anne spent the next year and a half
perfecting her skills at Robert, William, James and Associates, where
she ranked as the second-highest producing recruiter in the country in
Q2 of 2002.
Anne continued her career in recruiting at Rebound
Physical Therapy where she worked as their Recruiter and Human Resource
Manager. In just one year, Anne successfully placed mutilple
employees at various clinics and offices throughout Central Oregon.
great success in recruiting alone, Anne opened her own firm in 2007. In
2011, McDonald Group has placed over 38 candidates in a variety of positions from New York to Oregon, and has grown to
include two additional recruiters.
Anne’s commitment to the
community goes beyond her job as a recruiter and a Central Oregon
business owner; Anne is on the Board of Directors for Economic
Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), serves on the TEDxBend steering committee, is a contributor to Soles4Souls and is a co-founder of Empty Bowls.
In support of Soles4Souls, Anne traveled to India in January 2011 and
to Costa Rica in July 2011 on shoe distribution trips. Anne enjoys
living in Bend with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Macee. When she’s not at
the office or traveling the world, you can find Anne running, skiing or
hiking in the Cascades.
Anne can be reached at 541-306-6909.
Abi Parker enjoys building strong relationships with her clients and helping them achieve their goals. Determined and thoughtful, Abi has found recruiting to be a perfect fit for her professional goals. Her ability to connect with people and find common ground has driven her success.
Abi graduated from the University of Puget Sound, where she received both the Puget Sound Dean’s Scholarship and the Florence Ruth Art Scholarship. She attained Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business and Studio Arts. While in school, she was the VP of Marketing for the Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. Through her efforts, average yearly membership increased 30% during her tenure.
After graduating from college, Abi moved to Bend and worked as the Compliance Coordinator for Rebound Physical Therapy. Her penchant for travel then took her to Australia for three months, where she thoroughly explored the east coast, enjoying a five week stay at a yoga retreat in Byron Bay. Upon her return to the U.S., Abi moved to San Diego, where she was an Enrollment Advisor at the University of San Diego, providing assistance to up to 400 students. The opportunity to return to Bend came up and Abi jumped at the chance. She is thrilled to be back and is excited to be a part of the team at McDonald Group.
Abi still makes time in her life for art by painting and refinishing furniture. When not at the office or in her studio, Abi enjoys many outdoor activities including running, cycling, hiking and camping. She also practices yoga and loves to cook.
Abi can be reached at 541-306-6973.
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