Our Story

Family Owned and operated

Building Community

Like many people who have moved to Bend, we’ve been visiting for years. But it was a trip in 2017 where we both had an “aha moment” on a flight back to Denver. Fast forward two years to the summer of 2019, we decided to make the leap to relocate our family. The funny thing is, lobbyist (Sara) and creative director (Kent) aren’t exactly in the job description for this business. But after we sat with the concept and realized it wasn’t about the job titles we had held but about creating a community where, regardless of your profession, gender, age or any other factor, you are welcome. Coworking spaces should be a place where people who feel isolated working in their homes could come and interact with other professionals. They should provide a comfortable, professional space accessible to entrepreneurs, small start-ups, nonprofits and others. This “collective” space should allow individuals to thrive personally and professionally. Our coworking space was to be a part of the community.

Proud to be part of Central Oregon

Like many people who have moved to Bend, we’ve been visiting for years. But it was a trip in 2017 where we both had an “aha moment” on a flight back to Denver. Fast forward two years to the summer of 2019, we decided to make the leap to relocate our family. The funny thing is, lobbyist (Sara) and creative director (Kent) aren’t exactly in the job description for this business. But after we sat with the concept and realized it wasn’t about the job titles we had held but about creating a community where, regardless of your profession, gender, age or any other factor, you are welcome. Coworking spaces should be a place where people who feel isolated working in their homes could come and interact with other professionals. They should provide a comfortable, professional space accessible to entrepreneurs, small start-ups, nonprofits and others. This “collective” space should allow individuals to thrive personally and professionally. Our coworking space was to be a part of the community.
Sara and Kent Odendahl
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Our story from the owners and the team behind Work-Collective - Kent, Alexa, Ava and Sara

Part of the desire to move to Bend was embedded in the notion of creating a vibrant community for ourselves and our family.