Sara Odendahl

Sara is a Co-Founder and Owner at The Collective NWX. She is a community-minded problem solver, collaborator, negotiator, strategic thinker, and facilitator. She has over twenty years of marketing, public affairs and strategic communications experience in Denver, Colorado, and is now thrilled to now call Bend, Oregon

When she’s not working the front desk or planning the next event at The Collective NWX, she’s enjoying being a mom of two fiercely independent young girls and practicing yoga.

Sara Odendahl
Sara Odendahl, Co-Founder and Owner at The Collective NWX.


Strategic Thinker
Collaborative Leader
Creative Problem Solver
Effective Negotiator
Proven Ability to Influence Outcomes
Trusted Advisor
Coalition Builder
Community Oriented
Ability to Manage Competing Priorities


Owner / Partner
The Collective NWX, Bend, OR
2019 – Present

Clearwater Strategy, Bend, OR
2019 – Present

Principal /Political Consultant
Aponte & Busam Public Affairs, Denver, CO
2009 – 2019


Masters, Public Administration & Public Affairs
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
2005 – 2007

Bachelors, Journalism & Mass Communications
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1994 – 1998