Sara Odendahl

Co-Founder and Owner at Work-Collective

Sara Odendahl is a Co-Founder and Owner at Work-Collective. 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 Work-Collective, she’s enjoying being a mom of two fiercely independent young girls and practicing yoga.


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
Bend, OR
2019 – Present

Director of Government Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Bend Chamber of Commerce
Bend, OR
January 2023 – 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

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