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Oregon Family Magazine

About OFM

Our Team

Sandy Kauten, Owner/Publisher

Sandy, grew up in the Sacramento area of NorCAL, working for a start-up subsidiary of Transamerica Corp for over 10 years in Marketing, National Accounts, and Operations. She moved to Eugene in 2000 to attend Dental Hygiene School - and picked up a copy of the former "Oregon Family Calendar" tabloid at a local retailer. Her entrepreneurial spirit got the best of her, and before she knew it, she was a magazine Publisher and owner! (so much for hygiene school!)

Sandy immediately rebranded the publication to Oregon Family Magazine, and focused efforts on creating a comprehensive resource for parents and families. At 31 years strong (and counting) Oregon Family's growth and readership remain a source of pride for Sandy and the OFM team. Her advertisers are “family” and she is devoted to creating a place where "Community and Families Come Together". She has two adult children... One attends University of Michigan and her oldest lives up the hill in Bend. In her spare time she enjoys travel, fitness, food, and spending time with her annoyingly friendly canines (mentioned below).

John Haslam, Advertising Manager

John joined our team in 2024. A graduate of University of Washington, with extensive background in publishing, TV, direct mail, online and video content, marketing, business development, and consulting. His experience includes over 13 years at The Seattle Times establishing their online presence, custom publishing, and direct mail divisions, as well as several years at Comcast/NBC Universal in Marketing and New Business Development. He later started his own consulting practice, which led him back to his Alma Mater UW, where for more than ten years he helped manage and utilize video across it's three campuses and hospital system. John works directly with our valued advertisers to develop advertising plans that maximize the investment they make with us. John has two adult children, and lives with a furry four-legged roommate, Bruno. In his free time John is an avid motorcycle rider, fisherman, and aspiring chef. If you would like to reach Oregon Family Magazine’s desirable, high-quality audience, reach out to John any time! [email protected] or (458) 278-0988

Jesse Springer, Art Director 

Jesse joined Oregon Family in 2003 and the master behind our masterful design.  Jesse is a graphic designer and artist who lives in Eugene with his wife, two kids and three cats. When he’s not laying out the current issue or Oregon Family Magazine (or helping advertisers create awesome ads), he enjoys hiking, gardening, DIY, and playing music. He is also lead singer and guitarist for his band Daydream Derby. He and his wife have two adult children, and a furry feline or two.

Mascots & Morale Boosters - Lucy and Frank  

Lucy, our sort of shy, but very ambitious Golden Doodle joined our team in April 2016.  She is motivated and brightens our office every day. Frank, our youngest member, joined the team in July 2021.  He is our resident greeter and very energetic goof-ball extraordinaire. He's not at all shy, ready and willing to "sit for pets" and offer ample sweetness to anyone willing to accept it. These two can often be found riding shotgun on appointments, have a strong Facebook following and continue to be one of our greatest assets. They volunteer their time here and at home, never complain, and are both very high-energy contributors.