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EVLA Board of Directors


Tadashi Jones

President EVLA

Vice President of Compliance for Rosen Aviation, LLC, the leader in cabin electronics for the business aviation marketplace.  In this role he is responsible for championing organizational change, including Rosen’s Lean evolution.

Tadashi's background includes leadership experience in Operations, Quality, Program Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Strategic Planning. He is a Kaplan & Norton Balanced Scorecard certified practitioner, a Federal Aviation Association certificated repairman, a quality management system auditor, and led the development of aviation regulatory guidance material RTCA/DO-313, Certification Guidance for Installation of Non-Essential, Non-Required Aircraft Systems and Equipment.


When not helping to shape Rosen’s future self, he enjoys travel, volunteering in the local community and spending time with his wife Jill and daughter Kaylee.


Kim Wooten

Vice President EVLA

Kim Wooten is a Chemist at Forrest Technical Coatings.  Her Lean experience spans over several industries over the last 19 years.  She has worked in manufacturing and service companies, implementing Lean and helping to continuously improve processes in the aerospace, financial and Coatings industries.

Her passion for Lean began during and after graduation from Keller Graduate School of Management, with an MBA in Business Administration with a Certificate in Project Management.  She also holds Lean Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates through Emerald Valley Lean Association (EVLA), is a Lifetime  Certified Allenbaugh Coach, and is Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Certified.  Kim currently serves as the Vice President and Lead for Education / Curriculum on the EVLA Board.  She also enjoys exploring beautiful Oregon with her family after moving to Oregon from Phoenix, AZ in 2017.


Tom Wright-Hay

Tom Wright-Hay has over 25 years of experience in management, strategic planning, sales/marketing, engineering, and Lean Manufacturing.  Tom’s career began as a project manager in a refinery for a Fortune 500 energy company and progressed to include internal business consulting and strategic planning roles.   After obtaining his MBA from the University of Oregon, Tom was CEO/General Manager of a recreational products manufacturer where he successfully employed Lean to turn the company around. 

As a consultant with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Tom worked with numerous companies in the high-tech, wood products, metal fabrication, heavy equipment, and medical products industries.  He served on OMEP’s board of directors, was a member of the State of Oregon’s Manufacturing Workforce Committee, and has guest lectured at the University of Oregon.  Tom is currently the Director of Information Services and Continuous Optimization for Blue Star Gas.  In addition to his MBA, Tom holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Cal State Fullerton.


In his spare time, Tom enjoys hanging out with his kids, mountain and road biking, travel, and good food and drink.


Kelsey Brannon 

Kelsey is currently serving as the Continuous Improvement Analyst for Eugene Water and Electric Board where she is responsible for helping EWEB staff apply continuous improvement and lean best practices in their work and projects.  The majority of Kelsey’s career has been in quality assurance in food manufacturing, where she has helped to add value and apply lean tools such as root cause analysis, process mapping, and visual management. 

Her favorite part of the job is collaborating with cross-functional teams on big problems and empowering the experts in the work to use tools that will increase the success of the solutions they come up with.

Kelsey is a local to the Lower Willamette Valley and took her education growing up on a grass-seed farm into college with her, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business Management from Oregon State University.   A few years ago, Kelsey decided to follow her passion for learning and leadership by pursuing a Master of Arts degree from Gonzaga University in Organizational Leadership and Change Management.   After completing her degree, she plans on focusing on growing a large garden with the help of her husband and two boys.

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Bonnie B Larson

Bonnie joined the EVLA Board of Directors in 2023 as the Marketing Committee Lead. with more than 30 years of experience in marketing, business development and sales across many industries, she will assist with EVLA's organizational growth and communications. Bonnie currently holds the position of Business Development Manager at Forrest Technical Coatings and has completed both of EVLA's Core and Practitioner Lean Courses earning her certifications - which she highly recommends!

To refresh her soul and replenish her mind, Bonnie finds quality time with her husband Rik, son Erik, and daughter-in-law Liz celebrating all the wonderful blessings God has bestowed upon her family, friends, and the Lane County community and across the country.


Jeff Cook

Jeff Cook, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is currently the Director of Continuous Improvement at PacificSource Health Plans where he is responsible for leading, directing, and inspiring the organization using continuous improvement practices, systems, and tools to positively impact customer satisfaction, quality and operational excellence.


Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and is fascinated by the intersection of

process improvement methodologies, data and systems. He is also certified in the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. In his spare time, Jeff likes to play pickleball and hike.

Clint Case

Clint has an accomplished Operations Manager career at GloryBee distinguished by a commitment to efficiency, education, and community involvement. After obtaining his undergrad degree at the U of O in Economics, Clint earned an MBA from Bushnell University and imparted his passion for education as an Adjunct Professor there, teaching courses in Finance and Economics.

Clint has been a staunch advocate for the principles of Lean and Continuous Improvement in his profession. At GloryBee, he applies these to enhance operational efficiencies and drive the company towards its strategic goals with a holistic approach.

Clint is also deeply committed to his community and family. He is an active member of his church, strengthening his spiritual and social connections. Clint also enjoys quality time with his wife and four sons through coaching, outdoor activities, or enjoying a quiet evening at home.

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