Meet The Staff

Barbara Burkart
CEO

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Barbara@TigardChamber.org

Barbara is an accomplished business executive. Her previous employment in management and senior leadership positions include companies such as Johnson & Johnson, VWR, Henry Schein, OHSU, and most recently her own consulting firm, DrOOrG LLC. Barbara holds a BS in Business Administration from California State University-Fresno, an MBA in International Business & Finance from Marylhurst University, and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Jessica Love
Community & Membership Engagement
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Jessica@TigardChamber.org

Jessica is a natural problem solver, a positive energy force and with her event background, a great fit in both her roles.  In Jessica’s tenure with the Tigard Farmers Market, she has infused new life and vibrancy into this 25 year’s young local community jewel.  Through her efforts, the market is relevant to a broad spectrum of market patrons and under her leadership, the market relocated into the downtown core helping energize both downtown and surrounding businesses.  She has evolved the market to include off-season classes to maintain community engagement through the off-season and provide value year-round.  As the Tigard Chamber’s Community & Membership Engagement, Jessica has taken our social media marketing and imagery to new levels, as well as ensuring we maintained brand consistency and look and feel across all our marketing platforms providing benefit for our members.  Her event background has enabled her to take our signature events to the next level.

Before coming to the Tigard Chamber of Commerce, Jessica worked for the World Forestry Center as the Event Liaison where she assisted with event rentals and day of event coordination.  Prior to her work at the World Forestry Center, she participated in the Disney College Program at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Jessica started with the Tigard Chamber of Commerce as a volunteer assisting with the silent auction for Shining Stars then transitioned to working with the Tigard Farmers Market.  

Jessica Love has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Entrepreneurship from Western Oregon University.

Jessica enjoys watching sports, all things Disney, and being out in her community. 

Danny Botnik
Chamber Growth Manager
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Danny@TigardChamber.org

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Danny brings a passion for serving people to his new role as Tigard Chamber of Commerce’s growth manager. Having spent almost 30 years operating wellness and athletic clubs in executive and general management roles around the country. He is well equipped to grow the chambers membership, sponsorship, and special events.

Danny also has over three decades of professional sales experience incorporating a unique selling style in industries like property and casualty insurance, advertising sales, outside territory sales management, health and fitness sales, life and health insurance, medicare sales, medical device sales, charitable planned giving sales and most recently as a Portland real estate broker.

He is a skilled entrepreneur having built winning teams and contributed to the successful sales production of companies in a variety of industries. Danny hopes to now leverage his vast professional business development experience into a successful new venture serving entrepreneurs, business owners, and management professionals in the Tigard marketplace.

Danny enjoys investing his time, treasure, and talents into business relationships, spending time with his son Zackary, friends & family, recovery, and church communities.

Devoted to his faith, family, and community, these areas of influence are the pillars that are the foundation of his approach to serving his future clients in the Tigard community. Experience, hard work, tireless commitment, integrity, and honesty are words that describe Danny’s work.

Competitive in anything that keeps a score. Danny loves coaching youth baseball and when not working you can find him enjoying camping, hiking, fitness training, backpacking, adventure travel, and smallmouth bass fishing.