Meet The Team
Co-Founder & COO – Inland Surf Company
As a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Inland Surf Company and Alchemy Surf Park, Andrea brings her experience in healthcare as a registered nurse, manager, and COO to the team. With a long career of keeping patients safe, staff inspired, and her business units successful – we are extremely excited to add Andrea to our team. Andrea will assist with business planning during our development phase and will ultimately lead our operations teams.
Andrea has spent the past 25 years in healthcare and business – operating at every organizational level with a focus in the PeriOperative departments mastering one of the only revenue producing divisions in healthcare. Her attention to service-line growth, budget optimization, customer and patient service, and employee engagement drew her to the private sector where she helped create, open and operate a joint venture free-standing orthopedic surgery center as the Administrator and CEO.
As a registered nurse herself, her hands-on style and ability to inspire excellent and safe patient care while driving for profit with a dynamic budget boasts a $16 million net gain in 2022. Andrea has extensive knowledge in Human Resources, Risk Management, Quality Programs, and Materials Management. She excels at creating workflow processes, policy and procedure, operating budgets, safety and security, staffing models and customer experience programs to name a few.
Andrea has supported Chris in the creation and building of Inland Surf Company and has enjoyed learning to surf at multiple “inland” opportunities and technologies including the Deschutes River, CityWave, Wavegarden and Unit Surf Pool. Through these experiences and the surf travel she enjoys with her husband and founder Chris, she has become passionate to create a space where friends and families come together to share in a healthy, safe and adventurous surf experience.
Andrea has had the opportunity to surf multiple surf technologies such as WaveGarden, CityWave and Unit Surf Pool. Learning to surf in her 40’s, these experiences have given the team the perspective of a beginner that will closely match many of our customers. With her competitive spirit and attention to detail, Andrea has learned quickly and is excited to continue her progress.