Sam Carpenter

Founder, President

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Sam Kirkaldie

Minority owner, VP

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Telephone Service Representatives (Partial Listing)


Senior TSR

A 20+ year Centratel veteran. Enjoys playing with her four cats and one dog as well as short hikes, bike riding and reading biographies.


Senior TSR

Carol enjoys exploring the Central Oregon great outdoors both winter and summer, watching football, drag racing and playing with her dog.



Cindy returned to Central Oregon in 2015 after 13 years abroad. Oregon is her home though she has lived in eight US states and England. She enjoys photography, exploring outdoors, music filled road trips and spending time with friends and family.



A graduate of Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Chris is also a classically trained chef and loves the outdoors. He plans to tour all the National Parks starting in Yosemite and end his adventure to the Everglades.


Senior TSR

She is a native Oregonian with a background as a 411 operator. Enjoys reading, creating, learning, road-trips, and cloud-watching.



Kelly was born in Amarillo, Texas but has lived most of her life in different parts of Oregon. Her favorite achievement in life thus far is being a mom to her daughter. Kelly enjoys spending time with family and traveling.



Kym truly enjoys riding her motorcycle and outdoor activities and loves spending time with her grandchildren and cat.


Floor Lead/Assistant Quality Assurance Specialist

A native Oregonian, Laura enjoys outdoor activities as well as volunteering at a local animal shelter. She is a graduate of Eastern Oregon University and has a bachelor’s degree in Business.

Linda M.

Senior TSR

A 20+ year Centratel veteran. Enjoys spending time with her grandchildren Cole & Amy, gardening and riding her bike.



Enjoys Central Oregon summers and spending time with her children. She has a zest for life, learning and loves a good challenge.



Patti moved to Oregon with her four children from the bay area, she enjoys reading, riding her bike and loves living in Central Oregon.


Client Services Specialist

Enjoys Central Oregon summers and spending time with her children. She has a zest for life, learning and loves a good challenge.


Head Supervisor

Sarah enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her daughter and family. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and hiking in the summer.


Training and Development Specialist

Sara was born in Oregon but raised in Texas. She is married with three kids. Sara is family oriented and loves the outdoors. She also enjoys quiet time, reading and helping others.


Senior TSR

Her background includes such things as a dental assistant, surgical assistant, office coordinator and facilities manager. She has two very handsome sons and has raised exotic pheasants, wallabies, and other animals. She likes to sew and knit as well as camp, fish and cook.



Tessa has lived in Central Oregon since 2007. She loves spending time with her daughter and dog named Lucy.



Toni moved to Bend from The Willamette Valley in 1996. She has two daughters and two grandchildren; it is her joy to spend time with them. In her free time, she loves searching for home decor and vintage items at sales and thrift stores. Toni saves them from the landfill by making them beautiful again​.


Senior TSR

She has lived in Bend, OR for 10 years. She is the mother of 2 children. Veronica enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family and she hopes to learn to snowboard one day.

Administrative Staff

Andi Freeman


Andi operates Centratel in Sam’s absence… and when Sam is NOT absent! She has a Bachelors degree from Wittenberg University. She loves to find solutions to any challenge and hates to lose. She has two wonderful children and a tremendously supportive husband.

Cheryl Trindle

Accountant - CFO

Cheryl is a CPA with a degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University. She has lived in Bend since 1996 and loves traveling.

Jesse Merickel

Sales Manager

When he is not spending time with his two sons, he enjoys fly fishing for steelhead and skiing.



Resides in Mirandola, Italy and Bend, Oregon. He loves his perfect Italian coffee, Ducati motorcycles and playing bass guitar.

Kendra Akehurst

Director of Operations

As a 5+ year veteran, Kendra is a integral part of Centratel’s management team. She is attending school full-time. While juggling school and work she finds time for her family and friends as well as playing basketball and swimming.

Yvette Wahl

HR Specialist

Yvette has lived in Central Oregon for 25 years. She is the proud graduate of Concordia University with a degree in Human Resources Management. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren, traveling, and home interior design.

Amanda Davis

Sales Associate

Amanda loves to travel and enjoys being outdoors. She has two beautiful kids and an extremely supportive husband.

Pattie Casner

Quality Assurance Specialist

Has 3 married sons. Enjoys fishing, camping and day trip explorations with her retired ‘house hubby’ and family members.


IT Technician

Loves spending time with his family and friends and enjoys taking road trips around scenic Oregon.


Customer Service/TSR

Briela loves spending time with her husband, daughter and pets. She enjoys exploring the great outdoors, hiking, photography and baking.


New Accounts Supervisor

Enjoys playing with her grandson Carter and her dog Cosmo. Loves camping, walking on the beach, and traveling.

Sandra Packard

Special Consultant

Lives in Pocatello, Idaho. Gifted downhill skier and mountain biker. A 27 year Centratel veteran.

Teresa Abbas

Office Manager / Billing Manager

Spends time with her husband and two children enjoying car races, camping and just hanging out watching movies.


Software Developer

Lives in Transylvania, Romania, is passionate about developing web applications, and in his free time likes to travel with his wife.


Graphic & Web Designer

Lives in Concordia, Italy. He loves music, movies and singing in his band. He enjoys snowboarding, swimming and spending time with friends.