Mid Columbia Economic Development District strives to promote the creation of family-wage jobs, the diversification of the economic base, and the growth, development and retention of business and industry in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania Counties
MCEDD is organized as a government non-profit in Oregon as an ORS-190 and in Washington through RCW 39.34.010.
December 19, 2018 – After graduating from Pacific University with a PhD in clinical psychology, Dr. Lauren Justice set her eyes on beginning her long-time dream of opening a private practice in Hood River. With the help of a loan through the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board (a fund staffed by MCEDD) for this start-up, Dr. Justice was able to open her doors to individuals and couples in October 2018. As a Psychologist Resident, Dr. Justice is currently working toward her independent licensure under the supervision of Dr. Mark Burton, a clinical psychologist in the Portland, OR area with over 25 years of experience. Over the course of her training, she gained experience that has equipped her to work with a wide range of client needs. Dr. Justice has previously worked as a clinical supervisor, behavioral health coordinator, yoga therapist, and counselor in primary care settings, non-profit community mental health clinics, integrative medicine clinics, and university counseling. She now brings that range of experience to the individuals and couples that walk through her door at her office on 501 Portway Avenue in Hood River, OR.
Justice strives to help her clients resolve problems in their mind, body,
relationships, and lifestyle. She will work with individuals to improve their
understanding of the source of their distress and refocus on what they value
most. Depending on a client’s preference, therapy with Dr. Justice may draw
from traditional treatment approaches or it may utilize yoga therapy and
mindfulness techniques. Dr. Justice enjoys guiding individuals and couples
interested in finding the best way to overcome difficult relationship patterns,
health-related problems, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Her mind-body
approach, along with her background as a published yoga researcher and
behavioral health specialist, can help clients get back on track toward
improved health and wellness.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Justice stays active as a certified yoga instructor and researcher. She has published, presented, and continues to conduct research promoting the use of yoga as a mental health practice. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, as well as other journals addressing yoga practice, physical therapy and alternative medicine. She has also presented on these topics at professional conferences for the American Public Health Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapist’s annual Symposium on Yoga Research. Dr. Justice currently teaches yoga classes that explore yoga philosophy and mental wellness at Trinity Natural Medicine in Hood River. When Dr. Justice is not focusing on her professional passions, she can be found on Northwest trails with her husband and their dog, Rhubarb. As a native Oregonian, She feels fortunate to make a home and grow her business in an area and community that helped to shape her.
Dr. Justice’s professional office is located at 501 Portway Avenue, Hood River, OR. More information about Lauren Justice, PhD is available on her website at www.laurenjusticephd.com.
August 26, 2018 – Diesel Athletics, LLC dba Power Station – Hood River obtained a loan from Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) in December of 2017. This loan provided the funds needed to complete the gym remodel and upgrade project, including finishing the childcare area and smoothie bar and replacing worn out or broken equipment and adding new equipment.
Jeri McMaster, owner of Power Station – Hood River started CrossFit Hood River in June 2009. In February 2013, she acquired the Big Gym business and leased its location at 1813 Cascade Avenue in Hood River. This move allowed CrossFit Hood River to access larger space at this location and added the Big Gym business to Diesel Athletics, LLC. The combined businesses are called The Power Station. Jeri is focused on providing the best gym experience in Hood River by creating a supportive, positive and energetic atmosphere that provides great equipment and training programs and classes with knowledgeable and motivating trainers. Power Station – Hood River offers the following:
Barbells & Bumper Plates
Hammer Strength Back
Hammer Strength Chest
Treadmills & Ellipticals
Reverse Hypers & GHDs
Turf & Sleds
Yoga Mats & Blocks
Functional Studio & Rings
Stair mills & Bikes
Group Training Spaces
Classes for Cycling (interval and strength, boxing, CrossFit, Bootcamp, Ripped (core workout), Kinstretch (stretching and flexibility), Run Club and Olympic and power lifting.
Jeri is excited about her business and says “The portfolio of people who have gone from unhealthy to athletic is large, and we are very proud of the impact that we have made on our community over the years.” Diesel Athletics, LLC employs a combination of 12 full and part-time employees. Power Station – Hood River is located at 1813 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, Oregon. Learn more at www.powerstationhr.com.