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Rod Bender | Internet Marketing Director

IMG_7626Professional Background

I have been working with computers since 1983. Since then, I’ve been focusing my attention to computer graphic design. So logically, I started working with website design around 2000. My first big project was redesigning the corporate website for a call center in Portland called AnswerConnect. I also helped with their other websites over the years I was with them.

Since then I have worked on various private websites. For almost 4 years I’ve had the opportunity to vastly expand my knowledge of website design and internet marketing working with Real Pro Systems, a real estate website design firm. I worked with hundreds of real estate agent during my time there. That’s how I met Vanessa and the Global Property Systems team. I’ve been working as the Internet Marketing Director since Nov 2014.  I work with my wife, Kimbala, taking care of leads, listings, and a wide range of tasks involving this website and other online marketing platforms.

Personal Life

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With my wife Kim.

So obviously I’m a geek.  I can usually be found using a computer for entertainment or for creative endeavors.  I’m also a classically trained violinist and have been producing electronic music since 2001.  I’ve also known for my vocal abilities.  Yes, that’s my voice on the phone tree.  I’ve recently gained enough confidence to focus on singing.  I also enjoy public speaking (yes I know that sounds crazy).

I am a native Oregonian and have lived here for 43 years – 33 years in Eugene and 10 in Portland.  (So yes, I do work remotely.  That’s the magic of the internet!)  Oregon is certainly one of the most beautiful places on earth.

I’ve been married to Kim since March 2006.  We met because of our geekishness.  She mentioned something about Star Trek to a friend, and it was a match made in heaven from there.  We both love animals, and Kim runs a small boutique rabittry, selling Holland Lopp rabbits.  We also have an assortment of beta fish, hamsters, and our toy poodle Nero.

Bunnies enjoy skateboarding.

Bunnies enjoy skateboarding.

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