Board Members


Matt Bassitt

Chair

Professional Life:
A licensed loan originator since 2003, Matt started his own Mortgage Branch (Northwestern Home Loans) in 2009 where he specializes in VA home loans.  Matt served in the USAF Reserves from 1997-2003, and was Presidentially Activated for Kosovo Campaign where he was a Crew Chief aboard HC-130 (P-model’s) in the 939th Recue Wing. 

Why Save A Warrior and The Scotch:
While serving in the Air Force, there is a motto within Search and Rescue of “That Others May Live”.  Matt always felt very fortunate to have served his country without disability or ailment, including Post Traumatic Stress.  As we learn more and witness everyday another story of our brothers and sisters of the armed forces taking their own lives, he can’t help but want to help.  Matt was lucky enough to me introduced to Save A Warrior, which is truly saving the lives of his brethren, and he couldn’t be prouder to be an alumni, board member, and strong supporter of this great event and organization.  Matt, with a grateful heart, donates  much of his time, money, and energy’s, for one reason…. That Others May Live!   
 
Free Time:
Matt enjoys spending time with his amazing wife Sarah, and 3 little girls, Ayla, Dani, and Harlow.  They bring me more joy than he could have ever imagined.  Family, friends, and golf would make up most of his time away from work… he can’t complain too much! ;)

Nicole Fine

Vice Chair

Coming Soon!

Louis Bennett

Tournament Chair

Professional Life:
Currently a Financial Consultant. Louis previously was a Golf Professional at three of Central Oregon's most prestigious clubs: Crosswater Club, Broken Top Club and Tetherow Golf Club.

Why The Scotch:
The men and women of our armed forces are willing to fight anonymously for me, my wife, and my three little kids. So much is reported in today’s media about the “senseless” losses of life that happen overseas as a result of the conflicts that our nation has been in and will forever continue to be in to protect our freedoms… and yet, once our warriors come home, they are immediately forgotten because it doesn’t seem to fit into our media’s agenda to properly honor and respect those that make it home. This systemic lack of respect and appreciation, in addition to often horrific experiences, is what leads to Post Traumatic Stress, which is killing our warriors at an unfathomable rate. This epidemic is something I’m not willing to stand aside and let happen, if I can help it. 

Free Time:
Chase my kids around, and when I’m lucky – play golf.

Kamrynn Johnson

Auction Chair

Professional Life:
An Arizona State graduate, currently working at Juice Marketing in Kirkland, WA as a Project Manager.

Why The Scotch:
I wanted to be a part of the Scotch because of the community it has built and the impact it has made.  

Free Time:
I’m an avid reader, Netflix-watcher and wine-drinker.

Nate Kitt

Procurement Chair

Professional Life:
Working in the golf business since age 14, I have progressed from caddying in home state New York all the way to Golf Professional in current home Bend. Studying at the PGA accredited program at Clemson University, I transitioned my passion for the game into a career, which took me from Denver and eventually to Bend where I was hired at Tetherow.

Why the Scotch:
Hearing the Bassitt family's passion for SAW, I was convinced to make the first two Scotch's at Tetherow unforgettable events. It wasn't until the day of the inaugural Scotch that my heart melted, my head shaved (for raising funds) and my soul was connected to this incredible event. I'm here to raise awareness and save lives!

Free Time:
In my free time, you will find me traveling.

Jason Miller

Treasurer

Coming Soon!

Danielle Bruno Gregory

Secretary

Professional Life:
Originally from San Diego with a background in marketing and commercial real estate.

Why The Scotch:
I want to be a part of the Scotch because I have been honored to see the life changing effects the Save A Warrior program has on its participants. 

Free Time:
In my free time I enjoy snowboarding, hiking with my husband and two dogs, or relaxing at a local brewery.

Thomas Hignell

Board Member

Professional Life:
Retired Family Physician

Why The Scotch:
The Washington DC Vietnam War Memorial has 50,000 names inscribed. 150,000 more names from that war should be added due to suicide.  More recently our country's longest running wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, have seen suicide deaths exceed the totals killed in battle.  This is a wretched statistic and a national disgrace.  Each of us on the board can't change the world, but together by supporting "Save a Warrior" each of us can change our world.  "The Scotch" does this.

Free Time:
Married 46 years and raised 5 daughters. Now I like to spoil my 11 grandchildren and enjoy introducing them to snow skiing/boarding, golf, bird hunting with an English Setter named Baranof, snowmobiling, reading, boating and fishing in Alaska.