Who is CenterFuse?

CenterFuse strategically recruits and supports businesses and connects them with the resources they need so they can start, grow, and prosper.

Our Vision

CenterFuse has an active role to ensure Ellensburg has a vibrant and prosperous local economy that values its history and natural beauty.

Our Core Principles

  • 1. Build and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships
  • 2. Anticipate business opportunities and development.
  • 3. Enhance living standards and economic vitality in Ellensburg.
  • 4. Use creativity and innovation to accomplish our work.
  • 5. Be accountable, professional and transparent.

How We Work

Monthly board meetings energized by 3 subcommittees.

Strategy & Operations

Marketing, Business Recruitment, Goverment Relations. It's all covered in this committee. Meets 2-3x a month.

Space & New Development

Land and buildings suitable for economic growth and innovation opportunities. Meets 2-3x a month.

Local Economic Sustainability

Supporting existing and new business success this committee core focus is to make it easier for businesses to thrive in Ellensburg.

CenterFuse Board of Directors

Carolyn Honeycutt

CenterFuse Executive Director

Linda Shactler


Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Central Washington University

Jared Vallejo

Vice Chair

Director of Marketing, Iron Horse Brewery

R. Grant Clark


Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer, Wheatland Bank

John Perrie


Former Ellensburg Mayor and Kittitas County Commissoner

Bill Provaznik

Chair, Dept. of Management, CWU College of Business

James Jankowski

Program Manager, Allscripts Healthcare Systems

Steve Townsend

Managing Partner, Hotel Windrow and Basalt @ Hotel Windrow

Garrett Poshusta

Self Employed Entrepreneur

Jamie Rosen

Entrepreneurship Program Manager and Lecturer, Central Washington Univ