Getting to know Lauri Miller

Lauri Miller brings a depth of financial experience and an active role in civic affairs to her present position as a licensed Broker with Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Crest Resort for 19 years, accumulating experience on the financial side of real estate development. She obtained her real estate license and became affiliated with Harcourts The Garner Group in 2013.

A native of Wisconsin, Lauri moved to Portland after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Accounting. She worked as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG for three years before moving to Bend in 1987 and joining Eagle Crest as Controller. She became CFO a short time later.

After a brief period of retirement to spend time with her family, Lauri spent five years as a consultant, including five months as Interim Financial Director for the City of Redmond.

Lauri has been a member of the St. Charles Health System Board of Directors for the past seven years. She is a former board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Bethlehem Inn, Seven Peaks School and Growing Tree Children’s Center and a past member of the Deschutes County Budget Committee.

Lauri lives in Bend with her husband, Charley Miller, and a canine family member, Porter. They have two grown daughters, Campbell and Shelby.

I’m obsessed with…

Don’t tell anyone,
but onions always make me cry.

What is your favorite Central Oregon activity?

Do you have any secret vices?
Yes, but if I told you they wouldn’t be a secret

What is the one thing you couldn’t do without?
My family

Something very few people know about me:
I’m left handed, but golf right handed. May explain why I am not better at golf

Favorite food…

If reincarnated what would you come back as?
Porter – my spoiled labradoodle

If I could have one special talent it would be?

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

How do you like your eggs?
Cooked by someone else

Got any phobias you’d like to break?
Yes, but too many to name

Spoken Languages: English