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A 30 Year Journey

An idea, a spark can lead to awesome things, Grand skape was founded on such an idea that was nurtured 30 years ago and came to fruition when the starts aligned a few years ago…

Deanna and Tammy Bakken, daughter’s number 2 and 3 of six siblings, both born in North Dakota (don’t cha know) to parents Arnold & Irene (Zinsli) Bakken. With 3 young girls the family moved to Oregon in 1962 where the 3 youngest siblings were born. Canby is where they eventually settled, and all six siblings attended high school.​​​​

Deanna married her high school sweet heart, Kevin Bany, in 1979 and continued to live in Canby where they raised two sons, Adam & Aaron, both graduates of Canby High School and both own homes in the area.

Tammy went back to the North Dakota/Eastern Montana area after school where she met and married Dwaine Plummer in 1985 and shortly after moved to Oregon. They eventually relocated to Spokane, Washington where they raised their two children, son Jordon, married in 2016 and living in Glendive, Montana and daughter, Karra, currently living in Wilsonville.

A Small Idea

Over the past 30 plus years the Banys and Plummers spent many family vacation time together in the Canby and Spokane areas as well as Montana & North Dakota with much extended family still in the area. When their children were young they owned vacation property together in St. Regis, Montana where they’d spend several weeks each year camping. Over this time, they often discussed the idea of all venturing into a family owned business. Around 2013 this discussion became a bit more serious when they all realized it was time to give up the stress (on both our bodies and minds) that our current jobs were causing.

A Grand Adventure

Over the past 30 plus years the Banys and Plummers spent many family vacation time together in the Canby and Spokane areas as well as Montana & North Dakota with much extended family still in the area. When their children were young they owned vacation property together in St. Regis, Montana where they’d spend several weeks each year camping. Over this time, they often discussed the idea of all venturing into a family owned business. Around 2013 this discussion became a bit more serious when they all realized it was time to give up the stress (on both our bodies and minds) that our current jobs were causing.

Tammy Plummer

Deanna Bany