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Bryan Adams


Bryan Adams serves as President at CoEnergy Propane. In this role Bryan is responsible for strategy, budgeting and long term planning initiatives at CoEnergy. He and his team work closely to define the course of the Company and in defining customer and employee experience.

Prior to joining CoEnergy, Bryan worked closely with rural communities in economic and broadband initiatives across the Pacific Northwest. Bryan has a passion for exceptional customer service and community development where he held leadership roles at LS Networks, Integra Telecom, and Flash Technologies.

Bryan earned his degree from Washington State University and currently lives in Bend with his wife and two children. Outside of work Bryan can usually be found fly fishing on small trout streams or hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest with his family.

Kevin Karpstein

Operations Manager, Central Oregon

My name is Kevin Karpstein and I am the Director of Operations here at CoEnergy Propane.  I am going on my second year with CoEnergy Propane and couldn’t be happier due to the fact it is a local owned and operated company that cares about the community and the people we service.  I am a 4th generation Central Oregonian and a proud veteran!   I have been in Central Oregon for over 50 yrs in which 10 of those have been in the propane industry. I started out at a service tech in 2014 at a larger National Propane Provider working my way up to the Operations Manager position for the Southern and Eastern Oregon Districts.  I also found time in my busy schedule to coach baseball for almost 10 yrs and girls middle school basketball for a year.  I love giving back and helping out my local community which goes hand in hand with the work I am doing at CoEnergy Propane.  When I am not working I try to find time for hunting, fishing, and camping with my wife and 4 kids.

Ben Larson

Operations Manager, Willamette Valley and Coast

Ben oversees all operations and customer service for the Mid-Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast.  Ben brings over 30 years of industry experience working as a delivery driver, service technician, and safety manager before he joined the CoEnergy Team in 2021. 

Ben is passionate about customer service, safety, and team building with employees.  He believes in supporting his communities and providing the best customer service to customers.

Ben is a native Oregonian, he enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his daughter, family, and friends.

Jan Hayes


Jan has been a member of the CoEnergy leadership team since November 2021.  Prior to joining CoEnergy, Jan served as the Accounting Leader for Brown & Brown Insurance (NYSEE:BRO) and was an Accounting Supervisor for Les Schwab Tire Centers Headquarters.  She has extensive experience in financial accounting and oversight in maintaining strong internal controls. Prior to Les Schwab, Jan was the Director of Administration for Curry County, Oregon, and was the Division Controller for the Western Transportation Division of Georgia-Pacific. Jan started her career as a public accountant with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen & Co. and she holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

Jan enjoys spending time with her family playing games, hiking, cooking, and appreciating the beauty of Central Oregon.  She has lived in Central Oregon since 2003.