DuFresne was born in Ukraine and came to Vancouver when she was 5 years old. She attended Skyview High School and earned an associate degree at Clark College through Running Start. She studied criminal justice at Washington State University in Pullman until her senior year, when she switched to a digital technology minor.
After working and leaving a corporate job in Camas, she founded ROGO, which has already gone through the development and beta testing phases. The app will be launched and open to customers next month; it currently integrates vendors so that when app users join the app, products are available. ROGO currently has 3½ full-time employees.
ROGO was part of the Columbian River Economic Development Council’s Business Accelerator program, which helped the company establish a business model, DuFresne said. She also received a scholarship from Workforce Southwest Washington.
Synkwise is a local tech company that empowers senior home care workers to manage records, medications and more.
Co-founder Claud Covaci launched Synkwise in 2018 and grew it to be present in nearly 1,000 senior care homes in 11 states, he said. The app and online interface tracks patient progress, health notes, blood pressure, skin monitoring, weight gain and loss, medication reminders and tracking, and any health-related issues. health. The company has nine employees and a software development team in Moldova.