Occupation: Business owner of Mt. Hood Hearing Clinic in Gresham, Oregon

Occupational Background: Audiology hearing aid fitting and dispensing

Educational Background: Southwest Texas State University, Bachelor of Science Degree; University of Houston; Graduate Studies Audiology Western Oregon State College; Graduate Studies Audiology

Prior Governmental Experience: United States Air Force Reserves

Having two children in the Gresham-Barlow School district, attending Clear Creek Middle School; A home-owner in Gresham and a business owner of “Mt. Hood Hearing Clinic”, gives me a lot of reasons for wanting to be involved in our community and Public Schools.

As your representative on the Gresham-Barlow School Board, I will address the issues that are important such as:

  • Over crowded class rooms and creative ways to solve this growing problem.
  • Year round schooling
  • A safe environment for students that’s free of drugs, threats of violence, sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Bilingual Education and equal opportunities for all students
  • Protect our head start programs and support our after school programs.
  • Lower our drop-out rates and ways to keep kids in school

I will listen to our teachers, school staff, parents, and students. I will take an active role addressing these issues & those that are important to you.

I ask for your vote.

Thank you

(This information furnished by John W. Dillow)


Occupation: Surplus; Volunteer coordinator Gresham Barlow schooles; Budget committee Teachers aide: Portland Adventist elementary school

Occupational Background: Volunteer fireman Happy Valley; 14 years in the medical field employed by Care and Tualatin valley ambulance; 911 dispatcher for Clarke county; office manager Tualatin Valley Ambulance; Home remodeling business owner; Portland and metro area school volunteer for past 17 years

Educational Background: High school graduate; local community colleges 2 years; degree in the medical field; certified in CPR; certified to teach instructors how to teach CPR;

Prior Governmental Experience: Appointed to Gresham/Barlow district Budget committee.

One of our first priorities to our children is to provide a quality education before sending them out into the world as a citizen. In order to give our children a good education, we as parents must take charge and see to the needs of the schools. I am a concerned parent with three children in the school system. Like all parents I want the best education I can provide for them. If I am elected to the board, my goals are to see that we continue to strive for excellence in all phases of the school system.

Over the past 17 years I have made a direct effort to become involved with the school system; I do a lot of research into how to maintain a high standard of educating our young people and yet watch the budget. I’ve built a reputation for ethical relationships as well as contributing 100% as a powerful team player; another goal is to keep our committed teaching staff on board.

I really like situations where I can put theory into practice like my surplus program; I’m especially proud of my accomplishments with this program; supplying $700,000 worth of merchandize for the schools with no money spent; my effectiveness as a liaison between Major Corporations and the schools are proof of my dedication to the school system; I will continue to be diligent with our resources. I need your vote.

(This information furnished by Dick Pinkerton)


Occupation: Systems Manager, Certified Computing Professional (CCP)

Occupational Background: Information Technology Manager, Dealer Systems Consultant, Systems and Procedures Analyst, Programmer/Analyst, Marketing Analyst, Pricing Analyst

Educational Background: Concordia University, Business Management and Communications, BS, Summa Cum Laude; Mt. Hood Community College, Computer Applications Specialist, AS; Madison High School, Diploma.

Prior Governmental Experience: Gresham-Barlow School District Center for Advanced Leaning Design Symposium; Gresham-Barlow School District Principal Selection Panel Member; Gresham-Barlow School District Alternative Calendar Task Force; West Gresham Grade School Technology Advisory Committee.

Like most other school districts, The Gresham-Barlow School District faces many challenges in the course of providing quality public education to our students. As a parent of two GBSD students, I know how important it is to meet those challenges today - and plan for delivering in the future.

My actions and attitudes are governed by what is in the best interest of our students — both short and long term. Short term needs must not be sacrificed for the attainment of long term goals. Conversely, long term goals must not be ignored to show short term accomplishments.

My efforts will be to help the Board maintain this short term/long term balance on issues where difficult decisions need to be made.

The Gresham-Barlow School District enjoys successes other districts envy. These successes have come as a result of hard work and good decisions. I hope to be able to help the District continue in this manner. One could argue the harder one works, the luckier one gets. My pledge is to work hard, make good decisions and hope for a little luck.

(This information furnished by David L. Wiederrich, CCP)