Brian is a commercial pilot for Delta, after more than 20 years as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. Brian grew up in California and graduated from the U.S Air Force Academy. He and his wife Cara have two children in the school with their oldest two sons, Brandt and Gresham, graduated from St. Stephen’s Academy, Class of 2016 and 2018 respectively. Cara became a St. Stephen’s Academy teacher in 2013. They are members of Grace United Reformed Church in West Linn.
Dan is the Managing Director of Summit Security Group and holds a BA from Cal State Fullerton and a MBA from University of Redlands. He joined the board in 2018. Dan’s wife Krista taught 5 years at St. Stephen’s Academy and they currently have 3 children attending. They have been involved with the school for over a decade and are members at Evergreen Presbyterian Church.
Matthew Friend is Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Nike Global Brands and Functions. He has a BS in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business. Matthew joined the Board of Directors in 2013 and has four children in the school. Matthew and his family are members of Grace United Reformed Church in West Linn, where he serves as elder.
Erik is a Senior Yield Engineer at Intel Corporation. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Erik joined the Board of Directors in 2005. He and his wife Joanna have three children in the school and they are members of Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Beaverton.
Craig holds a BS in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and an MS in Resource Planning from Colorado State University. His experience includes resource management and assessment of environmental impact for both energy companies and consulting firms in the private sector. He currently works at Wink’s Hardware in Portland, Oregon. Craig joined the Board of Directors in 2011. Craig and his wife Lynn attend First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Portland. Their son, John, is a graduate of St. Stephen’s, Class of 2012.
Ron has a background in aeronautical engineering and molecular stress testing and founded Precision Body & Paint in Beaverton in 1975. He has grown this business tremendously over the past 40 years and continues to lead it today. Ron has a passion for education and has been a significant supporter of St. Stephen’s Academy over the years. Ron joined the Board of Directors in 2016. Ron and his wife Penny attend Helvetia Community Church.
Joe is Vice President and Commercial Banking Team Leader for Sterling Bank in Vancouver, Washington. He is a graduate of Portland State University where he majored in Business Management, and he is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington. Joe joined the Board of Directors in 2013. He has four boys who currently attend the school. He and his family attend Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Beaverton.