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School: Wilson Graduation Year: 1961

Year Inducted: 2013

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field

High School Honors: Football: 3-year letter winner; 1st Team All-City as a Junior and Senior; 1st Team All-State as a Senior; Shrine Team Member. Basketball: 3-year letter winner. Baseball: 1-year letter winner. Track & Field: 3-year letter winner. Wilson High School Athlete of the Year.

Post High School Career: 1961-65 Oregon State University Football, 3-year letter winner and 2-year starter; 1962 Liberty Bowl participant, 1965 Rose Bowl Participant; member of 1964 Football team inducted into OSU Hall of Fame; 1965 drafted by Dallas Cowboys, career ending injury in 1965. 1960-85 wholesale forest products industry; 1986-2006 Founder and President of West Coast Forest Products, Inc.


It is challenging to try and cite any specific inspirations that I have received from being involved in athletics, because of the many instances that have become apparent to me throughout my life. These examples would include the often mentioned value of great coaches. These critically important people provided foundations for young people like me, by stressing the importance of character, teamwork, setting and attaining goals, and being a good citizen.

I have had the great good fortune to have been taught by some remarkable people, all who were also excellent coaches, including Clifford (Chief) McLean, Bob Sweet, Chuck Stevenson, Hal Ellmers, Tommy Prothero and Bob Zelinka. These coaches led by both their example and their conduct. To whatever extent I have been able to reflect their values in my own life, I am indebted to them for their leadership.

Vocationally, I started my career in the Forest Products Industry after leaving Oregon State University at the end of my senior year. I worked for two lumber companies before starting a wholesale lumber firm in 1986. I retired in 2006 after running my company for 20 years. During the time when the company was active, I utilized many, if not all of the lessons that I learned from participating in sports, including, but not limited to, the value of teamwork, long hours, executing a business plan (similar to a game plan) and the will to overcome negative events that confront small business owners each day.

With tentative hips, knees and shoulders, my favorite form of competition today is watching OSU football specifically and College football in general.

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