Board Members

Rodger Gabrielson
President
Position 3, July 2015 thru June 2019

Rodger grew up in Kenosa, Wisconsin. He graduated from Yale and joined the Voice of America in Washington DC. Shortly thereafter he was recruited by the CIA where he served for 36 years. He retired and moved to Black Butte Ranch with his wife Carolyn 12 years ago.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the sisters Habitat for Humanity and on the Habitat Restore Advisory Committee.

He was instrumental in creating the BBR SB-360 Lot Certification Program and Chairs the SB-360 Lot Certification Committee.

He is often seen motoring around the Ranch with some of his 5 granddaughters in his 1929 Model A Roadster or his neighborhood electric car.

Tom Sawyer
Director
Position 4, July 2017 thru June 2021

Tom grew up in Scotts Valley, CA.  He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1975 with a Bachelors degree in Finance.  That same year he moved to Oregon.   After 40+ years in the insurance industry, Tom decided to retire in 2016.

Tom has been married to his wife Priscilla for 35 years.  They have two daughters and three grand daughters.  They bought a lot in BBR in 1989 and built their home the same year.  They have lived here full time since 2015.

Tom enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and snow shoeing.  He volunteers on the Ranch assisting the Resident Forester with survey work for the FEMA project.  He has also helped with goose roundup, noxious weed removal, community garden, roadside cleanup and other projects.

Larry Stuker
Director
Position 5, July 2017 thru June 2021

Along with Ernest Hemingway and Betty White, Larry was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

Larry joined the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. General Schwarzkopf awarded him the Joint Service Commendation Medal at the end of the Gulf War.

He graduated from Long Beach State with a degree in Political Science. He was on the debate team which won the national championship in the Cross Examination Debate Association in 1975. He went on to attend graduate school at Colorado State University.

Later, he went on to work for the Federal Communications Commission where he was Public Service Employee of the Year in 1990 and 1994. He was on the team which investigated radio interference to wild land firefighters at Idaho’s Blackwell Fire in 1994.

At Philips Medical Systems he managed a team which marketed and sold medical devices including Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs).

As the elected chairman of the Hampton, New Hampshire Municipal Budget Committee, he worked with the Fire Chief to build a new fire station.

Larry moved to Black Butte Ranch full time in 2015. He currently volunteers at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Fire Corps where he concentrates his efforts to place AEDs in their ambulance coverage area. He’s also a member of the Black Butte Ranch Players.

Most importantly, he’s been married to Marti Stuker for 43 years. They have two grown sons.

Don Bowler
Director
Position 1, July 1  2015 thru June 30, 2019

Don graduated from the University of Portland in Communications and went on to get his MBA from University of Oregon.  After college he went to work for organizations such as US Bancorp, Stancorp Financial, Onvia.com and the University of Portland.

Don’s first visit to Black Butte Ranch was President’s weekend 1975.  He returned annually and eventually became a property owner in 1997. Retired to the Ranch twice and have lived here full time since 2008.

He is very active at the Ranch, serving on the Ranch Finance Committee, Treasurer of the Black Butte Heritage Society, member of the Natural Resource Committee and recently served on the Black Butte Ranch Rural Fire Department Budget Committee.

Don and his wife Lynn have three sons and four grand daughters.  He is currently working as a real estate broker with Howells Realty Group.

David Gibson
Director
Position 2, July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2019

Dave was born in Kansas City, MO but moved to Oregon when we was 8 weeks old. He attended South Eugene High School. After High School, he attended University of Oregon and Arizona State University. Dave has worked over 50 years in the forest industry. He has been married to his wife Caryl for 35 years and they have 3 children.

In 1976 he bought a lot in Black Butte Ranch and completed the building of the home in June of 1993. Dave and Caryl became full time residents of BBR in October of 2012.

Dave enjoys lots of activities to keep him busy: Resident forester (common ground, lot certification, view restoration), noxious weed patrol, walking, hiking, biking and show up on the golf course when time permits.