Board Members

Rodger Gabrielson
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.

Macgregor (Mac) Hay
Position 4, July 2013 thru June 2017

Mac went to Michigan State University where he received a BA in Economics and played varsity basketball.  His work history includes Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Francisco, CA, Government Relations, Community & Government Relations and Consultant.  He is involved with Sisters Business Attraction & Retention Team (SBART) as well as many other groups within the greater community of Sisters.

Mac and his wife Jan became permanent residents of BBR in 2004.  They have three children.

Richard Elliott
Position 5, July 2013 thru June 2017

Richard and his wife Nancy became fulltime BBR residents February 2006.

Richard grew up in Newport Beach, CA. He attended the University of Redlands and UC Berkeley where he graduated with a BS in Engineering. He served in the Air Force 5 years as an aircraft maintenance officer and then attended Stanford Graduate School of Business where he earned his MBA. Richard and his wife raised their family (a daughter and son, now grown and parents of our 6 grandchildren) in Palo Alto, CA.

Richard began his career in finance and administration as a CPA at Touche Ross in both San Francisco and San Jose offices. He remained there for 14 years and left as a Partner. Then he became the Executive Director of Pettit & Martin, a SF law firm of over two hundred attorneys. Richard finished his career as VP Finance & Administration at Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath, a consulting firm based in Mountain View, CA that concentrated on service to high tech companies.

Richard and Nancy were introduced to BBR over 25 years ago by good Palo Alto friends who own a second home in BBR.They moved to BBR when they retired to enjoy all of the activities and beauty that the ranch has to offer. His interests include tennis, golf, hiking, and sharing BBR with his friends, family, and especially our grandchildren.

Don Bowler
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, 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
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.