Parkrose has been home to Londa since 1983. She graduated from Marshall High School in Portland, Oregon and earned her degree in Elementary Education from Oregon College of Education in 1980. She and her husband, Vern, have three children and a son-in-law who are Parkrose alums and a grand daughter at Parkrose High School.
Londa spent nine years as a telephone operator for Pacific Northwest Bell and then was a stay-at- home mom until she started as an Educational Assistant at Russell Academy in 2003, providing reading support and running the Rocket Writers Publishing Company. Londa was the yearbook coordinator at Russell for many years, a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader and served seven years as Boostersecretary. She also enjoyed four wonderful years as an Elite Dance team helping mom and was a 2012 Senior All Night Party co-chair.
Londa enjoys camping with family and friends, the Oregon Coast, reading, puttering in her yard and Words with Friends. She has been on the Foundation board since September 2010.
Ruby Falbo - Secretary / Auction Co-Chair Ruby Falbo was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and moved to Parkrose in 1999. Ruby has three sons, two of them graduating from Parkrose High School with the class of 2011. They were involved with track, cross country and band.
Ruby served previously as Parkrose Athletic Booster Secretary and was on the Parkrose District Budget Committee. Ruby and her husband Paul have, and continue to be, involved in volunteering for the annual Parkrose Educational Foundation Auction and at events at the Middle School and High School.
Ruby has worked at Automatic Data Processing for 24 years. She has been on the Foundation board since November 2010.
Vern Sundin - Foundation and Events Treasurer
Vern is married to Londa Sundin and has lived in Parkrose since 1970. He is a 1965 graduate of Sunset High School and retired as a QA Foreman from Freightliner Corporation after 35 years.
He has been active in many Parkrose volunteer activities: high school band parent/chaperone, four years as a dance team prop dad, building theatre props, neighborhood association cleanups and is currently on his 6th year as a board member of the Russell Neighborhood Association.
Vern's hobbies include golf, camping, biking, old cars and motorcycles and remodeling. He also keeps all of his cars and his kids cars running by googling the symptoms. Yes, Google. He googles nearly everything and says it's amazing the wealth of information that's on the web.
He has been on the Foundation board since February 2012.
Kathy Krug - Fundraising
Kathy Krug was born and raised in Belleville, Illinois. She moved to Portland in 1984 and in 2002 purchased her Argay Terrace home in the Parkrose School District. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Portland State University and has worked in education and social services for the past 20 years. She is currently employed with Portland Community College in workforce development assisting individuals with employment and training opportunities
In her personal life she has made many friends in her neighborhood and wanted to take a more active role in enhancing her community. She has a flair for perfection, laced with fun and has great organizational skills. With her strong positive drive she is eager to meet the challenges of the Parkrose Educational Foundation board. She has been on the board since July 2012.
Tammy Ross - Grant Writer / Alumni Liaison
Tammy grew up in the Parkrose area attending Shaver, Fremont & Parkrose HS ('84) schools where she was active in Little League softball & school sports. She recently graduated with Honors from Clark College and is a Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing. Tammy works full time during the school year as a paraeducator for autistic children at a neighboring school district while single parenting and attending the Psychology program at Washington State University. Aside from volunteering at her children's endeavors, Tammy has been volunteering with the PHS 1984 Alumni Association and the PHS Alumni Association for several years and organizes the PHS Deceased Alumni web page as well.
In her spare time, Tammy enjoys reading, traveling, sports, camping and enjoying the outdoors. "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." - Henry Ford
Tammy has been on the board since July 2014.
Karen Loh - Community Relations
Karen Loh has been a board member since December 2015 and serves as our Community Relations representative.
Karen Sheley - Board Member
Karen Sheley has lived in the ParkroseSchool District since 2005. Originally from Upstate New York, she has a BA in Music from NorthwesternUniversity and an MBA from GeorgetownUniversity. She and husband, Joel, have a daughter at Russell Elementary.
After moving to Portland in 2003 to work in the brewing industry, Karen enjoyed 7 years in Supply Chain Management at Widmer Brothers Brewing, where she met Joel. She is currently in Operations at FEI Company in Hillsboro and in 2015 co-founded Gateway Brewing.
Karen enjoys volunteering at Russell in the classroom and with PTO and looks forward to supporting the Foundation and ParkroseSchools. She has been a board member since May 2016.
Gretchen Simkovic - Board Member
Gretchen Simkovic has been a board member since November 2016.
Jack Lundberg - Board Member
Jack Lundberg was born and raised in Parkrose, attending Shaver, Parkrose Middle School and graduated from Parkrose in 2012. Jack was a part of the districts' first AVID class as well of many activities including Soccer, XC, Band, Mock Trial, Model UN, Outdoor School, theater and film production. While attending PCC and working at the SUN Community Center and the Shaver Boys&Girls Club he realized he wanted to help people and the local community. Jack moved on to work full time at the Oregon Humane Society for two years before becoming a Real Estate agent at Willamette Realty Group, a local agency, independently owned by Parkrose graduates.
Jack enjoys spending time with his significantly better half, Kasey, and taking his two dogs Luna and Pooh out on hikes, playing bass guitar, and drinking some of the best local brews the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Jack cares about the community of Parkrose and wants to make sure others have the same if not more opportunities Parkrose has to offer. He has been a board member since January 2017.