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.
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.
Tammy grew up in Parkrose attending Shaver, Fremont & Parkrose HS ('84) where she was active in Little League softball & varsity school sports. She graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a degree in Social Science and minor in Human Development. Tammy also holds a Global Leadership certification from WSU and is looking forward to completing her Master’s in Social Work. She works full time during the school year as an educator for autistic children at a neighboring school district.
Tammy has been volunteering with the Parkrose High Alumni Association for several years and organizes the Parkrose High School Deceased Alumni web page as well as the Parkrose HS Alumni Business Directory, all found on Facebook. Click on the links below her name to be directed to the sites. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys reading, traveling with her children, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
Tammy has been on the board since July 2014.
Karen Loh - Secretary
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.