Board of Directors
John D. Wentworth, Board Chair – Senior Deputy DA
John is a Senior Deputy District Attorney at the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office. While supervising the Juvenile Unit of the District Attorney’s Office from 2007‐2010, John became familiar with the fine work done at Parrott Creek and eagerly sought a position on the Board when one became available. John recently took up running as his most active hobby.
Donna E. Bane, Past Board Chair‐Non‐Profit Organization Consultant
Donna is a Nonprofit Organization Consultant, and has more than 30 years of experience in academic and nonprofit development management for major universities in California and as an advisor to nonprofit organizations. Donna previously managed public affairs programs for 20 years in the aerospace industry. She is also an active community volunteer in Wilsonville and named Wilsonville Heart of the City in 2012 and Wilsonville First Citizen in 2014. She has served on the Parrott Creek board since August 2009, and has been board chair since 2012.
Butch Pollard, Board Vice Chair‐ CEO at Supply Source
Butch is the CEO of Supply Source, an international packaging equipment, supply, and distribution company with facilities in Portland OR, Memphis TN, Glasgow Scotland, Shanghai China, Shenzhen China, and Chongqing China. He is currently serving on the Happy Valley Parks Commission, Eastside Timbers (Happy Valley, Cascade, Three Rivers Soccer Clubs) and spent several years on the YMCA Advisory Board, WYSA Advisory Board and the North Clackamas School District Budget Committee. Butch joined the Parrott Creek board to support an incredibly well managed program that teaches young men how to make decisions that will give them a second chance to become successful.
Missy Wryn, Secretary and Treasurer ‐ Director of Finance, Merlo Corp
Missy is currently Director of Finance for Merlo Corp, and was the Director of Finance for Parrott Creek from 2002 to 2004. Growing up in Oregon City, Missy was keenly aware of Parrott Creek’s mission especially since her best friend in grade school’s mother was a counselor at the Ranch for many years. Missy’s passions extend to the horse community as an entrepreneur producing her internationally acclaimed Training the Whole Horse video series, founder of Iron Free Riding and maker of the All‐In‐One Bitless Bridle.
Danielle Walsh – Owner-White Rabbit Gift’s
Danielle is the owner of White Rabbit Gifts, a business committed to supporting the local economy by offering a unique selection purchased from small businesses and artists from the Pacific Northwest; White Rabbit is also the only independent bookseller in Clackamas County. Danielle is a former librarian with experience teaching in public schools, as well as working with at risk youth. She believes that therapeutic intervention is not only the kind and respectful way to address youth experiencing trauma, it is the key to reducing recidivism.
Gayland Looney ‐ Owner‐Perlo Construction
Gayland is an owner of Perlo Construction, a general contractor and construction management firm located in Portland with a satellite office in Phoenix. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Construction Engineering Management. Gayland enjoys spending time with his wife, Patty, six children and grandchildren and activities like boating, hunting and racing around the sand dunes in Southern Oregon. He is passionate about today’s youth and their futures. Gayland strongly believes the work and development at Parrott Creek gives young men the direction and skills they need to succeed.
John V. Tucker ‐ CEO, Farmhouse Culture
John is the CEO of Farmhouse Culture. Farmhouse Culture is a leading manufacturer of probiotic rich and fermented foods. John’s passion for probiotics stems from a keen awareness of probiotic bacteria’s impact on human health and well-being and the science supporting this fact that has grown exponentially over the past 10 years. He is thrilled to be guiding Farmhouse Culture as it takes a leading role as both an advocate and creator of great tasting probiotic rich foods. In addition to his involvement with Parrott Creek Parrott, John is also President of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation which is focused on creating a national network of employer’s willing to provide second chance employment opportunities for those with criminal backgrounds. As an advocate of corporate social responsibility, John is a vocal proponent of business as a change agent, creating positive lasting change for society and the world in which we live.
Kurt Ruttum, Attorney, TokonTorp
Kurt Ruttum is a partner with Tonkon Torp LLP, a Portland, Oregon law firm. Kurt’s practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, private equity, public and private securities offerings and general corporate counseling. He is a member of the firm’s Managing Board. Kurt has served as an executive of two Portland-area public companies, including as the Chief Financial Officer of a software development company.
Ed Gronke, Retired
Ed is a retired business owner who moved to Oregon from New York in 1977. He was one of the founders of a major health care company, later acquired by an international corporation. After a short retirement, he became chief operating office of another, much smaller company in a different sector of health care until that was sold. He has been active in numerous community organizations as well as serving on the boards of Portland Opera and Chamber Music Northwest. He joined Parrott Creek because of its dedication to working with troubled youth, one of his passions. He believes that these young people represent our future and deserve our attention.
Glenn W. Wachter, MBA MPA, Executive Director of Strategy and Operations of Pharmacy Services at Providence St. Joseph Health
Glenn’s professional and personal mission is to improve the lives of others—especially the poor and vulnerable—and has served in several health care leadership roles for more than 20 years. With a heart for providing young people with second chances, Glenn is drawn to the mission of Parrott Creek to build stronger families and safer communities. Glenn is driven to help Parrott Creek achieve even greater success throughout their next 50 years of service to Clackamas county youth and families. Presently, Glenn is the Executive Director of Strategy and Operations of Pharmacy Services at Providence St. Joseph Health. He is responsible for guiding the strategic growth of a variety of pharmacy assets spanning Providence’s seven states. Glenn and his wife, Hannah, are parents to four children, reside in Happy Valley, and are passionate about ways to improve their community.