Linda Winnett, Executive Director
Linda has spent the last 15 years working in various program roles at Parrott Creek. She spent time as a Juvenile Crime Prevention Program Manager, Early Childhood Program Manager, the Associate Director and has been the Executive Director at Parrott Creek since 2010. While raising her two young children, Linda went back to school and earned a Bachelor of Social and Behavioral Sciences Degree from Linfield College, which led her to Parrott Creek. She loves being at Parrott Creek because it means she gets to be part of a wonderful group of people whom she admires and respects very much for their dedication to helping youth live up to their full potential.
When not at Parrott Creek, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and dog Belle. You can usually find them on the lake water skiing or at home cooking a good meal and watching Cougar Football. GO COUGS!
Gerald Ashland, Finance Director
Jerry graduated from Portland State University in 1970, with Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Officers Candidate School as a Commissioned Officer in the US Coast Guard Reserve in 1971, and served on active duty through 1974. He then worked as the Controller and Director of Finance for RLK and Company, operators of Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, from 1976‐2005. Since then Parrott Creek has been lucky to have him as their Finance Director. His favorite thing about Parrott Creek is the variety of accounting challenges a nonprofit has to offer, and working with such dedicated staff.
When he isn’t balancing Parrott Creek’s check book, he enjoys spending time with his wife, visiting his daughter in Eastern Oregon, swinging a fly for steelhead on the Deschutes River and enjoying life in Brightwood Oregon.
Neil Davies, Residential Director
Neil Davies has been working at Parrott Creek for 21 years and in that time has done everything from changing the oil on the vans to being the Program Director. In fact, all of his 29 years of professional experience have been working with youth. Neil loves the freedom to innovate and move forward that Parrott Creek offers. In his words, “they always have been an agency looking to improve services and have never been satisfied with just good enough.” That is why Parrott Creek has been lucky enough to keep him here for so many years!
In his free time, he listens to a lot of music and attends concerts with his family. During football season (he means the football that involves the round ball and a netted goal) he spends his early morning shouting at the TV.
Greg Newman, Clinical Director
Greg has been with Parrott Creek since 2005 and the interim years has been adventuresome. During his time at Parrott Creek, he has held the positions of: Parent Trainer, Youth and Family Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and his current position as Director of Clinical Services. He has a Masters in Social Work and is also a licensed clinical social worker. Prior to Parrott Creek, he volunteered and worked in the social services field since 1998. Every day he is inspired by his clients and gratified to work with the smart, funny, and dedicated staff at Parrott Creek.
When he is not working, he craves outdoor adventures such as hiking, animal/bird viewing and scuba diving, or urban adventures such as art, movies and almost any kind of live music.
Andrea Rohm, Juvenile Diversion Program Manager
Andrea has worked at Parrott Creek for 11 years, but was actually a Diversion Panel Volunteer for several years before she was hired. She started out as a part‐time Program Coordinator and then moved to a full time coordinator where she served 6 cities on her own, it was a bit hectic! In 2008, she became Diversion Program Manager and has loved almost every minute of her many wonderful, but challenging at times, days at Parrott Creek. She has always felt that when she got this position, she had “arrived”, fulfilling her passion for youth, and hopefully making a difference.
Because Parrot Creek is such an awesome, supportive, collaborative work environment, she plans on staying until they change the locks and don’t give her a new key…
The other capes that Andrea wears, besides “Super Diversion Lady” of course, is “Super Wife” (she asks “please don’t check with her husband for confirmation on that self proclaimed Title!”), “Mom” and “Ma”. She has been married almost 32 years, has 3 grown kids and 2 grand kids whom she loves to spend time with. She loves to read, hike, bike, find good deals, and travel. She also loves to sing show tunes, much to her family’s chagrin.