Community/Volunteer Services: Active in local governance and citizen involvement for many years. Headed and served on the Clackamas County Planning Commission. Headed and served on the Clackamas County and Metro Committee for Citizen Involvement. Original Chairman of the Hamlet of Beavercreek, currently serving as Vice-Chairman. Served or serving on many other community boards and commissions.
Vision for BCT: Improve Internet, TV, and voice services to our members while adapting to the changing Federal and State telecom regulatory environment, maintaining the value of the investment members have made over the years.
Position: Vice Chair - District #3
Board Member Since: 2007
Term Expires: 2022
Member Since: 2001
Community/Volunteer Services: Countless hours working hard for the kids at Beavercreek Elementary School.
Vision for BCT: Continue to become a more efficient company, improve the financial strength of the cooperative, continue to improve broadband speeds and quality, and have the friendliest, most member-oriented customer service possible.
Position: Secretary/Treasurer - District #5
Board Member Since: 2009
Term Expires: 2018
Member Since: 1977
Community/Volunteer Services: Active with Three Rivers Board. Volunteer at Canby New Life Church with the youth group.
Vision for BCT: Stay the course we are on: pay down debt and continue to strengthen our relationships with neighboring telecommunications companies by working together to find ways to reduce costs of products and services provided to our members, who are the heart and soul of BCT. Continue to see BCT provide faster Internet Services to its members.
Position: Director - District #1
Board Member Since: 2016
Term Expires: 2020
Member Since: 2014
Community/Volunteer Services: I have been a member of the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years and have served on the Board of Directors and as the Chamber President. I am a 13-year member of the Rotary Club of Clackamas and have also served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of International Service. I work for Clackamas Community College Foundation and have lived in the Oregon City Community for over 39 years.
Vision for BCT: My vision as a Board member is to advise, guide and support the President’s leadership striving for improved finances and to deliver faster broadband speeds to BCT members.
Position: Director - District #4
Board Member Since: 2016
Term Expires: 2019
Member Since: 1993
Community/Volunteer Services: Served on Clackamas County Planning Commission and Committee for Citizen Involvement. Currently Chairing The Hamlet of Beavercreek Board. Have served on numerous local governance boards and commissions. Active with equines belonging to riding and driving clubs.
Vision for BCT: As a new Board member, I am impressed and supportive of the Board’s goals of fiscal responsibility by paying down debt and networking with local telecommunications companies to provide efficient services and state-of-the-art technology while working within an ever-changing and highly-regulated environment. BCT’s most valued asset is its members and I support the goal of continued exceptional service and support.
Position: Director - District #4
Board Member Since: 2019
Term Expires: 2022
Member Since: 1988
Biography: Kerry has been in the telecommunications industry since 1984 when he attended the Telecommunications Technical School at Idaho State University. In 1989 he was hired by Clear Creek Communications, where he served several positions including Outside Plant Supervisor. He has been involved with a wide variety of telecommunications technologies such as fiber optic deployment, fiber fed CSA remotes, fiber fed CATV Nodes, as well as both DSL & Coaxial broadband services. Kerry has also been involved with the Oregon Telecommunications Association for approximately 20 years, serving two terms as chair.
Vision for BCT: Support management in their efforts to promote BCT within the community. Continue recent efforts to improve our members' needs by embracing new ideas and technology. To fulfill and exceed members' expectations.
Position: President (since 1/1/2008)
Date Hired: October 1, 1998
Education: Bachelor of Science - Accounting, University of Portland
Employment History: Chief Accountant, University of Portland (5 years); Accountant, Yergen and Meyer, CPAs (5 years).
Community/Volunteer Services: Past Board of Director for Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, The Founders Clinic in Oregon City. Past President Oregon City Kiwanis: Past President Beavercreek Charitable Trust; Past Treasurer St. John the Apostle Auction; OC Youth Baseball Coach; Children's Center Fund Raising Volunteer (Hope and Healing Event); H.O.P.E. International Volunteer (PDX Homeless Food program).
Vision for BCT: My goals are to guide the cooperative into better financial stability through partnerships in the industry and community, and to continue to provide high-speed Internet options to our members. BCT is working to leverage current assets with minimal additional investments to expand our network and enhance our members’ broadband connection experience.
Position: Vice President of Engineering and Information Technology, BCT
Date Hired: June 11, 1979
Education: Associate of Science degree in Drafting Technology from Clackamas Community College.
Employment History: Engineering draftsperson (12 years); Assistant Engineer (1 year); Engineer (14 years); Director of IT and Engineering (8 years).
Community/Volunteer Services: Volunteer firefighter Beavercreek/Clackamas Fire Districts 1978-1997; Clackamas Amateur Radio Emergency Services 1993-present.
Vision for BCT: Continue to improve upon broadband quality and services.
Position: Chief Operations Officer, Consolidated Business Services of Oregon
Date Hired: September 11, 2014
Education: Associate’s Degree in Information Systems Programming, Denver Technical Institute (Aurora, CO); Associate’s Degree, Western Culinary Institute (Portland OR); two years Business & Accounting, Mesa State / Metro State College (Denver, CO).
Employment History: Vice President of Network Operations, Canby Telephone Association (4 years); Director of Wire Line Operations, Nemont Telephone Cooperative (9 years); Manager of Complex Circuits, MPLS, VPN, DSL and Web Hosting, McLeodUSA (2 years); Network Engineer, McLeodUSA and Jato Communications (4 years).
Community/Volunteer Services: Board of Director for CTV5; Canby Planning Commissioner; Canby Booster Club and annual volunteer for many community events.
Vision for BCT: Embracing the cooperative principles and values. I believe in being a good steward in the community while bringing innovative and relevant technology to our members. I feel it is vital to be involved in a strategic role with our neighboring cooperatives. We can reduce costs and enhance our efficiencies together through economies of scale.
Position: Chief Customer Officer, Consolidated Business Services of Oregon
Date Hired: July 10, 2017
Employment History: Vice President, Member Services, DirectLink (7 months); Vice President, Sales and Customer Care, Harry and David (2 years); Director, Customer Service, Starbucks (8 years); Operations Manager, Customer Care, SureWest Communications (8 years).
Community/Volunteer Services: OTA Scholarship Committee, volunteering for many community events.
Vision for BCT: To deliver a consistent, personalized and unparalled experience by making it easy to be a member. To exceed the expectations of our members by offering products and services that add value and create loyalty. To identify efficiencies in an effort to reduce costs but at the same time add bandwidth. To continuously evolve the way we approach our work while embracing the cooperative model and the community we serve.