David M. Johnstone
Associate Dean of Students
Hometown & State
I am originally from British Columbia, Canada
University of British Columbia
Student Affiliation Group
Favorite Memory Here at Fox
Every September, in the quad the Fire Department torches a mock residence hall room. I love to watch the faces of students as they "get" the implications of what they are observing. Another September event is the Main Event. Watching 600-800 students participating in an "almost out of control" middle school type sports day is extremely fun.
Favorite place to hang out in Portland/Newberg
I have an event rather than place. The Portland Highland Games is the most fun-kilts, bagpipes, drums, swords, wanna-be Scots, and meat pies. Almost a taste of heaven...
I was married some decades ago to my wife (Heather). We have two outstanding sons (Caleb and Samuel), both taller than us, and Caleb is a sophomore at GFU this year. It might sound trite, but I love any time I get to spend with my family.
Hobbies and other interesting facts
After a few minutes of conversation, you will pick up that I am "not from these parts." We were all born in Canada, but have lived in the US since the late '90s. In a nerdy way, I love to read and watch movies. Truthfully, my boys would say that we live a fairly boring life.
Typical Coffee Cottage drink you order
Big Train Chai-you can't get it at the Cottage!