Board of Directors

Vision Statement
Be Known. Stay Known.

Mission Statement
To foster lifelong connections in the alumni community and encourage mutually beneficial 
lifetime support among alumni, the university, and its mission.  

Purpose Statement
The purpose of the Alumni Association and its Board of Directors shall be to strive for the advancement of George Fox University, to advise and assist the work of the university management through mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, and to promote the Christian faith and lifestyles with which the university is identified.

The Board of Directors support the university's commitment to racial justice.

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2020-2021 Alumni Board

Adam-Ross Branch is a graduate of the class of 2005. He majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Economics.  Adam-Ross Branch is a Property and Casualty Risk Advisor with KPD Insurance where he works with businesses to consult, educate, and develop customized insurance and risk management programs for their insurance needs.  He holds two designations, Certified Insurance Counselor and Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist.  In addition to being an active member of the George Fox alumni board he also serves on the boards for the Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon and the Portland New Generations Rotary club.

He and his wife, Sarah, and their two kids live in Gaston where they enjoy water skiing, home brewing and time with friends around the fire pit. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-ross-branch
Email: adamrossb@kpdinsurance.com 

Alexandra Weatherford is a graduate of the class of 2015. She majored in Family and Consumer Science with a focus on Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising. She is the founder and designer for AlexandraKDesigns. Alexandra is currently a homemaker. When she’s not home, she’s usually at the beach with her family. 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraweatherford
Email: alexandrakdesigns@gmail.com

Ameena Bossier Djanga graduated from George Fox University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art & Design, Studio Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Business. She also holds a Master of Museum Studies and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from John Hopkins University. Ameena currently works as a Technical Recovery Analyst (Coordinator) (ETW) at Nike, Inc., with a background in marketing & advertising and association management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Five Oaks Museum in Portland, OR. A Southern California girl at heart, Ameena has a passion for all things sunny, and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and puppy, reading, painting, or learning new languages.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ameenabossierdjanga
Email: ameenabossier@gmail.com

Anders Sorestad graduated from George Fox University in 2006 with a Double Major in Business Administration and Accounting. Anders currently works for the City of Stevenson Washington as a Deputy Clerk/Treasurer. Anders has served on the GFU Alumni Board of Directors since 2018 and is the Immediate Past-President of the Board. Staying true to his roots of growing up in a small farming town in Eastern Washington, Anders has settled in Hood River where he thoroughly enjoys getting lost in the outdoors with his wife and their dog, Moose.

Email: acsorstad@gmail.com

Jacob Baker has received two degrees from George Fox University, a Bachelor's of Arts in history in 2013 and a Master's of Arts in Teaching in 2016. He currently works as an eighth grade english language arts teacher at Valor Middle School in Woodburn, Oregon. Jacob enjoys spending his free time golfing, hiking and gardening as well as taking the occasional trip to a national park.

Email: jbaker09@georgefox.edu

Jesse Cetz graduated from George Fox University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship. He discovers life through rhythm, poetry & deep-rooted lyricism. His background is in the marketing & advertising industry. He believes in advocating for marginalized communities, representation, and reconciliation between broken systems & the oppressed.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessecetz
Email: jessecetz@gmail.com

Justin Weatherford is a graduate of the class of 2014. He majored in Engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics. While at George Fox, Justin participated on the track and field team for four years. Justin currently works as a design engineer at Harris Thermal Transfer Products in Newberg. When he’s not working, Justin loves spending time with his wife, a graduate of the class of 2015, daughter, and dogs. He still enjoys running when we can, reading, and playing board games. He is currently designing his own game with the help of his cousin.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinweatherford
Email:jfoxweatherford@gmail.com

Keith Merritt graduated from George Fox College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also holds a Master of Education Administration degree from Seattle Pacific University. Keith worked in public education for 35 years, as a history Teacher, Coach, and Principal, retiring in 2007. He currently manages his business, COMPASS Consulting Group working as a consultant with schools and first responders in Critical Incident Planning and Response. He was School Safety state project coordinator for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs until 2016. He served on the Board of Directors for the Washington Fire Commissioners Association and for Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue in the Longview/Kelso, WA region for 22 years. He has served several terms on the GFU Alumni Board since the early 2000s and coordinates the George Fox Bruin Football Club for families, alumni, and Bruin Fans everywhere. 

Email: Keithlm@msn.com
Phone: (360) 430-8736 / cell

Lexi Hamaker graduated from George Fox University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy. She also participated in the Honors Program, Softball, and served as Student Body President. Lexi is currently working as an Investigator for a Public Defense firm in Portland. She is recently engaged to a 2018 graduate, Nehemiah. She spends her free time reading philosophy and social justice works or going on adventures with her fiancé!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexahamaker/
Email: lhamaker16@georgefox.edu

Marty Wynne ('13, Technology Management)

Michael Peterson graduated from George Fox University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Michael currently works as a Senior Sales Executive at Siemens, in its Smart Infrastructure division. He also served as the 2016-2017 GFU Student Body President. Michael spends as much time as possible outside, whether hiking or playing sports.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpeterson2
Email: mpeterson11@georgefox.edu  

William Stevens is a 2008 MBA Graduate of the George Fox University College of Business. William has spent his career in cyber security and software sales to help his customer's to keep their data both safe and available. In his free time, William loves to run, read, and spend time with his family Paige (wife) & Hadley (daughter).  

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/wstevens1978/


The Alumni Board welcomes your thoughts, comments and ideas.
Feel free to contact your representatives directly at alumniboard@georgefox.edu.

You can also contact Alumni Relations by emailing  alumni@georgefox.edu or by calling 503.554.2118.

 

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