David M. Johnstone
Hometown & State
I am originally from British Columbia, Canada
University of British Columbia
Student Affiliation Group
Favorite Memory Here at Fox
Every September the fire department torches a mock residence hall room in the quad. I love to watch the faces of students as they "get" the implications of what they are observing. Another event takes place in January when SpIL student leaders join Residence Life for broomball at a local ice-rink. Chaos on ice, in flat shoes and helmets – pretty out of control, but 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 senior at George Fox this year. Samuel is a junior at Whitworth. It might sound trite, but I love any time I get to spend with my family, particularly if we are all together.
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. I love to discover forgotten family stories and imagine how they might fit into their current context.
Typical Coffee Cottage drink you order
Coffee shops are losing their glamor for me; I have started logging hours at the Newberg Bakery.