HORIZON

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Board of Trustees

Board Chair  
Don Hoffman

Don Hoffman, MBA
Consultant
Principal, The CREST Company

Donald J. Hoffman is the Principal of The CREST Company, a management advisory firm he founded in 1989.  The CREST Company provides consulting services to both corporate and not for profit organizations on a fee basis and to selected Christian organizations throughout the United States on a non-fee, non-expense basis.  

From 1985 through 1988, Mr. Hoffman was President of The Hudson Group, Inc., a 15 location wholesale distributor of building materials. Prior to Hudson, He spent 10 years with International Paper Company in a variety of management positions in marketing, finance, and operations, and was most recently the Manager of Lumber and Plywood operations.  Mr. Hoffman is a graduate of Biola University and received his MBA from California State Polytechnic University Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Hoffman has served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2003, previously served as Chair of the Wasco, OR County Planning Commission having served on the commission for 20 years, and was a senior leadership volunteer with the National American Red Cross for 13 years through 2008.  He is a Director of Keweenaw Land Association, Limited, Ironwood, MI and Chairman of Akron Energy Systems, LLC of Akron, OH.  He has periodically served as an international business instructor with Columbia Gorge Community College.  Don and his wife, Susan, reside near Mosier, OR.


Vice Chair  
Daniel Boyden

Daniel Boyden, MBA 
Developer

Daniel J. Boyden is the President of Pacific Crest Partners, a real estate development firm he founded in 1991. Pacific Crest Partners develops commercial and residential real estate in Oregon.

Dan grew up in Southern Oregon and attended Oregon State University where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Dan later matriculated to the Harvard Business School and graduated in 1984 with an MBA.

In 1984 Dan joined the Trammell Crow Company, the nation’s largest Real Estate development firm at the time. He was named Partner and President of Trammell Crow Oregon in 1987. Under Dan’s leadership Trammell Crow Oregon managed and developed over five million square feet of office and warehouse space. In 1991 Dan left Trammell Crow to form Pacific Crest Partners.

Dan is Vice-Chair of Horizon and Co-Chairman of the Outdoor Advisory Board for Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch in Central Oregon. He previously served as Chairman of the Mid-Columbia Crisis Pregnancy Center, Chairman of Hood River’s Children’s Park and City Councilor for Hood River.

Dan lives in Hood River with his wife, Julie, and they attend Hood River Alliance Church.  They have three grown sons who attended Horizon. He enjoys windsurfing and bird hunting.


Secretary Treasurer  
Ron Jensen

Ronald Jensen
Owner
Hood River Fruit & Products, Inc

Ronald Jensen is a founding board member of what is now Horizon Christian School. Ron chairs the prayer committee. He is the owner of Hood River Fruit and Produce, Inc. Ron attended Baptist Christian School, a predecessor of Horizon. Ron and his wife, Virginia, have six children, all graduates of Horizon Christian School. Ron and Ginny attend Shepherd of the Valley Bible Church.


Board Members  
Dennis Bokovoy

Dennis Bokovoy, MS
Professor
Columbia Gorge Community College

Dennis Bokovoy studied at Northwest Christian College and graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in education, biology, and Industrial Arts and a Masters of Science degree in Geology. In 1969 he accepted the Hood River Junior High Science Team Leader position and taught there nine years. Dennis served on the founding boards of the Hood River Alliance Christian Academy in 1982 and Shepherd of the Valley Christian School in 1985, where he also taught for three years and is now on the Horizon School Board. Dennis, as the Geology professor for 15 years at Columbia Gorge Community College, taught the scientific truth of Creation side by side with Evolution with the dean’s approval, rare in a secular college. Dennis is coauthor of four Guides to the National Parks from the Creation Perspective and cofounder of Creation Encounter Tours. Dennis and Yvonne have three grown children and six grandchildren.  They attend Shepherd of the Valley Bible Church.


Dr. Bob Spotts

Robert Spotts, PhD 
Professor Emeritus
Oregon State University
Mid-Columbia Agricultural Res. & Extension Center

Dr. Robert Spotts is professor emeritus of plant pathology at Oregon State University’s Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research Center. He holds BS and MS degrees from Colorado State University and a PhD from Penn State University. He is the author of over 250 publications and has directed research projects in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Canada. Dr. Spotts has received the OSU Briskey Faculty Excellence award and is a co-inventor on a US patent. He is a founding board member of what is now Horizon Christian School and currently chairs the institutional excellence committee. He is on the board of elders at Hood River Alliance Church.  His hobbies include fly fishing, backpacking, cross country skiing, and travel with his wife, Kim.


Bruce Parker

Bruce Parker
Pastor

Pastor Bruce has been Chaplain at Horizon Christian School since September 2007. He is pastor at Faith Bible Church and has previous Christian school experience both as a parent and as staff. He is married to Sandy and they have five grown children. Pastor Bruce is an ad hoc member of the Board of Trustees and works with the staff in the area of spiritual excellence to promote the spiritual life of students.