Board

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

John Budiao

Founder/CEO

John Budiao is a Communications & Controls Technician with a Portland Oregon natural gas utility company and lives in the Wilsonville Oregon. He is a State of Oregon Licensed Electrician, General Radio Operator w/ LASER Endorsed technician responsible for company microwave, radio, data cabling, PLC programming, data center building, gas pipe telemetry, tower climbing, and many other company driven tasks. He enjoys camping, reading, running, movies, and most of all spending time with his beautiful wife (Katherine) and his two sons Joshua & Trevor. He looks forward to complete his “life list” of many different activities, helping his youngest son become an Eagle Scout, traveling, and becoming the person he can be. On his free time he started and is the founder of the non-profit Operation Spartan Flags.
Captain John S. Budiao entered the armed services 28, March 1994 as a US Marine Corps Infantry (0311) member. After his 4 years in the Infantry he re-enlisted into the United States Air Force Reserve (2002) to the field of Information Management (3AO71) to lead his Squadron as a decorated Records Manager.

John was announced as month of November, 2023 Natural Gas Hero.

 

Greg Hagen

Treasurer

Greg has served the fixed income investment needs of institutional clients for more than 20-years, including corporations, public entities, and non-profit organizations throughout the Western United States, preserving principal and maintaining liquidity for many of our communities’ crucial organizations. He is an active associate member of several states’ regional Government Finance Officer Associations as well as the national GFOA. Outside of his role in financial services, he has been an active adult leader for Wilsonville’s Boy Scout Troop, helping guide his sons and other scouts on their journeys to Eagle. Greg is an active volunteer for several organizations in the Wilsonville community, where he lives with his wife and two sons. Greg and his family are long-time residents of Wilsonville and thoroughly enjoy many of the recreational opportunities afforded all times of the year throughout the great Northwest. Greg has a passion for serving veterans and sincere gratitude for their service and sacrifice. He is persistently patriotic.

Todd Tolboe

Secretary

Bio coming soon

Jason Paolo

Jason is a Maintenance Manager for the largest hay exporter in the USA, Anderson Hay & Grain Co. Inc. He has over 15 years of experience with managing projects, inventory control and hands on project execution. Jason specializes in project management, production equipment repair and inventory management. Jason earned his Eagle Scout award and continued on in Venture Scouting for a brief period after Eagle Scout. He continued his participation in scouting as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster for a while and then became an Assistant Scoutmaster when his oldest son joined Boy Scouts and eventually achieved his Eagle Scout award as well. Jason has a deep appreciation for the US Military and Military Veterans as a result of substantial participation from many of his immediate family members as well as his oldest son, Mathew. He feels they are the reason he can enjoy some of his favorite freedoms like riding motorcycles, shooting guns and going fishing.
Jason is involved in his community by sitting as Vice President on the Canby Rod & Gun Club board where he is working toward serving as CRGC President in the coming years. He is excited to be a Director on the board for Operation Spartan Flags and looks forward to helping current members and Veterans of all public services in any way he can.

Jeremy Springer

Jeremy is employed by the Department of Justice as an Information Technology Specialist Forensic Examiner and is currently assigned to the Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NWRCFL) in Portland Oregon. Jeremy functions in a non-sworn law enforcement capacity and has the distinct honor of working alongside some our best federal, state, and local law enforcement partners which include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, and the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice. He served his community as a scout leader with Troop 194 in Wilsonville for 8 years and currently serves in his church as a volunteer. Having a father who served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and a sister who served in the U.S. Army for 4 years, Jeremy understands and appreciates that we as a nation would not have the freedom and security that we live in every day without the sacrifices that the men and women of our armed forces have made. These veterans are our true heroes.

Dr. David Stenstrom

Bio coming soon.

Chaplain Leo Keelan

I have a passion for helping people during difficult times. As a widower and having watched my 20 month old daughter battle a rare cancer, I saw firsthand the importance of having strong emotional and spiritual support. My parents both served in the military and had long civilian careers as a Police Officer and ER Nurse. I have always had a love and respect for uniformed personnel; and enjoyed serving my country in the Army National Guard. My church, Grace Chapel, asked me to be a lead in their outreach Ministry Response Team and through this experience I was led to Responders Resource Center where I completed the Community Chaplain Training Program. I fell in love with Chaplain work and felt a strong calling to become one full time. I joined the non-profit, Public Safety Chaplaincy in late 2021 as a volunteer Chaplain. I currently serve the following groups and agencies, TVF&R, Dundee Fire, McMinnville Police & Fire, Amity Fire, Aurora Fire, Newberg Police Department, Washington County Sheriff Office, SW CISM Team and Oregon Fire Chief Association. Leo Keelan created Hope Chaplain Ministries in January 2022 to answer the call God put onto his heart and the need he saw in his local community