Born and raised in Portland. Attended Grant High School and the University of Oregon. From there went to work in our family business the June S Jones company stock brokerage firm. Our firm closed in 1984. Went to work for Paulson Investment Company in 1985 and was there until our sale in 2012 to JHS Capital Advisors.
I met my wife Denise at Oregon and we were married in 1980. We have three adult children , Robert, Ali Michael, and Chase. Denise is President of Lasalle Catholic College Prep High School.
Grew up attending Westminster Presbyterian Church. Didn’t become a Christian until I got involved with Young Life in high school. Like a lot of young people fell away during my college years. My senior year in college a good friend of mine got me involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and I was able to reconnect with Jesus. He continues to be a big part of Denise and my married life.