A Portland native and third generation Oregonian, Neil Grubb has lived in the Raleigh Hills neighborhood his entire life. He and his wife Linda raised 3 sons; Tyler, Riley, and Brian. Active in the community, Neil has served on numerous Portland area boards including The Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI), Oregon Telecommunications Task Force, and is a past President and serves on the Advisory Board of The Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Neil is currently CEO of Freewire, a locally based provider of broadband microwave. He has spent over 30 years in telecommunications and has held officer positions at AT&T Wireless, XO Communications, Qsent, ZTE, and LCW Wireless. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Oregon.
Neil became a Christian growing up attending Valley Community Presbyterian Church and later Sunset Presbyterian. He enjoys skiing and weekends at the beach.
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.
A seventh generation Oregonian. In 1995 Rick Founded the Avamere Group, a company determined to keep seniors healthy, independent, and out of hospitals and nursing facilities for as long as practical. In 2010 he co-founded Rogue Venture Partners, a private equity firm that invests in Oregon based entrepreneurs and early stage businesses with funding and mentor-ship. Rick currently sits on the Boards of Avamere, Portland State University and the University of Oregon's Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, among many others.
He and his wife have a blended family of six children and are active in their community with a special interest in higher education. When they have down time they enjoy skiing, golfing and travel.