A Naval Aviator with 26 years active duty, Peter managed the Fleet Introduction Team for a 40 billion dollar Navy/Marine Corps strike fighter aircraft program. He was an executive director of a California museum project involved in land acquisition, museum design, and fund raising. Peter is a full time volunteer.
With more than 25 years real estate development expertise, Lonnie has managed projects in both the public and private sectors. Most recently with the City of Beaverton, Lonnie was responsible for the city’s downtown redevelopment effort, urban renewal and a number of public outreach projects. His responsibilities also included managing the city’s downtown district energy system, which has achieved national recognition.
Prior to Lonnie’s work at the City, he managed Portland General Electric’s wholly owned real estate development company (Columbia Willamette Development Company), which developed, owned and operated properties throughout the Western US. While there, Lonnie was directly involved or oversaw the management of office, retail, residential and recreational assets. In addition to his real estate work at Portland General, Lonnie also developed energy infrastructure projects that included gas, electric and telecommunications.
Shannon is a Pacific Northwest fund raising consultant and event manager specializing in non-profit management with 20 years experience. She came onto the project to re-brand the Foundation as a viable business as it moves from a volunteer board to a staff driven business. Shannon brings a proven track record raising funds for multi-million dollar projects.
Kimberly is an active-duty Army and Air Force Reserve veteran. She is a military author, former Veterans Affairs Medical Center Public Affairs Officer, and award-winning journalist and photojournalist with thirteen years of web experience. She brought the Foundation online with Twitter and YouTube, plus she manages the Foundation’s Facebook page, YouTube Channel, Twitter posts, and produces USS Ranger Foundation Films. She is a full time employee of a local government agency and is a volunteer.
Raised in the Glendoveer neighborhood, Andre is a native of East Multnomah County and attended school at Gresham’s Portland Adventist Elementary School for eight years. His parents instilled a deep-seated appreciation of the opportunity and freedom that brought them to America and the ethic of diligence and hard work.
Andre lives in Gresham with his wife, Lisa, their daughter, Holland, and son, Reagan. Andre earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, and his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. While in law school, Andre worked for the Santa Clara County (Calif.) District Attorney’s Office where he assisted in the prosecution of sexual assault cases, including the indictment of Romel Reid, the infamous “Peninsula Rapist”. Andre also studied at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China.
Today, Andre helps people become Americans. A specialist in U.S. immigration law, he works with high-tech companies, healthcare institutions, non-profits associations, and religious and educational organizations in the hiring of international employees.Giving back to his community, Andre is active in civic involvement. He serves on the governing boards of Adventist Medical Center, the Portland-Suzhou Sister City Association, and the Northwest Religious Liberty Association. He also just concluded 11 years of service on the school board of Portland Adventist Academy, where he served as chairman from 2006 to 2009. Having played the violin since he was 5, Andre is also principal second violinist for the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra.
Andre enjoys living in Gresham, still near the area where he grew up. And every day, he continues to see the greatness and promise of Oregon that brought his parents to this community – and grateful to be a part of the American dream.
Paul came to the Foundation as a volunteer after hearing a presentation from the Development Director Shannon Chisom. As a US Army veteran, he feels that having the USS Ranger in the Portland Metro region will help honor all those who have served in our Armed Forces. He has a degree in Business Management from Warner Pacific College and has worked in shopping center development and management for the last 25 years for companies such as Australia based Westfield, and Chicago based General Growth Properties. His recent tour of the Intrepid in New York convinced him that USS Ranger can be not only a great museum but also a wonderful addition to the many other destinations tourists can have in the Northwest.
Drew Anderson has over 20 years experience in Sales & Marketing. He has a passion for problem solving and business development that served him well during his time aboard the USS Enterprise CVN-65.
It’s extremely important to Drew to save a supercarrier for future generations and he jumps in to help wherever necessary with the Foundation. He is constantly called upon to figure out how to move the large model, set up displays and coordinate parade floats. If there is a logistical challenge, Drew is the first to offer up a solution. Drew’s business background and local connections are extremely important to daily operations.
Ebonie Johnson’s official nickname among Team Ranger staff is I.T. Hero. He fixes everything from our wireless system to teaching us how to use Google Docs on our cell phones. Catch up with Ebonie Johnson at www.radiahtech.com or at his new storefront when he’s not working on Ranger projects.
He recently moved back to Gresham, Oregon with his wife and family. Ebonie took his twenty-plus years of corporate and small business experience and started his own company. “I decided it was time to take a piece of the pie out for myself. Computer sales, service and training; from ink to servers to running your back end, that’s what I do.”
Johnson’s business RADIAH Technologies Group, L.L.C., is a Service-Connected Veteran Owned Business. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1990 – 1994. “I was on the USS Long Beach and the USS Valley Forge as an operations specialist. We did about ten different jobs to protect Navy assets and the ship as it stayed on course.” The progress he has seen since working on the project has him looking forward to future Foundation success. “It’s special to be a part of this. The East County business community has opened their arms to Ranger, to me and my business. Oregon feels like home.”
Volunteer Coordinator: Sharon Lamvik
Sharon Lamvik recently retired from a position as Crisis Team Manager with Trauma Intervention Program. In that position, she was responsible for coordinating and managing nearly 200 Volunteers, including scheduling, training and supporting these men, women and teenagers. She’s passionate about volunteering and knows that much of the success of this Project can be attributed to the countless hours Volunteers are willing to contribute.
“This Project is an exciting venture for all of us. We can all be very proud to be associated with something that will so dynamically change the face of our Community. I look forward to meeting you and working alongside you as we work toward bringing the USS Ranger to our Community.”
You can reach Sharon at Volunteer@USSRanger.org.
Born and raised in SE Portland, Sandra has lived in the Metro area her entire life. Her career experience spanned over 25 years of managing some of the largest Professional and Amateur golf events in the area. As President/owner of Golf Event Management, Inc. she worked in conjunction with the PNW PGA and the USGA as Tournament Director of many of their prestigious events. Sandra has lived in Gresham for more than 28 years where she raised her two sons. For the past several years she has been extremely active with the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce. She also dedicates a considerable amount of time to such organizations as TIP (Trauma Intervention Program), My Father’s House and St. Henry’s Catholic Church.
The USS Ranger Foundation instantly peaked Sandra’s interest as she realized the positive impact this “floating museum” would have on her community and beyond. Sandra is anxious to assist in creating exciting events which will raise funds for, and awareness of, the USS Ranger project.
Amy Williamson resides in the East Portland area and is the Director of Outside Sales for Gresham Ford where she promotes the Fleet Service Program. Gresham Ford-The Dealer with a Heart and its owner, Bess Wills, exemplify community support and commitment, understanding that supporting our local economic environment is what keeps our community healthy and prosperous.
Amy is honored to be a part of the Event Planning and Execution Team for the USS Ranger Foundation. She says “We have many wonderful projects and events planned for the coming years as we look forward to bringing this treasured piece of our historical heritage to her final home in our back yard.”
Amy is active in the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador and on several event committees. She is also on the Board of Directors for the East Portland Chamber of Commerce and is an active participant in their programs. Amy also recently began the training to volunteer for T.I.P. (Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc.) citizens helping citizens in crisis and looks forward to working more with this group. In her spare time, she loves watching movies and going for walks with her Chihuahua, Bug.
Earlene has worked closely with several Navy reunions during her 2 ½ years at Embassy Suites Portland Airport which gave her a true appreciation for all that our military does for us. She is delighted to have the opportunity to help with special events and raise funds to support the USS Ranger project. She has two grown daughters; one of which attends WSU and is an Air Force Reservist. Her AFR daughter will be helping with special USS Ranger projects.
Technical Advisor: Commander Pete Clayton, USN (ret)
Pete was Chief Engineer on Ranger from 1989 – 1992, including her deployment in Operation Desert Storm. He also served as Ranger’s type-commander overhaul manager in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard from 1984 – 1985. He served at sea in the Engineering Departments of five aircraft carriers and is very familiar with Ranger’s hull and structure. After Navy retirement, Pete was the chief engineer for the USS Midway and USS Hornet Museums. He brings with him multiple members of his teams from the Hornet and Midway, plus a team of proven contractors for painting, towing, pier design and licensed fire protection engineering.
Ed owns and operates Zenith Exhibits, Inc. and when we were struggling with hacker attacks he stepped in and quickly solved the problem. As a US Army veteran, he is “thrilled” to have the USS Ranger coming to Fairview.
Ed holds degrees in Computer Science, Business Operations and Engineering. In addition to engineering, Ed spent 20 years as a professional musician, ultimately serving three years in the US Army as a Military Musician stationed with the 3rd Armored Division Band in Frankfurt, Germany.
“As a child I toured an aircraft carrier docked in Seattle and I’ve been in love with all thing military ever since. When I learned that the USS Ranger might come to Fairview, I jumped at the opportunity to help.”