B. Bond Starker, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Bond has led Starker Forests since 1981. His responsibilities include management of administrative and financial matters, tax matters and federal regulatory requirements.
Bond is a 1969 graduate of the Oregon State University College of Forestry.
Jake Gibbs, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 7/15/17
Jake joined Starker Forests in May 2017 and will become President and Chief Executive Officer at the July 15th board meeting.
Jake has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Southern Illinois University. He worked as the Director of Public Affairs at Lone Rock Timber Management in Roseburg prior to joining Starker Forests.
Barte B Starker, Director Emeritus
Barte served as Executive Vice President beginning in 1981 and Secretary beginning in 1998.
Barte retired in 2015.
Barte is a 1972 graduate of the Oregon State University College of Forestry.
Steven R. Wyatt, CPA, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Steve has served as CFO since 1997 and was Controller during the prior 10 years. His responsibilities include financial and tax matters, human resources, benefits, and compliance issues. He received his accounting degree from Portland State University in 1982 and his CPA license in 1984. Steve worked for Touche Ross CPA’s and Northwest Farm Bureau Insurance before joining Starker Forests in 1987.
Marc G. Vomocil, Vice President-Forestry and Assistant Secretary
Marc has served as Vice President-Forestry and Assistant Secretary since 2007. His responsibilities include overseeing reforestation, young stand management, and inventory. For the 30 years prior to becoming Forestry Manager, Marc’s responsibilities, which continue today, included growth and yield projections, and the appraisal, purchase, and sale of timberlands. Marc is an OSU College of Forestry graduate (1974). Marc worked for SFI while in college and joined the firm upon graduation. Marc took a leave of absence in 1978 to return to OSU for a Masters of Forest Economics. Marc returned to Starker Forests full time in 1980.
Randy Hereford, Vice President-Timber and Assistant Secretary
Randy has served as Vice President-Timber and Assistant Secretary since 2007. His responsibilities, since employment in 1978, have included timber harvest, log marketing, harvest planning, road construction, and fire management. Randy graduated from OSU with a B. S. in Forest Engineering and a B. S. in Forest Management in 1977. After graduation Randy worked for Crown Zellerbach in NW Washington before joining Starker Forests in 1978.