Lori moved to Walla Walla in 2015 to accept the Chief Operating Officer position with Providence Medical Group. Lori holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master’s in Nursing Leadership from the University of Washington. She began her career in nursing as a pediatric and level II nursery RN. She subsequently worked as a public health nurse at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and a school district nurse for Yelm Community Schools before moving on to clinic and hospital roles.
Lori is interested in joining the board of REA because she’s interested in learning more about local residents and business operations based in Walla Walla.
Lori and her chef husband Gary live on a 10-acre farm on Detour Road on the west side of Walla Walla. They care for a number of rescue animals on ‘The Funny Farm’ including horses, goats, sheep, Great Pyrenees dogs and mini-pigs. Lori’s favorite activity is having guests over for local wines and appetizers prepared by Gary.
Duane Depping of Burbank is a Walla Walla Valley native and a CREA customer for sixteen years. He was raised on a farm near Walla Walla. Duane retired from the farmer-owned Farm Credit System in 2014 after forty-one years as an ag lender providing financial services to agricultural cooperatives and individual farmers.
Duane is a graduate of Washington State University and the University of Arizona with degrees in Agricultural Economics. While in college he was recipient of the FFA American Farmer Degree. He has served as trustee and treasurer for Spokane’s Ag Expo (when it received national accreditation); as a director for the Idaho Cooperative Council; and as a trustee for his church. He is a graduate of Leadership Walla Walla and Graduate Institute for Cooperative Leadership. Duane remains active in Rotary Club of Walla Walla and is nine time recipient of the Rotary Paul Harris award. He enjoys contributing to Boy Scouts and 4-H and FFA Youth Market Sales in the Lower Yakima and Walla Walla Valleys. He also holds the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification and will serve as secretary/treasurer. Duane and his wife Nancy Boettcher have two married daughters and six grandchildren.
Doug Logan is an educator and administrator, having served as Dean of the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering at Walla Walla University for nine years. Classes he has taught include the capstone engineering course, engineering economy, and power engineering classes. He also works as an independent consultant in the electric power industry.
Prior to joining the faculty of WWU in 2008, Doug accumulated nearly thirty years of experience in multiple areas of the electric power industry, including 10+ years in utility employment, 10+ years in consulting, and six years with a technology firm serving the power industry. His consulting clients represent almost every sector of the power industry, and have included municipal utilities, federal power marketing agencies, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. His expertise includes utility management auditing, wholesale power market analysis and forecasting, supply planning, reliability analysis, and decision analysis. Altogether, he brings more than 40 years of experience in and observation of the energy industry to the table.
Doug currently serves as chair of the Walla Walla County Community Health Advisory Board and is involved in a handful of related organizations.
“The REA has contributed immeasurably to the prosperity and standard of living in the areas it serves. I hope to be part of extending that contribution into the future.” – Doug Logan