Our 2017 Judges

Our 2017 judges include previous 20 under 40 winners and award sponsors.

Previous 20 under 40 winners

Wendy Jett, 2014 winner

Wendy has been the Director of the Lane Community College Foundation since 2013. She is active with the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, the Eugene Downtown Rotary and Ophelia’s Place.

Jake Weatherly, 2015 winner

Jake is the co-founder and CEO of SheerID, Inc., which provides eligibility verification and customer validation services to companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Spotify. Jake serves as Board Chair for the Technology Association of Oregon Southern Willamette Valley.

Karen E. Williams, 2016 winner

Karen is a project architect with Pivot Architecture in Eugene. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon and volunteers as a reading tutor at McCormack Elementary School. In 2014, she received the Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects.


Logan Molen, CEO/Publisher, RG Media Company

Logan joined RG Media Company in 2016. Prior to that, he rose through the ranks to the COO job at the Bakersfield Californian starting in the newsroom there in 1988. He has chaired the Executive Committee for the Independent Newspaper Group since 2014.

Ralph Parshall, General Manager, Mercedes Benz of Eugene

Ralph has been General Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene since 1999. He is known by many as a former Rotary Duck Race Papa Duck and for supporting Sacred Heart Medical Foundation, New Hope Christian College, The Relief Nursery, University of Oregon Foundation, and The Shedd Institute.