Dirk A. Schulbach brings years of experience as a board member and treasurer of the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter (FFCPC) to his role as FFN treasurer.
Dirk’s father, Roy, was born in Astoria, Oregon to a Finnish mother and Estonian father. A resident of Portland, Oregon, he is married to Pirjo, who is of Finnish descent. They met in a Finnish language class at Portland State University, where he earned his MBA following his undergraduate degree in Food Science and Technology from Oregon State University. Dirk has held a number of management positions, including posts as operations manager and plant manager, and served as treasurer for the Institute of Food Technologists, Oregon Section.
In addition to FFCPC and FFN, Dirk’s volunteer activities include involvement, with his wife Pirjo, at the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and its annual holiday ScanFair.