Our Personal Background

Don and Sue Ramsay both came from small town America.  Don’s family left California in the early 1950’s and purchased a small resort along the McKenzie River east of Springfield, Oregon.  He graduated from McKenzie High School in 1962 and continued his education in the Tri Cities area of Washington State.  He then entered the University of Oregon and graduated in 1969 with a BS degree in Accounting and Business Management.  Sue was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Springfield, Oregon.  She graduated from Thurston High School in 1965 and completed a two year degree from Western Business University in Portland, Oregon in 1967 with degrees in Accounting and Data Processing.

Don Ramsay met Sue Aldrich in February 1968 when Sue crashed the only University of Oregon dorm dance she ever attended.  It was love at first sight and she and Don were engaged by June and married in December of that same year.  Don and Sue have always worked together both on and off of their ranch.  They were co-owners of several building supply businesses from early 1973 until they decided to focus 100% on their ranching operation in late 2010.