Clark College Foundation welcomes new board members

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Gabe Jacobsen and Kohn Rose are Clark College Foundation board of director.s

Gabe Jacobsen, left, and John Rose ’91 joined Clark College Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2021. Photos by Gabe Jacobsen and John Rose

John Rose ’91 and Gabe Jacobsen joined Clark College Foundation’s Board of Directors in November.

Rose is the owner and principal managing broker of Rose Realty. He’s been a certified appraiser since 2003 and a licensed realtor since 2010. He is a Washington state-certified real estate instructor and board member of Clark County’s Board of Equalization. He serves on the board of the planning commission for the city of Ridgefield, Clark County’s Association of Realtors and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

Rose attended Clark College in 1990 and 1991. He also studied at the University of Arizona and Florida State University. He served in the US Air Force for six years and is an active member of the Ridgefield Post 44 American Legion. When not working, Rose enjoys spending time with his wife and three children camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and boating.

Jacobsen is a management consultant leader at Accenture, a provider of business, technology and operations strategy services. In his role, Jacobsen helps global clients identify, plan and manage significant opportunities. He has also served as an adviser and business leader for several local companies including Jacobsen Salt Co., which his brother, Ben Jacobsen, founded in 2011. Previously, Jacobsen worked at Ernst & Young Global Limited, a multinational professional services company and Big Four accounting firm, and as an analyst at HSBC, an international bank.

He was raised most of his life in Vancouver—blocks away from Clark College’s main campus. He is the son of the late Jane Jacobsen, a former Clark College Board of Trustee, and Dr. Paul Jacobsen, a retired neurologist. After spending several years away for work and school, he recently returned to his hometown and proudly calls himself a member of the Penguin Nation.

He earned an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, a bachelor’s in economics from the University of California-Irvine and completed coursework at the University of Oslo in Norway. In his free time, he and his wife, Allison (also from Vancouver), enjoy traveling and spending time with their two young boys, Henrik and Emmett.

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