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Doug Palin, Nanette Walker ’75 and J. Newton (Newt) Rumble have joined Clark College Foundation’s board of directors. Palin is a technology executive who has started multiple Internet and technology businesses. He recently sold Infinity Internet, a Vancouver-based internet service provider.

Doug Palin is a Clark College Foundation board memberFor 25 years as a technology entrepreneur, Palin has watched landscapes and markets shift in the fast-paced industry. The seeds of Infinity sprouted in Palin’s garage in the 1980s, when networks and Internet services were in their infancy. Palin, educated as a technician with panache for hardware, built one of the earliest online networks in the Portland-Vancouver area. Customer demand grew swiftly. Palin’s system soon crossed the Columbia River into Portland and bloomed into a full-fledged Internet service provider.

Palin also serves as vice president of the Clark County Youth Sports Foundation. He is a past president of Royal Oaks Country Club. He and his wife, Kristy, have four children.

Clark College Foundation Board Member Nanette WalkerWalker, a Clark alumna, owns a CPA firm with offices in Ridgefield and Camas, Wash., with expertise in business consulting, financial statement and tax services for business entities, individuals, estates and trusts. Walker has also been a partner with Moss Adams and an internal auditor for the Thunderbird/Red Lion hotel chain.

Walker spent 21 years on the Washington Society of CPA boards and committees. Her community and professional activities include American Red Cross, YWCA, Washington State University and Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. She is also a charter member of The Taste Buds, a gourmet cooking club. Walker is the daughter of former Clark College Professor Antonio Scarpelli.

Foundation Board Member Newt RumbleRumble, CPA, has been with the Vancouver accounting firm Peterson & Associates for 30 years. He specializes in tax and financial support and serves as the vice president for the firm’s board of directors. Rumble’s career has comprised senior management and leadership in public accounting, as well as sales and management in service and manufacturing industries.

He is a Rotary Club member, board member of the SW Chapter of the Washington Society of CPAs, planned giving committee member for PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation and a member of the Walnut Grove Community Church Educational Endowment Committee.

Rumble has a bachelor’s in psychology from Washington State University, a master’s in education from the University of Oregon and an MBA from the University of Puget Sound.

He and his wife have two grown children, one of whom is a Clark College alumnus.


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