Skip D. F. Stanaway of Portland, Oregon, is currently serving his third three-year term on the Shriners Hospitals for Children® Board of Trustees. He was re-elected during the Shriners’ 2017 Imperial Session – held in Daytona, Beach, Florida, July 9 – July 13.
In 1976, Stanaway was raised a Master Mason in Billings Lodge #113 and continued on with York Rite Billings Chapter #6, Adoniram Council #8 and Aldemar Commandry #5. His father is an active Shriner and Past Potentate of Al Bedoo Shriners in Billings, Montana. Following in his father’s footsteps, Stanaway was a member of Al Bedoo Shriners before he was recruited to Portland as an architect in 1989. At that time, he became a regular member of Al Kader Shriners in Wilsonville, Oregon. He remains an associate member of Al Bedoo Shriners in Montana.
As an active member of Al Kader Shriners, Stanaway brought forward his skills as the architect for the creation of the Al Kader Shrine Center, and has served in several Divan positions and on special committees. He has served on the Board of Governors for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland for 11 years, where he led the Strategic Planning Committee for many of those years, along with other standing committees.
During Stanaway’s first and second terms as a trustee, he was honored to serve on several committees, including the Medical Affairs, Hospital Regulations, Legal Affairs, Strategic Planning, Building and Equipment, Revenue Cycle, Corporate Compliance, Salaries Personnel and Retirement, Hospital Affiliations, and Budget Committees, as well as several other special sub-committees. He has been Chairman of the Clinical and Basis Research and the Board of Governors Nomination Committees. He has brought his architectural knowledge, strategic planning experience, and business leadership with passion and commitment to all of his committee involvement.
Outside of the Shriners fraternity, he is a Past Chair of the Providence Child Center Foundation Board, a member of the Montana State University Architectural Advisory Board, and past member of the Oregon Halfway House Board of Directors and the Portland State University Foundation Board. In addition, Stanaway has been Chair of the Lake Oswego, Oregon, Development Review Commission, and currently serves on the Tualatin, Oregon, Design Review Board.
Originally from Billings, Stanaway received his master’s degree in architecture from Montana State University. As an architect, Stanaway has written a number of professional articles and presented internationally to a variety of audiences on the design of natural healing environments, building energy conservation, historic restoration, and leadership in architecture. Over the last 15 years, he has been an invited guest lecturer at the Oregon State University Graduate School of Leadership, presenting on creative problem solving and leadership responsibilities. Stanaway retired in 2010 as an active Principal and Partner from SRG Partnership, a leading architecture and planning firm in the Northwest. He is proud of his leadership role with Shriners Hospitals for Children projects in Honolulu and Portland, as well as the past renovation study for Los Angeles. He remains active in the architectural profession and remains a member of the American Institute of Architects with licenses in six states. He is currently working with his two sons in growing a new Portland office of A & I Distributors, a fourth-generation family wholesale distribution business.
Stanaway enjoys skiing as a PSIA professional ski instructor, golfing, biking, playing trumpet in the Concert, Jazz and Oriental Bands of Al Kader Shriners, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Crystal, have two sons, Tucker and Tate. Tucker and his wife, Kari, have a son, Landen, and new daughter, Stella. Tate and his new wife, Kim, will be celebrating their one-year anniversary this fall. Crystal recently retired following a rewarding career as an elementary teacher, and is looking forward to enjoying family and friends.