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Ron Griffin – Executive Director – Shepherd’s Fold Ranch

Ron Griffin joins Shepherd’s Fold Ranch as Executive Director after more than three decades of involvement with the Ranch. He brings years of entrepreneurial and management experience to the position and will be responsible for...
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Clay Staires – Chief Executive Officer – Shepherd’s Fold Ranch

Clay is the youngest son of Don and Shirley Staires, the founders of SFR and has been the Executive Director at SFR since 2002.  After graduating with a degree in Secondary Science Education from OU...
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Shirley Staires – Founders – Visionaries

Staires moved to the Ranch in 1972 and remained the Executive Directors for 25 years.  Dr. Staires is currently mentoring women in Tulsa.  She experienced a burden for children early in life and now that...
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Kelly Gibson – Board Member

Kelly is the daughter of Don and Shirley Staires. She is married to Gip Gibson, President of Tulsa National Bank. She and Gip have two kids ages 19 and 13. She moved to the ranch...
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Roger Gerstenberger – Board Member

Roger is the current Administrative Pastor of Substance Church in Minneapolis, MN and former CFO of Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, OK.  He has a diverse operational and financial background in both business and ministry. ...
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Gary Sparks – Board Member

Gary knew Don and Shirley before they moved to the ranch.  He was Very surprised when they moved, “wow, that’s a huge leap”, he said.  “I wanted to be a part of it and support...
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Dan Sanders – Board Member

Sanders started going to SFR in the 70’s.  He loved being involved at every level - camper, cit, counselor, director, work crew boss, and now board member.  Every level has been a tremendous training ground. ...
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Danny Kittinger – Board Member

Danny has been the CFO of Tinity Chem for 20 years.  He spent 4 years in ministry with Impact Productions in Tulsa.  He has a CPA background.  He and his wife, Carrie, have 2 kids,...
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Matt Pinnell – Business Development

Pinnell is the Chairman of the Oklahoma State Republican Party. He is also the former campaign aid to U.S. Congressman Steve Largent, State Senator Scott Pruitt, and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.  He is a...
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