Dean M. Schlenker

Goldendale, WA


Dean M. Schlenker grew up farming in the Yakima Valley.  Joined the US Army in 1984 which assisted in paying for his education.  Dean worked for the VA at Central Washington University where he received his BS in Accounting in 1990.  Colleges Dean attended:  City of Chicago, Central Texas College and Yakima Valley Community College. From 1989 to 1994 Dean assisted in building three small food manufacturing companies with approximately 200 employees in Washington and Oregon, which were sold in 1994. Most of his working career, since 1994 has been assisting Non-Profit organizations with either, financial problems or construction projects.  Organizations Dean has worked for:  Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Heritage University, Granger, Highland and currently Goldendale School Districts. Dean’s passion is traveling having visited 51 countries.  His favorite statement is from Forest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get until you bite into it.”