Michael Parr was born in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1978 and then from the University of Oregon in 1982. After graduation, he started working for the family business as a truck driver, before moving into the advertising dept. and then to the credit office. After about eight years in that division, he went on to eventually become the head lumber and plywood buyer for the stores. For the last 20 years, he has been President of Parr Lumber’s subsidiary company: Cascade Wholesale Hardware. Currently he is on Parr Lumber Board as Secretary and Chairman of the Cascade Wholesale Hardware Board.
Michael has been married to his wife Sharon for over 22 years and they have identical twin daughters who attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He is an avid crab fisherman and huge fan of the Oregon Ducks.