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About Us | Trustees

The two trustees of The Waypoint Foundation are Roger Pugh and Troy Pugh. Their objective is to fulfill the design of the Waypoint Foundation Trust which is to establish and maintain the Waypoint Foundation Scholastic Chess Tournament, Waypoint Foundation Academic Scholarships, and other not-for-profit activities and ventures, all designed for the benefit and development of local youth. The trustees always appreciate input regarding the activities of the foundation.

The following is a snap-shot of the trustees of the foundation:

Roger A. PughRoger Pugh
Roger is the managing partner and co-founder of Waypoint Wealth Management in Ephrata. Roger has participated on several local foundation boards and enjoys being involved in community activities.

As a youth, Roger participated in many activities sponsored by organizations and individuals for the benefit of youth like him. From elementary school through his high school graduation, Roger participated in the local scholastic chess tournament established by a benefactor who previously lived in the area. Roger was an active Boy Scout, earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 1981 and completing his 119th merit badge (the most offered at the time) in 1987. Roger also participated in a service organization's student exchange program and visited Japan and lived with a Japanese family during a summer as an early teen. Reciprocating in the program Roger helped his family sponsor an exchange student living with his family from Japan. Roger owes many of his youth experiences to the generosity of others.

Roger and his wife, Leanne, married in 1991 and four beautiful adopted children. All are busy school age children. Leanne keeps busy with the children and hobbies of her own. The children enjoy reading with mom and dad, wrestling, and playing on the trampoline and in the yard with dad. When Roger is not busy with family he loves to golf, travel, and be involved with community projects such as The Waypoint Foundation activities. Roger remains active in a local Boy Scout troop as an adult scouter.

Troy J. Pugh, MBATroy Pugh
Troy is a founding partner of Waypoint Wealth Management in Ephrata, and brother to Roger Pugh.  Troy earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Utah State University after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.  Troy began his post-undergraduate degree career working as a financial and business analyst for an international product marketing firm.

Like Roger, Troy benefited greatly from the work of others as a youth. Troy also participated in the local chess tournament, receiving his first prize while still in second grade. He took a turn as the winner of the tournament in his eighth grade year. Troy was also an active Boy Scout earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 1985 and completing his 126th merit badge (the most offered at the time) in 1990. He also participated in the exchange student program to Japan. Additionally, Troy was the recipient of four years of academic scholarships from individual benefactors, businesses, and schools.

Troy and Leslie live in Ephrata with their three children.  On occasion when Troy is not spending time with his family he enjoys working on his skills as a fly-fisherman.  While fishing for king salmon and tarpon rank high on his list of fishing experiences, Rocky Ford Creek just a few miles out of Ephrata remains his biggest challenge. Troy remains active in a local Boy Scout unit as an adult scouter.

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