Meet Our Staff
Presiding Judge: Randall Krog
Born August 13, 1970 in Fergus Falls, MN to Ronald Krog and Susan (Fladhammer) Krog. Additionally, I have a step-mom, Rita (Abbott) Krog. I have 2 brothers, Ronald Krog Jr., and Ryan Krog, and 2 sisters, Ashley Anderson and Kaia Anderson. Married my lovely wife, Stefanie (Mefford) Krog on March 23, 2001 and we have 3 amazing kids, Madison Grace Krog, age 17, Lincoln Dean Krog, age 15 and Jackson Reagan Krog, age 13.
Bachelor of Science - Political Science and Sociology -North Dakota State University, Fargo, NDJuris Doctorate - Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT
As the Court Commissioner, I have routinely handled civil and criminal matters. I have also served as a Judge pro tem in Klickitat and Skamania County Superior Courts, West Klickitat District Court and Stevenson Municipal Court. As a Judge pro tem, I have presided over multiple criminal jury trials, civil trials and other criminal and civil proceedings. I have spent my entire legal career practicing in the Gorge area both in private practice and as a former chief criminal deputy prosecuting attorney. These opportunities have given me the experience to serve as your next Superior Court Judge
Court Commissioner: Jeffery Baker
Legal/Judicial Experience: Special Assistant Attorney General, Minnesota; Associate, Ater Wynne LLP, Portland, Oregon; Partner, Annala, Carey, Baker, Thompson & VanKoten, Hood River, Oregon; Served as Judge Pro Tem in Klickitat County Superior Court, East and West District Courts, Skamania County District Court and Hood River Municipal Court; Court Appointed Arbitrator, Oregon's Seventh Judicial District and Klickitat County Superior Court; Member, Oregon Bar's Local Professional Responsibility Committee; admitted to Oregon and Washington State Bars.
Education: Lewis and Clark College, B.A.; University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude.
Statement: I have practiced law for 27 years. During that time I have worked in government, in a large metropolitan law firm, and for the past 20 years as a small town lawyer in the Gorge. This diversity of experience has provided me with the knowledge and skills to serve our community as a District Court Judge.