Jack Wilson is a fourth generation Union County rancher. He was born to James A. and Margaret Wilson in Baker City. He married Meredith Goodrich Wilson and they have four children. Jack was financial backer for son, John, and nephew, Jim, in the formation of Beef Northwest Feeders in 1991. He has been on the board of directors/advisors for First Interstate Bank, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Oregon Beef Council. He is currently on the board of directors/advisors for the Oregon Community Foundation, Willamette University Foundation, Leo Adler Foundation, and Supreme Cork Company.