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Meet the Skyhigh Team

Richard Brooks
Managing Partner

Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks, a manager and member of Skyhigh Gaming, LLC, has had more than 45 years of leadership and managerial experience in his career coaching collegiate athletics. Richard began his coaching career at Oregon State University in 1963 and eventually became Head Coach of the University of Oregon and University of Kentucky football teams. He also served as Head Coach for the St. Louis Rams and was the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. In his capacity as Head Coach, Richard developed significant managerial and leadership skills and oversaw personnel and operations worth millions of dollars.

Throughout his career, Richard received numerous honors and commendations as Pacific 10 Coach of the year, Sportsman of the year and National Coach of the year. Additionally, Richard has been inducted into the Independence Bowl Hall of Fame, the Northern California Sports Hall of Fame, the State of Oregon Hall of Fame and the University of Oregon Hall of Fame.

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Michael Schwartz
Managing Partner

Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz, a manager and member of Skyhigh Gaming, LLC, has been a successful entrepreneur and small-business owner for more than 45 years. Michael and his late father-in-law, Maurie Jacobs, built a furniture store in downtown Oregon in 1966 named M. Jacobs Fine Furniture. Now 46 years later, Michael and his family have created the M. Jacobs Family of Stores, which includes four mattress and furniture retail stores throughout the State of Oregon. Under Michael's ownership and direction, these stores have developed into a highly successful business enterprise with sales between $8 and $10 million annually.

Additionally, Michael has been appointed by Oregon Governors to the Oregon State Lottery Commission for terms lasting from 1987–1996. As a community leader, he has been an active member in civic organizations throughout Oregon, including service as President of the Eugene Downtown Development Board, the Eugene Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Eugene Renewal Agency, as well as Vice Chairman for the Board of Trustees of McKenzie Willamette Hospital of Springfield, Oregon.

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