Mark Corless began his fire service career in 1992 working as a volunteer firefighter for Beavercreek Fire District. Mark started working as a seasonal firefighter for the Oregon Department of Forestry in 1993 and became a full-time employee in 1997 and joined SEIU Local 503. Mark was hired with Clackamas Fire in January 2003 and has moved up the ranks as a Firefighter, Lieutenant and now as a Captain at Station 16 in Oregon City. Mark is also active at the Oregon State Fire Marshall Office as a Division Group Supervisor on the Blue Team and is deployed with the Incident Management Team throughout the State of Oregon as needed.
Before Mark became President of Local 1159, he served as a Clackamas Shop Steward, representing the over 220 members at Clackamas Fire. Mark has served on Labor Management Committee, Safety Committee and as the bargaining group representative and lead bargainer.
In his free time Mark enjoys time with his wife, two daughters and son.
President Term 2020-2022
Mark began in the fire service as a volunteer at Gladstone Fire Department in 1993 for 5 years. While going to paramedic school Mark attended Estacada’s Student Firefighter program for 4 years. In 1998 Mark began his paid fire service career at Hoodland Fire Department, then was hired by Lake Oswego Fire Department later that year. Mark is a station Lieutenant at Lake Oswego Fire Department Truck 211 and has had held rank as a Firefighter and Apparatus Engineer. Currently Mark works with the truck training program, rope training program and negotiations team at Lake Oswego Fire Department.
Mark’s union career began in 2010 when he was elected Local 1159’s Vice President. Mark oversees the political action for Local 1159, running campaigns for local option levys, bonds, and supports candidates for local offices.
Mark is has been married since 1998 to his wife Stacy and they have a daughter Molly. Mark enjoys golf, traveling and camping with his family on his down time.
Chris was hired by Estacada Fire District on a SAFER grant in March of 2013. Chris served as the shop steward for Estacada Fire District from November 2014-August 2019. Chris proudly represented nine professional firefighters at Estacada FD. In January of 2019 Chris was appointed by the executive board to serve the remainder of the Treasurer term until December 31, 2019. In January of 2020 Chris was elected to the position of Treasurer. Some of Chris' goals during the two year term are to increase transparency, involve updated technology within the Local's business, and establish the Local 1159 Foundation, a registered 501c3 to continue the mission of helping those that serve and aiding other charities. When not on shift, or taking care of union business you can find Chris with his wife Jessica, traveling during the rainy months and out relaxing on the water in the summer months.
Nate began his fire career in 2001 at Cal Fire out of San Luis Obispo, CA as a seasonal wildland firefighter. Nate worked for private ambulance in Chico, CA for a couple years before relocating to Bend, OR where he volunteered for LaPine Fire District while finishing up his fire service and paramedic education. In 2005 Nate was hired on as a firefighter/paramedic with LaPine Fire District where he was involved as a union member at Local 3387. In 2008 Nate and family moved to Portland where he began his career with Clackamas Fire District. Nate has served as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Apparatus Operator, Lieutenant and in September of 2019 was promoted to Captain. Nate now serves as the Captain at Station 4 in Clackamas.
Nate has served Local 1159 as an assistant shop steward for Clackamas Fire unit and in January of 2017 was elected as Secretary of Local 1159. Along with the secretary role, Nate also oversees Local 1159’s communication and social media platforms, the family picnic and the Local 1159 store.
In his free time Nate enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors and coaching his daughters volleyball teams. Nate has been married to Amy since 2004 and they have three kids together, Aubree, Samantha and Everett.
Austin began his career at Canby Fire in 2012 as a resident volunteer. In 2016, after Austin obtained his Paramedic degree he was hired full-time at Canby Fire. When not at work Austin enjoys spending time with his fiance and two children. Austin also enjoys spending time in the outdoors fishing and hiking all over Oregon.
Austin has served as the Canby Fire Shop Steward since 2017 and enjoys the relationship he has built with the Canby Fire administration team. Canby Fire District has one main station which houses firefighters and administration and it is key to have a strong working relationship with labor and management to best serve the community of Canby.
Steve McAdoo was voted in as an assistant Shop Steward by Clackamas Fire District #1 members in January of 2020. Steve has served Clackamas Fire since 2004 and has worked in the capacity of Apparatus Operator for the last 5 years and the Fire District’s Public Information Officer for 4 years while maintaining his Firefighter rank. Prior to working with Clackamas Fire Steve was a Lead Paramedic with AMR for nearly 12 years.
Steve has lived In Oregon City for over 20 years with his wife Theresa. Steve and Theresa have been married since 1988 and have two grown children who live nearby. Steve and Theresa are enjoying being empty nesters.
Steve brings a unique set of skills and experience to the position of Assistant Steward as he is known for his ability to bond with and befriend all walks of life. He is always looking for challenges and is enthusiastic about working in concert with management to continue to protect the safety and livelihood of this honorable career.
Mark began his fire service career in 2007 as a volunteer with Newberg Fire Department. Mark went back to school to earn his paramedic degree and was hired at Newberg Fire in 2010. In 2015, Mark was hired by Clackamas Fire where he now serves as a firefighter on a truck company. Since January of 2018 Mark has served as an Assistant Shop Steward and has been part of the Clackamas Fire Local 1159 bargaining team.
In 2005 Mark graduated from George Fox Univeristy with a B.A. in Business Administration. Immediately after graduation, Mark worked in residential construction and land development, as well as in HVAC field for his parents company.
Mark married his wife Kim in 2008 and they have two daughter together, Jordyn and Avery. When not working, Mark enjoys being with his family as well as being outdoors, playing sports, traveling and real estate investing.
“It is an honor and privilege to represent the firefighters at Clackamas Fire District #1. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you and look forward to continuing my term as your assistant shop steward.”
Tighe started his fire service career in 1998 at Chemeketa Community College and Marion County Fire District #1 in Salem, OR. He completed Associates Degrees in Fire Suppression and Paramedicine while attending Chemeketa Community College. Tighe continued as a volunteer firefighter/EMT with Marion County Fire District #1 until 2003, when was hired as a full-time career firefighter/paramedic by Canby Fire District. He served at Canby Fire for the next 12 years in the roles of firefighter, apparatus operator, Captain and as a Tactical Paramedic with law enforcement tactical teams. In September of 2017, Tighe began serving the Gladstone community as a full time shift Captain/Paramedic with Gladstone Fire Department, where he now works as the Training and EMS Officer.
When not at work, Tighe enjoys being with his wife and two sons. Tighe and Gwen have been married since 2004 and love spending time with Brendan (8) and Jordan (6) as they quickly grow. Along with his family, Tighe enjoys being outdoors, hiking, fishing, biking, golf and kayaking.
Mike started his fire service career as a 2 year student firefighter in 1991 and was hired as a full time firefighter in 1994 with Molalla Fire. He worked for a private ambulance company as a medic in 1993 prior to becoming a career firefighter. Mike received an AA degree in Fire Protection Technology from Portland Community College in 1993 and received his Paramedic Certification in 1994. He is currently a Lieutenant/EMS Coordinator in a department of 14 IAFF members.
Mike has served as the Molalla shop steward since 2000 and has a great working relationship with its Administration. He is proud of the accomplishments that Molalla Fire has done over the past 10 years regarding increased staffing levels and union contracts.
Mike married his wonderful wife, Janenne, in 1997 and they have two children, Robert and Piper. Mike enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, and the outdoors with his family.