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 heavily 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 and in May of 2018 was promoted to Lieutenant.
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 and the annual banquet, family picnic, and Local 1159 store.
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 University with a B.A. in Business Administration. Immediately after graduation, Mark worked in residential construction and land development, as well as in the HVAC field for his parent’s company.
Mark married his wife Kim in 2008 and they have two daughters 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.”