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Education:
Western Oregon University     Monmouth, OR
• Masters in Education     Fall 2002
• Bachelors in Secondary Education    Fall 1998

Relevant Experience:
Clatsop Community College     Astoria, OR
Fire Science Instructor      Sept. 2009—Present
Worked collaboratively to provide classroom and laboratory instruction for Fire Science and Maritime students. Designed and implemented instructional activities in classroom and laboratory settings, using sound instructional delivery techniques which met the needs of students and supporting agencies.

Knappa Svensen Burnside Rural Fire Protection District Knappa, OR
Captain/Cadet Coordinator/ Safety Officer   May 1992-Present
Started as a high school cadet in May of 1992 and have remained an active member since then and advanced through the officer ranks.   Regularly participate as an instructor at weekly training drills.  Also facilitate and plan all training for a cadet force of 5-15 fifteen to eighteen year olds. 

Knappa High School      Knappa, OR
  Teacher        Sept. 1998 – Sept. 2009
Planned and implemented curriculum for numerous subjects including: Fire Science, US History, Government, Geography, Economics, Study Skills, and Digital Media Arts. Advised/Coached a variety of extra- and co-curricular activities.  Served as a member of the Knappa High School Site council.

  Oregon Department of Forestry     Astoria, OR
Laborer 1/Forest Officer      Seasonally 2002-Present
Worked summers as a Laborer 1/Forest Officer fighting forest fires around the state as well as patrolling the local forests for wildland fires, cultivating partnerships with cooperating agencies, and making community contacts on a daily basis.  Instructed numerous new recruits as part of the formal training classes as well as on the job throughout the course of the fire season.  Helped facilitate a statewide training for the Oregon National Guard at Camp Rilea in the summer of 2008. 

 


Licensures & Certifications:
Oregon Initial Teaching License       Jan. 1999
Oregon Continuing Teaching License     Feb. 2009
Oregon Certified EMT-Intermediate
NFPA Driver
NFPA Pumper Operator
NFPA Mobil Water Supply Operator
NFPA Firefighter I
NFPA Firefighter II
NFPA Fire Instructor I
NFPA Fire Instructor II
NFPA Fire Instructor III
First Responder Operations
Hazardous Materials Technician
Wildland Interface Firefighter
Wildland Interface Engine Boss
Wildland Interface Strike Team/Task Force Leader
USCG Approved Instructor: Advanced Fire Fighting
USCG Approved Instructor: Basic Fire Fighting
USCG Approved Instructor: First Aid & CPR

Awards:
Knappa Fire District Chief’s Award: 2003, 2007
Knappa Fire District Fire Fighter of the Year: 2001, 2008
Knappa Fire District EMS Provider of the Year: 2001, 2005
 

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