Michael J. Ciraulo
Michael Ciraulo has over 30 years of experience in the field of emergency response. He currently serves as the Fire Chief for the Pendleton (OR) Fire & Ambulance department. His formal education includes an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Portland Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Communications from Concordia University. Additionally, Michael completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and has received his Chief Fire Officer designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Prior to working for Pendleton, Mike worked for Clark County Fire & Rescue (WA), the city of Santa Ana (CA) Fire Department, and the Orange County (CA) Fire Department.
Michael is an accredited Fire Service Instructor and has taught for Portland Community College, Lower Columbia College, the National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Michael currently serves as National Type 2 Incident Commander for a Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team. He has managed large scale emergencies in nearly every western state. These emergencies included wildland fires, multi-alarm structure fires, 1996 western Washington flooding, and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
He previously served for 12 years on the Battle Ground (WA) City Council as both Councilmember and as the Mayor. He was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Board of Trustees for Clark College in addition to the State Fire Protection Policy Board, the Special License Plate Commission, and the Higher Education Facilities Authority. He has served as a Director on a wide variety of boards assisting both small and large entities.
Michael married his high school sweetheart, Gilda in 1986. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Michael and Gilda were recognized as the “2007 Battle Ground Citizens of the Year”. Michael was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by his fellow members of his Rotary Club. Michael was also awarded the YWCA Val Joshua racial justice award.
Christopher Tamarin is the Telecommunications Strategist for the Oregon Business Development Department, "Business Oregon," assisting communities with broadband telecommunications infrastructure, applications and public policy. He has seventeen years of experience in marketing voice and data telecommunications services and equipment used in small and large communities by multi-location companies, electric utilities, healthcare providers, schools, and government agencies. He has five years teaching experience at Eastern Oregon University and fifteen years in state government. He has a BS in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College, an MBA from the University of Nevada, and an MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado.
Mr. Scott Zaffram has served with FEMA Region X since 2007 and currently serves as the Federal Preparedness Coordinator and the Director of the National Preparedness Division where he leads a vast portfolio of regional emergency management preparedness programs that include: threat and risk assessment; exercise design, conduct, and evaluation; training and education; continuity of government and operations; continuous improvement and lessons learned; individual and community preparedness; radiological emergency preparedness; counterterrorism preparedness; and, the promotion and adoption of the National Preparedness System.
Mr. Zaffram has served as a lead architect on multiple national-level exercises, to include Cascadia Rising 2016 that involved over 20,000 whole-community partners and Alaska Shield 2014. While at FEMA, Mr. Zaffram has also deployed in a number of positions on large disasters that include, Hurricane Sandy - New York & New Jersey (2012); Hurricane Ike - Texas (2008); and, Hurricane Dean - Texas (2007).
Mr. Zaffram has served with the federal government since 1997, serving in the US Army Infantry and as a security supervisor with the Transportation Security Administration. Mr. Zaffram holds Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Mr. Madin has a BA in Geology from UC Berkeley (1980) and an MS in Geology from Oregon State University (1986), where he studied active tectonics in the Pakistani Himalaya and South Island of New Zealand.
Mr. Madin joined the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries in 1987 as the Seismic Hazard Geologist for the State of Oregon, and served in that position until 1994 when he was transferred to the Baker City field office of DOGAMI. After 4 years in Baker City making geologic maps, Mr. Madin returned to the Portland office of DOGAMI as the geologic mapping team leader, and in 2004 became Chief Scientist for the agency. In 2016, Mr. Madin became Deputy Director of the agency. Since 2006 Ian has coordinated airborne lidar data collection throughout the state, including over forty large multi-agency cooperative flights.
Ian’s current research in Oregon includes geologic and geophysical investigations of potentially active faults, the development of detailed geologic models for improved hazard mapping, the use of remotely sensed data for geothermal exploration, and the use of lidar data for mapping geology and geologic hazards.
Ian is the DOGAMI representative on the Oregon State Seismic Policy Advisory Commission, and is member of the Seismological Society of America, the Geologic Society of America, American Geophysical Union Association of American State Geologists.
Lt. Col. Alan Gronewold
Lieutenant Colonel Alan Gronewold graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1996 and was commissioned as an Army Aviation officer. He served on active duty as a Blackhawk pilot for ten years in the United States, Korea, Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He joined the Oregon National Guard in 2006, and has since served as a Chinook Helicopter instructor pilot and as the Commanding Officer of Pendleton's Army Aviation Support Facility. As a Chinook pilot he has fought wild-land fires and conducted search and rescue missions across Oregon. He, his wife Rebecca, and son Peter reside in Echo, Oregon.
Maj. Cory M Jones
Major (MAJ) Cory Jones was born in Du Quoin, Illinois on 18 August, 1977. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from Illinois State University (ISU) in December 2002. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree at the American Military University in Emergency and Disaster management.
MAJ Jones joined the Army 10 May 1995. He completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training as a Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic at Ft. Jackson, SC in 1996. He was stationed in Babenhausen, Germany from March 1996 to June 1998 with the 41st Field Artillery Brigade. He deployed to Tazar, Hungary in 1996.
MAJ Jones returned to Illinois in June 1998 to attend ISU. In December 2000 he was accepted into the Illinois National Guard Officer Candidate School in Springfield, IL. After completion of OCS he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Infantry in August 2002. He moved to Oregon and was assigned as a Platoon leader, D/1-186 Infantry Battalion (IN BN) in Merlin, OR in December 2002. MAJ Jones completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ft Benning, GA in July 2003. He transferred to Platoon Leader for A/2-162 IN BN, Eugene, OR from October 2003-April 2005 which included a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq where he served as a platoon leader and an Iraqi National Guard Commander as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. In April 2005 MAJ Jones was assigned as the Executive Officer for C/2-162 IN BN, Eugene, OR. He was selected to command Company A, 2-162 IN, Eugene, OR in January 2006. His company command included a training exercise to Sekiyama, Japan. He was selected to be the Active Guard Branch Manager, Salem, OR in May 2010. In December 2012 he transferred to the 2-162 IN BN, Springfield, OR where he served as the Operations Officer. He deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in August 2014 where he served as the Executive Officer for the Kabul Security Force. In June 2015 upon redeployment to Oregon he was selected to be the Deputy Director of Military Support, Salem, OR. On October 2nd 2016 MAJ Jones was placed into position as the Joint Director of Military Support, Salem, OR.
MAJ Jones and his wife Suzanne reside in Albany, OR with their son Breck. Suzanne is a Science teacher at South Albany High School.
Ms. Henry manages the Oregon Department of Energy’s (ODOE) Petroleum Emergency Preparedness Program. Ms. Henry works with industry, federal agencies, military, 14 Western states, 9 federally-recognized tribes, Oregon state agencies, and local emergency response organizations to ensure that the region is prepared to respond to and recover from severe and/or long-term fuel shortages and disruptions impacting Oregon.
Ms. Henry also manages ODOE’s LNG Emergency Preparedness Program. She works with LNG applicant(s), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon state agencies, and local emergency response organizations to ensure that a comprehensive statewide LNG emergency response program is developed to address LNG emergencies at proposed LNG terminals to be constructed and operational in the state.
Ms. Henry is a Certified Emergency Manager. She was named the 2005 Emergency Manager of the Year by the Oregon Emergency Management Association for her work on the agency’s stateside fuel allocation program. Ms. Henry joined the Oregon Department of Energy in 1992. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon in 1987.
Andrew Phelps is the Director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management within the Oregon Military Department. In addition to managing the state’s 9-1-1 program, Andrew’s office maintains comprehensive planning, training, exercise, and community engagement programs to ensure Oregon can mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster, regardless of cause. Andrew also serves as the Governor’s Authorized Representative for disaster declarations.
Andrew began his career in New York where he was an active member of the response and emergency management community before moving to New Mexico to manage the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Local Preparedness Program. Prior to his arrival in Oregon, Andrew was the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Santa Fe, where he also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Santa Fe County Fire Department.
Andrew is a 2013 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, California where he earned his Master of Arts in Security Studies.
Previous Related Work Includes: Emergency Management for US Army at three Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Sites including the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston, Oregon, the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado, and the Bluegrass Chemical Depot in Richmond, Kentucky.
Education and Training: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Management from Clackamas Community College and Graduate of Hermiston Senior High School. FEMA Trained Master Exercise Practitioner and Advanced Public Information Officer.
Volunteer Experience: Served as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT for 20 combined years with the Hermiston Fire and Emergency Services, the Pendleton Fire Department and as a Lieutenant with the Irrigon Fire Protection District.