A photographer by trade, Marv comes to us with a wealth of experience in emergency management. He worked seven years as a FEMA Disaster Public Affairs and Photography officer and responded to over 30+ disasters, including being FEMA’s lead Field Photographer in the Hurricane Katrina aftermath for 9 months. Working within presidential and high VIP security clearance, Marv was the first FEMA contact with local officials of new Disaster’s for FEMA Operations and worked within all emergency management levels (local, state, and federal). He has teamed with Emergency Management Operations, search and rescue, law enforcement, and fire.
A former Washington State Homeland Security Disaster Reservist and Pierce County Emergency PIO/Photographer, Nauman worked with the city of Gig Harbor teaching neighborhood preparedness through Map Your Neighborhood (MYN), as well as train future MYN trainers. He also helped develop a plan to help business build emergency preparedness and recovery plans, trainings, and exercises.
Marvin supports people in their efforts on the road to recovery. We are truly honored that he comes to us with this invaluable information should it unfortunately ever be needed again.
Rachael Anderson is passionate about people. She has been involved with community preparedness for over 24 years, partnering with Washington State as a CERT Program Manager and Train-the-Trainer instructor. Anderson piloted youth programs in Pierce County for FEMA’s My Preparedness Initiative (MyPI), and supported the Washington Youth Academy’s CERT trainings for two years in Bremerton’s National Guard base until they organized their own instructor cadre. She works with local community organizations, culturally diverse communities requiring translators, as well as faith-based groups. Anderson was one of four individuals invited to teach CERT’s Train-the-Trainer, and Program Manager courses in Tokyo, Japan.
Anderson currently serves as vice-chairman for Pierce County Citizen Corps Council, the Chairman of Education for the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, and manages several social media programs for faith-based Young Single Adults in the Greater Tacoma-Lakewood area. Rachael is also the North America West Coordinating Council lead over disaster recovery for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Rachel holds degrees both in Business Management and Professional Studies, with professional certifications in organizational leadership, entrepreneurship, social media marketing, and scientific methodologies in family history research. She also has professional certifications through FEMA, both online, in-person, and on campus courses. As hobbies, she enjoys travel, interviewing business owners, blogging, writing, composing, white water rafting with her family, and singing at the top of her lungs while on family road trips.
Vice Chair/CERT Instructor
John is retired from the City of Tacoma, the President of Local Lodge 297, a member of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and Vice President District Lodge 160 IAM & AW.
He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Preparedness and Readiness Management fromNational Labor College. And he is a Community Coordinator for PC-NET Lacamas Valley Ranches West
Mike is the retired owner of a private security company & was deployed to hurricane Katrina in 2005. He has been an active CERT Instructor since 2011. He Is a board member of the Citizens Corps Council of Pierce County. He is
also on the steering committee of the Wa State Summer Special Olympics & the Disaster chair of the American Legion department of Washington.
CERT Instructor/American Legion
Donna Vitale has been with Pierce County Department of Emergency Management and has been the volunteer coordinator for 20 years. She was the receptionist for the first 17 years of employment with the department. She has been a call center supervisor for many emergencies through the years, including flooding, wildland fires and the COVID-19 activation. She is currently the department liaison for the Pierce County Citizen Corp Council.
On a personal note, Donna is happily married and has three children and six grandchildren which she adores spending time with. For hobbies: she has a vegetable garden, enjoys reading and participates in renaissance fairs throughout the summer.
Pierce County Ermergency Management
Winston Hanson is a retired US Army Captain who holds an MBA from Univ. of Southern California, and BS from California State University Northridge. He has served as a past Canterwood HOA Board of Directors (BOD) member, Secretary, and Treasurer. Hanson is a Gig Harbor CERT certified team member, Emergency Preparedness Planning of Canterwood committee member (EPPC), HAM operator (KC7WRH) to support emergency communications needs in Gig Harbor. He has expanded his skills through FEMA training, and maintains Advanced Medical Certification in CPR, AED, & First Aid. As a WA State Emergency Worker Card holder Winston is always ready to serve fellow man, his local community, and the citizens of its surrounding area.
Doug is a retired USAF Lt Col and pilot who holds a BS degree from California State University at Fresno. In his early career he worked as an electrical engineer, software programmer and a stint in marketing. He worked in the software development industry after retiring from the USAF. He severed as a volunteer fire fighter in the Sierra community of Shaver Lake in the 90's. He has been a licensed Amateur Radio operator since 1964 and holds an Amateur Extra rating – NN7D. He has been involved in the expansion of the Canterwood EPPC (Emergency Preparation Planning of Canterwood) for the last 4 years, was chair of the committee for 2+ years, initiated the Map Your Neighborhood program in Canterwood with 16 of 41 blocks now organized. When he became involved with EPPC there were 4 hams as residents of Canterwood. He started holding Technician Licensing classes 3 years ago and has brought over 40 new hams to Canterwood and surrounding communities with 6 classes. He is a certified ARRL Volunteer Examiner which allows him to administer FCC Amateur Radio licensing exams. In 2022 he was a member of the inaugural Gig Harbor CERT class sponsored by Gig Harbor Fire. He has encouraged 12 other Canterwood residents to become CERT members. He is a member of the Pierce County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) and regularly takes part in ARES exercises, and expands those exercises to include the Canterwood community, with an EOC and involvement of many Canterwood block captain and hams. He is a member of the PEP-C group and the planning for the PEP-C Emergency Prep Fair at the Gig Harbor High School, open to the public.
When Doug is not working on emergency prep, he has too many hobbies, including model railroading, former SCCA race driver, high performance driving instructor with the BMW and Porche clubs, astrophotography and gardening. He is married to Jean (N7JMM) who is also a CERT member and they have two grown daughters and two grandsons. They also like to travel the world as much as they can.
Sharon Green is a caring certified nurse's aide with 13 years assisting clients with various daily living needs at home. She is proficient in emergency response care and monitoring ongoing conditions, efficiently offering ambulation and personal assistance to meet patient needs. Sharon is an upbeat personality with a “can do” attitude. She enjoys interacting with family, professionals, and personalized care services.
Green is a Chaplain with the Washington State Chaplain Association, with experience in Critical Incident Management, Community Emergency Management Training, Home Care Training. She is a FEMA Instructor for Emergency Management, served 28+ years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in King and Pierce County, and is a board member for Citizen Corp of Pierce County. Sharon serves her fellow man in many capacities, and also works with Ombudsman for Pierce County to advocate for the rights of the elderly in Assisted Living and Group Homes.
CERT Instructor/Shelter Attendant
Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County Consultant
Program Manager/Instructor/West Pierce Fire
Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County Consultant
CERT Program Manager/Instructor