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Firefighters/EMTs

Wesley Rager

Email: wrager@rafd.org

Bio:

Year Started With District:  2018

Hometown:  Pleasanton

Educational Background:  Wesley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Sonoma State and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology from Santa Rosa Junior College.

Career History:  We are excited to welcome Wesley into the Fire Service at Rancho Adobe!

Special Projects:  Mastering firefighting craft.

Hobbies:  Wesley is a diehard San Jose Earthquakes soccer fan.

 

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Conor Mckeever

Email:  cmkeever@rafd.org

Bio:

Year Started With District: 2018

Hometown:  Santa Rosa

Educational Background:  Conor graduated from Piner High School and received his FF1 from Santa Rosa Junior College. 

Hobbies:  Conor enjoys camping, playing and watching sports and duck hunting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Gray

email: cgray@rafd.org

Bio:

Year Started With District: 2018

Hometown:  Petaluma

Educational Background:  Casey holds a high school diploma, has college credits and is working towards his Fire Technology Degree.

Career History:  Casey is a professional rock climbing guide and has worked in construction with a background focused in framing.

Hobbies:  Casey enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, family time and anything outdoors.

 

 

 

 

Hunter Van Emmerik

Email: hvanemmerik@rafd.org

Bio:

Year Started With District: 2018

Hometown:  Chula Vista, CA

Educational Background:  Hunter graduated from Ferndale High School, and then went on to Humboldt State, College of the Redwoods and graduated from University of Wyoming.

Career History:  Hunter was previously an intern at Rancho Adobe Fire.

Hobbies:  Hunter played football for the University of Wyoming and enjoys hiking playing the guitar and piano.

 

James Norton

Email: jnorton@rafd.org

Bio:

Year Started With District: 2018

Hometown:  Mill Valley, CA

Educational Background: James graduacted from Tamalpais High School and then went on to pursue his Fire Science Degree from SRJC.

Career History:  James spent 13 years working as a driver for UPS and is now a full-time Dad and firefighter for Rancho Adobe.

Hobbies:  James has been a network administrator, ambassador for cycling and skateboarding, both activities he enjoys doing on his time off.

Matt Achen

Email: machen@rafd.org

Bio:

Year Started With District: 2020

Hometown:  Meadown Vista, CA

Educational Background: Matt graduacted from Colfax High School in 2009 and then went on to pursue his B.A. in Communications from California Lutheran University and graduated in 2013.  He completed his EMT-B and Firefighter 1 Academy at SRJC in 2019. Matt is now working towards his A.S. degree in Fire Technology at SRJC,

Career History:  Matt has worked in various I.T. and technology positions the past 11 years and is currently working as a volunteer firefighter at RAFD.

Hobbies:  Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie and his son, Miles. He also likes to hike and camp.

Nick Carlson

Bio:

Year Started With District: 2018

Hometown:  Novato, CA

Educational Background:  Nick graduated from Novato High School in 2008 and then continued on to Aegis FC "A and C' School and then attended the US Navy as a Search and Rescue Swimmer School.

Career History:  Nick was a member of Aegis Fire Controlman 2nd Class in the US Navy fro 2009-2015. He was also a Surface Search and Rescue Swimmer from 2010-2015. He is currently a volunteer for Wilmar Fire.

Hobbies:  Nick enjoys riding motorcycles and being around animals.

 

Jake McClendon

Email: jmcclendon@rafd.org

Charles Osborne

Email: cosborne@rafd.org

Ian Kenealy

Email: ikenealy@rafd.org

Andrew Howe

Carlos Ortiz

Ethan Harris

Jamie Holden

Andrew Wheeler

Kevin Hill

Alex Gardner

Nick Kaiser

Email: nkaiser@rafd.org