2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark has been a member of Campbell CERT since 2013. As a result of joining CERT, Mark obtained his HAM radio license and soon thereafter, he started a successful online company that sells HAM radio cables. He is married and has three grown children raised in the City of Campbell. Mark has held various executive IT management positions in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. His primary objective is to expand the Campbell CERT organization to help meet the needs of the community during a disaster.
5:04p.m., October 17, 1989, crouched in the kitchen doorway, sheltering his wife and 2 year old son, was the very moment Michael felt the profound importance of helping his neighbors. Today, he’s fully engaged with multiple community agencies that provide help to those when needed. In large scale disasters, Michael works with the Red Cross providing sheltering and feeding support. During the warm months, as a certified ETM, feeding his passion for the outdoors, he provides volunteer medial assistance at local community events, concerts, and organized sports. As a seasoned business professional, Michael provides marketing direction to Campbell CERT, where he also sits on the Board of Directors. Using his medical training, Michael educates his fellow CERT members and neighbors to deal with the pearls that come with a large scale disaster.
Program Manager - Founder
A City of Campbell resident since 1976 and married to Sharon Teeter, who leads the Pruneyard Dry Creek neighborhood team. Steven and Sharon have three children and five grandchildren, all in the Bay Area. Following his retirement from a career in information technology, Steven became interested in doing something for the community and disaster preparedness seemed like a good fit. After undergoing CERT training in 2011, he began recruiting his neighbors. One thing led to another, and in just six years, there are now more than 200 CERT-trained individuals in the City of Campbell. Other interests of Steven's include traveling with Sharon where they do hiking, biking, and Nordic skiing. His favorite hobby is making stained glass windows.
My family has lived in Campbell for more than 15 years. Responding to the question “Are You Prepared?” proposed to me by a CERT member in 2015, I took action. I signed up for a CERT Academy and joined Campbell CERT.
Utilizing my accounting, finance, and management skill, I became the auditor for the organization in 2016. I have also had the opportunity to expand my skills by attending many training courses, including CPR and First Aid, as well as organizing neighborhood mobilization exercises. In 2017, I was elected to the Board of Directors and took on the role of treasurer.
It has been a fulfilling undertaking so far, meeting and getting to know neighbors and community members. When a natural disaster occurs, I know I have been trained and ready to respond to help protect my home and family, as well as my neighbors and neighborhood.
Matthew has been a Campbell resident since 2006, completed the CERT training program in 2016, and he is currently a member of Downtown Campbell CERT. Matt got involved with CERT because he wanted to be better prepared to care for his family in the event of an emergency. He appreciates the ability to help and support the surrounding community.
A. Cole Cameron is a member of Campbell CERT, sits on the Board of Directors, and is Chair of the Equipment & Procurement Committee as well. Also, he is HAM-licensed and has completed both CERT Train-the-Trainer (T3) and Program Manager (T4) advanced courses. Cole has a deep passion and care for community, and by using emergency preparedness skills, he helps neighbors to reconnect and help each other so they can eventually grow into becoming CERT leaders. All of this started in his small farm town where he earned the Eagle Scout award, he later served as a 1st Lt. in the Army at the Pentagon, and completed various graduate schools while incorporating his personal growth and leadership experiences with his varied budget and process improvement work in Silicon Valley.
When he reflects on his trips home, he remembers: “In my home town, I couldn't get in trouble with so many eyes on me all the time!” Cole has taken his own support to other youth by forming his own nonprofit, Bridging With Youth, with a mission to enrich communities while empowering everyone that is touched, especially our youth. Also, Cole brings his knowledge of forming nonprofits to our CERT nonprofit organization so we can qualify for grants. He is also on the Cambrian Community Council where he helps citizens to have a voice. He supports his fellow veterans working through PTSD and housing issues. Cole believes it is wonderful to be part of the engaged community Campbell CERT is evolving into. He will be happy to talk with any of you, just call him (408) 499-9096.