Meet Oliver.


After several years as a first responder and then a front-line nurse, Oliver is now the supervisor of clinical operations at a medical facility in South Deschutes County.


From serving on the COCC Board of Directors to providing community education on injury prevention, Oliver gives back and pays it forward.


A third generation Oregonian, Oliver appreciates the benefits – and the risks – of living in the rural West.

Fire season is coming.

Are you ready?

Fire is a natural part of the forest life cycle, but after decades of fire suppression, urban sprawl, and rising temperatures, wildfires have become more dangerous and destructive than ever. Oliver experienced this first hand in 1996, when the Skeleton Fire destroyed 19 homes in the Sundance neighborhood Southeast of Bend — including his own. That is why is he serves on Deschutes County’s Project Wildfire Steering Committee, working to help his neighbors prevent and mitigate the devastation of wildfire.