Oliver grew up in Central Oregon and graduated from Bend High in 1997. He trained as a paramedic at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, and later earned his nursing degree from Central Oregon Community College. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Southern California.

Oliver at a COCC nursing club event, 2018

Beyond his paid work, Oliver also makes time to give back to the communities where he lives and work through various volunteer commitments. He enjoys providing community education on subjects ranging from safe carseat installation to CPR and bleeding control. He also serves on several boards and committees, including:

Oliver at the La Pine Senior Center in February, 2020

When he is not working or volunteering, Oliver enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Amy, have two children, Dean and Sylvia, who attended Silver Rail Elementary prior to transitioning to Bend-La Pine Online during the coronavirus pandemic.

Oliver, Amy, Dean, and Sylvia Tatom, 2018

Like Oliver, Amy also works in healthcare and gives back to the community. She is a Nurse Practitioner providing primary care across the life span at a family practice in Redmond. She serves as President of the Central Oregon Medical Society. And she is an elected member of the Bend-La Pine School Board. Learn more about Amy at her website, www.amytatom.com.