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Joseph Buchmann

Training Coordinator

I've been training since: 2009

I've been with SA since: 2004

Biography

I was born and raised in Eastern Washington and spent my high school and college years in Pullman, Washington.  I come from a split home- my parents divorced when I was 3 years old.  I have a brother (6 years older) and a sister (4 years older).  I graduated from Washington State University in 2000.  My first job after college was working at The Hutton Settlement Children’s Home in Spokane, Washington.  At Hutton I learned that I have a passion for working with “at- risk” youth, specifically teaching and mentoring people to push themselves to grow and learn.   I later moved to Vancouver in 2004 and was married in 2005.  We have 3 children, ages 13, 10, and 1 (2010). 

Interests

I love the sights, sounds, smells, and experiences of the outdoors, specifically fishing, camping, and hiking.  I am active in my Church and involved in outreach ministry, when time permits.  I am usually serious, but have a silly side, as well.  I enjoy softball, bowling, and many other competitive activities away from work.

Degrees

  • BS Wildlife Management (WSU)
  • BS Outdoor Recreation (WSU)

Certifications

  • RIGHT RESPONSE Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • SA Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor
  • American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor

What does training mean to me?

Training to me is learning new ideas or applying known ideas in new ways. Training is also growing beyond our known capabilities and into the capabilities which other’s around us view as possible. Training encompasses leading others and helping them to grow, as well.