Mr. Farmer was born and raised in Cave Junction, Oregon. After high school, Marc attended a number of colleges and universities. Mr. Farmer began his utility career with Coos-County Electric Cooperative in Port Orford, Oregon for 11 years as the Marketing and Economic Development Director. He spent the next 3 years as General Manager at South Coast Satellite Cooperative. Digital Television Services then hired Marc as General Manager over Colorado and New Mexico for their satellite television services. Pegasus Satellite Services then bought out Digital Television services. Mr. Farmer was promoted to Regional Manager over operations in 6 western states after Pegasus Satellite Services purchased Digital Television Services. National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative enlisted Mr. Farmer to become their Western Regional Business Manager covering 9 states. Mr. Farmer has served as General Manager of West Oregon Electric Cooperative since July 11, 2005 to December 2013. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Ruralite, Efficiency Services Group, Columbia County Economic Team, and serves on the Northwest Public Power Association Governmental Relations Committee.
Charlie O’Hare has brought his 33 years of electric utility experience to Clatskanie PUD. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University, he worked for the US Navy as a Nuclear Test Engineer. Then he started a 24 year career with Portland General Electric that included positions locally at the Trojan Nuclear Plant and the Beaver Combined Cycle Combustion Turbine Plant. Charlie left PGE to accept the Manager of Power Production position with Homer Electric Association in Kenai, Alaska, and then went on to be the Chief Operating Officer at Pend Oreille Public Utility District before coming “back home” to the Clatskanie area and Clatskanie PUD. Charlie serves as the Engineering and Operations Manager, and also holds a Professional Engineering License in Mechanical Engineering.
Energy Resources & Services Manager
Eric joined Clatskanie PUD January 2013, bringing over twenty eight years of experience in the utility industry. Eric worked at Eugene Water and Electric Board for 19 years and last held the position of Senior Energy Resource Analyst. Prior to that, he worked for Pacific Gas & Electric as a Resource Planner/Engineer for 9 years. Eric is a graduate from University of California Davis with an Engineering and Business Management Degree and then went on to obtain his Masters at MIT in the Technology and Policy Program. Eric is a native Oregonian and enjoys beachcombing, hiking and exploring the outdoors.
Jim has spent most of his life in this part of the Pacific Northwest. He joined Clatskanie PUD in 2013, making a transition into the electric utility industry after spending 15 years in Information Technology with a focus on healthcare at St. John Medical Center. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Teaching, and he was previously an English teacher at Clatskanie High School.
Customer Relations & Services Manager