Marcus Deyerin, CEM, MEP

Marcus Deyerin, CEM, MEP

Disaster Response & Incident Management

Work History

Work History
Feb 2014 - Present

Emergency Response Coordinator

Dept of Health & Human Services Incident Response Coordination Team
Most recently deployed to Nogales, AZ and McAllen, TX in as part of the Unaccompanied Minors mission. Tasked with situational awareness, resource accountability and forward planning support.
Aug 2013 - Present


Center for Community Readiness & Resilience
This small private non-profit organization was founded with the goal of assisting public sector and critical infrastructure entities enhance their crisis and disaster preparedness efforts through education, training, and targeted skill building projects.
2010 - Present

ICS Trainer & Exercise Designer / Facilitator

Whatcom Unified Emergency Management
In addition to my role as part of the countywide incident management team, I support Whatcom Unified Emergency Management by instructing IS-300/400 as well as section specific ICS courses, and develop and facilitate crisis exercises for community partners. Additionally, I developed the website, and assist with strategic planning for social media and incident response related public information / risk communications.
2010 - 2013

Adjunct Instructor

Western Washington University
I taught the Theory & Practice of Emergency Management course to junior and senior level WWU students as part of the Disaster Risk Reduction Program within the Huxley College of the Environment. This course is typically offered during the fall quarter, accommodating ~20 students; and occasionally during the summer. My course covered the history and evolution of emergency management concepts from the Renaissance to modern day; the various conventional aspects of the field (mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response, recovery); the science and art of risk assessment; political, economic and cultural challenges of EM; EM as practiced at the local, state, federal and intl levels; NIMS/ICS & IMTs; and current and future challenges. The class typically included at least one guest speaker from the local EM community, and often a guest brought into the classroom using web-based video conferencing.
2004 - 2006

Program Manager

King County Office of Emergency Management
I was hired under an Urban Area Strategic Initiative grant to manage a $700,000 project equipping the King County Sheriff's Office Guardian One and Snohomish County Sheriff's Office helicopters with live-video downlink transmitters, and corresponding receivers at four regional emergency operations centers (Pierce Co., City of Seattle, King Co., and Snohomish Co.). I worked with over 30 individuals from at least a dozen organizations, and completed this project on-time and under budget, despite significant challenges regarding the cutting edge nature of this particular technology at the time. I was additionally tasked with responsibility for the operational readiness of the then new $30 million dollar King County Emergency Coordination Center, which required regular testing and maintenance of the facilities extensive array of communications, audio/visual, IT and other technologies. I developed operational user materials and just-in-time training modules for ECC, and provided operational training to King County Office of Emergency Management staff and regional stakeholder representatives.
Aug 2001 - Aug 2002

Jr. International Analyst

JIL Information Systems
I worked as the sole contractor employee in the U.S. Army's International Cooperative Program Activity division, among a staff of ~15 military and civilian government employees. I was hired to administer the U.S. Army Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program as well as manage and provide user support for the International Agreements Tracking Database; both of which were mechanisms for promoting and facilitating the exchange of scientific and research personnel and technology between the U.S. and its allies around the world. As a result of my concurrent graduate studies at Georgetown University focused on emerging and over-the-horizon technologies with implications to national security, I was asked to assist and advise in the development of the U.S. Army’s technology acquisition priority list, which was used to inform and direct the activities of U.S. military liaisons working abroad. This effort required the construction and analysis of contemporary foreign country technology capabilities, relative comparative advantages, openness to sharing, and degree of access for consideration of assignment to alternative acquisition strategies.


2006 - 2006

BCLE 1000 Certificate

Disaster Recovery Institute International
2003 - 2003

New York Film Academy
2001 - 2003


Georgetown University
1998 - 2001


The George Washington University
magna cum laude



Technology Evaluation

Project Planning

Risk Assessment

Program Management

Policy Analysis

Preparedness Education

ICS & Incident Management Training

Exercise Development & Design

Technology Assessment

Situation Analysis

Public Speaking

Strategic Communications


Disaster Response



Master Exercise Practitioner

ICS Trainer

Certified Emergency Manager

Amateur Radio