Beau Bakken has served the citizens of North Mason for over 18 years. Raised in Bremerton, Beau began with Mason County Fire District 2 in its volunteer resident firefighter training program at the age of 19. Beau attended paramedic school in Tacoma and was hired by the Fire District in 1999 as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Since that time he has promoted through the ranks, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant and Captain. He was appointed as the District’s Fire Chief in 2007. He and his team have worked to open and staff the Collin’s Lake Fire Station full time (2009), merge the Tri Lakes region into the Fire District (2011), and reduce the Fire Districts protection Class Rating to a 5 (2013). In 2014, he led the effort to combine the resources of Mason County Fire District 2 and 8 and helped to form the North Mason Regional Fire Authority. He and his staff have also worked to bring over 1.5 million dollars in grant funding to the Authority. He currently serves as the MACECOM 911 Governing Board Chair and is active in both the County and WA State Fire Chief’s Associations. Beau attributes all accomplishments to outstanding staff and supervisors who have come together as a high performing team.
Beau has served as the President of the North Mason Rotary Club, serves on the Harrison Medical Center Board of Directors and volunteers in numerous community events. Beau has obtained an Associate’s Degree from Bellevue College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University, and a Masters of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. He recently completed the four year Executive Fire Officer program from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. In his off hours Beau teaches Fire Protection Management at Eastern Oregon University and he travels as much as he can. Beau, his wife Brittney, their daughter Ensley (b. 2012) and son Rowan (b. 2014) are proud residents in the Twanoh Falls neighborhood.
Scott Cooper started his Fire Service career with the SUBASE Bangor Fire Department in 1987. There he worked his way through the ranks as Driver, Captain and Battalion Chief. In 1998, he was promoted as the Assistant Chief of Operations. Scott made his move to Mason County Fire District 2 as a Shift Captain in July of 2001, initially hired as the Special Operations Captain. He served as the department’s Emergency Medical Services Captain and the Training Captain. In 2010, he was offered and accepted the position of Assistant Chief of Operations for Mason County Fire District 2 and now North Mason Regional Fire Authority. He holds a degree in Fire Command Administration as well as numerous Federal, State and Local certifications. He has attended the National Fire Academy classes in Command and Control of Incident Operations. He serves on the Mason County Fire Chief’s Fire Investigative Committee, Operation’s Chief Committee and Training Officer’s Committee. He is an active member of the Washington State Fire Chief’s Association. He recently completed his Bachelor’s of Fire Science Degree from Eastern Oregon University and has aspirations to complete the Executive Fire Officer’s Program in Emmetsburg Maryland in the near future.
Katie Patti, Executive Assistant, joined Mason County Fire District 2 in May, 2013 and became part of the newly formed Regional Fire Authority in 2014. Katie brings with her numerous years of experience in a variety of fields including: healthcare, finance and hospitality. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington. She currently resides in Allyn with her husband Craig. They have two children Norah and Kellen who attend Belfair Elementary. She is a member of the Washington Fire Administrative Support group, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, serves as Belfair Elementary PTA Secretary and is the Board President for the non-profit organization Girls on the Run of WestSound. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and completing triathlons and ½ marathons.
Angie McCormick, Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator joined the Fire Authority in October, 2016. Her administrative career spans nearly two decades and includes working in human resources for the Navy Exchange at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor where she worked for the past 14 years. A longtime Allyn resident, Angie is excited to work closer to home so she can spend time with her family.