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Employee Profile

Greg Comella

Human Resources Assistant
California State Office

Originally from the small, southern Oregon coastal town of Bandon (population 2900 or so), 25 miles south of Coos Bay at the mouth of the Coquille River, Greg experienced the oven-like temperatures of northern California for the first time when he moved to Redding to attend Simpson College.  He missed the ocean shores and cranberry bogs, but gained an appreciation for hiking and the recreation northern California can offer.

Greg received his bachelor's degree in human resources management from Simpson and went to work for a temp agency, then SBC, then E*Trade.  A friend convinced him he should use his degree for its intended purpose and he came to work for BLM in Human Resources at the beginning of the fire season in April 2006.

Blazing through his first fire season (pun intended), he had to quickly learn how to code and process actions and review background investigations for new seasonal hires.  Now a seasoned veteran, he helps employees with pay, leave, benefits and background investigations, and maintains official personnel files.

Greg lives in Antelope, California, north of Sacramento, and enjoys mixing sound for the worship band at his church in Roseville, and hiking and camping when he gets a chance.  Greg has family in Washington, Oregon and California.

"I moved to Redding to attend Simpson College and experienced oven-like temperatures for the first time."