Emerald PUD Serviceman Mark Raimer has been with the utility for nearly 20 years, having joined the team in spring of 1998. When he took his place among Emerald’s line crews, Mark had already established an impressive history as a skilled journeyman lineman. He had traveled the Northwest with his wife and infant daughter while working through his lineman apprenticeship in
construction—a pursuit that required the young family to relocate 19 times over the span of 4 years. After becoming a journeyman lineman, Mark worked on a line crew for a neighboring utility for several years until leaving to join Emerald’s team. In his years of service at Emerald, Mark has regularly demonstrated his extensive job knowledge and expertise.

In 2007, Mark was promoted to Serviceman. In this role, he frequently interacts with local farmers and residents, and his days are varied. This time of year, you may find him troubleshooting voltage issues with an irrigation system in the morning, repairing a yard light mid-day, and picking hay from power lines as the sun goes down. With years of experience, Mark is equipped to troubleshoot, make repairs, restore power, and continually work to improve and maintain Emerald’s electric system throughout the District’s expansive rural territory. His service-oriented nature, passion for linework, and dedication to safety make him a valuable asset to Emerald’s team.

In his free time, Mark enjoys fly fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with Kim, his wife of 31 years, and their two grown daughters.