Already cross-training with Russ for the past few weeks, Evans comes from a strong military background while serving 31 years in the U.S. Army as a warrant officer.
"Evans is an Illwaco High School graduate and has returned to the local community," said Russ of his replacement. "This is a win, win, win for everyone involved."
Evans, a CW5 upon his retirement from the armed services, held a multitude of jobs throughout his career, dealing with aviation, transportation, instruction and troop management. Now residing in Long Beach, Evans has traveled the world during his military career and brings with him a wide variety of skills that he will utilize in the new position.
Between the years 2001 and 2005, Evans managed at least 2,000 Black Hawk pilots while they went through aviation school. Evans believes that his managerial skills acquired throughout his military career will aid him in his job as the new Pacific County Transit Director.
Evans hopes to start work officially at the end of September. When prompted about what could be improved upon with the Pacific County Transit, he said, “If it’s not broken, then what needs to be fixed?”