If you go to the fire station on Oak Bay Road, or call their office, you will probably be engaging with Administrative Assistant Tanya Cray. Tanya began serving with Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue in March of 2008. She is originally from Port Townsend but moved to Port Ludlow to live with her future husband. She holds two degrees, one in Sociology and one in Social Services from Central Washington University.
The best part of her job is interfacing with the people she works with. The hardest part is listening to the stories of people that have suffered in accidents or fires. A memorable occasion for Tanya was when she was the victim of an April Fools’ joke shortly after being hired. Dealing with the staff was a whole new experience.
Cray lives in Quilcene with her husband Jared. She enjoys hunting, fishing, and working on their property. She says she is an open book… “what you see is what you get.” Taking her job in 2008 was one of the best decisions she has ever made.
This article was previously published in the March 2021 edition of the Port Ludlow Voice.