Tom Mattis


Tom was raised in Richland, Washington, and enlisted in the US Marine Corps in July 1967, subsequently serving with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, an artillery battalion in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam 1968-69, and subsequently with the Marine Recruiting Station, Dallas, Texas.

He is a graduate of Central Washington University and Sonoma State University and retired from the State of Oregon Executive Service in 2004. He has served with Columbia Basin Center since December 2016, first as a board member, then as Board Chair, and currently serves as the Mentor Coordinator recruiting, training and supervising Veteran Mentors supporting the Benton County Veterans Court. He currently resides in Richland.