Who is Rod?

thankimgRod Buchanan has over 25 years’ of successful experience coaching interview skills to job seekers. His work experience includes over 35 years in the public sector, previous owner of 4 retail stores and a vast amount of experience in interviewing and testing candidates.

Mr. Buchanan brings to any project, a background rich in progressive management, leadership, organizational development and team building. He has established an outstanding reputation with stakeholders, political groups, public and private organizations, and local communities. He has a track record of successful and well-organized project and project management, and brings strong planning, organizational and analytical skills to any position. He has authored or co-authored over 30 planning documents for various agencies, has published two research papers and is well seasoned in Interest Based Negotiations.

On a personal note, Mr. Buchanan is an active member of his community. He loves to teach and previously was a faculty member and instructor for University of Phoenix where he taught all business classes, public speaking and ethics.

He is a rated instructor in many areas and has instructed snow skiing; snowboarding; windsurfing; fly-fishing, and sailing to people of all ages. He also holds a pilot license.



  • Masters in Public Administration, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA
  • BA Fire Administration, Cogswell Polytechnical College, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional, NRPA
  • Executive Fire Officer, National Fire Academy