Steve VanderGriend is currently General Manager of the Sanger International Paper plant. He has been with the company for over 25 years and has served in multiple roles; Region Controller for California Region, Region Controller for Midwest Region. Steve has a BA from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA and a MBA from Aurora University, Aurora, IL.
Steve and Marci’s son, Zachary was killed September 1, 2008 in Reno, NV. He was employed by Neptune Aviation as a crew chief serving aboard Air Tanker 09. His memory lives on with the friends and support network of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Steve and Marci have been volunteering for the NFFF at the Memorial Weekend since 2010 and have been actively involved with families on their journey. Other involvement with the NFFF has been volunteering at trade shows and the survivor conferences.
Steve, Marci and their daughter Andriana reside in Reedley, CA.