Watch: Shining a Spotlight on Staff – I am Cal OES Video Series – Robb Mayberry


Over the past several years, the state has experienced an unprecedented number of emergencies and disasters. As these climate-driven natural disasters become more severe in California, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) staff has met each new challenge head-on.

The nearly 2,000 staff at Cal OES have responded to increasingly complex disasters in fresh and innovative ways, strengthening the foundation of emergency management to prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters.

This week, Cal OES welcomes you to learn more about Robb Mayberry, an Emergency Management Instructor for the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI). He’s passionate about giving people the resources, training, and tools they need to be prepared before, during, and after an emergency.

Prior to his position with CSTI, Mayberry spent six years as a Public Information Officer for Cal OES covering some of California’s worst disasters.

“Having a platform to share my experiences and help California communities become more resilient in the face of disaster is truly rewarding,” he said.

As part of CSTI, Mayberry assists cities, counties, and tribal nations statewide with designing and developing exercises intended to improve emergency preparedness for catastrophic events at all levels of government. He also works with a team to provide trainings to first responders, public agencies, and private sector organizations in crisis communications, terrorism, and emergency management