Engineer
Portland, OR

About Tom Camp

Tom arrived at CivicActions in 2015 as an engineer, bringing over a decade of experience with Drupal and a passion for helping nonprofits communicate better with audiences through elegant, user-friendly websites. He’s currently focused on backend development for CivicActions clients.

Tom is a ‘professional troubleshooter’ who loves solving a good puzzle, with a penchant for multi-tasking that makes him a productive asset to any project. From compliance to marketing to configuring to coding, Tom has developed a broad range of skills and enjoys using his diverse experiences to come up with creative solutions for whatever he’s working on. As a bartender-turned-developer, Tom is a self-taught expert in his current field with the ability to communicate well with just about anybody — from clients and stakeholders to programmers and designers.

Before joining CivicActions, Tom was the Technical Lead/Senior Developer for Pyramid Communications, working extensively in the nonprofit sector. One of his projects, ImprovingPrimaryCare.org, was developed in partnership with the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation to help medical practices build more effective care teams through resources, models, and self-assessments on the site.

Tom also honed his technical skills at a variety of smaller digital firms and at Mercy Corps, where he programmed and managed MercyCorps’ internal and marketing websites, worked on IT compliance and security, and collaborated with marketing to create fundraising campaigns and strategies. A stint as a freelance web contractor served to start Tom on the road to a technical career, which he has enjoyed blending with his desire to support the common good.

Raised in Miami until he discovered the mountains of Colorado, Tom is a passionate advocate for the national parks system and currently enjoys hiking, biking, and climbing every inch of the Pacific Northwest. Based in Portland, Tom spends his free time exploring Oregon’s great outdoors with his wife — and he actually enjoys shoveling snow.