Testimonials, Media Articles & More

“There’s likely not a person in the Pacific Northwest who’s prepared more people for the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake than Steve Eberlein has.”

Tripp Robinson

Intel – Emergency Manager

“As Oregon’s Emergency Manager, I have attended dozens of lectures, presentations, and seminars on the Cascadia threat. Steve Eberlein’s is one of the most innovative, engaging and informative that I’ve seen.”

Andrew Phelps

Director, Oregon Office of Emergency Management

“Steve explains in plain terms what the possibilities are for earthquakes and why we must prepare. His high-energy presentation is not only motivational but helps citizens make a qualified leap forward in disaster literacy skills.”

Vince Davis

CEM Corporate Resilience Manager

“I thoroughly enjoyed Steve’s presentation at the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) Conference. He is a gifted presenter as well as a passionate speaker on a very important, under-served topic.”

Scott Ream

ACP National Board Chairperson

"I highly recommend Steven Eberlein to anyone who wants to have a great presentation on earthquake resiliency in the Pacific Northwest. I worked with him for many years at the Red Cross, and his presentations were superb and engaging! They got people to rise to a level of action that got themselves ready. All of the ideas he presents are superb! He is a talented speaker!”

Professor of Geology, Portland State University

ACP National Board Chairperson

“Our employees left the event extremely impressed by the quality of Steve's presentation, and how he shared his own personal experience with natural disasters. They also expressed how they already had action items to work on to get prepared."

Annette Navarro

Corporate Giving and Volunteering, Daimler Trucks North America

“All I have to say is...wow!!! Although I had seen his TEDx Talk and knew what a great speaker he was, Steve’s simply tremendous live and in person. And more importantly, I think he had a serious influence on the attendees of our disaster symposium. His presentation was informative, incredibly engaging and action-oriented -- exactly what our audience needs and loves."

Dr. Jennifer Dimoff

Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Portland State University


Preparedness and the Myth of Knowledge

Have you ever met someone who’s never ridden a bike, heard a song on the radio, received a piece of mail, pet a cat, eaten an apple, caught a cold or seen an ice cube? That’s because you’ve never been to North Sentinel Island, nor should you ever go.

Ode to the Shakeout

I love the awkwardness, I love people’s reluctance to participate, I love the slow domino effect of begrudging cooperation, I love the embarrassed laughter of people returning to their seats.

Boxing Day Tsunami

Newly married to his Klamath Falls childhood sweetheart and teaching Spanish at The British School in Sri Lanka, he hadn’t give much thought to anything around that time, other than recovering from dengue fever. All that changed, however, when a tsunami in the Indian Ocean, triggered by a 9.0 magnitude subduction zone earthquake.

Drop-Cover-Hold-On Drill

An illustrative example of the best practices of the drop-cover-hold-on action

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