About Me

I am a long time resident of Eastern Oregon where I work full time and enjoy many hobbies. I have been programming and developing websites for more than seven years. I've developed many sites for personal interests, as well as contractual work. My portfolio showcases most of my recent work. I have been responsible for developing several key, proprietary web applications in the last few years. Being an entrepreneur is also my biggest achievement. In 2009, I started a weather business, which was merged in 2014 with La Grande Ride, Inc. I serve as the Chief Operations Officer of the business. I serve in many volunteer capacities around the area. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor recreation: fishing, camping, hiking, shooting guns, and snowmobiling. I hold a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

Contact Details

Tesmond D. Hurd
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Work Cell: (541) 406-0876


Chief Operations Officer

La Grande Ride, Inc. December 2011-Present

Oversee majority of information technology and infrastructure development and upgrades. Focus on improving efficiency within IT and business financials. Implemented social media and organic marketing through search engine optimization. Grown social media presence by over 100% annually (2 years). Fostered partnerships with local organizations for various purposes. Attended regular meetings on financial and strategic planning, total quality management, etc.

Communications Technician

La Grande Police Department May 2014-Present

Perform related communications and public safety duties relating to emergency and non-emergency situations. Simultaneously monitor numerous radio frequencies, track field units, and regularly use CAD, RMS, LEDS, NCIC, and other computer software. Maintain public corrections photos website, department logs, forms, indexes, and files.


La Grande Rural Fire District May 2012-August 2014

Respond to emergent calls for service relating to medical emergencies, structure fires, wildland fires, and motor vehicle accidents. Utilize department equipment in coordination with other team members to mitigate emergency situations. Attend and complete regular trainings to improve skills and knowledge. Engage in public relations activities with the local community.

Chief Executive Officer

La Grande Weather Service, Inc. May 2009-August 2014

Complete management and oversight of the business activites. Ensure compliance with applicable state laws, including business registration. Oversee job hiring and subordinate supervision. Develop and maintain a public website and company intranet. Built a large customer base through social media outlets.


Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

Eastern Oregon UniversityJune 2017 GPA: 3.02

Awards: Sapphire Scholarship, Gilbert Scholarship, Union County Economic Development Scholarship, Nebeker Scholarship, Davis-Kirby Award, and University Scholar Award
Dean's List: Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2017


Police Officer

La Grande Police Department May 2016-Present

Enforce federal, state and local laws and ordinances, respond to calls for the protection of life and property, and conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations, makes arrests, and perform other assigned law enforcement and public safety duties. Maintain regular training in defensive tactics, firearms, domestic violence, traffic code, emergency vehicle operations, etc.


Wallowa Avalanche Center December 2010-Present

Promote message of avalanche awareness in Northeast Oregon, and assist in website operations for dissemination of avalanche observations, advisories, and warnings. Developed warning interface with the local National Weather Service office.


Programming Languages: HTML/CSS, PHP/MySQL, Javascript/JQuery
Content Management Systems: Drupal (D6, D7), Wordpress
Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint, Excel
Other software: Photoshop CS6


AIARE: Level 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain (2014)
Oregon DPSST: Telecommunications & EMD (2013)
UCAR - MetEd: Various advanced courses on meteorology (2009-Pres)


Hurd, T. D. (2016). Storms bring powder galore. The Baker County Press. Retrieved from www.thebakercountypress.com.
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Hurd, T. D. (2015). Deteriorating police-public relationships amongst recent use of force incidents. Retrieved from TesmondHurd.com.
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Hurd, T. D. (2014). Locals escape avalanche scare. The La Grande Observer. Retrieved from www.lagrandeobserver.com.
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Marro, A. J., & Hurd, T. D. (2014). Extravagant, dangerous fire season impending. The Baker County Press. Retrieved from www.thebakercountypress.com.
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Sather, B. A (Director) & Hurd, T. D. (Producer). (2014). Go Home: Backcountry skiing in NE Oregon [Motion picture]. United States: La Grande Ride, Inc. Retrieved from www.vimeo.com/91195716.
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Sather, B. A. & Hurd, T. D. (2016). Online systems for integrating the safety, strategy, and stoke of backcountry adventure. Poster presented at the International Snow Science Workshop Conference, Breckenridge, CO.
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Reed, Jr., W. E., & Hurd, T. D. (2015). No word to define this year's fire season. The Baker County Press. Retrieved from www.thebakercountypress.com.
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