Jeff Boatman

Jeff was born in Visalia, CA, and moved to Fresno with his family while in elementary school. Jeff hired out with Santa Fe Railroad as a Switchman/Brakeman in 1974, and transferred to engine service in 1977, and was promoted to Engineer in 1978. He worked as an Engineer out of Fresno traveling to Bakersfield and Richmond.

Jeff held various union positions starting in the early 1990’s including President, Vice Local Chairman and Local Chairman for the next 20 years. In 2011 Jeff was appointed to Northern California Safety Coordinator until his retirement in 2016.

Jeff has been married to Caryl for 42 years and has two married daughters and two grandchildren. During his retirement he enjoys golf, snow skiing, fishing and traveling.