Greg Christiansen has been an ironworker for past 37 years. In 2006, he was asked to be a full-time instructor with the apprenticeship program. In 2011 he accepted the position of Apprenticeship Coordinator for Ironworkers Local 86 and oversees instruction and training for over 2280 members, apprentices and journeyworkers. In 2015 he was promoted to Administrative Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Ironworkers District Council. He is involved in outreach to prisons, schools, the military, and the community to promote apprenticeship in the trades. He serves on the Seattle Priority Hire Advisory Committee supporting priority hire for the underserved populations of Seattle. He serves as Chair of Washington Coordinators Association and is a member of the Ironworkers International advisory committee on recruitment and retention. He was appointed by the governor and currently sits on the State Workforce Education and Training Board.
Christiansen developed the ironworker pre-apprenticeship, a trade-specific pre-apprenticeship that is recognized in Washington by L&I Apprenticeship Council and Oregon BOLI, Apprenticeship Council.