•BS Natural Resources Management, Forestry concentration, Cal Poly
San Louis Obispo, CA 1978
•Forest Engineering Institute, Advanced Forest
Engineering/Economics, HumboldtState University, Certification 1980
•Plethora of Agency, University and local workshops spanning 40
•33 years of experience USFS, 1976-2010
•Work includes assignments on the National Forests of Washington,
California and Florida.
•Working Forester for 22 years holding certifications for
Contracting Officer’s Representative, Sale Administrator, Forest
Service Representative and Contracting Officer.
•R-5 certified Logging Engineering and Transportation Planner.
•Working Fuels manager throughout career holding certifications for
preparation and approval of moderate complexity fuels prescriptions.
Type 2 burn boss qualified.
•Extensive participation in Fire Operations for 33 years. Logistics
Chief and Division Supervisor Type 2 Qualified. Served on a Type 2
team for 7 years and participated in many large fire responses. ICT
•Northern California District Ranger Representative on R-5 Line
Officer Team for 5 years. Certified for highest level, Expert
Complexity of fire management and Type 1 Teams. Certified Line
Officer for Fire Response /Trainer/Mentor/Certifying Officer.
•USFS Line Officer for 14 years serving in Regions 8 and 5. Retired
as District Ranger, Klamath NF 2010.
Notable work USFS related Recognitions
•Acknowledged through agency awards 20+ times for leadership and
management of resource programs and personnel.
•Selected to lead a WO pilot program combining Logging Engineering
and Transportation Planning on the Plumas NF, 1985-92.
•Received an R-5 award for cost option economic analysis computer
planning 1986 and wrote the R-5 handbook on such.
•Received the Chief’s Ecosystem Management Award Florida NF’s for
ESA listed species recovery using intensive Forest and Fuels
Management and local economic recovery.
•Served on the development team who established the R-8 Prescribed
Fire Management Academy 1993-94.
•Managed and participated in 1,000,000+ acres of prescribed fire
including 4 of the 6 Wilderness Prescribed Fires nationally.
•Wrote R-5 policies for Managed Natural Fire, Appropriate Management
Response and Wilderness Delegations for use of mechanized equipment
in non-emergency situations.
•Lead the team who developed and wrote the R-5 policy known as
Project Activity Level (PAL), the replacement of the Sale Activity
Level (SAL) system for fire risk management in industrial forest
•R-5 Regional Forrester Investigative Team Leader for the Angora
Fire, Tahoe NF.
•Selected for the R-5 Ecosystem Management Award in 2009 and
nominated for the Chiefs Award. Eddy Project EIS (33,000 acres),
applications of fire behavior science and vegetation management
design for protection of Late Successional Reserve landscapes in
Fire Dominated Ecosystems of the Northwest Forest Plan Northern
Spotted Owl Habitats.
•Numerous Awards and a national leader in Fire behavior, large Fire
Management and Fire behavior modification using Forest Management
vegetation manipulation techniques.
•2 US Congressional Awards for Forest Management, significantly
contributing to Rural EconomicStability (Quincy CA, Blountstown FL
and Life time achievement).
Post USFS Retirement
•Instructor of Forest Hydrology, Forest Mensuration, Dendrology and
Forest Ecology at College of the Siskiyous, Weed CA.
•Forest Consultant, California Registered Professional Forester
•The Research Lead Coordinator involving UC Berkley, UC Merced UC
Santa Barbara, USFS and Siskiyou County for Evapotranspiration Water
Yield and Hydrologic Function study in Fire Adapted Forested
•Serving as Science Chair on the Board of Directors for the Wildfire
Institute, Ft. Jones CA.
•Coauthor of many Forestry related federal legislative bills for
public lands management.
Current Elected Official
•Siskiyou County Supervisor, District 5
•County Chair , SFAC (Sustainable Forest Action Committee)
•Designee, In Home Supportive Services Public Authority
•Alternate Rep., NACO/Sierra-Sacramento LEMSA
•Delegate, Five County Coho Plan
•Delegate, Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Council
•Alternate, Siskiyou County Regional Solid Waste Joint Powers
•Co-delegate, Behavioral Health Services Advisory Board
•Alternate, North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan,
•Alternate, North Coast Integrated Water Management Plan, Policy
•Designee, Criminal Justice Department Head Committee
•County Representative, Fire Chief’s Steering Committee
•Director, Siskiyou County Flood Control and Water Conservation
District, Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control District, Siskiyou
Power Authority, Airport Land Use Commission, County Service Area 3,
County Service Area 4, County Service Area 5