Staff and Board of Directors


Fire Safe Council Staff

Staff:
Jamie Jones - Executive Director, CEO
Matthew Frink - Project Manager
Billy Spearing - Grant Accountant
Chris Wackerly - Chipping Crew Supervisor
John Nelson - Chipping Crew Supervisor


Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Board of Directors 
The Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers and is comprised of local residents, property owners, businesses, organizations, and government agencies that are concerned about fire in Nevada County.

Officers:
Donn Thane - Chairman
Rick Nolle - Vice Chairman
David Walker - Treasurer


Directors:
Alan Doerr - GIS Specialist
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Steve Eubanks - Biomass Specialist /Retired USFS
Sue Hoek - Nevada County Board of Supervisors
Wanda Mertens - Mertens Insurance Agency
Eric Trygg - Master Gardener’s
Don Wagner - Fire Chiefs' Association
Pete Williams - Member at Large

Associates:
Gretchen Bennitt - NSAQMD
Crawford Bost - Member at Large
Cathe Fish - Master Gardener's
Bill Houdyschell - Registered Professional Forester
Jerry Martinez - BLM
Jim Mathias - CAL FIRE
Bob Long - Firewise Coalition
Josh Robinson - Tri-Counties Bank
Jecobie Waters - US Forest Service
Heidi Hall - Alternate County Supervisor
Jeff Pettitt - Emergency Services Manager, Nevada County OES

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Committee Members
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County encourages you to join a committee to address specific issues. We are looking for Associate Board members with fiscal, legal, outreach, education, and technical skills related to fire safety. Consider becoming a member of our team to share your leadership skills and give back to your community.

Executive Committee:
Donn Thane - Chairman, Ret. USFS Civilculturist
Dave Walker - Treasurer, CPA
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Hank Weston - Member at Large
Rick Nolle - Vice Chairman, Real Estate Agent
Eric Trygg - Master Gardener’s Association

Fundraising Committee:
Bill Drown, Member at Large

Partnership Education:
Susan Rogers - Firewise Coalition
Kate Wilken - Cohesive Strategy Metrics

Fire Prevention Education: 
Susan Rogers - Firewise Coalition

Hazardous Fuel Reductions
Donn Thane - Ret. USFS, Civilculturist
Pete Williams - Member at Large
Don Wagner - Fire Chiefs Association
Alan Doerr - Ret. USFS, GIS Specialist

Technical Committee:
Don Wagner - Fire Chiefs' Association
Donn Thane - Chairman, Ret. USFS Civilculturist
Jim Mathias - CAL FIRE
Jeff Pettitt - Emergency Services Manager, Nevada County OES
Mike Walsh - Nevada County Sheriff's Department

Grant Writing:
Jenn Tamo - Analyst, Nevada County OES

Board and Staff Development:
Kate Wilkin - Cohesive Strategy Metrics

Volunteer Development:
Bob Long - Firewise Coalition

Human Resources
Donn Thane - Chairman, Ret. USFS Civilculturist
Rick Nolle - Vice Chairman, Real Estate Agent
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Pete Williams - Member at Large

Director Nomination:
Donn Thane - Chairman, Ret. USFS Civilculturist
Pete Williams - Member at Large
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Rick Nolle - Vice Chairman, Real Estate Agent