Member

Barbara Mortimer

I live in the Los Cerros Colorados subdivision off Hyde Park Road. Our area is considered very high on the scale for the threat of wildfire. I would like to make my own home as fire wise as possible and share the information I gather with other concerned residents. I want to do my part in helping make the Hyde Park Road corridor more resistant to the spread of wildfire.

Occupation: Retired

City: Santa Fe

County: Santa Fe

Ross Clay

As a Stunt Coordinator safety has always been the prime directive. I have experience in creating fires and full body effects in fire for the motion picture industry. I am currently working on a proprietary piece of equipment that will safe the lives of our Wild Fire Fighters and for also the outdoor enthusiast.

Occupation: Local Business owner and 40 years in the Entertainment Industry as Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, 2nd Unit Director, Wrangler and Writer

Organization: SAG-AFTRA

email: rcstunts@gmail.com

City: Santa Fe

County: Santa Fe

 

Gwen Kolb

I am the State Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (PFW) in New Mexico. My program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore, enhance, and protect important habitats on their properties for the benefit of Federal Trust Species. Forest health and the practices to improve forest health on private lands is just one part of the PFW Program.

Occupation: State Coordinator

Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife

email: gwen_kolb@fws.gov

City: Albuquerque

County: Bernalillo

Website: https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/NewMexico/PFW_home.cfm

Lisa Bye

Folks often don't know where to look for information on wildfire, fuels management, and fire planning. I see the FAC network as a way to make connections between those with the knowledge and those without. As more and more connections are made the understanding of wildfire increases and folks are able to take actions that work for them. I been involved with fire for over 20 years and think I can help make those connections.

Occupation: Fuels Management Specialist and Fire Planner

Organization: Bureau of Land Management

email: lbye@blm.gov

City: Santa Fe

County: Santa Fe

Website: www.blm.gov

Rick Merrick

Rick Merrick

Rick Merrick

I have lived in Timberon New Mexico since 1996. I have been Fire Chief of the Timberon Volunteer Fire Dept. I owned and operated a tree thinning company and have worked on Government contracted fire engines. I have worked with local groups on Firewise programs and now I work with the Lincoln and Otero county commissioners to help private landowners on thinning projects and the Firewise program. In my capacity as the Rural Community Forester, I chair the Otero WUI Working Group where I facilitate meetings that all agencies and organizations come together to collaborate on thinning projects across the landscape.

Occupation: Rural Community Forester

Organization: South Central Mountain Resource Conservation & Development Council

email: rmerrick@scmrcd.org

City: Timberon

County: Lincoln

Website: www.scmrcd.org

Esmé Cadiente

As the Collaborative Forestry Project Manager for the Forest Stewards Guild I manage Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) projects, build fire-adapted communities and work to improve forest health through addressing wildfire on a fireshed scale in a pro-active, collaborative approach to improve the health and long-term resilience of our forests and communities.

Occupation: Collaborative Forestry Project Manager

Organization: Forest Stewards Guild

email: esme@forestguild.org

City: Santa Fe

County: Santa Fe

Website: www.ForestGuild.org

Teresa Rigby

Teresa is the Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist for the BLM in New Mexico. Her responsibilities include wildfire and prescribed fire outreach and education, community mitigation through grants and education, and the prevention of wildfires.

Occupation: Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist

Organization: Bureau of Land Management New Mexico

email: trigby@blm.gov

City: Santa Fe

County: Santa Fe

Website: https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/new-mexico