I have experience responding to emergencies and disasters at the city, county, non-profit, and state level. I mostly work in the planning section or as an agency representative in management.

The B shift crew in the Ventura EOC for the Thomas Fire.

I have responded to seven presidentially declared major disasters, and numerous state / locally proclaimed emergencies. All of my response experience is within California, from San Diego to Santa Barbara counties.

Working in the American Red Cross EOC for the Antelope Valley Mudslides, October 2015.

While wildfires have been my most common incident type, I’ve also responded to winter storms, debris flows, power outages, a mass shooting, a nuclear alert, and a tsunami.

The Ventura EOC celebrates Christmas during the 17 day activation for Thomas Fire response.

In 2018, I earned a Type III position credential as Planning Section Chief from the California Specialized Training Institute. Below you’ll find my comprehensive response experience that I update periodically.

The EOC Action Plan for the Hill / Woolsey Fires.
  • CA Feb 2019 Winter Storms (DR-4431): Deputy Director, CalOES Regional EOC February 14, 2019
  • Hill & Woolsey Fires (DR-4407): CalOES Agency Representative, Ventura County EOC  November 9-14, 2018
  • Borderline Mass Shooting Incident: CalOES Agency Representative, Ventura County EOC  November 8, 2018
  • October Storms 1: CalOES Agency Representative, Riverside County EOC  September 30, 2018
  • Holy Wildfire (FM-5268): CalOES Southern Region Duty Officer  August 9-13, 2018
  • West & Holiday Wildfires (FM-5251 & 5252): Planning Section Chief, CalOES Regional EOC   July 6-8, 2018
  • March 2018 Winter Storm: CalOES Agency Representative, Ventura County EOC  March 20-21, 2018
  • Montecito Debris Flow (DR-4353): Planning Section Chief, CalOES Regional EOC January 10, 2018
  • January 2018 Winter Storm: CalOES Agency Representative, Ventura County EOC January 8, 2018
  • Thomas Wildfire (DR-4353): CalOES Agency Representative, Ventura County EOC Level II Activation Dec 4-21, 2017
  • Vista Wildfire: CalOES Agency Representative, Ventura County EOC Level II Activation  October 24, 2017
  • Canyon 2 Wildfire (DR-4344): Situation Unit Leader, CalOES Regional EOC  October 10-12, 2017
  • Colton Power Outage: Deputy Operations Section Chief, CalOES Regional EOC  August 31, 2017
  • Diablo Canyon Power Plant Alert: Deputy Planning Section Chief, CalOES Regional EOC  July 28, 2017
  • CA Feb 2017 Winter Storms (DR-4308): Documentation Unit Leader, American Red Cross Feb 18, 2017
  • January 2017 SoCal Floods (DR-4305): Deputy Planning Section Chief, American Red Cross Jan 22, 2017
  • Sand Fire: Geographic Information Systems Unit Leader, American Red Cross EOC  July 23, 2016
  • Sage Fire: Planning Section Chief, American Red Cross EOC  July 9, 2016
  • Old Fire: Deputy Planning Section Chief, American Red Cross EOC  June 5, 2016
  • Antelope Valley Mudslides: Situation Unit Leader, American Red Cross EOC  October 17, 2015
  • 405 Closure: EOC Responder, City of Los Angeles Level 1 Activation  July 16, 2011
  • Tohoku Tsunami (DR-1968): EOC Responder, City of Los Angeles Level 1 Activation  March 11, 2011