Thank you for your interest in working with me.

Over the past several years I have had quite a few irons in the fire, which is to say that I have diversified my work in order to meet the need of the wildland firefighting community. However, these are my main focal points:

  • Critical Incident Training and Education
  • Fire Culture
  • Wildland Firefighter Advocacy
  • Writing about the above three bullets, and a smattering of other topics

If you have inquiries about speaking engagements, presentations, critical incident based trainings, or Hold and Improve please feel free to connect with me via email at: theevolvingnomad@gmail.com

 

Fire Career Information

  • Engine Crewmember
  • Interagency Hotshot Crewmember
  • Helicopter Rappeller
  • Smokejumper
  • Field Researcher- (Heat Stress Study on Wildland Firefighters)
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for multiple FLAs(Facilitated Learning Analysis’)
  • Family Liaison 
  • CISM-Peer Supporter
  • Field Operations Specialist

 

Interviews

The New Yorker:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/11/15/what-is-it-like-to-fight-a-megafire

Science Magazine:

https://www.science.org/content/article/heat-killing-more-people-ever-scientists-are-looking-ways-lower-risk

Written pieces as The Evolving Nomad:

Sixty-two written pieces. (Feel free to have a look around on the site!)

Written pieces beyond The Evolving Nomad:

The Columbian Insight:

https://columbiainsight.org/wildland-firefighters-great-exodus/

Thinking Outside the Stratosphere:

Self-Extrication:

Adapt and Overcome:

Tourniquet Anyone?

Formidable Opponent:

Two More Chains Cover Stories:

Where Do We Go From Here?

Throwing Us a Monkey Wrench of Historic Proportions:

Setting a New Standard:

Helmets. History, Insights, Thoughts and Observations:

Why Identity Matters:

https://www.wildfirelessons.net/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=f4047abc-7c5d-2a79-7769-e895a61c4e5f&forceDialog=0

Other Stuff:

Cameron Peak Facilitated learning analysis (FLA):

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/0d12d48a842745868c1cef3b7b99cd83/page/Overview/?views=Testing-%26-Tracing%2CSupporting-Hospitalized-Personnel%2CQuarantine-%26-Isolation%2CTesting

Smokey Generation AWE Micro-Grant Recipient:

http://wildfire-experience.org/2019grantwinners/breorcasitas