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:


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



The New Yorker:

Science Magazine:

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:

Thinking Outside the Stratosphere:


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:

Other Stuff:

Cameron Peak Facilitated learning analysis (FLA):

Smokey Generation AWE Micro-Grant Recipient: