Joe Zicherman, President email@example.com Joe is a consulting fire scientist and has worked over 30 years to solve fire-safety problems in the public and private sector. He worked for the UC Forest Products Lab in Richmond in 1973 and, after consulting with Fire Cause Analysis in Berkeley, received a doctoral degree UC Berkeley in 1978. Joe’s consultation work for the State Fire Marshal’s office on fire-safety building requirements was incorporated into the California Building Code, and he has recently become increasingly involved in problems related to Wildland-Urban Interface fires. Joe has been a landowner in Boonville for over 20 years, growing grapes and continuing with part-time fire-safety consulting work. He has also worked with people who lost their homes in recent fires.
Amanda Reiman, Vice-President firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Reiman is Vice-President of Community Relations for Flow Kana, a branded cannabis distribution company that works with small farmers in the Emerald Triangle. She is also Chairs the Board of the International Cannabis Farmers Alliance, advocating for research and policies favoring sun-grown cannabis cultivation through traditional farming methods and is a Board member for the California Cannabis Tourism Association, the Mendocino Cannabis Alliance, and The Initiative, the first incubator/accelerator for women-owned cannabis businesses. Amanda currently lives in the West Hills of Ukiah.
Charlie Kelly, Secretary email@example.com Charlie grew up on a ranch in Southern California, under the tutelage of a true environmentalist and steward of the Earth—his Dad. He further developed his love of Nature and our World by becoming an Eagle Scout (1962). Charlie has been a Rotarian for about 35 years, including the position of District Governor for six Northwest California counties. For the last 18 years, he has also driven a water tender on many, many wildfires (including 6 of the top 10), and is a CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) trainer. Charlie lives near Lake Mendocino in Ukiah, CA.
Lisa Bauer, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa lives in Yorkville, CA, far off the grid above Anderson Valley, and owns a small winery, Yamakiri Wines. She dry-farms older vines using natural farming methods in several vineyards she manages. Lisa also co-manages the rural road where her ranch sits, and volunteers on the Yorkville Community Benefits Association board, raising funds for Yorkville firefighting resources. She ran the recycling and refuse programs at UC Berkeley, where she worked with students, taught several environmental sustainability classes, and managed early sustainability efforts at the University.
Nancy Armstrong-Frost, Director email@example.com Nancy is a Yorkville, CA resident and rancher, a vineyard owner, and the owner of Oat Valley Vineyards olive oil. She is also a Yorkville community volunteer, and mother to three adult children, three dogs, and six chickens. With Southern Mendocino and Northern Sonoma roots going back over a century, Nancy is an advocate for property holders in fire-resiliency education. She received a business degree from Chico State.
Mark Hilliker, Director Mark is a Ukiah resident, and has been a resident of Mendocino County for over 50 years. Employed as a Firefighter by the State of California in the 60s, Mark joined the Ukiah Fire Department in 1968, and retired as Captain, EMT in 2007. During this period he served two years in the US Army (Operations & Intelligence, Honorably Discharged), and then returned to the Ukiah Fire Department. Mark attended Mendocino and John Hancock Colleges and is certified as a State of California Hazard Materials Specialist and Instructor. Mark is also a Mendocino County Safety Officer, and a member of the Ukiah City Planning Commission.
Our board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. Until further notice board meetings are being conducted virtually.