Bethany has a unique and varied background in multiple fields and in public, private, and nonprofit sectors – from wildland firefighting to entrepreneurship. She’s been involved in the wildland fire community for more than 20 years and is a passionate advocate of understanding, examining, and communicating the story of wildland fire (particularly our human relationship to fire). She runs the American Wildfire Experience (a nonprofit organization in the USA) and a wildland fire oral history and digital storytelling project called The Smokey Generation on the side. When not consumed by fire, she loves woodworking, traveling, exploring wild areas, and working on various web-based creative projects.
Skills and Abilities
Strategic planning and implementation | Project/program design and management | Technical writing | Oral history/interviewing | Coordination and collaboration
English (native), Spanish (beginner)
Master of Arts in Environmental Studies (Wildland Fire Management and Communications); Prescott College, USA
BA in English/literature, minor in political ecology of wildland fire; Evergreen State College, USA