The Board is made up of positions that are elected each year around the time of the annual meeting.
- President: Laurel Kays
- Vice-President: Wesley Sketo
- Past-President/Advisor: Jennifer Fawcett
- Treasurer: Monica Rother
- Secretary: Carmella Stirrat
- At-Large Board Member: Bart Cagle
- At-Large Board Member: Adam Warwick
- At-Large Board Member: Jesse Wimberley
Education and Outreach
The Education and Outreach committee has designed a Communications Plans and a brochure on the Council. It also continues to develop and improve the Council’s website.
Chair: Debbie Crane and Christie Adams
The Membership committee recruits and tracks membership for the Prescribed Fire Council.
Chair: John Ann Shearer
The Implementation sub-committee works closely with the other committees to identify factors that impede practitioner use of prescribed fire both on public and private lands. It develops solutions/ actions to ameliorate these problems. It provides a means of supporting and enhancing certified burner and other current and future training programs designed to organize and train responsible, experienced prescribed burners.
Chair: Thomas Crate
The Development committee ensures that the budget and finances are in place to support the work of the Council.
Chair: Bruce White and Scott Pohlman
The Policy committee identifies potential issues (e.g. air quality and/or wetlands) that could affect the use of prescribed fire and develops solutions in cooperation with regulatory agencies. It provides an active conservation voice in legislative proceedings that debate the future of prescribed fire as a primary tool for wildlife, forest and ecosystem management in North Carolina.
Chair: Branda Nowell
The Annual Meeting sub-committee is tasked with organizing the Council’s Annual Meeting. If you like to make sure the meeting covers what you need as a prescribed burner, this is the committee to join!
Chair: Wesley Sketo