Oral Histories:

Thom Alcoze is an Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry. His research interest is Native American land management prior to European settlement.

Donna Ashworth is a nineteen-year veteran of the Woody Mountain Lookout and the author of three books: Biography of a Small Mountain, Against This Ground, and Arizona Triptych.

Melissa Bardsley has been employed as a timber marker for the Forest Service and as a member of an engine crew during the 1988 fire season.

A computer programmer for the U.S. Geological Survey, Glen Eldo Bennett was also employed as a bus driver for firefighters during the summer of 1973.

Susan Billingsley was the first female Forestry student to graduate from Northern Arizona University; she has also worked as a forest technician and a Grand Canyon river guide.

Bill Bishop's career in wildland fire management includes time spent as the supervisor of one of Arizona's first Hotshot crews during the 1970s.

Charles Denton gained experience in diverse supervisory and logistic roles as a career firefighter and spent eighteen years in forest management as a district ranger for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

Steve Dudley is a Forest Service employee with a long firefighting career as a member of the Mormon Lake Ranger District on the Coconino National Forest.

Bruce Koyiyumptewa has spent many years working with the Forest Service as a silviculturalist. He has also worked with wildland fire as part of a helitac crew and in several supervisory roles.

The Director of the Hopi Cultural Preservation, Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, experienced wildfire suppression first-hand as a Hopi Hotshot crew member in 1969 and 1970.

Claudia Mazuros is a retired career firefighter who spent time as a crew boss on the Color Country Class 2 firefighting team.

Brian Nowicki is a conservation biologist with the Southwest Forest Alliance, a coalition of sixty-five environmental and community groups throughout the Southwest.

Dan Oltrogge manages wildland fire, fire use for resource benefits, and aviation operations at the Grand Canyon National Park.

George Sheppard served as a wildlife biologist with the Williams Ranger District in the Kaibab National Forest. He also serves on the national Type I incident management team.

H. B. "Doc" Smith has worked as a district ranger in California and Nevada, a smokejumper and as an incident commander and area commander. He currently serves as program liaison for the NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.

Paul Summerfelt is the Fuel Management Officer for the City of Flagstaff.

Scott Thybony is a well-known author and expert on the Four Corners area who has recently completed Wildfire, a book dealing with fire in the American Southwest.

Diane Vosick currently serves as senior program representative at Northern Arizona University's Ecological Restoration Institute in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Kay Whitaker is the Director of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library. Her husband, John, worked as a forest firefighter for many years.

Currently, Cathie Zettler is the fire management officer for Mormon Lake Ranger District on the Coconino National Forest. She also serves on a national Type I incident management team as air operations branch director.

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