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Board Members

Joe Christy


Joe chairs board meetings, manages projects, coordinates volunteers, and
writes a monthly column on Fire Safe issues in our community's monthly newsletter. He spent 7 years on the permanent scientific staff managing the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, a California 501(c)(3) corporation funded by more than $3 million in federal and foundation grants annually.

Nadia Hamey

Vice President

Nadia is an independent Registered Professional Forester. On the board she writes grants, treatment prescriptions and CEQA documentation.

Paul Gabriel

Board Member

As a lifetime resident of Bonny Doon, Paul is keenly interested in his community and the safety and well being of his neighbors. He has served on the Fire Safe Council since 2011 and focuses much of his energy on our Shaded Fuel Break projects. Paul is an accomplished engineer machinist and mechanic and is employed at a Santa Cruz confectionery company. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Paul enjoys hiking, biking and nature photography.

Ilana King


Professionally, Ilana is involved in providing management, accounting and financial services to non-profits. On the board, she focuses on managing the budget and accounts of the organization.

Andy Hubbs

Board Member

Andy is Vegetation Management Program Coordinator, CAL FIRE San Mateo/Santa Cruz Unit. He also writes treatment prescriptions and CEQA documentation.