Board Members Español Robert Roper Chair Learn More Robert Roper Retired Ventura County Fire Chief & Retired Nevada State Forester J. Lopez Co-Chair Learn More J. Lopez Former vice-chair, and L.A. County Fire Assistant Chief, Forestry Division Pat Frost Vice Chair Learn More Pat Frost Coast Region FSC Representative from Trinity County FSC District manager for the Trinity County Resource Conservation District. Kate Dargan Co-Vice Chair Learn More Kate Dargan California State Fire Marshal, former Napa County Fire Marshal, former David Horne, Ph.D. Treasurer Learn More David Horne, Ph.D. Southern California Region FSC Rep. Professor emeritus in marketing at the College of Business Administration, California State University Long Beach. Laura Blaul Secretary Learn More Laura Blaul Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal, Former Orange County Fire Authority Jerry Davies Chair Emeritus Learn More Jerry Davies Strategic Media, PR, and Communications Consulting Rex Frazier Board Member Learn More Rex Frazier President of the Personal Insurance Federation of California Angie Gibson Board Member Learn More Angie Gibson Vice President of Emergency Preparedness and Response- PG&E Steve Hawks Board Member Learn More Steve Hawks Staff Chief of Wildfire Planning and Engineering Division, CAL FIRE Pat Kidder Board Member Learn More Pat Kidder Former CFSC board chair and retired BLM state fire and aviation officer. George (Ed) Mertens Board Member Learn More George (Ed) Mertens Volunteer firefighter with the Higgins Fire Department in Grass Valley and a founding member of the Nevada County Fire Safe Council. Chris Ochoa Board Member Learn More Chris Ochoa Senior Counsel- Codes, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for the California Building Industry Association David Shew Board Member Learn More David Shew Former CAL FIRE Staff Chief: Fire Plan/CAIRS/ SRA Fire Prevention Program Troy Whitman Board Member Learn More Troy Whitman Southern California Region Utility Rep. Senior fire management officer for Southern California Edison Co.