Sara Kniss comes to CFSC with successful experiences in business management, customer service, and program coordination. Sara worked for the Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council where she coordinated events, assisted with grant proposals and applications, and prepared grant reports and budgets. Born and raised in Ventura, CA, Sara Kniss has grown up around the realization that wildfires are common occurrences in California. With her father’s background in GIS, Cartography, and Infrared Mapping, the fire world has always been close to home. It, unfortunately, came a little too close to home during the Thomas Fire in 2017. As a result of this experience, Sara is driven to be involved in wildfire preparedness and to make a difference in communities.