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California Professional Firefighters

Published Quarterly

Publication Office
California Professional Firefighters
1780 Creekside Oaks
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 921-9111

Editor: Carroll Wills
Managing Editor: Fera Dayani
Graphic Designer: Robbie Panco

Cover Photo: Robbie Panco


Executive Board
Brian K. Rice President
Mike Lopez Secretary-Treasurer
Tim Strack 1st District Vice President
Chris Mahon 2nd District Vice President
Jair Juarez 3rd District Vice President
Vince Wells 4th District Vice President
Michael Massone 5th District Vice President
Tim Edwards 6th District Vice President
Dave Gillotte 7th District Vice President
Freddy Escobar 8th District Vice President

Erik Baskin
Paul Van Gerwen
Andy Doyle

Teresa Ortiz Managing Director
Christy Bouma Director of Governmental Affairs
Shawnda Westly Political Director
Shawn Stark Deputy Political Director
Christine Harms Senior Political Associate
Carroll Wills Communications Director
Fera Dayani Deputy Communications Director
Kerissa Garlick Communications Specialist
Pharris Treskunoff Assistant to the President
Rosalia Lopez Executive Assistant
Debbie George PER Administrator
Apryl Swanberg Administrative Assistant
Irene Chu Finance Director
Kathy Shipley Accounting Specialist
Jessica Contreras Receptionist

CPF Callback Association
Cynthia Clark Projects Coordinator

Firefighters Print & Design
Mariena De Anda Director
Natalie Mercado Assistant Manager
Cynthia Clark Promotional Products Representative
Jennifer Fong Administrative Assistant
Robbie Panco Senior Graphic Designer
Emily Masterson Graphic Designer
Taylor de la Peña Digital Press Operator
Shakeel Ali Shipping and Delivery Clerk

California Fire Foundation
Elena Ruiz Director
Brittany Trudeau Program Manager
Sara Rogers Program Manager

California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee
Yvonne de la Peña Executive Director

Firefighter Candidate Testing Center
Mitch DeAnda Program Director
Kelley Trujillo Program Manager

Firestar Studios
Jay Chance Producer/Director
Matthew McDermott Videographer/Editor
Cierra Timpson Production Coordinator