Fire Safe Council
Meet Our Board Members
Susan Goodwin - Co- Chairman
As a resident of Whitmore for nearly 20 years, Susan has been active in the community throughout those years. Working as a Civil Engineer for a local planning firm, Vestra Inc. since 2002, Susan brings a massive amount of valuable experience and knowledge to the table. Susan also previously served as the president of the Cow Creek Watershed Management Group, dedicated to enhancing water use for public and private benefit, and increasing fuel management and fire safety. During her downtime, Susan is an avid horse back rider and can almost always be found with a dog or two at her side.
Tania Greenwood - Co-Chairman
Tania, a lifelong resident of Shasta County, moved with her family to Whitmore more than 17 years ago. As the owner of the Whitmore General Store and a board member of the Whitmore Community Center, Tania is actively involved in the promotion of local events, fundraising activities and community information. With a long history of business and office management, she puts her skills to good use by helping to manage social media and the online presence of the W.F.S.C. as well as the Community Action Group and the Whitmore Community Center.
Sara West - Secretary
Sara, working full time as a nurse at a local hospital, also calls Whitmore home. She and her husband are both active members of our local Whitmore Volunteer Fire Department and often fill the role of first responders to medical and fire emergencies in Whitmore and surrounding areas. She regularly contributes her time and energy to a multitude of fundraising events for the W.V.F.C. and helps to manage the Silent Auction for the Whitmore Mountain Music Faire hosted every May by our local volunteer fire department and it's team of supporters, the Firecrackers.
Joe Mello - Treasurer
Joe and his wife are recent newcomers to the Whitmore area, but have embraced the community as though they have lived here forever. Retired from his long career in management with Toyota, Joe and his wife have returned to their roots of small town living by leaving the hustle and bustle of city life in San Jose and heading for the hills. Realizing the importance of a well prepared, fire safe community, Joe has quickly become a valuable asset to the W.F.S.C. bringing with him the perspective of experiencing life in Whitmore for the first time.
Bill Ellis - Board Member
Bill, a well experienced contractor and extremely talented carpenter, is also a highly active member of the Whitmore community. He has been a member of our local volunteer fire department for more than 30 years, and the acting chief since 1995. He is most often found with his wife Holly at his side, devoting their time & effort to everything "Whitmore". Their participation in nearly every fundraising project for the W.V.F.C. and providing guidance and support for many volunteers and community members has proven to be invaluable to many in our area.
Joe Rodrigues - Board Member
Joe is a man of many skills, his most favorite being under the hood tinkering with one engine or another, or behind the wheel on the dirt track, once winning the 1980 California Street Stock Championship. After he retired from active duty in the Air Force, Joe took on a job with AC Transit in the Bay Area , eventually moving on to a position with Kenitic Wind-Power as a supervisor of research & development in the Power Electronics Lab. Now, willing to donate his time and talents to a wide array of projects, Joe and his wife Diane have contributed many hours towards ensuring the success of many community events benefiting the W.V.F.C.
Sarah Seiler- Board Member
Sarah, also a new resident of the Whitmore area brought a wealth of knowledge and experience with her when she recently joined the Whitmore F.S.C. As a project manager for the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District with a B.S. in Geology, she has a long history of field experience managing and coordinating various environmental projects, fuels reduction surveys as well as work crew management. Sarah has a true love for the outdoors and has made herself right at home in the Whitmore Community.