Thanks to Fire Photo Experts

We assembled an excellent panel of judges, people with years of photography experience, and we made sure that fire safety expert evaluated the photos. We appreciate the time and skill that our panel members gave to this effort! The panel included:

2003 Photography Judges

Joe Champ is a professor of journalism and technical communication at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, is president of Champ Communication Research. Before his academic career, Joe worked for 10 years as an award-winning news anchor, reporter, and photographer.

Barbara Menzel is a computer programmer for the USDA Forest Service, Forest Management Service Center, Fort Collins, CO. She has been an amateur photographer for nearly 15 years. A collection of Barbís photographs was recently showcased at a local photography lab.

Lane Eskew is an editor with the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO. Included in his responsibilities is evaluating author photographs for publication. Laneís photographs have been published in outdoor magazines, books, brochures, and other media.

2003 Safety Expert

Ed Hollenshead, the USDA Forest Service National Fire Operations Safety Officer at the National Interagency Fire Center, Boise, ID. Through his 30-year career, Ed has been actively involved in wildland fire, serving in nearly every capacity from "ground-pounder" to incident commander.

Thank you very much for your time and your expertise!