Thanks to our Fire Photo Experts

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

2007 Photography Judges

Lane Eskew is an editor with the Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO. Evaluating photographs is an integral part of Lane’s job. Outdoor magazines, books, brochures, and other media have published Lane’s photographs over the past 16 years.

Roy Mita is an application developer and analyst for the Forest Service, NRIS-FSVeg, Fort Collins, CO. Having spent the first half of his career on ranger districts in Regions 1 and 9, he maintains an active interest and involvement in wildland and prescribed fire.

Reghan Cloudman is a public affairs specialist on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland. She spends much of her time working on issues management, media and legislative relations, fire information, event planning, facilitation, and the web. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Speech and Mass Communications in May 2001 and completed her master’s degree in Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University in December 2004.


2007 Fire Safety Experts

Tammy Denney, a webmaster for Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management, Washington, DC, has been with the agency for more than 20 years. As webmaster, Tammy develops and designs specialized fire-related communication materials for a broad audience. Her diversified experience includes national contracting, budget and fiscal management, public affairs, wildland fire safety, and fuels program analysis.

Paul Schmidtke, the Branch Chief for Cooperative Fire Programs in the National Headquarters Office, has been with the Forest Service for 20 years, starting his career on the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Paul served in various fire management and natural resource positions on the Lincoln National Forest.

Thank you Tammy, Paul, Lane, Roy, and Reghan for your time and expertise!

Thanks for Entering!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IN OUR NEXT PHOTO CONTEST.