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David Kerr

Fire Management Specialist/Fire Behavior Analyst

David is a 1981 honors graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resources Management.  He was a qualified Incident Commander, Operations Section Chief and Fire Behavior Analyst, and has more than 37 years experience supporting wildland fire suppression operations throughout the United States with the Forest Service and National Park Service.  His experience includes time spent as the Fire Chief at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and the Los Padres National Forest, as well as having served as a Fire Management Specialist for the Washington Headquarters of the United States Forest Service. 

Since retiring from the Forest Service, David serves as a fire management specialist and primary facilitator with Geo Elements.  David is an expert in fire behavior modeling and weather data analysis in support of wildland fire and fuels assessments.  In addition, David serves as the course coordinator and principle instructor for a variety of National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) wildfire training sessions.