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Regional Office Contacts

Regional Fire Management Coordinator

Loren W. DeRosear, 505-248-6848, Loren_DeRosear@fws.gov
Roles and Responsibilities; Regional program safety, budget and oversight.

Deputy Regional Fire Management Coordinator

Mark Kaib, 505-248-6819, Mark_Kaib@fws.gov
Roles and Responsibilities; Program oversight, Burned Area Rehabilitation and Emergency Stabilization, Outreach, Adaptive Management elements of the program including interface with regional I&M program, regional Science Support Team, Joint Fire Science Program, fire-effects monitoring, research, and science applications.

Regional Fuels & Operations Specialist

Thad Herzberger, 505-248-7463, Thad_Herzberger@fws.gov
Roles and Responsibilities; Regional Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation, Wildland Fire Preparedness and Operations, Qualifications and Training.

Regional Fire Landscape Ecologist

Scott Bearer, 505-248-6820, Scott_Bearer@fws.gov
Roles and Responsibilities; Development and analysis of geospatial fire data and decision support tools, regional fire monitoring, coordination with partners in fire, I&M, science, and research.

Fire Program Budget Analyst

Mary Blake, 505-248-6484, Mary_Blake@fws.gov
Roles and Responsibilities; Regional Fire Management Budget, Fiscal Account Maintenance, Customer Service, FBMS functions and general administration

Interagency Southwest Region Predictive Services, Fire Meteorologist

Chuck Maxwell, 505-842-3419, CMaxwell@fs.fed.us
Roles and Responsibilities; Oversees the FWS regional weather station network and acts as lead of Predictive Services at the Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC). SWCC Predictive Services provides an integrated, interagency approach to wildland fire planning and preparedness by monitoring, analyzing and predicting the elements that contribute to wildland fire potential and fire management resource impact across Arizona, New Mexico and west Texas.

Last updated: February 22, 2019