(805) 746-7365 info@cvcfiresafe.org

CVCFSC Board of Directors


Mike LaPlant


Retired Deputy Chief from the Ventura County Fire Department

Luis Espinosa

Vice President

Retired Battalion Chief from Ventura City Fire Department

Charlotte Crocker



Jim Roth

Owner, Storm King Mountain Technologies

Past CVCFSC President



Richard Atmore, Jr.

Owner, RA Atmore & Sons, Inc.
Land Manager

Past CVCFSC President

Edwin T. McFadden III

Partner, McFadden Ranch

Marta Y. Alvarez

YCE Incorporated; Civil Engineer and Licensed Surveyor

Jim Kniss

Veteran’s Emergency Technical Services (VETS), Owner

Elaine Himelfarb

Executive Director


Advisory Board

Woody Bouska

Sure-fire Training, Cal Fire (Ret)

Celine Moomey

Vegetation Management Officer,

Ventura County Fire Dept.,

Fire Protection District

David Shaneyfelt, Esq.,

The Alvarez Firm

Kenneth VanWig

Wildland Fire Division

Ventura County Fire Dept.,

Fire Protection District

The mission of the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is to reduce the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods and infrastructure, through an aggressive program of action, education and collaboration with local, state and federal fire protection agencies.