ALTURAS, Calif.— Gwen Sanchez will be Acting Modoc National Forest Supervisor while Amanda McAdams serves a 120-day detail as Acting Deputy Director for Human Resources in Albuquerque.
“I have had the pleasure of working alongside folks from the Modoc National Forest during past firefighting efforts,” said Sanchez. “I look forward to getting to know the forest and local communities while serving as your forest supervisor.”
Sanchez is currently the Assistant Director of Operations for the Pacific Southwest Region overseeing fire operations for Northern California. She started her career in Colorado working in Small Timber Sales Administration then moved to South Dakota taking a position in fire operations. She has since worked in a variety of fields in fire management, fuels management and planning with a detail to the National Interagency Fire Center working on national-level planning.
Sanchez moved to California in 2014 as a Deputy Forest Fire Management Officer followed by a detail as a District Ranger, both in Northern California. Gwen graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Press release provided from Modoc National Forest.