The WETC STEERING COMMITTEE is currently composed of the following members:

Heward headshot Heather Heward
University of Idaho
Hunter headshot Molly Hunter
University of Arizona
Iverson headshot Ben Iverson
National Wildfire Coordinating Group
Kane headshot Jeff Kane
Humboldt State University
Kobziar headshot Leda Kobziar
University of Idaho
Morgan headshot Penny Morgan
University of Idaho
Mares headshot Christine Mares
Northern Arizona University / WETC
Roise headshot Joe Roise
North Carolina State University
Sugihara headshot Neil Sugihara
Northern Arizona University / WETC
Thode headshot Andi Thode
Northern Arizona University
Touchette headshot Travis Touchette
National Wildfire Coordinating Group

The WETC STAFF is currently composed of two part time employees working for Andi Thode at NAU and funded through an agreement with the USFS.

  • Neil Sugihara - Program Coordinator, Northern Arizona University / WETC
  • Christine Mares - Script Writer, Northern Arizona University / WETC


The WETC WEB SUBCOMMITEE is tasked with the development, production, and revision of the WETC website. Current members are:

  • Heather Heward - Chair, University of Idaho
  • Christine Mares, Northern Arizona University / WETC
  • Neil Sugihara, Northern Arizona University / WETC
  • Andi Thode, Northern Arizona University
  • Travis Touchette, National Wildfire Coordinating Group



  • Molly Hunter - Chair, University of Arizona
  • Andi Thode, Northern Arizona University



  • Christine Mares - Chair, Northern Arizona University / WETC
  • Neil Sugihara, Northern Arizona University / WETC


SUBJECT MATTER/PEER REVIEW TEAMS develop the WETC material within a defined subject matter area. SM/PR teams are in place for ongoing projects and being developed for future project areas. These change with the needs of the ongoing projects. This is an active, applied area of WETC operations and additional subject matter areas and participation from additional individuals and groups is highly encouraged. To find out how to join this effort, contact Neil Sugihara.

The current SM/PR Teams include:

  • Fuel Science and Management
  • Fire Behavior and Modeling
  • Fire Ecology