Wildfire Prevention Fuels Reduction Forest Restoration
Craig took over as Executive Director of CHIPS in September, 2022. Previously, Craig spent a decade working as a Director for the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. Prior to that, Craig ran several of his own companies, counting over 450 employees in California and the mid-west.
Grants and Agreements Manager
Jill began working for CHIPS in July of 2021, administering contracts and grants, interacting with grantors and contractors, and providing general administrative services to the CHIPS office. Prior to signing on with CHIPS, Jill served as the Administrator for the ACCG and wrote applications for and administered grants for other local organizations. Her career prior to moving to Arnold was with Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, where she licensed technologies, facilitated laboratory-industry research partnerships, and provided strategic planning and facilitation services. She has lived in Arnold for 8 years and enjoys all that the area has to offer: hiking, biking, camping, kayaking. She has built two beautiful wooden kayaks – and they both float!
Seva McCarter, CFO for CHIPS, has years of experience in the Accounting Field from companies such as Litton Property Management, Inc., LIME Financial Services, LTD, Cypress Ventures, Inc., The Money Store and TRW. She was the CFO & Controller for Litton Property Management for 18 years and still serves as the CFO in a limited capacity. In her career at LIME Financial Services, LTD, she was responsible for over $80 million in monthly fundings. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Rail Road Flat Community Club & Mountin’ Money II, an investment fund on a volunteer basis.
Field Operations Manager
Kettja has lived in Alpine County for fourteen years and is finishing her AA degree at South Lake Tahoe Community College. Kettja began her forestry journey with CHIPS in 2018, first as a Swamper then as a Sawyer for two years. In October 2021, she was hired through the Sierra Nevada Alliance as a Forestry Fellow to act as the Field Operations Manager for CHIPS. Currently, Kettja helps manage CHIPS’ crews in Chico, Yosemite, and Woodfords (Alpine County) areas. She brings a strong understanding of safe felling techniques, organizational and planning skills, and years of working within a dynamic team setting to CHIPS. She enjoys auto mechanics, swimming, math, and spending time with her younger relatives. She will continue her education under an engineering program.