Dallas is a Minnesota native who spent 10 years as a wildland firefighter on Type 1 Interagency Hotshot Crews in California before joining the BCRCD in November 2021. Dallas now coordinates the Butte Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) as well as BCRCD's fuels reduction work with the Bureau of Land Management. He hopes to promote and encourage the use of “good fire” throughout Butte County . Dallas is earning a master's in forestry science from the University of Colorado State, as well as working toward his state prescribed burn boss certification (CARX). In his spare time he enjoys running, climbing, backpacking, and discovering other new self propelled ways of getting lost in the woods.