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 and CAL FIRE. He hopes to promote and encourage the use of “good fire” throughout Butte County. He is a California State Certified Prescribed Fire Burn Boss (CARx) and holds a Master's Degree in Forestry Science from Colorado State University. In his spare time he enjoys running, skiing, backpacking, and discovering other new self propelled ways of getting lost in the woods.