Syndy is the founder/owner of Wildfire Mitigation Network (WMN), a consulting firm designed to assist home owners and property managers mitigate the risk of wildfire to homes and valuable assets.
Syndy has more than 30 years as a wildland fire professional, working for several state and federal land management agencies before retiring from the Forest Service as a Deputy Fire Staff-Operations in southern Oregon.
Her work experience includes working as an engine captain, crew captain, hotshot, heli-rappeller, structural firefighter, battalion chief, division chief, fire management officer, and deputy fire staff. Her experiences include developing fuels treatment prescriptions for wildland urban interface protection and working with local organizations to develop Community Wildfire Protection Plans, in addition to her many years working in wildland fire suppression.
She has participated in large fire management and all-risk incident management from the west coast to the southeastern states, and Puerto Rico. She is currently a primary member of a type 1 national incident management and an alternate for an Area Command Team.
In addition to enjoying time with her family, pets, and the outdoors; working on WUI related projects for WMN; Syndy volunteers for a large county Search and Rescue organization and co-coordinates an annual fundraiser for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.