Emeritus

The people listed here, while not currently holding official roles in the organization, form an essential part of our culture. Their contributions as senior staff members and organizational pioneers have been vital to our efforts. Many are still active members of the community, and their leadership will always be deeply appreciated.

Ada Lee Chester
AKA Dago Bay
Operations Manager, DPW
Senior Staff: 2000-2004

Andie Grace
AKA ActionGrl
Communications Manager
Regional Network Manager
Senior Staff: 2002-2012

Beth Scarborough
AKA Bettiejune
Associate Director of Art Management
2004-2015

Bex Workman
Regional Network Coordinator
Senior Staff: 2005-2008

Breanna Wagner
Senior Accountant
2015-2017

Brian Forsyth
Tech Initiatives Manager
2009-2015

Brian Garmire
AKA Shiloh
Gate Manager 2003

Caleb Anderson
AKA C-load
Gate Co-manager
Senior Staff: 2007-2009

Carmen Mauk
Executive Director, Burners Without Borders
2005-2015

Chris Lewis
Gate Manager
Senior Staff: 1998-2000

Christine Kristen
AKA LadyBee
Art Curator
Senior Staff: 2003-2008

Dana Harrison
AKA Biz Babe
Business Services Director
Senior Staff: 1998-2005

Dave Pedroli
AKA SuperDave
Nevada Properties, DPW Operations Manager
Senior Staff: 2004-2007

Dave Thornton
AKA Thorny
Finance Manager
Senior Staff: 2000-2009

DJ Momme
AKA Fathom
Senior Staff Accountant
2009 – 2017

Eli Peterson
AKA Wiggle Room
Program Services Manager
2010-2016

Emerald
Technology Team Tools Advocate
2012-2015

Etai Freedman
AKA Fancy Pants
Development Associate
2014-2016

Flynn Mauthe
Director of Operations, DPW
Senior Staff: 1995-2003

Frank Diaz
AKA Frolic
Staff Accountant
2006-2014

Frog Gilmore
Gerlach Office: 1999-2000
Ticketing Support and Year-round Office Staff: 1999-2014
Gate: 1999-2005
Box Office: 1999-2003, 2012-2014
Flambe Lounge & Decompression Vol Coordinator: 2000-2005
BMIDs: 2002-2012
Playa Animal Welfare Team: 1999-2014

Glenda Solis
Art Department Material Culture Manager
2013 – 2015
Art Department Assistant
2010-2012

Greg Miller
AKA SeaDog
Black Rock Ranger Department Head
Senior Staff: 2003-2009

Holly Kreuter
Theme Camp Coordinatrix
Senior Staff: 1999-2003

Ira Wing
Gate, Perimeter, and Exodus Manager
2016 – 2017

J. Duane Hoover
AKA Big Bear
Ranger Director, LEAL Team Manager
Senior Staff: 1998-2014

Jeff Oshani
AKA Mr. Freeze
Gate Co-manager
2000-2002

Jeph Ward
AKA Entropy
Gate Co-manager
Senior Staff: 2007-2008

Jess Bobier
Office Efficiency Nurse
Senior Staff: 2003-2005

Joseph F. Fenton
AKA Boggmann
Ranger Operations Manager
Senior Staff: 2000-2002

Joseph Pred
Emergency Services Operations Chief
Senior Staff: 1996-2013
Executive Committee: 2012-2013

Josie Schimke
Arts & Civic Engagement Communications Specialist
2007 – 2016

Joy Orabella
Office Manager
1998-2009

Kara Lander
AKA Quaker
Ticketing Associate
2015-2016

Kat Steinmetz
AKA Lambchop
Head of Human Resources
2005 – 2015

Kimmie Vaccaro
AKA All-In
Human Resources Manager
2003-2015

Kristen Berg
AKA Answergirl
Placement Manager
2013-2017

Kristy Evans
Gate Manager
2012-2013

Lara Hopwood
Program Associate
2011-2015

Lee Anna Mariglia
Media Operations Supervisor
2010-2014

Mark “Bucky” Evan Oliver II
AKA Spiderman
Gate Co-manager (with Pearl)
Senior Staff: 2004-2006

Marshall Perry
AKA Wilde Childe
Gate Operations Manager
2010

Molly Tirpak
AKA Safetygirl
Volunteer Department Manager
Senior Staff: 2001-2003

Paul Landgraver
AKA Pearl
Gate Co-manager
2004-2006

Peter Kranz
AKA Moebius
Perimeter Manager
1999-2013

Peter Letourneau
AKA Open Mic
Office Administrative Assistant
2016 – 2018

Piper Hook
Communications Specialist
2016-2017

Rachael Devlin
AKA Miss Roach
Office Host
2010-2012

Rachel Kallett
Administrative Associate & Special Projects
2010-2015

Rob Miller
AKA Ra
Tech Department Lead
Senior Staff: 2001-2003

Rosalie Fay Barnes
Government Relations Manager
2009-2017

Rosie Von Lila
Cultural Relations Maven
2014-2015

Selena Ozuna
AKA Sassette
People Lifecycle Manager
2016 – 2018

Seth Schrenzel
AKA Bluecross
Exodus Manager
2009 – 2013

Shawn Saleme
BWB Program Coordinator
2016-2017

Shelley McTamaney
AKA Demanda Fortune
Accounting Manager
2010 – 2015

Sherry Carter
Gerlach Office Manager
2004-2017

Spider Davila
Gate Co-manager
Senior Staff: 2007-2008

Steven Young
AKA Thor
2014-2015

Teri Oshani
AKA Virgin Mary
Gate Co-manager
2000-2002

Tomas McCabe
AKA Tomas
Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives
2007 – 2016

Walker Fisher
Philanthropic Engagement Associate
2015-2017

Will Chase
Minister of Propaganda
Webmaster
Web Team Project Manager
Burning Man Art Council
Senior Staff: 2003-2016

Zabed Monika
Administrative Manager
Senior staff: 2008-2011