Meet our 2019 Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling Micro-grant Recipients!

The American Wildfire Experience is proud to introduce the following twelve talented wildland firefighters — recipients of our inaugural Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling Micro-grant cycle.  Chosen from among many talented applicants, our selectees represent a cross-section of U.S. and Canadian wildland firefighters intent on telling the story of wildland fire in creative, authentic, insightful and compelling ways.

Our digital storytelling grants are intended to help these wildland fire content creators/creatives–firefighters who are already creating and sharing their photography, videography, and/or writing with the broader wildland fire community–share their experience with fire on an even larger scale.  Each applicant was asked to create a project proposal that would help to tell the story of fire in an interesting and compelling way, and we are excited to see what they produce this season.  Click on the images below to read a short bio, synopsis of their proposed project, and examples of their current and previous work!

Amanda Monthei USA | Videography
Jack Ramsay USA | Videography
Kyle Miller USA | Photography
Ben Gregory USA | Photography
Jake Niece USA | Photography
Lucy Grainger Canada | Photography
Garrett Shepard USA | Photography
Greg Jones Canada | Photography
Krystal Hazen-McCreary USA | Writing
Bre Orcasitas USA | Writing
Kane Wyatt Canada | Videography
William Robert Victor Eason Canada | Photography

Interested in donating to our Wildland Fire Digital Storytelling Micro-Grant Initiative?  Click here to view our sponsorship packet.

2020 Micro-Grant Initiative Donors:

Private Sponsors:

Peter and Jane Carpenter
Bethany Hannah