2019 Micro-Grant Winner: Amanda Monthei

About Amanda:

Amanda Monthei was a writer before she was a firefighter, working primarily as a freelancer in the outdoor industry before getting a job with the Forest Service in 2016. She’s now in her second season with the Zigzag Hotshots.

Grant Category: Videography

Project Vision:

My plan is to combine a written essay with images and video shot over the summer to not only outline what hotshotting looks like on a daily basis, but to showcase the people who do it.

Previous Work:

Favorite thing about firefighting:

Definitely jalapeno beef patty MRES. Just kidding. What I really find myself missing in the off season are nights spent sleeping outside in beautiful places with no light pollution to drown out the stars.

More of Amanda’s work:

Amanda’s Vimeo
Amanda’s Website
Amanda’s Instagram