ONLINE EVENT: How to Plan for Rebuilding after Wildfire, and Practical Tips for Selecting a Builder

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About this Meeting

If a wildfire has destroyed your home or business, there are many details to consider before deciding

  • if you will rebuild,
  • how you will rebuild
  • and who will choose to be your builder.

The considerations are many and details are important as you weigh your options, make your budget and move forward.

Attend this Community to Community meeting of After the Fire's Wildfire Survivor Leadership Network to hear practical approaches to understanding your options, finding resilient building considerations, and strategies for interviewing and vetting a builder. We will also share tips based on hard lessons learned and things we wish we knew when planning our own community fire rebuilds over the last 4 years in Sonoma County and Butte County.

Bring your questions! There will be time for Q and A.

Can't make it live? This session will be recorded and posted on our YouTube Channel

The session will include special guests:

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Amy Rohrer, Co-Owner of Rohrer Construction and Executive Director of Valley Contractors Exchange

Amy is a second-generation builder living in Butte Creek Canyon. After their family’s home and construction shop was lost in the 2018 Camp Fire, She and her husband got HAZWOPER certified and spent 3 months removing the ash and debris from their property, as well as their neighbor’s property, before they got down to the business of rebuilding. In 2022, she is launching a mobile training unit that will travel to burned-out communities and teach fire survivors basic cons

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Charles Brooks, Founder of Rebuild Paradise Foundation and COO and Co-Founder of After the Fire

Charles Brooks is a graduate of CSU Chico with a degree in Business Administration. Charles and his wife Jennifer have been Paradise Residents since 2004 and Butte County since 1998. Charles has always had a heart for service. He is an Eagle Scout and has been involved in several volunteer civic organizations including; Boy Scouts of America Students in Free Enterprise, Butte County Search & Rescue, Paradise Citizens’ Alliance, and coached his boys’ soccer teams for many years. Founding Rebuild Paradise was an easy choice and necessary step to assist the Butte County community recover in a meaningful way over the many years to come.  One of the innovations that Charles developed for the Paradise Fire recovery was the Residential Floor Plan Library, in partnership with professional design partners and sponsors, an online resource for a build in the Camp Fire footprint designed to help you save money and the time in designing a home.

Sasha Butler

Sasha Butler, Coffey Strong Board of Directors and Tubbs Fire Survivor

Sasha has 20+ years of experience managing an architectural office and small construction company.  Having navigated the process of rebuilding from design concepts, permit submittal and plan check, to dealing with construction related deficiencies during and after the rebuild, Sasha understands some of the potential problems and setbacks that can occur, particularly throughout a fire rebuild.

and hosted by Pamela Van Halsema, Tubbs Fire Survivor and After the Fire Director of Community and Digital Programs