Christopher Lauppe – Chairperson of MFSC

Chris Lauppe

Chris Lauppe, a 30-year Alturas resident, retired from the USDA Farm Service Agency four years ago after 38 years with the department. He enjoys volunteer work, travel with his wife, Janice, grandchildren, and helping friends and family with rice harvest near Willows in Glenn County.

Ken Sandusky – Secretary of MFSC

Ken works to live, but lives to fish. He is a Public Information Officer with the US Forest Service, but is also working to build his goat herd. When he retires, he hopes to provide fuels-control services at elderly and low-income homes by hauling his goats around Modoc County in a custom trailer with a big screen TV. Then the goats can work providing a valuable service and Ken won’t miss the motocross races.

Paul Armstrong – Vice Chair of MFSC

Paul bought his property in Modoc County in 1971 and moved here permanently in 2003. Paul has worked in fire service for 38 years and continues to volunteer with the Likely Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Modoc County Sheriff’s Posse. Paul is a valuable asset to the Modoc Fire Safe Council and makes sure that the chippers we use for our projects are in good condition.

Sue Rutledge – Treasurer

Sue Rutledge

Sue Rutledge, Treasurer has lived in Modoc County for 29 years and was a founding member of the Modoc Fire Safe Council 2000.  Sue and multiple landowners in Modoc Recreational Estates were concerned about fuels conditions in their neighborhood so they took a pro-active approach and with help from Cal Fire (CDF) started the Modoc Fire Safe Council.

Sue has worked for National Aerospace for 8 years as an electronic specialist.  She worked for the Modoc County District Attorney’s office as a Victims Advocacy Specialist, as well as worked at Warner Mountain Group Home with troubled youth.

Sue has spent hundreds of hours volunteering for community organizations in Modoc County and loves to be involved.  She has a passion for helping the underserved communities and has a special love for helping the unwanted animals by volunteering for years at the High plateau Humane Society.