Camp Fire Heart of California | Light the fire within

Our Team and Staff

Kim Lopez

CEO

Kim came to Camp Fire with eight years' experience in non-profit and public sectors. Over her 10+ year tenure at Community Action Partnership of Madera County, Kim became quite adept grant writing, playing a key role in securing federal grants totaling in over $30M. She also learned the value of data-based decision-making and community based programming, values she has brought to Camp Fire.

Kim received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.

When she’s not working, she loves to volunteer in her kids’ classrooms, and watch their soccer or baseball practices. She also enjoys traveling a bit, whether it is a quick trip to the beach, exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, or visiting National Parks. She married her high school sweetheart, Ryan, and lived in Ventura, CA for a number of years. After having children, she returned to Madera where she currently lives with her husband and two children.

Chris McCann

Thrive Director

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Torie Hadjis

Recruitment Director

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Laura Bettencourt

Office Assistant

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Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within