Staff and Volunteers
Charles Brooks is a graduate of CSU Chico with a degree in Business Administration. Charles and his wife Jennifer have been residents of Paradise, CA since 2004 and Butte County since 1998. Charles is the founder of the Rebuild Paradise Foundation and has a heart for service. He is an Eagle Scout and 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 Butte County and other fire affected communities recover in a meaningful way for many years to come. When not working, you can usually find Charles in the mountains, on a hike, attempting to run or enjoying time with his family.
Holly comes to the Rebuild Paradise Foundation as a nurse who served the Paradise Ridge for 12 years. Holly and her husband Josh are currently repairing their family home that was damaged by the Camp Fire. Holly’s project management skills, long time connections and deep commitment to the community make her a fantastic part of the foundation. Holly also serves as a Zone Captain for the Camp Fire Zone project Zone 10. Holly’s interests outside of work include; working in the yard, swimming, camping, DIY projects, participating in her kids' activities, discovering rare treasures at yard sales and tacos.
Chief Story Teller and Administrative Assistant
Stephen comes to the Rebuild Paradise Foundation from the California State University, Chico Media Arts Program. He is a Chico State videographer, with a love for all aspects of film. Stephen has volunteered with Rebuild Paradise to provide much-needed help on our interview series Returning to Paradise. Stephen has an infectious desire to help, great camera skills and is focused on always learning. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring new food, writing films, and getting lost on hiking trails.
Jacob Avila has been a student at CSU Chico in the Media Arts Design & Technology program, learning how to work in front of and behind a camera. He enjoys his photography and loves to use his skills in any way to help his friends and his community. That drive to help others is what interested him in volunteering with Rebuild Paradise. When the opportunity was offered, he accepted immediately and eagerly. When not volunteering, he enjoys exploring music, trails and outdoor activities.
Volunteer and Grants Committee Member
Carrie Fritsch is an internationally recognized product and graphic designer, local business owner, wife, mom and CSU Chico graduate with deep Paradise roots. Born and raised in Paradise and being 1 of 5 family homes that were lost in the Camp Fire, she has an immense love for the Town and is very invested in its recovery and success. In addition to volunteering for the Rebuild Paradise Foundation, Carrie also serves as a Zone 11 Captain for the Camp Fire Zone Project and organized a successful fundraiser for an in-work memorial for zone members lost in the fire. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, traveling, baking and spending time with her family.