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Staff and Volunteers

Staff and Volunteers

Jen Goodlin

Executive Director

Jen (Cox) Goodlin comes to the Rebuild Paradise Foundation with a heart to serve and rebuild the community she grew up in. After living in Colorado for 14 years, her family moved to Paradise after the campfire to be a part of the recovery and rebuild of the town. Jen has a degree in Dental Hygiene, which has been of incredible value to learn how to care, serve, and connect with others. She has worked with the Paradise Shed Project, volunteered with Love Paradise, Paradise Stronger, Paradise Alliance Church, and helped for a season at Paradise Charter Middle School. Her family of 6 is currently building a home near Bille Park and although they did not lose a home in the fire, they have experienced many of the difficulties and challenges of rebuilding in Paradise. Outside of work you will find Jen in her garden, growing flowers and sharing them with the community and coaching the Paradise Charter Middle School girls’ basketball team.

Lindsey Churchill

Project Coordinator

Lindsey Churchill comes to the Rebuild Paradise Foundation as Paradise resident with a background in elementary education and a heartfelt desire to serve the community and see our town flourish. The daughter of Camp Fire survivors who are rebuilding, Lindsey and her family moved to Paradise from Chico in 2020, buying a surviving home. She and her family instantly fell in love with the family-oriented community spirit and love witnessing the progress as the town rebounds. Since moving here Lindsey has engaged in volunteering opportunities at her kids’ school- helping in their classrooms, volunteering with the parent club, and serving on the school’s site council, in addition to coaching youth soccer teams. Outside of work you may see Lindsey at any of the areas fabulous parks, the Paradise Ridge campus, farmer’s market, community and sporting events, on near-by hiking trails, or supporting local businesses.
Stephen Klessel

Stephen Klessel

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.

Carrie Fritsch

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.