Lisa was in Europe when the Camp Fire erupted, and became involved in the Adopt a Family effort. Upon her return, she assisted hundreds of survivors at the Chico shelter, and is still friendly with many today.  Lisa and her husband donated their own motorhome to a survivor couple until permanent housing could be found. Lisa acquired donated cars and trailers and found places for the survivors to park their newfound homes. That’s how Lisa met Alyssa and learned about the Tiny Home project. Lisa has organized many salsa fundraisers. She was the executive producer of “After Burn”, a documentary about the Camp Fire by Jerry Jensen and also "ReBuilding Butte", a documentary about Tiny Homes for Fire Survivors by Amanda Lipp.

Lisa is a Sacramento-based stenographic court reporter and a perfect fit for secretary of the Tiny Pine Foundation.

Michelle's support of the homeless community started in 1985 as a board member for Hamilton Families. For 25 years, she has organized a Mother's Day Brunch for moms experiencing homelessness. Michelle has also been mentoring a young woman who, after being homeless for 18 years, has recently published a book entitled "Trapped in the Homeless Hustle".

After the Camp Fire, Michelle traveled to Paradise and Oroville to deliver meals and supplies and joined the Adopt a Family efforts. She heard about what Alyssa was starting and stopped by the job site to deliver a couple of lasagnas. She was so moved and inspired that she purchased a few of the things Alyssa needed and has supported Tiny Pine ever since.  

​Professionally, Michelle has spent over 25 years as a management and marketing consultant focused on Fortune 500 companies and their executive leadership. She is currently co-producing, with her husband, an online cooking series called "Dads That Cook."



Sara graduated from CSU Chico in 2002 with a B.A. is Kinesiology and a minor in Business Management.  As a resident of Paradise during the devastating 2018 Camp Fire, Sara deeply feels the Tiny Pine Foundation’s mission of providing housing and disaster relief to those affected by wildfires. Sara met Alyssa through her time volunteering after both the Camp Fire and Bear Fire.  She is humbled and blessed to become an official board member in 2021.  

​Sara is an office manager and bookkeeper for a local architecture and engineering firm.  She is excited to be a part of giving back to the community that she has called home for over 20 years.  In Sara’s off-time she can be found in the gym, outside enjoying all of the beauty that Butte County has to offer, or traveling with her friends. 

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Michael has an extensive background in the construction and general service industries and believes in always putting his best foot forward. Any job worth doing is worth doing right.

Michael grew up on a ranch in Sonoma County California, where he learned a good work ethic at a young age. That work ethic has served him well through the years, from working for others to running his own construction company. Now semi-retired, Michael has worked in communications in the military, gotten an electronics degree, become an ASE-certified mechanic and a licensed minister, and most recently passed the CA State Contractors exam.

Michael has always enjoyed serving others and finds a great deal of personal satisfaction in it...from feeding people (nothing says you matter more than food) to social involvement in the biker community. He enjoys serving others and looks forward to overseeing and assisting in the onsite construction of tiny homes for fire survivors in the Butte County area.