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About the Mountain Ember Team


Established on May 28, 2019 the Mountain Ember Team is an open and transparent, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization who's mission is to promote the safety and well-being of our community through disaster preparation and education. The Mountain Ember Team serves the Santa Barbara mountain communities Painted Cave and surrounding areas. We believe our documents should be public and have made them available for download: 

  • Articles of Incorporation (PDF)

  • Bylaws (Amended 4.20.22)  (PDF)

  • Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF)

  • MET Membership Policy (PDF)

  • 2022 MET Membership Form/Questionnaire (PDF)

Year-in-Review Reports

  • 2019 Annual Report (PDF)

  • 2020 Annual Report (PDF)

  • 2021 Annual Report (PDF)

Watch Past Year-in-Review Meetings

  • 2021 Annual Meeting (Zoom Recording) (YouTube)

  • 2022 Annual Meeting (Zoom Recording) (YouTube)

Contact Us

For questions regarding specific areas of interest please select from the list below:
General Questions: Information
Donations: David Dellinger
Memberships: Jenny VanSeters
Community Defense Team: Phil Seymour
Equipment and Logistics: Phil Seymour
Brush Clearing: Phil Seymour
Controlled Burns: Phil Seymour
Chipping: Lane Clark
Weed Whipping: Nic Proctor
Website: Jenny VanSeters

Meet the Mountain Ember Team Protecting Painted Cave 

Published Nov 13, 2019, Santa Barbara Independent

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Our Mission

Our Mission

The MET mission is to promote the safety and well-being of the mountain community through disaster preparation and education in and around the Painted Cave and San Marcos Pass areas of the Santa Ynez Mountains. It's critical our community members participate in this vital effort to keep us connected and prepared for a disaster that could impact us without warning. 

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