About the Mountain Ember Team

Established on May 28, 2019 the Mountain Ember Team is an open and transparent, 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 8.19.20)  (PDF)

  • Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF)

  • 2020 MET Membership Form/Questionnaire (PDF)

Contact Us

For questions regarding specific areas of interest please select from the list below:
General Questions: Information
Donations: David Dellinger
Community Defense Team: Phil Seymour
Water Systems: Bud Keeley
Equipment and Logistics: Nic Proctor or Randall Buck
Brush Clearing: Phil Seymour
Controlled Burns: Phil Seymour
Chipping: Nic Proctor
Weed Whipping: Michael Miller
Website: Jenny VanSeters

Meet the Mountain Ember Team Protecting Painted Cave 

Published Nov 13, 2019, Santa Barbara Independent


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. 


Meeting Minutes


December 18, 2019 (PDF) December 14, 2019, Cave Fire After Action Review ( PDF) November 20, 2019 ( PDF) October 23, 2019 ( PDF) September 24, 2019 ( PDF) September 14, 2019 ( PDF)


November 18, 2020 (Pending Approval) October 21, 2020 (Pending Approval) September 16, 2020 ( PDF) August 19, 2020 ( PDF) July 15, 2020 ( PDF) June 17, 2020 ( PDF) June 4, 2020, Special Meeting ( PDF) May 20, 2020 ( PDF) April 23, 2020 ( PDF) March 30, 2020, Special COVID-19 Meeting ( PDF) March 11, 2020 ( PDF) February 29, 2020, Annual Meeting and Elections ( PDF) January 21, 2020 ( PDF)

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