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 (PDF)

  • 2020 MET Membership Form/Questionnaire (PDF)

  • 2020 Meeting Minutes

    • June 17, 2020, (Upcoming Meeting)

    • June 04, 2020, Special Meeting (Pending Approval)

    • May 20, 2020 (PDF)

    • April 23, 2020 (PDF)

    • April 15, 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)

  • 2019 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)

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

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. 

Meet the Mountain Ember Team Protecting Painted Cave 

Published Nov 13, 2019, Santa Barbara Independent


Painted Cave and Surrounding Communities, Santa Barbara, CA 93105    |   info@mountainemberteam.com

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