Jonathan Bruno is the Chief Operations Officer for both the the National non-profit Coalitions & Collaboratives (CoCo). He was a founding board member of Fire Adapted Colorado and served as a Chair of the organization, moving into a liaison role as his work has transitioned more to the national scale. Jonathan is also a National lead for Community Mitigation Assistance Teams.
Jonathan began his career with Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) as a field technician, leading volunteer events in the Hayman Fire area and beginning a fledgling forestry program in the upper south platte watershed. As COO for CUSP, Jonathan worked to build a robust forestry program managing two slash sites, a biomass facility, and operated a fuels reduction program treating approximately 1,000 acres annually, led an eight-person wildland fire team, and developed and led numerous CWPPs and initiatives.
Jonathan is excited about the opportunity to connect with other groups that are working to protect their homes, forests and communities through Fire Adapted Colorado. He has received numerous awards for his work including, the White House Champion of Change Award and the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Award. Jonathan holds a Masters Degree from the University of Colorado with an emphasis on Environmental Management, Policy and Law. Jonathan, his wife Jennifer currently live in the South Denver area, and enjoy playing in the wonderful Front Range Forests and being grandparents.