Brad Mayhew served on the USFS Los Padres Hotshot Crew (Santa Barbara, CA) and Santa Ynez Helitack Crew (Santa Ynez, CA).

He has a master’s degree in Human Factors and System Safety. He has served on investigation teams around the country, in the roles of lead investigator, human factors specialist, and process coach. 

His work has appeared in Firehouse and FireRescue Magazines and as well as national interagency training videos. He authored the IRPG’s Human Factors section, and received the NWCG Paul Gleason Lead By Example Award for Initiative and Innovation.