Candace is sure enjoying her retirement life. Enjoying the outdoors, hiking Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Wilderness areas is one of her favorite things to do. Sometimes her chow hound Sally accompanies her on her adventures. But she finds that she can’t play every day. There are chores to do. Living in the foothills requires some hard work and not all of it is as glamorous as the hiking part. Candace retired from CAL Fire as a Region Chief and is finding that her retirement life is quite different from her days of preparing for and commanding emergency incidents throughout the state. She was assigned as the CAL Fire Unit Chief for the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit 1996-2001, also serving as the Madera County Fire Chief during that period. She has a degree (B.S.) in Forestry from Humboldt State University.