Mike Wheelock President   Mike is Grayback's founder and president. He has more than 45 years of experience, starting with the US Forest Service. He founded Grayback in 1979. 

Mike Wheelock
President

Mike is Grayback's founder and president. He has more than 45 years of experience, starting with the US Forest Service. He founded Grayback in 1979. 

  Milt Coyle General Manager   Milt has been with Grayback for 36 years. He appreciates working at Grayback with people of high character and he's motivated to lead and mentor new generations of employees.   When not at Grayback, he spends time with his family, watching grandchildren grow, traveling, working in his yard and golfing.

Milt Coyle
General Manager

Milt has been with Grayback for 36 years. He appreciates working at Grayback with people of high character and he's motivated to lead and mentor new generations of employees. 

When not at Grayback, he spends time with his family, watching grandchildren grow, traveling, working in his yard and golfing.

  Greg Bucell Business Manager   For 28 years, Greg has been helping Grayback find ways to be more efficient. Creating solutions that enable Grayback to be compliant and operate in the most efficient and effective way possible keeps Greg excited about the work he does every day.   In his time off he spends time with family and friends, working with kids, camping and fishing.   

Greg Bucell
Business Manager

For 28 years, Greg has been helping Grayback find ways to be more efficient. Creating solutions that enable Grayback to be compliant and operate in the most efficient and effective way possible keeps Greg excited about the work he does every day. 

In his time off he spends time with family and friends, working with kids, camping and fishing.

 

 
  Wayde Morrison Operations   Wayde manages the company operations from the headquarters in Merlin. In his role, he has to wear many hats and be able to multitask -- he enjoys the new challenge and variety that every day brings.   In his free time, Wayde enjoys relaxing, working on his computer and spending time with family.

Wayde Morrison
Operations

Wayde manages the company operations from the headquarters in Merlin. In his role, he has to wear many hats and be able to multitask -- he enjoys the new challenge and variety that every day brings. 

In his free time, Wayde enjoys relaxing, working on his computer and spending time with family.

  Dawn Sells Admin/HR   Dawn has been our human resources manager for five years. She enjoys working with people who are passionate about what they do, support the environment and build strong relationships with outside agencies.   She enjoys spending time with the Special Olympics community and traveling as much as possible. 

Dawn Sells
Admin/HR

Dawn has been our human resources manager for five years. She enjoys working with people who are passionate about what they do, support the environment and build strong relationships with outside agencies. 

She enjoys spending time with the Special Olympics community and traveling as much as possible. 

  Sherri Leidecker Accounts Payable   Sherri has been with Grayback since 2014 and handles accounts payable, vehicle records and provides payroll support. 

Sherri Leidecker
Accounts Payable

Sherri has been with Grayback since 2014 and handles accounts payable, vehicle records and provides payroll support. 

 
  Sean Hendrix  Grants Pass : Base Manager   Sean has been with Grayback Forestry for 27 years. As the base manager in Merlin, he enjoys seeing the excitement of new firefighters and giving them a chance to experience wildfire. Each day brings a new challenge and new type of work or a new location. In his free time Sean enjoys hiking, playing basketball, playing golf, enjoying family time and working his side hobby of a woodmizer sawmill.

Sean Hendrix
Grants Pass: Base Manager

Sean has been with Grayback Forestry for 27 years. As the base manager in Merlin, he enjoys seeing the excitement of new firefighters and giving them a chance to experience wildfire. Each day brings a new challenge and new type of work or a new location. In his free time Sean enjoys hiking, playing basketball, playing golf, enjoying family time and working his side hobby of a woodmizer sawmill.

  Tammy Wright  Grants Pass    :  Office Manager   Tammy started with Grayback Forestry, Inc. in 2005. She manages the office at the Merlin base, which includes new hires & terminations, contracts, training-NWSA, payroll, general file maintenance & upkeep and dispatching among numerous other duties. She enjoys her job because it feels like she's making a difference and she loves working with so many outstanding people. In her spare time she enjoys backyard time barbecuing, swimming, bonfires & football with family, good friends & her house full of animals.

Tammy Wright
Grants Pass
: Office Manager

Tammy started with Grayback Forestry, Inc. in 2005. She manages the office at the Merlin base, which includes new hires & terminations, contracts, training-NWSA, payroll, general file maintenance & upkeep and dispatching among numerous other duties. She enjoys her job because it feels like she's making a difference and she loves working with so many outstanding people. In her spare time she enjoys backyard time barbecuing, swimming, bonfires & football with family, good friends & her house full of animals.

  Dave Hannibal John Day: Base Manager   Dave Hannibal joined Grayback Forestry in 1986. He has served as a crew member, all the way up to a Task Force Leader. Dave has organized, coordinated and acted as management on several Type 3 organizations, freeing up government resources. Dave is a Level 1 Instructor, teaching mostly 100 and 200 level courses and coordinates the training program at our John Day facility.   He enjoys woodworking, ranching, horses, motorcycles, snowmobiles and all things fast.

Dave Hannibal
John Day: Base Manager

Dave Hannibal joined Grayback Forestry in 1986. He has served as a crew member, all the way up to a Task Force Leader. Dave has organized, coordinated and acted as management on several Type 3 organizations, freeing up government resources. Dave is a Level 1 Instructor, teaching mostly 100 and 200 level courses and coordinates the training program at our John Day facility. 

He enjoys woodworking, ranching, horses, motorcycles, snowmobiles and all things fast.

 
  Tonya Wood John Day: Office Manager   Tonya started with Grayback in 2003. She is proud to be part of a support system for so many hardworking and dedicated people and representing such a great company.  In her free time, she loves being outdoors hiking, hunting, mushrooming, picking huckleberries and camping. She enjoys spending time with kids and grandkids and tending her garden.  

Tonya Wood
John Day: Office Manager

Tonya started with Grayback in 2003. She is proud to be part of a support system for so many hardworking and dedicated people and representing such a great company.

In her free time, she loves being outdoors hiking, hunting, mushrooming, picking huckleberries and camping. She enjoys spending time with kids and grandkids and tending her garden.  

  Ray Osipovich La Grande: Base Manager    At Grayback since 1981, Ray has worked on hundreds of assignments as a crew supervisor, crew boss, engine boss and task force leader. Ray opened the La Grande base in 1992.  

Ray Osipovich
La Grande: Base Manager

At Grayback since 1981, Ray has worked on hundreds of assignments as a crew supervisor, crew boss, engine boss and task force leader. Ray opened the La Grande base in 1992.  

  Theresa Arnson La Grande: Office Manager     
  
   
  
    
  
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    Theresa came to the Grayback family in 2009 and works as the office manager & dispatcher at the La Grande base. She loves supporting the work of the devoted Firefighters of Grayback.  In her spare time she enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, painting and spending time with family. 

Theresa Arnson
La Grande: Office Manager
 

Theresa came to the Grayback family in 2009 and works as the office manager & dispatcher at the La Grande base. She loves supporting the work of the devoted Firefighters of Grayback.

In her spare time she enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, painting and spending time with family. 

 
  Bryan Wheelock   Medford: Vice President, Base Manager   Bryan started with Grayback in 1995 and has been a crew boss since 2003. In 2011 he became base manager in Medford. 

Bryan Wheelock
Medford: Vice President, Base Manager

Bryan started with Grayback in 1995 and has been a crew boss since 2003. In 2011 he became base manager in Medford. 

  Crystal Ironside  Medford: Office Manager    Crystal has been with Grayback for 18 years, 11 of that as the office manager in Medford. 

Crystal Ironside
Medford: Office Manager

Crystal has been with Grayback for 18 years, 11 of that as the office manager in Medford. 

  Wayne Turnipseed Missoula: Base Manager    Wayne has 12 years of experience with Grayback Forestry and has been the Missoula base manager since 2013.  

Wayne Turnipseed
Missoula: Base Manager

Wayne has 12 years of experience with Grayback Forestry and has been the Missoula base manager since 2013.  

 
  Beth Leeming Missoula: Office Manager    Beth joined Grayback in 2012.   
  
   
  
    
  
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  She manages the office at the Missoula base, including new hires & terminations, contracts, training-NWSA, payroll, general file maintenance & upkeep and dispatching among numerous other duties. In her free time she loves gardening, hiking, birding, baking, time with friends, family and animals.

Beth Leeming
Missoula: Office Manager

Beth joined Grayback in 2012. She manages the office at the Missoula base, including new hires & terminations, contracts, training-NWSA, payroll, general file maintenance & upkeep and dispatching among numerous other duties. In her free time she loves gardening, hiking, birding, baking, time with friends, family and animals.

  Dale Ironside Medford: Disaster & Camp Support Services Manager   Oversees design and maintenance of emergency equipment, dispatching equipment and personnel.

Dale Ironside
Medford: Disaster & Camp Support Services Manager

Oversees design and maintenance of emergency equipment, dispatching equipment and personnel.

  Chelsea Jones Payroll Assistant     
  
   
  
    
  
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  Chelsea has been with Grayback since 2016 and assists with payroll, sick and vacation pay, and employee records.  Outside of work, Chelsea is a busy aunt, student, and friend.   

Chelsea Jones
Payroll Assistant

Chelsea has been with Grayback since 2016 and assists with payroll, sick and vacation pay, and employee records.

Outside of work, Chelsea is a busy aunt, student, and friend.