H.B.I.C., Gate Hotties, Vice President - Idaho Burners Alliance

Meet nurSe. Also known as Jessica in the default world. nurSe has been involved with deCOMP since 2002. She’s volunteered countless hours over the last 17 years making sure deCOMP runs as smoothly and ten-principally as possible. A virgin on the playa in 1999, nurSe has gained years of experience in Burningman related shenanigans and combined with her uncanny ability to be super bossy, has helped create a fine team of leads that all work together to bring you the event you see today. nurSe has been known for delivering motivational speeches on her megaphone in the early hours of sunrise and doesn’t bat an eye when tornadoes strike in the heart of deCOMP and domes go flying. She has been seen rocking high heels in the sand and snuggling her chickens. She speaks bribe and doesn’t believe in VIP.
nurSe is on the Gate Hottie lead team with BeeBop, Mishi and Shorty. The gate is the entry point into Idaho Decompression and is where all the business gets done. The gate is responsible for getting each participant into the event legally and efficiently while running traffic control. Volunteers who work gate must be responsible, accountable, and sober for the entirety of their shift. Gate shifts are a short 4 hours each and volunteers are lucky enough to work with security for the duration.


Security and Fire

Hi, I am Sam, I'm your fire, conclave, safety, and security lead. I've been doing Security for 23 years. 

As your fire lead, I make sure that all fire burns safe to insure we all can have a warm and safe burn. We all know ( safety 3rd)😉. Weather it is a burn barrel, fire spinning or propane. I make sure that all the fire's, have all proper safety tool's at  all time's close at hand, and all propane is installed to the same codes that as burning man.

If you would like to Volunteer to help make this great event a warm and safe place. This is for the fire perimeter, that is for all of the burnable art piece's, and for the conclave's preference. You can reach me at my email
Conclave: To all of are amazing Fire spinner's out there. If you're like to spin fire for the man this year at are Idaho Decompression. You need to email at


 Hannah "beebop"

Gate and grant coordinator 

I’m Hannah Beebop and I love deCOMP, so much! You can usually find me where a goofy even is taking place, a lukewarm beer in hand, and a shit eating grin on my face. I started 

attending Idaho Regional Decompression in 2013 where I fell head over heels for this incredible community I have been volunteering since my first decomp and I have been on the

leads team since 2014. I have been a greeter lead, gate lead, and grant coordinator

for our event. Decompression is what you make it so, volunteer, do a beer bong, wear that ridiculous outfit, play that silly game that someone at some camp is trying to get you to do,

give out hugs, tell people you love them!

4 big burns * 10 regionals

Favorite principle: Participation- DO ALL THE THINGS!

Current Lead Duties: Gate Lead- ensuring everyone is entering and exiting the event as safe and efficiently as possible.

                                  Grant Coordinator- I read and review all grant applications and lead a committee that gives out said grants.

Jennifer "Jen" 

M & M's (Medics and Mental Health)

I have been volunteering on the Decomp crew since 2011 in various areas including; Medics, Volunteer coordinator, Greeters, Trainer of Greeters and Greeter leads. In the default world, I am a licensed mental health counselor, and have 2 amazing kiddos. I have a passion for experiential arts, immediacy, and authenticity. I have been to the burn 3 times: 2009, 2011, 2012, and have attended other regional events such as Soak in 2015, 2017 and 2018, Element 11 in 2018 and Montopia in 2018.


Security and Man Build

I’ve worked security at deCOMP for nearly a decade. I started in 2010. Security isn’t out to bust you for trying to have a good time, we just want you to be safe at your fun time. I've worked many events other then deCOMP, but it's my favorite event to work. 
2019 is the year I take on building our man to burn at deCOMP. I have some plans and am looking for volunteers to help before and during the event. 
We have a great team working on the new generation of Security staff. So if u have a good attitude you might have a chance to be on our team. Contact me at


Ryan "Cowboy"
Department of Public Works

DESCRIPTION: 6' 2", 210 lbs, hair- brown, eyes- blue
ASSOCIATION: Department of Public Works
RECORD: Building and burning shit since 2000, and having a gas doing it.

Shedding blood, sweat, and jeers in the name of Communal Effort, steeped in Do-ocracy, and driven by the need for MORE ART~MORE FIRE your DPW leader works hard, plays hard, and needs partners in crime. A set of tools with a set of skills is a bonus, but not a requisite- as long as you're willing to work, we'll play too. Gathering cords of wood for our fire barrels is in the near future. Other duties will be hauling equipment to the event, posting signage, distribution of barrels and wood, and erecting Center Camp at the event, etc. 
If you don't enjoy hard work, free hugs, and a sense of accomplishment, then enjoy Coachella and don't bother me. If you DO... find me. Let's get dirty.

Ash "R2-D2"

Meet Ash, also known as R2-D2! She started her Greeting career 5 years ago at her first deCOMP (debuting  as R2-D2), and has been hooked ever since. She dived into the community with all hands on deck! She loves volunteering for the amazing events the various members of the community put on each year, and is eager to learn new skills and spread creativity wherever she can. She is currently a crew member of The Colossal Collective, a local group of artists who build glorious macro-puppet art pieces. Their big project this year was the dapper praying mantis by the name of Mr. Berry Roe Mantis. Ash is a self-proclaimed nerd who enjoys many aspects of various universes, far and wide. 

Her bubbly personality and desire to meet and make as many new friends as possible, make greeting the perfect place for her! The Principles are crucial to her, and she believes that "Radical Inclusion" should be one of the first encounters one experiences when entering deCOMP. She is very enthusiastic about that having that role, and loves bringing others into it. She will help anyone who is interested in greeting discover their signature way of doing so. This opportunity is great for extroverts and introverts alike, so don't let any doubts stop you from testing the waters and being one of the smiling faces that welcomes others to their new home!


"I'm shorty & I know what I know but I don't know what I know I just strutt what the f@*#!"

AGE: older than ur thinking
GENDER: whoa-man, ^whooooooaa-man! She was a thief, u gotta belief, she stole my 💟 & my cat" -Mike Myers 
DEPENDENTS: I have a cat, Sabado. (He's not fat,he's a white tiger)
LIKES: dancing, pinball, microwaved Nathan's hotdogs & SABADO!
DISLIKES: laundry, rodents, politics
HOBBIES: I do cat stuff!

I am also gate lead w 2 other amazing ladies; the nurse & Hannah. This'll be my 7th decompression, 6th yr @ the gate. Burning man '03. I'm just All about gettin Shiz diz done so we can partay!


Race: Human
Class: Ranger
Level: 32
Height: 5' 11"
HP: 180
Alignment: Neutral Good

Background: This will be my 5th year volunteering and attending Idaho Regional DeCompression. I grew up in Lander, Wy. I'm the liaison for the 2017 temple project.

Features and Abilities: What O-TOP imagines I help to make reality...and then burn it! If you are interested in volunteering with the temple project, please contact me. We look forward to, "The Tree of Wisdom," in 2017. I volunteer at gate and have participated in a few art projects with O-TOP. Radical Self Reliance is my thing and Leave No Trace is my way of life. If you need help with anything I'm your guy, or I can point you in the right direction.

Robert "Just Some Clown"
Sound Camps

I'm Robert, AKA Just Some Clown, and I've been a part of Decompression since 2006. Christine and I volunteered to clean the bathrooms at The Gathering Place that year. Remember those in-town, one-night parties?

Lately, I've been in charge of Sound Camp placement, along with my own sound camp, Bohemia. I'm not specifically looking for help with sound placement, but if this interests you, please reach out. I can always use help with Bohemia if you are interested -- ambitious plans this summer!

Connie "just Connie"

Treasurer, Idaho Burners Alliance

Connie is the money honey who takes your cash and turns it into gold, or toilet paper, which is actually more valuable than gold. Having been in the Burner scene for 10 years, she has nearly perfected the arts of cat herding and union breaks.

Because her hands are in everything, Connie can probably answer any question you might have about DeCOMP operations, or she will find the answer for you.

Connie is a big believer in Do-ocracy and the Ten Principles of Burning Man. Her role is mostly singular but if you are particularly fond of spreadsheets and have crazy organization and follow through skills, she may have a job for you. 

Rachael "Cougar"

anywhere needed to fill in

I’m an older than dirt 70’s Hippy who loves to dance and groove to the music. I’m 5’8" with blondish hair containing teal & purple highlights. Besides dancing a couple times a week, I love burlesque shows. I attend the weekly planning meeting and am involved with several committees and volunteering in others. 

Pleasure, Excitement, Rewarding, Fun, Energizing are words to describe being involved planning an event like DeComp with this amazing team with too many accumulated years of experience.

My first DeComp was just last year (you have to jump in sometime) where I worked two shifts at the gate. Angel and I also offered Aura and Chakra healings at our personal camp. I quickly found it was my kind of place and people. I was so energized and excited. I knew before I left camp last year, that I wanted to be involved in the planning operation this year.  Besides the Planning Team, I am either involved with or will be volunteering with the Gate Hotties, BadAss Greeters, Exodus, Center Camp, Outhouse Decorating, No Trace Left Behind, and anywhere else needed to fill in. I like to stay busy and meet new like-minded friends. I find everywhere the type of people that are engaged in events similar to DeComp  are my kind of folks… down to earth, easy going, care for the environment (no trace left behind), etc. I am at home here.

Randy "Randylion"

Tickets, Ticket Scholarship Program, Idaho Burners Alliance Secretary

To steal a line from one of my favorite groups at Burning Man ("Boring"), I've been turning booze into pee since 2003 at BM.  I've been involved in building the effigy for DeComp since 2006, passing the reigns to an awesome new effigy lead for 2018.  This year I'm helping out in a new capacity with ticket sales and organizing the ticket scholarship program.  I love our community and try to live the 10 principles and share them with others.  If you're reading this, then I hope you'll also become an active member of the burner community, supporting art, creativity, and the spirit of the burn.

Hannah "Banana Pants"

Greeters/Center Camp/Potties/Kid Camp/Path Lighters/Decomp Outreach Day

I have been attending Idaho Decompression since 2013 and I have been hooked since! My first burn will be this year and I cannot wait! I am working on a lot of departments this year so if you are looking for an opportunity to be a part of making the magic happen, please let me know and I will find a spot for you to work. I can facilitate pretty much any kind of event you would like to put on and I am interested in ALL of your ideas! No exaggeration there, I am very easily excitable! You will usually find me at greeters or kid camp partyin it up! I cannot wait for us to create something beautiful!                                                     
M & M's (Medics and Mental Health) 
    Hey ya’ll. Im Krissy, and I’m your medical lead for decomp this year! I have been attending decomp off and on since around 2011, however started heavily volunteering with mental health in 2018. I have around 10 years combined medical and mental health experience: aka I will be the one to mother you if I have to at decomp, making sure you have drank enough water and eaten solid nourishment for the day.

My favorite principle is radical self reliance and it changes my life on a daily basis. I love our community in the treasure valley and although I have relocated to Oregon, I will continue to help lead each and every decomp to success!! I will be working side by side those paramedics up in the field- so if the metaphorical $#/+ hits the fan (fingers crossed it doesn’t) I will be there to help set it right! See you at home!

 Tim Burr
       Tim Burr has been helping out (in one capacity or another) at Idaho DeComp ever since he first started coming in 2014. He camps with the Mighty Misfits at TTITD, where he builds stuff, parties hard, and fixes more bicycles than he destroys. Tim is pretty shy, but you can usually get him talking about tabletop games, speculative fiction, or the Bronze Age Collapse.


WWW and probably some other shit, too

Heydee Ho. I’m Shelley. I have attended Decomp since 2014 and have fallen in love with the 10 principles. I try to integrate them into all I do here in the default world. I recently attended my first regional burn (other than decomp) and am excited to bring ideas the WWW (Who What Where, the list of events and map you receive at Decompression). In addition to working with the WWW, I have been known to collude with the likes of Greeters, DPW and plan to work with Adopt a Potty and Center Camp this year.  


Hi my name is Nick I've been part of the burner Community for 8 years helping with projects  for local events and other regionals. I'm part of D.P.W and staff kitchen. 

Mishi or Bubbles
Gate, Volunteer Coordinator, and whatever needs done! Memories of TTITD and the beginnings at Baker Beach in the late 80's drive my passions and why I love being a part of all this craziness! Out of all the 10 principles I have two favorites, participation and gifting. They go hand in hand, without people giving the gift of their time, we wouldn't have these wonderful memories. I give my time and encourage everyone to get involved and gain new experiences. I've been volunteering with Idaho Decompression since 2016 in many different roles and always happy to help wherever I can. Gate is my favorite role and I enjoy seeing everyone arriving. I love attending regionals and have been addicted since 2016! I’ve been to SOAK, Element 11 and look forward to many more coming up! Lastly, if you want to get involved but don’t know how reach out to me, I’m happy to get you going in the right direction.