nurSe
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 15 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 tornados 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 lead team with the legendary ladies Hannah and Shorty. The gate is the entry point into Idaho Decompression and is where all tha 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.

Sam 

Security and Fire

I'm the head of security. I've been working in the security industry for 21 years now. I have worked anything from main headlining bands to local events like pride, rock the mountain, utopia, esthetic, and my favorite Idaho Decompression. I have a good crew of leads that have been helping make sure that the event runs smooth and hassle-free.

 

We are very social with the people of the community, we take time and talk with everybody. Our goal is to make sure you party smart and safe. We make sure all our volunteers have a cool head and are very social.

 

If you'd like to volunteer and help make this event safe and fun for everyone. You can get a hold of me at wilstone208@gmail.com.

 

Hannah "beebop"

Gate and grant coordinator 

I'm Hannah and I love deCOMP! You can usually find me where a goofy event 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 quickly fell head over heels for the magical place known as the meadow. I volunteered as a greeter my first year and knew within the first 15 minutes that this is where I belonged. Being able to welcome everyone home with a smile and a hug when they first arrive is the greatest feeling in the world. Luckily for me, the other leads of deCOMP realized my potential and love for the community so, the past 3 years I have been dedicated to leading greeters with every ounce of radical inclusion and self-expression I have. This year I will be taking on a new role as one of the three gate leads in the meadow.

Gate volunteers are needed and necessary for our event to run as smoothly as possible, ensuring that cars are getting in safely and correctly. Out of the 10 principles, participation is by far my favorite, because without it where would we be as an event? Camps, like mine, work hard to bring laughter and experience to your time in the meadow. 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. Decompression is what you make of it! This team of leaders work tirelessly to make it an event that you want to be at and an event that you take home with you all year. I love deCOMP and I truly hope you do as well. 


Jennifer "Jen" 

Greeters

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, and 2017.

I am your go to for all things Greeter related this year and I’m actively recruiting greeter volunteers for our 2017 event!! Greeter shifts go fast so contact me ASAP to secure your spot!


Elton

Security

Hi I'm Elton and I work security for deCOMP. I started in 2010. We are not 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.

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 38eman@gmail.com 

 


Brittany "Miss Britt"

Exodus

info: 25 yrs / 5'5" / November 22 / Boise, Idaho
loves: family, food, cooking, bonfires, nature
position: Exodus Lead, supporting Greeter Lead
goal: to oversee and plan deComp's Exodus guidelines including a Lost n Found station and to find 15 volunteers to manage radios and traffic control while supporting the Leave No Trace Crew

My participation in Idaho Decompression began in 2012, but my volunteer role commenced in 2014 when I jumped in to Greet. In 2016, Ash and I took over Greeter operations as Co-Leaders. With Jen his year, we are responsible for finding vivacious volunteer Greeters, planning meetings, conducting trainings, doing promotions, packing gear, making on-site schedules and practising 2-Way radio safety communication. In the Meadow, Greeter Leads oversee activities related to Gate and the Greeters' tent, welcoming frivolous folks in fondly to frolic freely. Traffic safety control is our primary duty, next to hugs and spanks and maps, oh my!

This year I am stepping up to create an Exodus Lead role. I seek an Exodus Volunteer Crew of 15 to help organize a Lost n Found and to perform reverse Greeter duties on Sunday morning and afternoon. Participation includes extended personal camp clean up time, snacks and assisting the highly respected Leave No Trace Crew. We will have 2-3 planned meetings in Boise leading up to the event. Please contact me for more information about volunteering, Greeting, Exodus or Idaho Decompression itself!



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"
Greeters

Meet Ash...also known as R2-D2. Ash is one of the Lead's for Greeters! She started her Greeting career 4 years ago at her first deCOMP (staring as R2-D2), and has been hooked ever sense. 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 a crew member of The Colossal Collective, a local group of artists who build glorious puppet art pieces. Their big project this year was the dynamic peacock duo, Henrietta
who has made an appearance at various local events, and festivals. Ash is a self-proclaimed nerd and 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! Tie that in with her love for dressing up in costumes, and delivering spanking to newcomers, it doesn't get much better for her! As a Greeter Lead, her job is to make sure everyone who makes it to the Meadow is welcomed "the Burner way" as they head out of default! The Principles are crucial to her, and she believes that "Radical Inclusion" should be one of the first encounters someone has as they enter deCOMP. She is very enthusiastic about that having that role, and 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 doubts stop you from testing the waters and being the smiling faces that welcome all into the Meadow! 

Shorty
Gate

"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
OCCUPATION: Guidette
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!


Chris
Temple

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.



Stephanie "Fifi"

Center Camp

A woman of some talent (most all of it hidden),  I  discovered Idaho Decompression when I was asked to design the 2010 ticket. I didn’t begin attending it until after it arrived on the meadow but, since then, I’ve been an active participant in theme camps and volunteering! I’ve also helped my hubby (MzFit) behind the scenes with DeComp’s WWW guide for years, but this year I’m steppin’ it up and taking on being one of the many fabulous people who volunteer to lead stuff! It’s a big deal but I think I can do it cuz I’ve been to Burning Man four times (and many other festivals, too!) where I’ve had the privilege to volunteer in many different areas. I’ve also helped organize lots of things, from youth sports leagues and co-ops to events and even a theme camp! I have my own business and even raised 3 amazing monkeys who only throw poop on occasion. So, I get how to juggle the important things!

 

Which brings me to the important things! I need lots of participation to make Center Camp as amazing as it is in my head and that means volunteers!  We’re gonna bring the  “AWESOME” to DeComp this year, and it all starts smack dab in the middle of everything with Center Camp! If you like art, building, working PA systems, hanging lights, cleaning stuff up, tearing shiz down, or serving coffee in the morning…. Hit me up!  I have a place for you!



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. 


Kaden "HoneyStick"
President, Idaho Burners Alliance

Now I know what you're thinking and I DO, in fact, have permission to be out of the asylum. I've been around a while (since the Precambrian era) and helping out and doing stuff for the community since I was first introduced in 2004-ish. Some of our fine, fancy leaders around these parts are the ones that adopted me in. I'm a raver from way back (I started going to raves in 1991), but that's not really a qualification or relevant. Sometimes I'm even useful! I tend to pop in and out of roles that are needed and then stand out of the way when I'm only going to muddle things up. Like many of us, I step up and lead when necessary and get my hands dirty when something needs to be done. That's how I tend to think community works. Primarily, I help with The Man, but I'm also there as support for all the teams. One thing I'm not too shabby at is organizing, problem-solving, and helping guide people toward their own solutions. My roles change as they are needed, but my most useful skill is being available and solving things. Plus, I'm easily bossed around, so I help out lots.


Zach"Heavy Z"

Temple Build Team, Art Placement Lead and Volunteer Lead

Player Name: Zach Hansard

Character Name: Heavy Z

Race: Human

Level: 32

Class: Art, Volunteer Lead

Alignment: Chaotic Good

Attacks:

-HUG: Heart to Heart, awarding +25 bonus for player and +500 bonus for opponent.

-High Five: Top Gun style, Maverick and Goose gain +10 energy

Skills: A Zac of all trades but a master of none.

Background: Born in Boise Idaho September 24th 1985. I thrive in chaos and I never knew where I fit in until I was invited to my first DeCOMP. From the first smack on the ass coupled with "welcome home" I was hooked. I wanted and needed to be a part of this amazing and beautiful community. Now part of the Temple Build Team, the Art Placement lead and Volunteer Lead I am your go to guy if you want to help out.

Feats and Abilities: Father of 2, I have been a Musician/Artist for 20+ years and have been fortunate enough to go on multiple tours with major labels and record a few albums. I have had my writings and paintings published in magazines and in August I will be painting in Freak Alley. Being able to paint a mural for DeCOMP last year was by far one of the most rewarding and humbling pieces I have done. I was honored and remains my favorite piece so far.


Angel
Leave No Trace, Gate Hotties, Exodus, Center Camp, and anywhere else needed to fill in

I am bringing ‘THE BEAST”, my Ford F550 service truck stocked with mechanic tools to DeComp to help out the struggling or broken down vehicles. Hello, I'm Angel, mobile mechanic, who helped many cars and trucks leave the meadow last year with limited tools so decided to bring my sidekick, ‘THE BEAST”, to DeComp 2018. Hunt me down it you need help.

I'm 48, 5’7", with salt and pepper hair, and ACDC is still my favorite band. I love to party with like-minded friends. I love to dance, burlesque shows, and the outdoors. I attend the weekly DeComp 2018 Planning meetings and  am involved with several committees and volunteering.

My first DeComp was just last year where two shifts at the gate. Rachael and I also offered Aura and Chakra healings at our personal camp. Since I'm a mechanic, we left late and helped all those with car problems leave. I was energized! 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, Exodus, Center Camp, and anywhere else needed to fill in. I look forward to meeting new like-minded friends.


Rachael "Cougar"

Gate Hotties, BadAss Greeters, Exodus, Center Camp, Outhouse Decorating, No Trace Left Behind, and anywhere else 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 Wynn "Banana Pants"

Greeters/Center Camp/Adopt a Potty 

I am Hannah and I have been attending Idaho Decompression since 2013. I had never been to a festival before and I immediately fell in LOVE! That was the year the dome flipped over and I was so amazed at how our community came together to leave not only the space as good as we found it but to take care of peoples hearts too after such an event. 
The sense of community made me feel right at home and we especially loved the feel of a camp called Turnpike. When Turnpike left we felt a hole in our hearts so a group of us decided to bring our own camp!
Thus Camp Fuck Yeah was born. That was the same year that I decided to volunteer for a couple greeter shifts, then I was REALLY hooked! Greeters were a crucial part for me attending my first Decomp, being able to be that person welcoming people home to the meadow will always hold a special place in my heart. 
My favorite principles are Radical self reliance and radical self expression, I realized after my first year that there are a lot of places I can help and that all I need to do is interject myself into the group and they loved it! I love to push boundaries and break rules and you can see examples of this with the debauchery that is Camp Fuck Yeah. 
I am greeter lead this year, along with porta potty and center camp crew helper, we will also be running an art burn to commemorate the death of the old Fuck Yeah Bar! If you have any fun ideas of things to do at center camp this year please contact me! I would love to see some radical self expression and reliance at center camp to bring our little event into the next level! Think outside the box and lets break some rules and push comfort zones!!! 

Shelley 

WWW and probably some other shit, too


Heydee Ho. I’m Shelley… or if you would like to get my attention, I have also gone by Shit, Shelley, Fuck!.... for the longest time  thought my first name was shit, second shelley and last; fuck. When I am not screaming into my megaphone about my meat purse, (at “The World Most Endearing Shitshow Fuck Yeah”, the theme camp in which I am an F’ing F’er a.k.a. Founding Father)  I am dipping my 24/7 wiener into the world of Decomp Leads. 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 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, DWP and plan to work with Adopt a Potty and Center Camp this year.  I can’t wait to immerse myself into the bowels of Idaho Decompression and learn from the other amazing leads!