“About Born to the Flame: La Casa Monte:
This is a series of real life stories about forest firefighting through the 1970’s and early 1990’s, as seen through the eyes of one firefighter.
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Gerrald Mccollister was raised in the backwoods of Oregon, where he worked 17 years with the U.S. Forests Service, 8 of those years on the Zigzag Interregional Hotshot Crew. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala, and married a Guatemalan national. Aftr retiring from Beaverton School District in Oregon, Gerrald moved to their home in the east highlands of Guatemala with his wife and daughter, where they live now.