Serving San Diego County Disaster Assistance


Fallbrook Fire Recovery Center


(closed – E-mail only)

Bobbi Best

Bobbi will be on an extended vacation in until mid March of 2010 and will be without email access during this time.  If you require personal help from the Fallbrook team, please contact Linda Bannerman or Jeannie Hathaway at their email addresses listed below.


Linda Bannerman


Jeannie Hathaway



Bobbi Best moved to Fallbrook in 2004 after retiring with her husband.

They live in Valley Oaks Mobile Home Park where the Rice Canyon Fire of 2007 destroyed 106 of the 212 mobile homes in the park.  Bobbi came out of retirement to help her community recover.

She joined the Fallbrook Fire Recovery Center team in March of 2008 as the communications specialist.

Bobbi stays active in the Fallbrook community as a member of North County CERT.  She attends the Fallbrook Fire Safe Council meetings on a regular basis, and volunteers her time to the docent program at Live Oak Park.


Office Manager:

Linda Bannerman has been a Fallbrook resident since 1999 when she and her family moved here from Capistrano Beach.

Linda became active in the fire recovery efforts immediately following the Rice Canyon Fire while volunteering at the local assistance center.

When approached by North County CERT president, Mike Crain to manage the fire recovery center office, Linda knew she had found her niche.

Linda is very active in disaster preparedness for the future of Fallbrook and San Diego County via her CERT involvement.  She serves as Secretary on the board of North County CERT and is an Administration section chief.  She is always ready to enroll in new training courses to increase her knowledge of disaster preparedness.

Linda is available for questions and assistance via email and cell phone until further notice.  (See number/address above).


Resource Specialist

Jeannie Hathaway moved to Fallbrook in 2005 with her husband.  Jeannie answered the call to help with the fire recovery when the pastor of her church approached her because of her ability to connect with people, get the job done, and maintain a cheerful attitude in the toughest of situations.

Jeannie runs her own small business and stays active in Fallbrook with the Fallbrook Association (events like the weekly Farmers’ Market), the Fallbrook Chorale, the Fallbrook Revitalization Advisory Council, and her church.

Jeannie is available for questions and assistance via email and cell phone until further notice.  (See above number/address above)