Speaker Bios

Jen Pennington

Jen is the founder and creative director of The Rhizome Collaborative, a creative and digital agency specializing in impactful content, website development, and technical solutions for socially responsible organizations and eco-friendly businesses and gov agencies. Jen has been working with the State Council since 2015. Since then, her team has been responsible for the design and development for the WSCFF.org, IAFFMERP.org, and IAFFHealthTrust.org websites. Additionally, she helped the WSCFF produce the Power Through Participation videos and provided support during the pandemic, including implementing a COVID tracking system across Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. Jen’s team also developed the Wildfire Roster, ensuring critical information access for command officers. In 2019, she participated in Fire Ops 101, an unforgettable experience that proudly allows her to say that she has indeed walked through fire for her clients. Rhizome is proud to be a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in Washington state.

Speaker's Classes Present/Past


Wildland Fire App

Jen Pennington will demonstrate the features found on the newly created Wildland Fire App. Megan Durham, a developer with Rhizome will also be on hand to ensure members are able to access the data from their mobile devices.