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Arizona’s Burning Man Regional Contacts.

Our Regional Contacts help local Burners connect with each other, while bringing Burning Man principles and culture into the Arizona community through events and activities, year-round. Learn how to become an RC.

Armella (QueenVoney)

Burning since: 2016

Personal quote: “Don’t take yourself too seriously.”

Queen Voney currently serves on the AZ Burner Leadership Team and has served as the Gate Lead for Saguaro Man for the past four years. 

Lisa (Sassy Cat)

Burning Since 2011

Personal quote: If not now, when?

Sassy Cat is new to AZBurner leadership but brings to the role the experience of coordinating logistics for large AZ theme camps (Catworld, Flamingos, and MOJP). Lisa also has highly applicable experience from her day job in the corporate world. This experience will be very beneficial to the Arizona Region’s future.

qqtpie

Burning since: 2009

Personal quote: “I may have joined the Burning Man community in 2009, but I have been a Burner all of my life.”

Point of pride: qqtpie dedicated four years to the tenacious pursuit of land to serve as the permanent home for AZ Burners.


As described below, several entities provide legal, financial, and administrative structure for the AZ Burners community. The entities are overseen by boards consisting of everyday Burners like you.

AZ Burners Board Members

The board of AZ Burners are selected through a process of nominations and community feedback, and chosen based on both their burner experience and their real world experience with leadership and non-profits. The entity is Arizona Artistic Conflagurators Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Ray Headings
(Huckleberry)

Chairperson
(Term ends 2026)

Five years as a Burner, but born a Burner

Have lived by the eleven (11) principles all my life & have finally found an organization that practices them!

It matters not who you LOVE, where you LOVE, why you LOVE, when you LOVE, or how you LOVE. It matters only that you LOVE!
– John Lennon

Dani L. Moore
(Ranger Rat Lady)

Vice Chair
(Term ends 2026)

Burning since 2008

Quote “You are never too old to Learn or to Play!”

Amy Fiala
(Amy Amy)

Treasurer
(Term ends 2026)

Burning in this life since 2017

Audel Ladas
(Groovee)

Secretary
(Term ends 2026)

Audel started out as a Burner in Seattle in 2002 and became an AZ Burner in 2009. She has helped build art cars, temples, sculptures, and theme camps and produces fundraisers for various Burner related projects. Audel is a DJ and fire performer in the community and is the founder of a monthly Burner event, Awakening Embers.

Armella (QueenVoney)

Director, ARP
(Term ends 2025)

Ariziona Regional Productions (ARP) LLC is the Event Production company for AZ Burners

Burning since: 2016

Lisa (Sassy Cat)

Past Treasurer
(Term ends 2024)

Ruvi Wijesuriya

Member at Large
(Term ends 2024)
WebTeam, WWWW, Ticket team

Burning since: 1997

Personal quote: “I went there for the party, I stayed for the community.”

Point of pride: I am a lifelong learner and enjoy speaking, debating, and learning from people who think differently.

Koda (Scott Dudley)

Member at Large
(Term ends in 2026)


Land Org Board Members

In early 2020, the AZ Burners purchased 80 acres of land outside Wilcox in Cochise County in Southeast Arizona. The land will serve as a permanent home for community events. The land is held by Arizona Artistic Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The stewards of the land are:

Juan Carlos Flamand
(Ranger Good Start)

Burning since: 2001

Pam Whitney (qqtpie)

Burning since: 2009

Tim Genenbacher (Serpico)

Burning since: 2005

Organizational structure.

Several entities provide legal, financial, and administrative structure for the AZ Burners community.

Arizona Artistic Inc

Arizona Artistic Inc (AA) is the culmination of years of dreaming and planning for a permanent home for AZ Burners. In February 2020, AA purchased 80 acres of land near Wilcox. Learn more about the land purchase.

AA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity managed by a three-person board who are charged with developing a long term governance plan and mission.

AA’s board includes:

  • Juan Carlos
  • qqtpie
  • Tim

Arizona Artistic Conflagrators Inc

Arizona Artistic Conflagrators Inc (AAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity doing business as AZ Burners. It is an umbrella organization that hosts officially-sanctioned Burning Man events like Saguaro Man.

AAC owns bank accounts and PayPal accounts, carries insurance policies, and more to provide administrative structure behind AZ Burners events and activities.

AAC invests revenue into art grants, event operations, regional charities, etc.

Arizona Regional Productions LLC

Arizona Regional Productions is the Event Production Company owned by AAC Inc. ARP is responsible for planning and hosting Saguaro Man and AZ Decomp.

Arizona Burners Without Borders

Arizona Burners Without Border (AZ BWB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity for creating positive change in Arizona through volunteer participation.

AZ BWB is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, community leadership program bringing meaningful change through the creativity of the local community who seek solutions. We support volunteers from around Arizona in innovative relief solutions and community resiliency projects.

Learn more about AZ BWB and meet the board.