Jonathan “Brent” Orth Joined the SPARC team in December 2019 as the Regional Exercise Coordinator. He comes to SPARC from FEMA Region 3 where he was an Exercise and Training Specialist. While at FEMA he coordinated multiple exercises and also taught ICS courses throughout the US and Virgin Islands.  Before FEMA Brent work with Department of Defense (DoD) in Washington DC as an Emergency Management Officer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta as a Planning Specialist.  He coordinated and planned many events and incidents including Presidential Inaugurations, State of the Unions, U.S. Ebola response, Flint River Response, Indiana Aids Epidemic, and the Polio Response.  Before he went to work for the Federal Government Brent was a Career Fire Fighter in Atlanta Georgia for 12 years where he also obtained his Master’s Degree in Disaster Management.  He now lives with his family in Effingham Illinois, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and playing sports with his kids.