Rural Community Builder Name:  Tucker Teutsch III

Community: Talent and Phoenix, OR

Role: Executive Director

Recognized by:  Sunny Lindley

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Community driven resilience builder

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Tucker Teutsch tirelessly works to ensure the voices of survivors from the Almeda fire are heard in the long-term recovery plan for Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, and Medford, OR. He has engaged his creativity and strong sense of justice to imagine building back better with smart systems that foster relationships, hope, and possibility. Tucker continues to develop strong alliances between the Cities, the State, and the County, as well as community-based organizations, philanthropists, businesses, and individual fire survivors to tuck resilience into the entire burn scar for the present and the future. His efforts spring from a well of genuine care for the whole community, and he enacts his brilliance with humility.