About the Club

The WPA was founded in 1989 by a few pyrotechnic enthusiasts who decided a west coast based organization was long overdue. In the spirit of the PGI and other pyrotechnic organizations, we wanted a network of close friends we could share our love for fireworks with and to hold events that were both entertaining and educational. I don't know if any of us could have dreamed we would be so successful. Our growth has soared since then and we just keep getting bigger every year. As a club, we fill the void felt so long by west coast pyros.

The purposes of the WPA are to:

  1. promote and encourage the safe, legal and artful use of pyrotechnics
  2. promote the legal productions and sale of high quality pyrotechnics
  3. channel the creative energies of talented people into design, productions and display of high quality pyrotechnics through training, demonstration, sharing of knowledge and the example of the membership.


Board of Directors

Kevin Mather



Lonny Ross

Vice President


Dennis Miele



Tamara Struminger



Heather Dicks

Communications VP


Regional Vice-Presidents

Region Name Phone Email
Alaska Mike Carr (907) 345-7707 mcarr@gci.net
Arizona/Nevada Vacant
Canada Darrell Fiss (403) 575-5003 dfiss@hotmail.com
East/Foreign Vacant
Hawaii Charlie Holdaway (808) 732-5419 charlie@holatron.com
Los Angeles Steve Majdali (310) 534-1706 smajdali@gmail.com
Northern California Maureen Dwinell (916) 316-7154 luvpyro@gmail.com
Northwest Chris Spurrell (310) 990-9395 falcons@earthlink.net
Rocky Mountains Charlie Wilson (303) 674-6864 charleywilson8@gmail.com
San Diego Joe Wright (760) 258-6857 djyojoe@yahoo.com
Texas Vacant