Hi! I'm Alicia Johnson

I help community-centered organizations prepare, respond, and recovery from disaster.

I’m an Emergency Manager, Community Preparedness Expert, and Founder and CEO of Two Lynchpin Road. I’m passionate (and completely nerd-out) about helping communities and businesses prepare for disasters and emergencies.

Alicia Johnson leaning on a coach

Meet the Founder

Alicia Johnson

CEO Two Lynchpin Road

  • 20 years of experience in emergency preparedness, management, and disaster response. 

  • From forest fires to chemical spills to active shooters and data breaches, she’s seen it all.

  • Began her career working in emergency services in Colorado, then Utah, then became the Resilience and Recovery Manager at San Francisco Emergency Management before becoming the Director of Emergency Management at UC Berkeley. 

  • Created SF72, a program that provides real-time information during a special event or emergency. 

  • Past clients include Off the Grid SF, the State of California, State of Oregon, City of San Jose, City of Piedmont, Mendocino County, and Santa Cruz County, among others. 

  • The Obama White House has recognized Alicia’s emergency preparedness work.


Things I adore…


  • My family (#boymom)

  • Formula 1 Racing (Red Bull, all the way)

  • Making kick-ass waffles for breakfast

  • Historical equity and the Great Migration

  • The 10 A.M. rule

  • Drinking tea

  • Catching up with my Sisters in Shine squad, and

  • Homemade cold brew

When I’m not skillfully managing emergencies, I can be found taking photographs, dancing to the latest EDM, and planning my next travel adventure (6 countries, 45 states, and counting).

Alicia Johnson standing in front of a couch

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I’ve been on the ground for 20 years, working in emergency management and disaster resilience. I’ve served as an expert to NATO (yes, that NATO), built White House-recognized preparedness resources, and responded to countless disasters from wildfires to earthquakes to active shooters.

I’ve helped thousands of people through some pretty hard times and I’m a master at solving the big problems to help your community thrive after something tough.

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You can expect:

  • Tips on how to prepare for an emergency
  • Inspiring true stories about disaster recovery
  • Insights on resilience, courage, and how to be a strong, capable leader during difficult times

Important Acknowledgment

Two Lynchpin Road recognizes that we are on the ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok, Pomo, and Wappo, who are the original caretakers of the Sonoma County, California area.

We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous peoples who have been stewarding and maintaining relationship on this land as knowledge keepers for millennia.

As an organization, we are dedicated to understanding and educating others about historical and ongoing connections between land conservation, disaster impacts, and social inequities. This includes the histories of genocide, forced removal and displacement, and broken promises with Indigenous peoples as a part of American history.

This acknowledgment serves as a gesture of respect to the land we are located on.

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