Board of Directors

Mission of the Board of Directors

“The Mission of the Board of Directors of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is to establish policy, goals, strategies and financial leadership that are the foundation for the long-term sustainability of the District.”

The District Board Members are as follows:

markMark Igel, Vice President

Mark Igel has been an Estes Park resident since 1988, and a volunteer firefighter since he was 15 years old, serving the last 22 years with the EPVFD. During that time, Mark was named firefighter and officer of the year, and served in many roles including Firefighter, Lieutenant, Paramedic, and particularly enjoyed community outreach through fire prevention activities. Mark, his wife Kelly, and their 7 children are familiar faces in the community having owned Reel Mountain Theater until recently, and through their involvement with several Estes Park youth and family organizations. Like many local residents, Mark is no stranger to working hard, having spent 18 years full time with the Estes Park Medical Center Ambulance Service, although today he holds down just one job, in his 20th year with a company he founded designing and building signs, at Signs of Life, Inc.                                       


Mike Kearney was born in Loveland, Colorado and raised in Estes Park. He is married to his wife Laura, and has two adult children. Mike served as a volunteer fireman for eight years, which at that time his business kept him from giving the department the dedication that was required. Mike also served on the Board of Directors for Upper Thompson Sanitation District for three years. He started his own excavating business, (Kearney & Son’s Excavating), twenty-five years ago. Mike has seen a lot of change in the Estes Valley over the past 56 years and is dedicated to making our community the best community possible. (No photo available)


Douglas Klink, Treasurer

Doug Klink has lived in Estes Park since 2003 with his wife and 2 children. Treasurer Klink is an Antique Fire Engine restorer for KVR LLC, and is the Director of Reliance Fire Museum.






Mike Richardson, Member  Mike Richardson                                      

Mike Richardson was born in New Hampshire and grew up in the suburbs north of NY City. He moved to Estes Park in the fall of 1980 and has had 3 distinct careers; 15 years in the food and beverage industry, 11 years as owner/operator of Mike’s Tree Service and the past 8 years as a Real Estate Broker with First Colorado Realty.  Mike is very proud to be an active member of the Estes Park Community.  He has been on the Rodeo Committee, 2 terms on the EVRPD Board of Directors and is the current President of the Estes Park Board of Realtors and Realtor Representative on the Economic Development Corporation.  His Fire Department experience includes being a member of the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Dept. for 4 years, serving on their Fire Board and he was an Estes Park Volunteer Fire Fighter from 2003-2010. In his spare time he coaches youth sports and is an auxiliary member of the EPMC Ambulance team.  His wife is Dr. C. of the Animal Hospital of the Rockies and they have two children, Nathan age 11 and Alexis age 8.


frankFrank Theis, President

Frank Theis has lived in Estes Park for over 12 years. Frank is the owner of CMS Planning & Development, Inc. which provides design/build services, planning & design consulting services, and project management. Frank taught Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Kansas part-time, while managing partner of Theis Doolittle Associates, an architecture planning firm located in Kansas City. Aside from designing and managing an AIA award-winning largest winery in Oregon, King Estate Winery, he also developed Bear Lake Estates, a 360-acre conservation subdivision. He is the past President of Friends of Powell Gardens and after purchasing Marys Lake Lodge he moved to Estes Park in 1999. Frank renovated the historic lodge, and re-built the south wing designed to look identical to the original. Frank is the father of 3 grown children and proud owner of Ernie the dog. Frank’s biggest achievement is 7 years of coaching youth soccer for all three of his children’s teams!

suzanneSuzanne Landkamer, Recording Secretary

Suzanne was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Estes Park in 1993. She soon established Center Stage School of Dance and became the Director of the school the same year. After completing her degree in Business Administration/Human Resource Management, Suzanne has been employed with the Estes Valley Fire Protection District as the Administrative Assistant since 2012 and also took over the role of Recording Secretary to the Estes Valley Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors in 2012. Suzanne is married and has 7 children which include 3 step-children, two teenage daughters and 9 year-old twin boys. When Suzanne is not working, you will find her spending time with her family, listening to music, dancing, teaching, volunteering in the schools, or hiking in the RMNP.