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Board of Directors

The Fire District is managed by a five member Board of Directors. Directors are elected through District-wide elections every other year. Terms are four years* in length, and the District has a two term limit.

* - Terms elected in 2020 and 2022 will be three years due to changes in DOLA policy. See explanation below. 

Graphic explanation of DOLA election schedule transitioning from even to odd years.

 

Notice of Cancellation of Election

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Ryan Bross

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Ryan was born & raised in a town of 3,500 in northeastern Missouri. He moved to Columbia, MO to attend the University of Missouri, and lived there for the next 21 years. Ryan and his wife Pamela were both established bankers in Missouri, but desired to make Estes Park their full-time home. After several years of effort, Ryan was hired by Bank of Colorado in 2019 where he is Senior Vice President. Pamela works as the Finance Director for the Estes Valley Recreation & Park District. Ryan is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Board Vice President for the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center.

Elected to first term: 2022

 

Dave Hamrick

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Dave Hamrick has lived in Estes Park since 1996. He recently retired from the USDA Forest Service, where he spent his last 12 years as the North Zone Fire Management Officer for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Dave began his fire career with the National Park Service in 1989, working in Zion National Park, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Dave moved to the USDA Forest Service in 2003 to be the Superintendent of the Roosevelt Hotshot Crew. After leaving the Hotshots in 2007, Dave served as a regular member of Incident Management Teams in positions including Operations Section Chief, Operations Branch Director and Division Supervisor. He graduated from Washington and Lee University with a BA in English (‘84) and completed the Technical Fire Management program through Washington Institute (‘01). Dave and his wife Amy enjoy outdoor adventures with their dog Clifford.

As a member of the EVFPD Board, Dave’s goal is to support the mission of the District and its members and to help them continue providing safe and professional emergency services in the years ahead.

​Appointed to fill vacated seat: 2020

Elected to first term: 2022

 

Jon Hodde

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Jon moved to Estes Park in 2014. He recently served a 4-year term on the Estes Park School Board. Jon works for Shamrock Foods and is actively involved with other organizations in the community. Jon’s wife Megan works as dispatcher for the Town of Estes Park, is an active member of the Fire District, as well as involved in other community organizations. They have two children, Ian and Bailey.

​Jon pursued a position on the Fire District Board of Directors to continue his involvement within the community. His goals include continuing the high level of performance of the district, maintaining a balance between the needs of the district and that of the community, and emphasizing fiscal responsibility. 

​Appointed to fill vacated seat: January 2020

Elected to first term: 2020

 

Larry Leaming

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Larry retired as the Chief Executive Officer for Estes Park Health after 3 years of service. He has been active in healthcare for 40+ years and served as CEO of multiple rural hospitals for the past 25 years. He has experience in Emergency Medical Services as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Administrator of Paramedic EMS services in multiple rural hospitals. 
Dr. Leaming has a master’s and doctoral degree in health administration and leadership. He currently consults and teaches health administration at the master and doctoral levels for the University of Northern Colorado and the Medical University of South Carolina. Larry and his wife Linda live in Estes Park and have three grown children and two grandchildren all living within 40 miles of Estes Park. 

His goals include supporting the mission, vision, and the success of the fire district by providing exemplary governance and supporting the leadership of the district. 

​Elected to first term: 2020

 

Brian Tseng, M.D., Ph.D.

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Brian has lived in Colorado 3 times in his life. He first lived in Estes Park in 1999 working at EP Med Center and has been back whenever possible. In 2019, he and his wife Cindy bought a place in EP and have been happily living here year-round now. Their 2 grown children remain on the East Coast. Dr. Tseng is a board-certified MD/PhD physician-neuroscientist and has led large teams of teams as Vice-Presidents in two top Fortune 500 healthcare companies. His most recent clinical/academic practice has been at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School and previously Colorado Children's Hospital. He is also NOLS Wilderness Medicine WUMP certified First-Responder. Dr. Tseng also teaches in several medical schools and volunteers on several Boards of non-profit Patient Advocacy and Patient Foundations. Dr. Tseng eagerly sought a position on the Fire District Board of Directors to support our incredible Fire District on its most ambitious mission to provide for the residents of and guests to the Estes Valley with superior fire protection, fire prevention and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner.

Elected to first term: 2022