- Christina Marquart
Christina became a Commercial Diver in 2000 at Santa Barbara Community College at their Marine Diving Program. She put her diving career on hold when she was hired by the Forest Service on the Los Padres National forest (2003) as a wildland firefighter. In 2008 she moved to Pagosa Springs and was hired by the Archuleta County Sheriff's Office (2009) as a Deputy Director of Emergency Operations.
- Drew Petersen
The Director of Emergency Management for Archuleta County (2008- present). Drew began his emergency service career at the age of sixteen when he started working as a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer and volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician with an Emergency Medical based Explore Post in his home town of Greenwich, Connecticut. Drew can directly tie his career in emergency services to his involvement with scouting. Drew is an Eagle Scout and as a youth, received a number of other scouting honors.
In 1996, Drew moved to Colorado to study Chemical Engineering with a Bio-Medical Emphasis at the University of Colorado, in Boulder. While in school Drew found a love for Wildland Fire management and emergency coordination. Drew started his fire career as a volunteer with Cherryvale Fire Protection Distinct in Boulder County. In 2000, Drew went to Alaska and spent the fire season as a member of the Chena Interagency Hotshot Crew. On his return to Boulder, Drew started working for Wildland Fire Division of Boulder Fire/Rescue. A year later, Drew became a Wildland Fire Management Specialist for the city and worked on special projects to support his friend and Division Chief Marc Mullenix. Between 2001 and 2008, besides Boulder Fire, Drew work as a part-time/temporary specialist for a number of agencies in Boulder County, many times concurrently: Nederland Fire, Boulder Office of Emergency Management, Colorado State Forest Service, Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Pridemark Paramedics, Boulder Mountain Fire Authority, and Anchor Point Fire Management. Most of these long-term assignments centered around special project management, process development, and multi-agency coordination. During this period, Drew also spent two years as the Director of Emergency Preparedness for Gilpin County. In mid-2007, Drew started in Archuleta County in a temporary fire position. Drew was later hired full-time and then as the Director of Emergency Management for the county. To this day, Drew continues to excel with inter-agency coordination projects and systems development.
Drew has an intense interest in developing programs, system and people. Drew has been instrumental in the development of the Type III Southwest Colorado Incident Management Team and is currently servicing as team coordinator. Drew has been involved in National Incident Management education since 2001. Drew is a regular staff member of both the New York Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy and the Colorado Wildland Fire Incident Management Academy. Drew is also an experienced Geographic Information Systems technician and computer programmer. In 2010, Drew was honored by his peers as the Emergency Manager of the year for Southwest Colorado.
Drew lives to ski and hike. Drew also enjoys mountaineering, climbing, mountain biking, and photography.