Meet Your Medic
Critical Care Paramedic
Kirby is our District Manager and Chief. Kirby is a National Certified Paramedic as well as a Critical Care Paramedic (FP-C).
Kirby has been working in EMS since 1991. Kirby then came to work for the Delta County Ambulance District in 1994 as an Intermediate EMT and then worked his way up to District Manager in 2011. He is a Wildland Fire Medic and also works for Flight of the Rockies as a Flight Paramedic part-time since 2019.
Kirby has made Delta County Ambulance District a leading EMS company with his forward thinking mindset in improving patient care through advanced trainings for the crew and the latest equipment.
Critical Care Paramedic
Conrad is one of our Captains, a National Certified Paramedic and a Critical Care Paramedic (FP-C).
Conrad came to work for Delta County Ambulance District in 2012. He was promoted to Captain in 2019.
Conrad is responsible for Vehicle, Building, and Ground Maintenance for both of our stations, all of which are huge tasks. Conrad makes the job always look easy, although not many could fill his shoes. He is also a Wildland Fire Medic for wildland fires. Conrad is a fantastic leader, medic, and a huge asset to our crew.
Full Time Paramedic
Charles is one of our Lieutenants. Charles is a National Certified Paramedic.
Charles started his EMS career in 1986. He began to work for Delta County Ambulance District in 1990, and has been working with us ever since.
Charles is the head of our Continuing Education Department and Public Relations Committee. He works hard to make sure that we are able to do events for the community and to bring educations the public. He also works to make sure the crew has the ability to access as many educational opportunities both in house and out. He is a Wildland Fire Medic for wildland fires. Charles has a wealth of experience and is a wonderful asset to our crew.
Steve is one of our Lieutenants and is a National Certified EMT.
Steve started his EMS in 2006. While working for Palisade Fire,he also worked for Delta Ambulance as a PRN from 2007-2010. During this time at Montrose Fire Department as a Firefighter/ EMT, he obtained his Firefighter II Certification. He then came to work at Delta Ambulance fulltime in 2017, where he has worked up to becoming our Lieutenant.
As Lieutenant, Steve helps his Captain with keeping our medical supplies updated and stocked for all the crews at both stations. Steve also helps run the Explorer Post for our high school students. He is a Wildland Fire Medic for wildland fires. Steve not only makes the job look easy from his years of experience, but he also makes time to help anyone with anything they may need along the way. His experience makes him a valuable asset to our crews as well as a supportive leader.
Bryan is a Colorado State Certified EMT-Basic.
Bryan began his EMS career as a volunteer with the North Fork Ambulance Association and remained there for 15 years, with 3 of those years as the Hotchkiss station Captain. During this same time he also worked 10 years with Paonia Fire Department, finishing as a Lieutenant. Bryan started with Delta County Ambulance District in 2000 as a PRN and then became a full time medic in 2010.
Bryan is a very active member on our PR committee and helps with the maintenance of our ambulances. Bryan is also an EMT-B Instructor at Technical School of the Rockies for the EMT program. He also teaches CPR, IV and CEVO. Bryan is the definition of a great Team Player. He is a very strong Basic, with his years of experience, he is the type of partner any ALS provider would love to have at their side. His strong work ethic, kindness and dedication makes him an asset to our team.
Erin is a State Certified EMT-Basic.
Erin started working for Delta County Ambulance District in 2008. She has also worked in the Emergency Rooms in both Delta and Montrose, as well as other departments in the hospital.
Erin is very active on the PR Committee and is Chairman of the Explorers Program for High School students. She works directly with the Chief, Captains and Lieutenants for special projects for the district, wearing many hats. She is a strong medic from her years of experience. She is organized, flexible and willing to take on any challenge that comes her way. Her work ethic, commitment and kindness make her an asset to our crew.
Blake is one of our National Certified Paramedics.
Blake obtained his EMT certification in 2002 and ran with Paonia Ambulance in the North Fork. He also worked at Bowie Mine at that time where he also worked as an EMT for 15 years. After Bowie closed its doors, Blake came to work for Delta Ambulance as a PRN in 2015. During this time, he went back to school to obtain his Paramedic Certification in 2017. Blake also has been on Paonia Fire Department for 18 years now and holds the rank of Lieutenant.
Blake is very active with our PR Team as well. He teaches EMT-B classes at the Technical College of the Rockies. Blake is a BLS Instructor and a Training Center Faculty for AHA. He is currently working on becoming a Radio Programmer. He has also worked as Wildland Fire Medic for wildland fires. Blake’s experience makes him an asset to our crew. His compassion makes him a outstanding medic.
Bryan is one of our Nationally Certified Paramedics.
Bryan has been in EMS since he was 16. Since the late 1980's, he has worked in many facets of EMS from small rural volunteer fire departments to large urban prehospital systems, as well as major urban trauma centers and the jungles of the South Pacific. Bryan was a medic on a response team to Hurricane Andrew in Florida. He worked as a flight medic in Florida and subsequently in western Colorado. While in that role, he provided flight medical coverage during the Olympics and Paralympics in Salt Lake City, UT. Bryan has been a set medic on multiple movies and TV series productions, as well as several recent apex pelagic predator productions for Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Bryan works as a COVID compliance Officer for TV shows on the Food Network. He has been a member of SWAT teams and dive teams for local law enforcement organizations. He started working at Delta Ambulance in 2018.
Bryan has served in many positions including front line solo medical provision in austere settings , as well as leadership and preceptorship roles throughout the United States. He was a member of several Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) and a specialized group within those teams, the National Medical Response Team for chem/bio national responses to threats and terror incidents. He was a member of a All Terrain Medical Unit that utilizes specialty bicycle teams to respond to large sporting venues and mass gatherings. He has edited several medical texts and taught several thousand students in the medical profession. Bryans extensive experience makes each and everyone of us better medics. He is asset to our community to more than just our patients. He is always happy to help teach those that want to learn and become better caregivers.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Eric is a Nationally Certified Paramedic and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
He began his EMS career at Delta County Ambulance District in 2019. He obtained his Paramedic certification in 2020.
Eric is an ER Tech at Delta Health and is an active Explorer Leader in our Explorer Program. He is also a Wildland Fire Medic for wildfires. His laid back personality and sense of humor makes him a joy to work with. His medical experience, ethics and his commitment to our community makes him a valuable part of our team as well as an excellent caregiver for our community.
Part-Time Critical Care Paramedic
Tyrell is a Nationally Certified Paramedic and Critical Care Paramedic (FP-C).
Ty started his career in EMS as a volunteer driver for the North Fork Ambulance Association and obtained his EMT Certification while still in High School. He got his Paramedic Certification in 2017 and then came to Delta County Ambulance District in 2018 as a PRN. That same year, he graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelors degree in EMS. In 2019, Tyrell got his Critical Care Certification. Tyrell still volunteers his time for North Fork Ambulance as well as working for the Paonia Fire Department.
In his free time, Tyrell enjoys spending time with his family, camping and riding horses.
Tyrell brings a lot of experience from working in various states and for numerous agencies. His enthusiasm, energy and excitement for this career is contagious. He also is workings for Crested Butte Fire Protection District, he works as a tech in the Emergency Department at Delta Health, and as an EMS instructor at the Technical School of the Rockies. He frequently goes out on wildland fire and medical deployments for DCAD and is one of our in house ACLS, PALS and CPR instructors. Tyrell has also gone on some FEMA / AMR deployments to help with the COVID Pandemic in some areas across the country. He is working on his next goal of becoming a Physicians Assistant.
Critical Care Paramedic
Troy is one of our Captains , a National Certified Paramedic and a Critical Care Paramedic (FP-C).
Troy began his EMS career in 1991. When he moved to Cedaredge Colorado, he began to work for Cedaredge Ambulance from 1996-1998. He then worked as a PRN for Delta County Ambulance District in 1998 and rolled into a full-time position in 2003. He became a Captain at the beginning of 2019. Troy then obtained his certification as a Critical Care Medic the summer of 2019.
Troy is in charge of the Public Relations Committee and for the Trainings for all the staff. He is also a Wildland Fire Medic for Wildland fires. Troy is an excellent leader and Captain for our crew. He works tirelessly to improve the District and improve the quality of care for our community. Troy’s experience in EMS is invaluable!
Critical Care Paramedic
Derek is one of Captains, a Nationally Certified Paramedic and a Critical Care Paramedic (FP-C).
Derek began his EMS career in 2012. He was hired on at DCAD in 2017. Derek became a Lieutenant and then was promoted to Captain in 2019.He obtained his Critical Care Paramedic (FP-C) in the fall of 2021.
Derek oversees the supplies for the district and also commands the Explorer Program for high school students. He is also a Wildland Fire Medic for wildland fires. He leads by example and is an excellent Captain to our crew. He works very hard to make sure things run smoothly with his quiet strength and leadership. Derek's experience in EMS is so valuable to both the crew and community.
Full Time EMT-I
Josh is one of our Lieutenants and a State Certified EMT-I.
Josh began his EMS career at Delta Ambulance in November of 2015 . He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2019.
Josh is responsible for ambulance and building maintenance, which requires someone who is a hard worker and very detail-oriented. He is a Wildland Fire Medic for wildland fires. Josh is a member of the PR committee. Josh goes above and beyond to make sure the crews have a safe, clean and reliable environment to work in.
Full-Time Critical Care Paramedic
Ben is a Nationally Certified Paramedic and a Critical Care Paramedic (FC-P).
Ben started with Delta County Ambulance District in 2008. In 2019, he obtained his Critical Care Paramedic Certification. Ben also works a few times a year in Mandaree, North Dakota for their EMS service and for the Crested Butte Fire Protection District as a PRN.
Ben is always there to help out in any way he can for any of his crew members. He has also had the opportunity to work special events that need EMS help, such as Burning Man. He is a Wildland Fire Medic for wildland fires. His sense of humor makes him a fun and refreshing partner to work with. His experience, commitment
and strong work ethic makes him a valuable asset to our crew.
Marvin is a Nationally Certified Paramedic.
Marvin has been with Delta County Ambulance District since 2010. He became a Paramedic in 2019.
Marvin is also an active member of the PR Committee. He is also a Wildland Fire Medic for wildfires. We all enjoy working with such a genuine medic, to both his patients and the entire crew. He is a true asset to our crew!
Gynee is the Administrative Assistant for Delta County Ambulance District and also is a Nationally Certified EMT-B.
Gynee has been with Delta County Ambulance District since 2016. Gynee and her husband Scott owned Classic Computers, a computer retail and repair store, for 22 years. She obtained her EMT-B Certification in 2018.
Gynee is more than just an Administrative Assistant. She wears many hats in her position including Payroll, Human Resources , Accounts Payable, and Secretary for the Board of Directors. She also helps to write Grants for the company, to help obtain vital supplies and equipment that are needed to operate. Gynee is active on our PR Committe and is also one of our CPR Instructors. Her life experiences have made her a valuable CPR Instructor in showing that CPR does save lives. She is also a Trustee on the Board of Orchard City. Her strong work ethic and commitment make her a valuable asset to our crew and community.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Rachel is a Nationally Certified Paramedic, a Community Paramedic and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN),
Rachel started her career when she joined the Explorer Program ,with Delta Ambulance, when she was 16. In 2015, she got her EMT Certification. She went to nursing school and got her LPN license in 2017. Rachel then started to work Delta County Ambulance District as a PRN and shortly thereafter became Full-Time in 2018. In 2019, she got her Paramedic Certification.
She works at Delta Health in the Emergency Department as an ER Tech, which she has been doing since 2015. She has taken her experience from being an Explorer student in high school, to now becoming one of our Explorer Leaders, and helping to teach and expose kids who have an interest in the Emergency First Responder fields, to learn what this career entails. Rachels genuine kindness reaches out to all her patients, community and peers. We are grateful to have such a dedicated medic.
Mychaela is a Nationally Certified Paramedic and Community Paramedic.
Mychaela started her career as a first responder for Plateau Valley Fire Protection District from 2013, her Senior year of High School, to 2018. She then became an EMT in 2015. She worked at Gateway Fire from 2015-2017. She got her Paramedic Certification in 2017. Mychaela then came to work at Delta County Ambulance District as a PRN in 2017. She moved to Perham, MN and worked for Perham EMS from 2018-2020, and Detroit Lakes EMS from 2019-2020. During this period, she also worked PRN for White Shield EMS in ND in 2019. She remained as a PRN and would come back to work when she was in town to visit her family. She obtained her Community Paramedic Certification in 2020. Mychaela then took a full-time position with Delta County Ambulance District in 2021.
Mychaela enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling and camping with her dog Sadie.
Mychaela brings a refreshing energy to our crew. Her smile is contagious and she relates well to patients, which helps to put them at ease. She has deployed as a Single Resource Medic and with AMR to help with vaccinations and other EMS agencies during the COVID Pandemic. Her enthusiasm for EMS will take her far in this field and we look forward to seeing her advancement.
Mariah is one of our valuable and appreciated PRN’s. She also works at Olathe Ambulance. Mariah has advanced from the basic level to the intermediate level in less than a year. She is one of the kindest and most compassionate people we know. We all enjoy working with her and her patients respond to her sincere warmth.
Tiffany is a Nationally Certified EMT-B.
Tiffany obtained her EMT-B in 2016, following a brief time spent as a driver for the North Fork Ambulance Service. While continuing to volunteer for the North Fork Ambulance Service, she came to Delta County Ambulance District in 2019 as a PRN. In this time period, she has also obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in biology with a pre-medical emphasis from Azusa Pacific University in 2018. She also worked at Delta Health as an Emergency Room Tech. In 2020, she began attending school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri, working towards a Doctor of Osteopathy degree. Tiffany also serves as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and will be employed as ab Army Medical Officer following medical school graduation. She is very interested in continuing her career in Emergency Medicine and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Tiffany's love of working with people has continued beyond just medicine, as she has also coached various middle school sports. She has worked as a K-12 substitute teacher at Hotchkiss High School and other district buildings during this time as well. When asked what kind of a doctor she wants to be, her reply is always "a good one." We all know this will be true because Tiffany works endlessly to achieve each and every goal she sets her mind to, and she accomplishes them with 100% success every time. We are all very proud to work and to know such a kind and devoted person. Her enthusiasm for medicine and life is contagious as she keeps pursing her goals and she tells us of her experiences along the way.
Colton is one of our valued EMT Basics. He also part of our Critical Care Team with his nursing degree. He has been with Delta County Ambulance District since 2016.
Colton used to work as a coal miner for 10 years before starting his medical career. He joined the Delta Volunteer Fire Department in 2015. He then decided to obtain his EMT Certification that same year. At the same time, Colton also finished his Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) degree. He also worked at Montrose County Jail for about a year helping with the inmates medical needs. Colton then also began to work as an Emergency Room Tech, where he has also been working for the past 5 years.
Colton recently graduated from CMU with a Bachelors in Nursing Science and obtained his nursing license!!! A huge accomplishment and goal met!
He also is a part of our PR committee, where he plays an active roll in all our events.
Colton loves to spend time with his daughter and enjoys the outdoors with her. They love to fish, hike, and dirt bike.
Shannon is a Nationally Certified EMT- Basic. He has been with Delta Ambulance since 2022.
Shannon started his EMS career working for Clifton Fire in 1998. He began to work for Delta Volunteer Fire Department in 2010, where he obtained his FF1 & FF2 certifications and Hazmat Ops certification. He is also one of our Wildland Fire Medics. Shannon also works at Montrose Hospital ER as an ER Tech.
Shannon enjoys helping others that are in need and serving his community. Shannon shows his enthusiasm by always being one of the first people to sign up for community events, take extra classes, or helping to work open shifts . He is a valuable PRN we can always rely on and a dependable member of our crew that is always enjoyable to be around.