The El Paso County Search and Rescue Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the organization. The Board consists of the President (who acts as the Chairman of the Board), Vice President (responsible for human resources and discipline), Secretary, Treasurer, and one at-large director for every 10 members of the organization. The board sets policy and manages the day-to-day business of EPCSAR.

When a mission occurs, EPCSAR operates under the Incident Command System (ICS). A group of trained Coordinators and Incident Commanders manages the response to and execution of missions. The Operations Director is in charge of operational issues and the training of operational and mission management personnel. At least one Coordinator is on duty at any given time, and he or she will coordinate missions with the Sheriff’s Office when they receive a search and rescue 911 notification.


Board of Directors

Harland Baker

Vice President
Jay Christianson

Mike Connors

Keith Lonnquist

Alyssa Karpa
Jim Lovejoy
Madeline Miles
Matt Murray
John Noll
Tyler Purvine
Tom Spencer
Brett Weiner

Mission Leaders

Operations Director
Patrick Kerscher

Deputy Operations Directors
Jeff Fladung
Tim Hayden
Brian Kinsey
John Noll

Medical Director
Timothy Hurtado D.O.

Senior Coordinators
Larry Dunn
Skee Hipszky

Harland Baker
Pat Burgess
Jay Christianson
Larry Gilliam