MEET OUR 2019
PRESIDENT - SETH DANNERSeth is a Colorado Native and committed to ensuring all users of Colorado's public lands are able to recreate safely and responsibly. Seth is an Eagle Scout and has developed the skills needed for SAR through years of rock climbing along with the front range, hunting throughout central CO, and snowboarding in the winter. Seth joined PCSAR in 2016 and has since served as a tech team member, vice president, and president of the board.
VICE PRESIDENT - CHRISTOPHE LAWRIEChristophe joined PCSAR in 2014, after an early-retirement move from Houston. He enjoys roaming the backcountry on his motorcycles and hiking the numerous trails in Park County, so PCSAR was a natural fit. Winter sees him riding the slopes on his board and telemark skis. He serves as one of the on-call Supervisors for the Team and has certifications for WFR and AIARE 2.
SECRETARY - WES SUMRALLWes moved to the mountains of Colorado in January of 2010 and joined Park County Search and Rescue in April 2017. He brings with him a mixture of Law Enforcement, Military and Emergency Medical experience which he utilizes as a Team Member, Technical Rescue Team Member, Supervisor, Secretary of the Board of Directors and Management Information Systems Director.
TREASURER - GWEN PIZARROGwen joined Park County Search and Rescue in April of 2017. She is a member of the Technical Rescue Team as well as serving as the Treasurer for the Board of Directors. She currently resides in Fairplay, Colorado.
FIELD DIRECTOR - KATHY SWANCARA-STUERKEKathy joined Park County Search and Rescue in 1993 and is currently the longest serving member on the team. She is a member of the Technical Rescue Team as well as the Field Director for the Board of Directors. She currently resides in Bailey, Colorado.
TRAINING DIRECTOR - DANIEL KNUDSENDaniel grew up rock climbing, hiking 14ers and mountain biking on the front range, skiing in summit county and backpacking the state’s wilderness areas. The years of personal outdoor experience now support medical and technical certifications needed to be a team leader on SAR. Daniel joined PCSAR in 2016 and is currently a tech team member, the training director and maintains a Wilderness First Responder certification along with completing AIARE level I & II and Search manager courses.