MEET OUR 2022
PRESIDENT - 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, winter alpine team member, the board president and maintains a Wilderness First Responder certification along with completing AIARE level I & II. Daniel also teaches search manager courses with the Colorado Search and Rescue Association.
VICE PRESIDENT - ERIC KRAUSEEric joined the team in early 2018 and brings a mix of personal and professional experience in the outdoors, including: whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, whitewater rafting, caving, backpacking, canyoneering, and mountain biking. These experiences, along with over 9 years working in the first response field, have helped to develop the skills necessary to be a contributing team member.
SECRETARY - ANDREW GIAMBERARDINOAndrew splits his time between Denver and Fairplay, Colorado and has been volunteering with Park County Search and Rescue since 2018. Prior to this he served as president and coach of the University of Denver Whitewater Kayaking Club and as VP of the Alpine Club where he honed his technical skills as a mountaineer-- excelling in ice climbing, tele skiing, mountain biking, and logistical management in the backcountry. These skills, coupled with his passion for the outdoors and giving back to his community, make Andrew well suited for his role as a PCSAR Team Member, Technical Team Member, and Secretary of the Board of Directors.
TREASURER - KATIE GROGANKatie 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 Bailey, Colorado.
TRAINING DIRECTOR - JIM MCCOYBio coming soon.
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.
PARK COUNTY SHERIFF'S LIAISON - NATHAN FIDLER
Bailey Equipment Manager
Caleb Neil (Mgr) and Charles Peisert (Ass't Mgr)
Fairplay Equipment Manager