District Staff

Full Time employees of the District

Administration

Tim Dienst

Tim Dienst

CEO/Chief
Tim has been in EMS since 1976. He earned a Bachelors in Arts and a Masters in Public Administration from UCCS. As an EMS advocate, Tim is very active in promoting EMS issues in many local, state and national forums to enhance EMS operations and improve financial sustainability.
James McLaughlin

James McLaughlin

PACT/MIH Director
James is affectionately known by most within the community as “Tiny”. James has been involved with emergency medicine since 1991 and UPRHSD since 2008. James’s favorite saying is “Do not waste your time learning the tricks of your trade, instead master your profession”.
Dave Hansher

Dave Hansher

Deputy Chief
Dave has been with the District since 2000. He has been in EMS for 34 years and has been a paramedic for 22. He is heavily involved in EMS education and leadership. Dave has been married for 20 years and has 3 children. He is active as a Boy Scout Leader and enjoys canoeing and woodworking.
Arren G

Arren G

Data Systems Manager
Arren certified as an EMT in 2016 and has been with UPRHSD since 2017. She received both the Plains to Peaks RETAC and State of Colorado EMS Professional of the year award in 2021. Arren enjoys watercolor painting, growing plants and gardening, cooking, hiking, reading, and spending time with family.
Teresa Weiss

Teresa Weiss

Office Manager
Teresa has been with UPRHSD since 1994. She handles bookkeeping duties, HR, and various other roles. Teresa enjoys rafting, single track mountain biking, rock and 14er climbing, and traveling the world with her husband…”travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer”
Kara F

Kara F

Administrative Assistant
Kara has been in EMS since 2012 and an employee at UPRHSD since 2014. In addition to being a paramedic at UPRHSD, she manages all of the company’s durable medical equipment, the MHAP Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, and is a representing Peer Supporter.

Leadership

Dan C

Dan C

A Shift Captain
Dan has been in EMS since 2004 and with UPRHSD since 2013. Dan is state endorsed as a Critical Care Paramedic and a Community Paramedic. Dan's degree is in Emergency Services Administration and he enjoys running, fishing, mountaineering, and time at home with his family.
Ryan B

Ryan B

PACT/MIH Captain
Ryan has worked in EMS in various rolls in El Paso County and Teller County for the past 13 years. He enjoys the outdoors and working in the mountains. He loves hanging out with his two beautiful children and amazing wife. He also have a passion for building construction and is always doing home renovation projects.
Matt W

Matt W

A Shift Lieutenant
Matt started his EMS journey in 2012 as an EMT in Pueblo and then went on to earn his Paramedic in 2016. He enjoys spending time with his family and getting out on his motorcycles any chance he gets. He absolutely loves getting to serve this amazing community.
Chad B

Chad B

B Shift Captain
Chad started his EMS career in 1996 & joined UPRHSD as a full time Paramedic in 2007. He currently serves as the vehicle maintenance coordinator/ disaster preparedness coordinator. Chad was awarded the Plains to Peaks RETAC Career ALS Provider of the Year & the 2015 Colorado State Paramedic of the Year.
Katie L

Katie L

Education Captain
Katie has been in EMS since 2009 and at UPRHSD since 2015. Katie sits on the UPRHSD Quality Management Committee, and represents UPRHSD at the Regional Quality Management Committee. She helps train new and part-time crew members. Katie and her family are Colorado Springs, CO natives.
Molly H

Molly H

B Shift Lieutenant
Molly has been in EMS since 2000 and has been with UPRHSD since 2019. She is the point of contact for American Heart Association classes. Molly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, cooking, and working in the garden.
Janeé K

Janeé K

C Shift Captain
Janeé has been in EMS since 2005. She has been full time with UPRHSD since 2017. She is a transplant from the bayous of Louisiana and enjoys the mountain life with her family.



Kaylinn H

Kaylinn H

C Shift Lietenant
Kaylinn became a paramedic in 2017 through Pikes Peak Community College and was an EMT for 3 years prior that. She is a Colorado native and loves living and working here. She is thankful for the opportunity to serve this community.

Full Time Field Crew and Community Paramedics

Zach A

Zach A

Provider
Lindsey D

Lindsey D

Community Paramedic
Ben G

Ben G

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Sean J

Sean J

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Ethan M

Ethan M

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Alex W

Alex W

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Mackenzie B

Mackenzie B

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Brandon F

Brandon F

Community Paramedic
Ryan G

Ryan G

Provider
Chris K

Chris K

Provider
Mason M

Mason M

Provider
Joshua W

Joshua W

Provider
Illa B

Illa B

Community Paramedic
John G

John G

Provider
Mariah H

Mariah H

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Mark K

Mark K

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Kitty R

Kitty R

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