Staff

Kimmet has an extensive 35 year EMS/Rescue/fire background. He started his EMS, Fire and SAR careers in the Albuquerque area in 1982. His experience includes volunteering with Bernalillo County Fire Dept. and Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council. He worked at Albuquerque Ambulance paramedic, field supervisor and left in 1998 as an operations supervisor. During this time he also worked part-time as a flight paramedic and for the Town of Bernalillo EMS. Kimmet started his fire career in 1998 with Santa Fe County Fire Department as he worked his way up the ranks from paramedic/FF, Lieutenant, and retired in 2012 after 8 years as Assistant Chief of Operations and Training. During this time he was the Chair of Santa Fe Community College EMS program’s advisory committee and the director of Santa Fe County Fire Department’s Academy. Kimmet also worked part-time as a ski patroller for Santa Fe Ski Area. In the past he has been an AHA ACLS, BLS and PALS instructor as well as a PHTLS instructor. Currently he is the Director of Silverton’s EMS, Member of San Juan County Mountain Rescue and is on the Board of Directors for Silverton Avalanche School. Some of his certified skills include: high/low angle rescue, swift water rescue, confined space and trench rescue and avalanche rescue. Hobbies include skiing, climbing, mountain/road biking, backpacking and rafting…. to name a few.

Ryan's career in EMS started in 2009 when he became and EMT Basic and joined ski patrol at Mammoth Mountain. He moved to Silverton in 2013 to take a job as patrol and guide at Silverton Mountain and started volunteering at the Ambulance. Inspired by the paramedics he worked with, he decided to take the next step and completed paramedic school in the spring of 2018. He used to ski and kayak a lot. When he's not working he enjoys spending time with family, skiing and kayaking close to home, and fly fishing with his daughter Ruby.

Ian Ellis, EMT: Ian has called the San Juan mountains home for the past ten years focusing on skiing and climbing objectives around the range. Pre hospital patient care in the mountainous environment is Ian’s passion and he has worked extensively with Telluride ski patrol and Silverton Ambulance. Ian is currently the search and rescue training coordinator and a full time EMT with Silverton Ambulance Association. “ I truly love teaching medicine and search and rescue tactics in austere settings. The dynamic environment requires me to be sharp and as focused as possible in order to provide optimal care for my patients”. When not working you can find Ian around Ouray climbing choss or pushing his bike up some punishing trail with his dog Ziggy. Ian aims to attend Paramedic school and focus on teaching EMS education.

Dave has participated in EMS and Search & Rescue for many years dating back to Seasonal National Parker Service, urban ambulance and Colorado mountain rescue. In his spare time, he might be found exploring remote mountain streams fly fishing or backpacking.

Tyler is Nationally Certified as an EMT-IV as well as in the state of Colorado. He has been practicing emergency medicine for two years, beginning his career at Mercy in Durango which led to being a volunteer for Silverton San Juan County and currently a full time EMT for the county. Aside from medicine, Tyler participates in Mountain Rescue for SJC and has a technical rope rescue background. Recreationally, Tyler enjoys climbing, riding, surfing, floating, and enjoying the sunshine with only the most radical humans.

Corey and his family moved to Silverton during Christmas 2018 to become a member of Silverton EMS/SAR. He is a paramedic both with the National Registry and State of Colorado. He grew up surfing and sailing in south Texas but has been in Colorado since 2013. He has a knowledge and passion for food and wine, enjoys spending time in nature, and hiking with his kids.

Tyler George, EMT: Tyler was a volunteer for Silverton Ambulance for two years before taking a full time role in 2019. Tyler started his career in EMS volunteering for the San Juan County Search and Rescue directly out of high school before leaving to pursue a degree in business which he received from Fort Lewis College in 2010. When not on the ambulance, Tyler can be found working at the family business, the St. Paul Ski Lodge on Red Mountain Pass; or working as a river guide in the Grand Canyon.