Linden proudly served in the US Navy until his retirement in 1983. As a veteran he likes to do what he can to help our veterans get any help they need. After working for The Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) for 17 years he retired in 2003 and moved back to Colorado. Since 2006 Linden has been an active member of Prospectors Sertoma Club. Through the years he has held several club officer positions and district positions including District Governor and current District Lieutenant Governor. He is a co-coordinator and intrical part of developing and running the Prospectors gun shows. Linden works over 1,100 volunteer hours a year with Sertoma, fundraising primarily for speech and hearing charities. Through Sertoma Linden has been part of the H.E.A.R.S. Committee for eight years, and is the current Chairman, a position that he has held three other times. He has also been board members for other non-profits through the years including Good News Foundation and has helped deliver food for needy families.
Mike has been a Veterans Service Officer since 2008, serving Teller County and parts of the 4 surrounding Counties. He has been President and Vice President of the Colorado County Veterans Service Officers Association. He serves as Board Member and Advisor for several non-profit organizations dedicated to providing direct support to needy Veterans. Mike is a retired Naval Officer, a 5-tour Vietnam veteran, and has military specialties in space warfare, weapons systems procurement, and Joint Staff intelligence. He is married to the former Marie Therese Nedza (54 years) and has two adult children. He is an avid golfer, swimmer, and reader.
Daniel J. Crampton, PsyD, Paramedic, is the COO and co-founder of Status: Code 4, Inc. (SC4I). Dan has a Doctorate of Psychology degree. Daniel wrote his dissertation on PTSD and Compassion Fatigue experienced by paramedics. Throughout the years, he learned techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurofeedback, cognitive behavioral (CBT) and rational emotive behavior (REBT) therapies, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM/CISD), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping, Suicide Prevention, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and many other modalities. He has the compassion and knowledge to help every hero with the traumas they suffer.
Owns and operates Florissant Kennels in Florissant, Colorado. Is a retired U.S. Army Green Beret, an author, an inspirational, motivational, patriotic and political speaker, stage & movie actor, master storyteller, master of ceremonies and voice over artist with a degree in speech communications. Keith holds the Silver Star for valor in combat, the Bronze Star, Purple Hearts and various other medals from the Vietnam War. He was a member of MACVSOG, a Top Secret, behind the lines operator, the One-Zero of recon team Cobra. He has researched, written, narrated and lived the stories he tells. He has two CD books on Amazon: “Vietnam Green Berets S.O.G. Medal of Honor Recipients” and “U.S. Navy SOG Seals” He served four years on the board of “Colorado Right to Life Committee”, served as President of “In the Lord’s Service”, taught the “Five Thousand Year Leap”, presently teaches “The Constitution” for adults and young people. He is a lifetime member of: “The Green Beret Association” “The Special Operations Association” “The DAV” “Air Commandos Association” “The VFW” He is and active member of: American Legion, Knight of Malta, The Oder of St. John, Colorado Priori, Serves on the Teller County Republican Central Committee, Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition, is the past President of His Briargate “Lion’s Club”, served four years on the board of “Colorado Right to Life Committee”. He taught Sunday school at his church for five years, taught the “Five Thousand Year Leap”, member of the “Gold Camp Victorian Society.” Performed in two movies: “Diamond in the Rough” and “Soul Custody” directed by Van Say, Produced by Onder Asir, staring Clifton Powell.
Liz has been a bookkeeper, teacher’s aide, Cub Scout troop leader and a 4-H instructor when her kids were small. She was a cake decorator and wedding coordinator for 20 years. For her second career she worked for a Behavior Health Group for 15 years. Liz has belonged to Prospectors Sertoma for many years and is the current club treasure. She has been a club officer for approximately 10 years and has helped coordinate the Prospector gun shows. Liz has a heart for giving and wants our veterans to have the best care possible.
Colt is an Assessor, currently serving in an elected position in Teller County. He assumed office in January 2019 for a four-year term. Prior to his service as Assessor, he served in the business sector with Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners (RMIP), a business development non-profit firm. Colt retired from USAF Space and NORTHERN Commands and the Air National Guard in 2011 as a Lt. Colonel, after nearly 28 years of operational service in space, jet and incident command arenas. Colt has also served numerous elected state / local / federal officials in a number of capacities since 1974. Colt is a graduate of CSU, the USAF War College, Webster University, and the DOD Advanced Space Operations School. Colt calls Teller County, Colorado home along with his wife Gretchen.
Alison is a licensed Psychologist specializing in Trauma and Neuropsychology. She has mentored and supervised other young psychologists in treatment techniques and psychological testing. Dr. Walls has encouraged and developed these mental health professionals to become well versed in all forms of treatment especially treatment of trauma. As a graduate instructor Dr. Walls taught courses in traumatic stress, neurodevelopment and clinical skills. As an instructor she was able to develop curriculum utilizing best practice and the most cutting edge techniques in her field. Her father and husband are both combat veterans and she has helped many soldiers at Fort Carson with their trauma issues.
Colonel Daniel E. Williams was born in Toul Air Force Base in France on 7 January 1963, the son of a career United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer stationed overseas. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1985 and was commissioned into the Aviation Branch. After attending the Aviation Officers Basic Course he was assigned to B Company, 82nd Combat Aviation Battalion in the 82nd Airborne (ABN) Division where he served as an airborne section leader. He then served as platoon leader, airborne platoon leader, and the Headquarters Headquarters Company (HHC) Commander in the 18th Aviation Brigade, 18th ABN Corps. While assigned there, he also served as the Executive Officer (XO) to a special purpose company as part of OPERATION PRIME CHANCE and TF118. After attendance at the Aviation Officers Advance Course, he was then assigned to 2nd Army with duty at the 1-151st SCARNG to assist in their fielding of the AH-64A and to perform the duties of Advisor and Battalion S3. He was then assigned to 2nd Battalion, 101st ABN Div at Fort Campbell where he served as an Apache Company Commander with B Company and later as the Battalion S-3. He was then assigned to the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC) in Hohenfels, Germany. While there he performed the duties of tactical scenario writer, Observer Controller (OC), and XO to the commander of the Operations Group. Colonel Williams attended the Joint British Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Bracknell, England. Following CGSC, he was assigned to Germany to the 2nd Squadron, 6th U.S. Cavalry (Apache) as the Squadron S3. He deployed as an S3 for OPERATION ALLIED FORCE. He was then assigned to the 11th Aviation Regiment as the Aviation Regimental S3. He culminated his time in Europe in Heidelberg, Germany at U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) headquarters where he was the Aide de Camp to the Commanding General, USAREUR. He assumed command of 1st Battalion, Third Aviation Regiment (Vipers), Third Infantry Division on 24 June 2002 and deployed to Kuwait for OPERATION DESERT SPRING. He again deployed the battalion to Iraq and led it as part of 3rd Infantry Division’s historic campaign to liberate Iraq during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. The Viper Battalion fired the first direct fire shots of the war for Third Infantry Division, destroyed the first tank, and fired the first radio frequency (RF) Longbow missile in history and along with the division received the Presidential Unit Citation. He was then assigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center, and the Aviation Branch. Following that assignment, Colonel Williams attended the National War College in Washington D.C. Colonel Williams was then assigned to joint duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Military Advisor to the Deputy under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness. Colonel Williams assumed command of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade in July 2009 and deployed the CAB as part of the Presidential Surge to Afghanistan from July 2010 to July 2011. 4th CAB is credited with destroying over 1000 enemy and saving over 900 US, Allied and Afghan Soldiers and civilians with its MEDEVAC assets and earned the Valorous Unit Award. Colonel Williams was selected to be the US Army’s Forces Command Aviation Director with oversight of 9 combat aviation wings consisting of over 1000 aircraft. In 2012 Colonel Williams was selected to be the Strategic Plans Director for Forces Command, an 850,000 person Army Command charged with planning oversight of the War in Afghanistan, emergent requirements in Iraq and all Global and US Homeland strategic planning to included inter agency, state and federal government planning. Colonel Williams retired from the US Army on 1 Dec 2014 and joined his family on their ranch in Cripple Creek, Colorado. His awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit , the Bronze Star with V Device for valor, the Bronze Star for Service, two Air Medals with V Device for valor, 2 Air Medals for Service, the Meritorious Service Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 2 Clusters, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Iraq Campaign Ribbon with two campaign stars, the Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon with numeral 4 , the NATO Service Medal with two campaign stars, the German Silver Cross of Honor – Order of the Iron Cross, and the German Army Sports Medal. He has earned the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Master Army Aviation Badge, the Combat Action Badge and the Presidential Unit Citation. He is level C SERE qualified and is air to air combat maneuver certified in the AH64D Apache. He has two Masters Degrees in Defense Studies and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science from West Point. He is married to Colonel (retired) Suzan Williams and they have two children, Jennifer 26, and Cody and two grandchildren. Dan is the owner and CEO of True North Consulting and is the Teller County Planning Official. He is also a Republican Candidate for Teller County Commissioner, District 1.