Meet the Crew

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Ben Hendrix

Hi I’m Ben. I  came over from the City of Aspen parks Department. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and camping with my two kids and wife. I’m excited to be here.

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Bob Byram

I moved here to be a ski bum in 1988 from New Jersey (mission accomplished). I’ve been with Pitkin County since 2014 but have been in the public works profession for many years.  I enjoy running, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, skiing and spending time with my kids. I enjoy working for Pitkin County because it gives me a great sense of accomplishment. There is always a different project to do and everywhere we work the view is Amazing!!!

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DJ Hughes

I was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and have been working for Pitkin County since 2013. I have a vast knowledge and experience in construction throughout the Western Slope. During the summer months my family and I enjoy hiking, camping, four wheeling and boating. During the winter months, if you don't see me plowing snow, you may find me on the slopes skiing. As a 9 year veteran of the US Army and current Road and Bridge Supervisor, I take pride in being able to serve the community. I chose Public Works as I wanted a job where I can give back to the community and make a difference. I don’t strive for job completion, I strive for taking it to the next level and making sure a job is done right. Safety is always number one.

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Dustin Wright

My name is Dustin Wright and I moved from Missouri to Colorado in 2014 and since then I've been working for Pitkin County Road and Bridge. The County opens me up to fun and exciting new opportunities. I find operating equipment enjoyable and challenging, so much so, that I attended Linn State Technical College upon deciding to make this my career. This valley has made such a positive impact on me since I moved out here and it makes me excited to see what else is in store. I couldn't ask for anyone better to work for than Pitkin County. In my free time I enjoy spending my time with my beautiful little family, attending church, hunting, riding my motorcycle, and taking fishing trips to Canada.

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Jeff Werner

I moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2006 from the Finger Lakes region of New York. In 2012, I started working on the summer trail crew for Open Space and Trails. Now, I split my time between Open Space and Trails in the summer and plowing snow for Road & Bridge in the winter. I love my job for the opportunities to work outdoors, operate equipment, and serve the public. Outside of work, my wife and I enjoy skiing, backpacking, and exploring.

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John Cerise

Howdy, I am John Cerise.  I was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. I have been with Pitkin County Road and Bridge since 2011. My favorite part of working Road and Bridge is having friendly communicative managers, operating well-maintained equipment and working with the crew.  It is a self- gratifying experience when plowing snow.  I enjoy entering an unplowed, messy road and being able to clear the snow and provide traction for safe travel throughout Pitkin County.   I live and work on my family’s Ranch in the Valley.

Ignacio "Nacho" Gonzalez

I have been working for the county since 1997 and I’ve been with Road and Bridge since 2008. I like the oldies but goodies man. “Make America low again” (lowrider fan). I’ve been in this valley for quite some time now and the views never fail to amaze me!!

Mike Schauster

I have worked for Road and Bridge since 2017. I like to ride my Harley in the summer and snowmobile in the winter.  I have lived in the valley all my life.
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Seth Howland

I am 36 years old and I have been living in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2008. I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and I am originally from Maine. I spend my free time running and skiing with dogs.