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.
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!!!
I moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1996 from the East Coast. I worked for Pitkin County Road and Bridge from 1997 to 2012 and returned in 2019. I have over 22 years of experience in public service; I love plowing snow in the winter and working in the high country in the summer. It is a great way to spend my days. In my free time I enjoy camping, boating, and exploring the backcountry on motorcycles with my wife and beautiful twin daughters.
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.
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.
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.
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!!