Meet the Crew

Road and Bridge Crew October 2023

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Ben Mays

Howdy! My name is Ben Mays. Working for Road & Bridge gives me the opportunity to serve and be a part of the community I love, and choosing to live in the Roaring fork valley is one of best choices I have made. After more than a decade of traveling the nation as a professional mountain bike trail builder, I have chosen to settle here in the Roaring Fork Valley. I have seen the rest and have chosen the best!

In my personal time, I enjoy mountain biking, RC rock crawling and riding motorcycles. I consider myself an amateur skier, a self-proclaimed artist and a chef of sorts. 

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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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Doug Jackson

Hi, I am Doug Jackson. I am new to the Roaring Fork Valley and moved here from Naples, FL with my wife, our daughters, and our dog. We were drawn here by the incredible natural beauty.  I had a 33 year fire service career in CT, finally  retiring as Fire Chief. I also have experience in excavation and construction. I felt the urge to return to public service and feel fortunate to have joined up with Pitkin County Road and Bridge with excellent people and equipment. 

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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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Erik Jacobson

I grew up in Buffalo, NY skiing weekends in the southern tier. After a bit of fun in the service industry I traded 700’ of vertical for 4000’ by moving here in 2002. Since then, I’ve enjoyed exploring the west, skiing , hiking, biking, camping.

Since I moved here I have worked as a grooming operator in the winters and a heavy equipment operator in the summers. Looking forward to the future with Road and Bridge.

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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.

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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Rigoberto Rascon

I was born in La Paz Baja, CA, and raised in Carbondale, CO since 1989. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve the community I grew up in. I am thankful and proud of my 7 wonderful children, 5 girls and 2 boys, with my loving wife of 23 years. I enjoy fishing, 4-wheeling, and watching hockey. 

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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.

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Wyatt Benesh

I am Wyatt Benesh, born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. I like hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. You will always find me out and about in nature with my family, friends and dog - Hachi. I used to work for CDOT and RFTA  where I gained experience doing road and facility maintenance on HWY 82.