Leadership Team

Leadership

Chief Randy Lesher

"I started my EMS career in 1973 working for a combined ambulance service and funeral home. After several years, I decided to open my own Ambulance Service to turn my full attention to patient care and transportation. Over the years we grew into a well established and well respected ambulance team. In 1993 I sold my business to a large nationally recognized service, which I continued to operate in Canon City and Pueblo. I joined Thompson Valley EMS in the year 2000 as Division Chief of Operations. I was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2003, and became Chief of TVEMS in 2006. I take great pride in working with so many extraordinary public servants. I have spent the last twenty plus years witnessing and participating in the evolution of our growing and much needed industry. I strongly feel we must keep a clear vision. Our role as EMS is technically difficult yet purely simple.

We are just people...helping people.

We at TVEMS are reminded daily that we must never lose sight of our mission. I recognize the weight of responsibility as Chief, and I truly value and appreciate the awesome privilege it is to serve our community."

Chief Randy Lesher

"I started my EMS career in 1973 working for a combined ambulance service and funeral home. After several years, I decided to open my own Ambulance Service to turn my full attention to patient care and transportation. Over the years we grew into a well established and well respected ambulance team. In 1993 I sold my business to a large nationally recognized service, which I continued to operate in Canon City and Pueblo. I joined Thompson Valley EMS in the year 2000 as Division Chief of Operations. I was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2003, and became Chief of TVEMS in 2006. I take great pride in working with so many extraordinary public servants. I have spent the last twenty plus years witnessing and participating in the evolution of our growing and much needed industry. I strongly feel we must keep a clear vision. Our role as EMS is technically difficult yet purely simple.

We are just people...helping people.

We at TVEMS are reminded daily that we must never lose sight of our mission. I recognize the weight of responsibility as Chief, and I truly value and appreciate the awesome privilege it is to serve our community."

Chief
Administration Manager Marvi Dolgener

"It is a true honor to say I have been with TVEMS since 1998. Over the past 22+ years, I have worked behind the scenes collaborating with Chief Randy Lesher to create a work environment that has raised the standards in EMS patient care and public service. My primary role is to coordinate the critical workflow within the organization. Each department has a significant role. We recognize and value each and every person who collectively contributes to our success. With continued education along with the quality control measures we have put into place, we have established a solid foundation between administrative staff and the front line crews. With this key structure component, we are able to provide the highest level of effective and efficient care for our patients. Our hand selected staff has grown from approximately 25, to currently over 80 employees. The entire TVEMS team is dedicated to the vision of exceptional and compassionate service, which creates a true sense of unity. TVEMS is an organization that is comprised of a group of people who have a genuine desire to support each other, while taking care of the wonderful people in our community. When asked why I have chosen to make TVEMS my home for all of these years, the answer is simple... It is the people. We are family."

Administration Manager Marvi Dolgener

"It is a true honor to say I have been with TVEMS since 1998. Over the past 22+ years, I have worked behind the scenes collaborating with Chief Randy Lesher to create a work environment that has raised the standards in EMS patient care and public service. My primary role is to coordinate the critical workflow within the organization. Each department has a significant role. We recognize and value each and every person who collectively contributes to our success. With continued education along with the quality control measures we have put into place, we have established a solid foundation between administrative staff and the front line crews. With this key structure component, we are able to provide the highest level of effective and efficient care for our patients. Our hand selected staff has grown from approximately 25, to currently over 80 employees. The entire TVEMS team is dedicated to the vision of exceptional and compassionate service, which creates a true sense of unity. TVEMS is an organization that is comprised of a group of people who have a genuine desire to support each other, while taking care of the wonderful people in our community. When asked why I have chosen to make TVEMS my home for all of these years, the answer is simple... It is the people. We are family."

Admin/ HR Manager
Battalion Chief Al Simons

"I have had the pleasure of working in public safety for over 34 years. During that time I have worked for four different ground ambulance services. I joined TVEMS in 1991. I graduated salutatorian from St. Anthony’s paramedic program in 1992. I enjoyed 7 years of service as a Flight Paramedic & Nurse, and over 3 1/2 years as an ER Nurse. I have a B.A. in Theology and an AAS in nursing. For years I served as a Rescue Diver and Dive Team Leader, Firefighter & Technical Rope Rescue Specialist. I received the Diver of The Year Award, 25 Years of Service Award, Chiefs Merit Award & Berthoud Fire Rescue Meritorious Award. Over the my career I have had mulitple experiences with education in leadership, management, healthcare leadership and mass casualty incident management. I take great pride in watching our team grow in their roles individually as we simultaneously provide our patients with the highest quality pre hospital healthcare."

Battalion Chief Al Simons

"I have had the pleasure of working in public safety for over 34 years. During that time I have worked for four different ground ambulance services. I joined TVEMS in 1991. I graduated salutatorian from St. Anthony’s paramedic program in 1992. I enjoyed 7 years of service as a Flight Paramedic & Nurse, and over 3 1/2 years as an ER Nurse. I have a B.A. in Theology and an AAS in nursing. For years I served as a Rescue Diver and Dive Team Leader, Firefighter & Technical Rope Rescue Specialist. I received the Diver of The Year Award, 25 Years of Service Award, Chiefs Merit Award & Berthoud Fire Rescue Meritorious Award. Over the my career I have had mulitple experiences with education in leadership, management, healthcare leadership and mass casualty incident management. I take great pride in watching our team grow in their roles individually as we simultaneously provide our patients with the highest quality pre hospital healthcare."

Battalion Chief
Battalion Chief Mike Larson

"I started my career as a Volunteer Firefighter for Loveland Fire Rescue from 1989 to 1993. I attended EMT class at Thompson Valley EMS Academy and became a Colorado Certified EMT in 1990. I  was hired at TVEMS in 1991. I completed the Saint Anthony’s Paramedic Program in 1995 receiving my Colorado Paramedic Certification. Over the years, I have worked my way up from part-time EMT to my current position of Operations Battalion Chief at TVEMS. I have spent my career focused on pre-hospital medicine, education, special teams, leadership, and instructor roles. Starting as a TVEMS Academy Assistant Instructor in 1991, I enjoyed teaching and carried my desire to teach further into my career and became an Ice Rescue Instructor in 2000 and a Public Safety Scuba Instructor in 2008. I have been a member of a multitude of special teams throughout my time at TVEMS including the Rope Rescue Team, the Loveland Dive Team, was a member and team leader for the Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Team for 21 years. I was the Loveland SWAT medical training primary coordinator, and an instructor from 1998-2018.  I was a contributor to a report published by The Interagency Board (IAB) in September 2015 entitled “Improving Active Shooter/Hostile Event Responses, Best Practices and Recommendations for Integrating Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS.”  I have been a Reserve Deputy for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office since 2013. Along with my duties as a Patrol Deputy, I am also the primary instructor for the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State POST Academies in “Officer Self Rescue and Combat Care” course. I returned to school to finish my college education and earned my Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services Administration from Utah Valley University in 2015. As a part of the TVEMS Leadership Team, I strive to teach our staff and fellow EMS partnering agencies using the highest of standards, my career experience, ongoing education and the latest technology."

Battalion Chief
Battalion Chief Mike Larson

"I started my career as a Volunteer Firefighter for Loveland Fire Rescue from 1989 to 1993. I attended EMT class at Thompson Valley EMS Academy and became a Colorado Certified EMT in 1990 and was hired at TVEMS in 1991. I completed the Saint Anthony’s Paramedic Program in 1995 receiving my Colorado Paramedic Certification. Over the years, I have worked my way up from part-time EMT to my current position of Operations Battalion Chief at TVEMS. I have spent my career focused on pre-hospital medicine, education, special teams, leadership, and instructor roles. Starting as a TVEMS Academy Assistant Instructor in 1991, I enjoyed teaching and carried my desire to teach further into my career and became an Ice Rescue Instructor in 2000 and a Public Safety Scuba Instructor in 2008. I have been a member of a multitude of special teams throughout my time at TVEMS including the Rope Rescue Team, the Loveland Dive Team and was a member and team leader for the Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Team for 21 years. I was the Loveland SWAT medical training primary coordinator and an instructor from 1998-2018 and was a contributor to a report published by The Interagency Board (IAB) in September 2015 entitled “Improving Active Shooter/Hostile Event Responses, Best Practices and Recommendations for Integrating Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS”. I have been a Reserve Deputy for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office since 2013. Along with my duties as a Patrol Deputy, I am also the primary instructor for the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State POST Academies in “Officer Self Rescue and Combat Care” course. I returned to school to finish my college education and earned my Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services Administration from Utah Valley University in 2015. As a part of the TVEMS Leadership Team, I strive to teach our staff and fellow EMS partnering agencies using the highest of standards, my career experience, ongoing education and the latest technology."

Battalion Chief Steve Forman

"I was born and raised in Plano Texas, a suburb north of Dallas. After graduating high school in 1994, I attended an EMT course through Scott and White Hospital. I then went to Paramedic school through Blinn College while working my way through college. I became a Texas Certified Paramedic in 1995, and went on to work at several 911 EMS agencies, including rural county services and inner-city Houston. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1999, with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science and Community Health. I became a licensed paramedic and moved back to Dallas where I worked for Rockwall County EMS until I relocated to Denver. I joined TVEMS is August of 2002. Once I completed the field training process, I was promoted to the Training Lieutenant in March of 2003. I became the Operations Lieutenant over Shift C in 2004. I was an active member of the TVEMS Special Operations team. In 2009 I was promoted to the B Shift Captain, and later promoted to my current position of Battalion Chief. Since 2004 I have been a participant of, and currently the Team Leader of TVEMS Tactical EMS. The TVEMS “TEMS” team was one of the first EMS agencies to provide paramedic medical support for area SWAT team operations. I take great pride in working alongside my TVEMS colleagues to provide the best medical care in Northern Colorado."

Battalion Chief
Battalion Chief Steve Forman

"I was born and raised in Plano Texas, a suburb north of Dallas. After graduating high school in 1994, I attended an EMT course through Scott and White Hospital. I then went to Paramedic school through Blinn College while working my way through college. I became a Texas Certified Paramedic in 1995, and went on to work at several 911 EMS agencies, including rural county services and inner-city Houston. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1999, with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science and Community Health. I became a licensed paramedic and moved back to Dallas where I worked for Rockwall County EMS until I relocated to Denver. I joined TVEMS is August of 2002. Once I completed the field training process, I was promoted to the Training Lieutenant in March of 2003. I became the Operations Lieutenant over Shift C in 2004. I was an active member of the TVEMS Special Operations team. In 2009 I was promoted to the B Shift Captain, and later promoted to my current position of Battalion Chief. Since 2004 I have been a participant of, and currently the Team Leader of TVEMS Tactical EMS. The TVEMS “TEMS” team was one of the first EMS agencies to provide paramedic medical support for area SWAT team operations. I take great pride in working alongside my TVEMS colleagues to provide the best medical care in Northern Colorado."

Cares Program BC Tim Seidel

"I started my career in EMS in 1998. Dedicating my life to public service came natural to me, as I was raised in a family with both men and women in EMS, Police and Fire. I find it very rewarding to serve people; whether it be through emergency situations, day to day experiences, or simple acts of kindness. Throughout my career I have gained valuable experience through the fire service, wildland fire fighting and both public and private ambulance services, to include 7 states and two countries. I have been an active member of the Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Medical Assistance team since 2007, responding to many different types of disasters. My career path has led me to teach at paramedic and EMT schools, earning instructor certifications in all AHA and NAEMT courses. My international work includes the successful development & implementation of an ambulance service and dispatch center. I was given the opportunity to work with TVEMS in 2020. I chose to join the TVEMS team specifically because of its leadership and vision. The future of EMS is evolving in a way that both supports the care of the individual patient, in addition to the team of people that work together to provide excellent service for our community."

Cares Program BC
Cares Program BC Tim Seidel

"I started my career in EMS in 1998. Dedicating my life to public service came natural to me, as I was raised in a family with both men and women in EMS, Police and Fire. I find it very rewarding to serve people; whether it be through emergency situations, day to day experiences, or simple acts of kindness. Throughout my career I have gained valuable experience through the fire service, wildland fire fighting and both public and private ambulance services, to include 7 states and two countries. I have been an active member of the Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Medical Assistance team since 2007, responding to many different types of disasters. My career path has led me to teach at paramedic and EMT schools, earning instructor certifications in all AHA and NAEMT courses. My international work includes the successful development & implementation of an ambulance service and dispatch center. I was given the opportunity to work with TVEMS in 2020. I chose to join the TVEMS team specifically because of its leadership and vision. The future of EMS is evolving in a way that both supports the care of the individual patient, in addition to the team of people that work together to provide excellent service for our community."

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