HFPD Board of Directors

An elected Board of Directors provides guidance to the Department




The Board is made up of five volunteer Directors who live in the District.  They are elected by District voters (or appointed mid-term to fill the seat of a departing Director, then voted on at the next election.)  The Directors are limited to two consecutive three-year elected terms, plus any mid-term appointment time, if applicable. The Directors’ terms are staggered to provide continuity, so there will be only a moderate turnover per election.




Scott Snyder, Board President              scott.snyder@hygienefire.org

Director Snyder has lived in Boulder County since 1970 and moved into the Hygiene Fire District in 2003. Scott has worked for the Longmont Fire Department since 1979. He served as a volunteer firefighter for 22 years with the Cherryvale (now Rocky Mountain) Fire Department near Boulder where he is on the Pension Board. Scott is a past President of the Boulder County Fire Chiefs Association and currently sits on the Boulder County Regional Fire Training Center Board of Directors. He was appointed to the Hygiene Fire Board of Directors in May 2014 and re-elected in May of 2016 and again in 2020. He currently serves as the Board President.

Steve Brinkman, Board Secretary        steve.brinkman@hygienefire.org

Director Brinkman moved into the Hygiene Fire Protection District in 1994 and joined the Hygiene Volunteer Fire Department in 1995. After 17 years on the department, holding the Secretary and Training Officer positions, he retired from the department. Steve was project manager for the fire house construction and assisted with Board of Directors elections.

Steve was appointed to the Board in 2012, and re-elected to four-year terms in 2014 and 2018. Steve’s day job as a Program Manager for Huntington Ingalls Technical Services Nuclear Division requires some travel to project sites across the country. Steve specializes in the cleanup of nuclear legacy waste. He has a small ranch in the Hygiene area where he and his wife raise horses and cows.


Martin Butley, Board Director          martin.butley@hygienefire.org

Director Butley has lived in the Hygiene community since 2001 together with his wife and their two horses. For the past 30 years he has served the neighboring community as a mobile equine veterinarian and has worked with local fire departments in a variety of horse rescue operations. As a local resident, he has witnessed first-hand the invaluable services the Fire Department provides, from putting out ditch fires to providing essential first responder aid to those severely injured in horseback riding accidents. He is looking forward to the opportunity to contribute and help the department in the vital role it plays in our community. Since retirement, Martin has worked for Boulder County as an election judge and served as Designated Election Official for the Hygiene Fire Department election. He enjoys the wide-open night skies in Hygiene and has a small observatory in his back pasture where he takes pictures of stars and galaxies.

Devon Martin, Board Director               devon.martin@hygienefire.org

Director Martin has lived in the Hygiene community since 2015 and moved to Colorado in 2013. After attending the University of Colorado, Devon became a local real estate broker in 2016.  Devon has been surrounded by the fire community since moving then—when her husband first started volunteering for a local fire department. He has since then become a career firefighter with Fredrick Firestone Fire Protection District, as well as a Hygiene Volunteer. Devon feels incredibly passionate about bettering our fire district, and supporting our passionate, talented and dedicated volunteers. Devon is raising three daughters in the Hygiene community. The Martins feel incredibly fortunate to be able to have children in such a unique area that embraces its rural heritage and provides a wonderful community. Devon lives on a farm with miniature cattle and absolutely adores the Hygiene life! Devon was elected in 2020–and is thankful for the opportunity to serve Hygiene.

Brian Sanders, Board Treasurer           brian.sanders@hygienefire.org

Director Sanders has lived in Hygiene since 2012 and Boulder County since 2005. He has served as an Auxiliary department member since 2018 by helping to bring new technology to the department. He lives in Hygiene with his wife and two school aged kids who all love the lifestyle and community of Hygiene. He has worked in the aerospace field for 20 years on projects as big as the International Space Station and as small as a satellite that can fit in your hand.