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 Director           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.



Don Cole, Board Director                               don.cole@hygienefire.org

Director Cole has lived in Hygiene for more than 20 years, raising a son and a daughter here.  He and his family co-owned and operated the Country Corner Store in Hygiene, and he currently works in Hygiene delivering propane in the mountainous areas of Estes Park and beyond.  Starting as a firefighter with the Hygiene Department in 2006, Don served as Lieutenant and Training Officer until retiring from firefighting in 2018.  Don began his fire service with the Hereford, Maryland Volunteer Fire Department, before a stint with the US Army as a Military Policeman, stationed in Germany for four years.  He is a third-generation firefighter, with an uncle who was a career firefighter and a grandfather with 59 years at the Hereford Volunteer Fire Department.  Don was elected to the Board in 2018 for a four-year term.

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

Profile coming soon.

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 has worked in the aerospace field for 20 years on projects like the International Space Station and as small as a satellite that can fit in your hand. Brian was elected to the Board in 2020 for a three year term.

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