Tim Johnson, Emergency Management Director

Tim has been with Douglas County since 2001.  He previously worked as a Classification Specialist in the Detention Center.  Prior to coming to Douglas County, Tim was the Law Enforcement Academy Director for the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Collins.  Tim is also a former Air Force Instructor Pilot, and Senior Search and Rescue Coordinator.

Tim’s duties include coordination, facilitation and collaboration of incident management in Douglas County.  He works with all agencies and partners, public and private, to ensure effective and responsive emergency management is provided to the citizens of Douglas County.

Tim graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography.  He also holds a Master’s degree in Human Behavior from National University.

Keith Mathena, Emergency Management Corporal

Keith joined the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in May of 1993 as a reserve deputy. He volunteered for 10 years as a reserve before joining the Sheriff’s Office as a full-time employee. Keith began his full time law enforcement career in May of 2003 working in the Patrol Division.

His tenure includes three-and-a-half years in the mountain district and three years in the sheriff’s Civil Unit prior to joining the Office of Emergency Management in March of 2012.

Keith spent most of 14 years from 1989 until 2003 at Larkspur Fire Protection District as the fire chief. He brings experience with him from his fire career and his current career in law enforcement.

Keith is currently our head Explorer Advisor, when he took over these responsibilities in September 2011. He works very closely with several other great advisors who help him make the Explorer program work. 

mike-alexanderMike Alexander, Emergency Management Coordinator

Mike joined the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in February 2014.  He previously worked for the Pike National Forest as an Assistant Fire Management Officer out of Colorado Springs, and spent 11 years with the Pike Interagency Hotshot Crew based in Monument, CO.

Mike’s duties include emergency management coordination in support of incidents in Douglas County. Mike also provides professional leadership, coordination and direction for the administration and implementation of fire suppression, detection, and prevention programs; fuels/vegetation management and the integration of fire management plans and activities.

Mike holds a Master’s degree in Fire Science from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Fire Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Debrah Schnackenberg headshot-PLEASE FILE UNDER PEOPLEDebrah Schnackenberg, Emergency Management Coordinator

Debrah joined the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in June 2015. Prior to joining Douglas County, Debrah worked for the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association & PetAid Colorado as their Director of Disaster services, led a disaster response team for a national non-profit for 8 years and spent 23 years as a telecommunications manager in private industry.

Debrah’s duties include planning for and emergency management coordination of disaster incidents in Douglas County. She provides support for the Incident Management Team (IMT), management of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and coordinates the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) for the county.

Debrah graduated from American Public University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Management.