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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.

Mike Alexander, Emergency Services  Manager

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, Emergency Management Deputy Director

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  Chief Operating Officer and Director of Disaster Services, led a disaster response team for a national non-profit for 8 years and spent 23 years as a manager andexecutive in the telecommunications industry.

Debrah’s duties include planning, exercise and training, 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 is a member of several regional and state-level emergency management working committees.

Debrah is a graduate of American Public University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Management.

Anne Walton, Emergency Management Coordinator

Anne joined the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in January 2016.  Prior to transferring to the Sheriff’s Office, Anne worked for Douglas County for 8 years, most recently as the Emergency Support Services Coordinator.  Anne worked in management and sales & marketing in the private sector previous to that.

Anne coordinates special projects for Emergency Management and her responsibilities include the Ambulance Licensing and Citizen Disaster Preparedness Programs. She is the lead for Disaster Mass Care, including animal emergency response and also leads the Emergency Operations Center Logistics Section. She works closely with non-governmental organizations and volunteer organizations active in disaster locally and nationally as well as with senior care facilities within Douglas County.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.