PSAC Members

Kory Nelson – Chairman

Kory Nelson is a resident of Parker, where he lives with his wife, Kim, and their daughter, Alyssa – a Senior at Legend High School. They have lived in Douglas County since 2002, and Kory joined PSAC in 2006. Kory is a 30-year career prosecutor for the City & County of Denver, having graduated from the Sandra Day-O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 1989. Kory was the recipient of the Truman R. Young Memorial Prosecutorial Fellowship – the premier prosecutorial training program in America. Kory earned a BS Degree in Justice Studies from ASU, after serving in the U.S. Army. Kory has participated in several subcommittees on PSAC, including the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Subcommittee, where Kory co-chaired two different public hearings in 2015. In 2019, Kory and the other members of the School Safety Committee gave a presentation to the DCSD Board of Education and the DC Board of County Commissioners on the DCSO School Safety Resource Office (SRO) Program, advocating for more SROs in our schools. That presentation was just 19 days before the STEM High School Shooting in Highlands Ranch. Soon after this school shooting, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners appointed Kory to their Physical School Security Committee to advise the Board on how to spend additional funds on school safety, which resulted in an additional $3.0 million in additional annual funds for SROs in unincorporated Douglas County.

John Hoskinson – Vice-Chair

John Hoskinson and his wife Janice (married since July 1971) moved to Douglas County in September 2015 to be near their son and his family (Parker, CO). John continues as Chairman and CEO of the company he has been with since 1981, Gruber Systems Inc. John volunteers with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices as a Community Safety Volunteer, a member of the Public Safety Advisory Committee, and a Trustee for the Community Safety Volunteer Association of Douglas County. John is also a previous member of Douglas County Search and Rescue, and the Black Sheep Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. John has been an active volunteer for over 35 years serving as a board member, treasurer, and chairman of Homeowner Associations, Trustee of a community college district, director of an education benefit corporation, United Way, Hospital Corporate Partner, Boys & Girls Club, Child & Family Development Center, Small Business Development Center, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Cook – Member

 

 

Dave DiFalco – Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Fielding – Member

John Fielding is an attorney who has been licensed for 30 years and handles cases in Tax, Corporate & Incorporation, Estate Planning. John lives in the Pinery development south of Parker. He attended the University of Pittsburgh. John has been extremely active in PSAC, and has served on several Sub-Committees.

 

 

 

 

Matt Fierro – Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Hawley – Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Herbka – Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bruce Landy – Member

Dr. Bruce Landy, MD is a urologist in Parker, Colorado. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Rick Murray – Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Neff – Member

Scott is a senior at the University of Colorado Denver pursuing dual degrees in Business Management and Communications, and a graduate of Student Veterans of America’s Leadership Institute. From 2017-2018 he served as President Pro Tempore of the CU Denver Student Government Association where he focused on veteran’s affairs and strengthening business relationships in the community. In addition to his service to CU, Scott serves our state as a Commissioner on Serve Colorado: The Governor’s Commission on Community Service, is active as Vice Chairman of the Douglas County Public Safety Advisory Committee, Junior Vice Commander of the Colorado Department of the American Legion’s 6th District and served on the Board of Directors for the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation for 2.5 years. He has spent over 500 hours volunteering for Colorado Boys State, an American Legion program that teaches young men about government and legislation. Scott is also currently serving our country in the United States Army Reserve as a Unit Supply Specialist. In his free time, Scott likes to hike, swim, and go running and remains active with the Junior Achievement, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and the Make A Wish Foundation

Bill Noyce – Member [Former Chair of PSAC]

Jane Riley – Member

Jane Riley joined the Douglas County Public Safety Advisory Committee in 2020. Public safety is a priority to Jane and her family. Her older son proudly serves in the U.S. Army Reserves and has been deployed for two years of his duty. Her younger son is a Franktown Fire District volunteer firefighter and member of the City of Denver Public Safety Cadet Program and planning on becoming a Denver Firefighter after his graduation from Metropolitan State University. Jane has served as officer and committee chair for Douglas County Republicans. In the past she was an active volunteer at Littleton Academy Charter School including chairing the Littleton Academy Accountability Committee for 3 years. Professionally, Jane is Chief Compliance Officer for The Leaders Group, Inc. and TLG Advisors, Inc. a Securities and Exchange Commission registered broker dealer and investment advisory firm. She has been with The Leaders Group since 1998. She is a past chairman of the board of directors of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) and has served as chair of the NSCP Publications, Conferences and Roundtable Committees. Jane is actively involved in local regulatory affairs and is chair and founding member of the Denver Compliance Roundtable. She has written and spoken on compliance topics for many industry publications and organizations. Jane has a B. A. in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University. She is a proud mother, stepmother and grandmother.

Glenda Smith – Member

Glenda been a PSAC member since  2014.  She is a former Red Cross volunteer in leadership positions from Disaster Assessment, Disaster Action Team Captain and Supervisor Caseworker.  Her medical background includes Volunteer EMT,  Assistant in various Doctors offices, Cardiac tech local hospitals and currently a Paramedical Examiner with Quest Diagnostics.  Glenda is currently a Neighborhood Watch Captain, Wildfire Committee Member, CERT and ASIST-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training-certified. She acquired this training as a PSAC member.  Glenda has been involved in several opportunities in PSAC, such as being a member of the Sub-Committee reviewing the DCSO protocols for the new Emergency Restraining Protective Order (ERPO) Law (a.k.a. the Red Flag Law).  Glenda says, “I crave continuing education and what I learn I can bring to my neighborhood and to help my family with safety.  I am delighted to be a member of PSAC and to serve at the pleasure of Sheriff Spurlock and Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth.  Education and opportunities is here and I have no regrets for becoming a member. I reside in Bell Mtn Ranch for  21 years with my husband and our wonderful dog Boscorelli!!!!”

Bill Sparkman – Member

Bill Sparkman has been a very active PSAC member, having served on several sub-committees, including the School Safety Sub-Committee. Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corp in Vietnam as a Lieutenant. Bill is also an accomplished musician, having traveled across the country with his guitar and microphone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Steffen – Member

Shawn Strain – Member

Shawn lives in Franktown, Colorado. He has been involved Douglas County Search And Rescue Team since August 2012. He is currently involved with the Douglas County Office of Emergency Management’s Incident Management Team (IMT) from July 2019 to today. Shawn has also volunteered on the Town of Elizabeth Historic Advisory Board from August 2016 to January 2019.

 

 

 

Al Stremble – Member

Al has lived in Larkspur for 16 years and has been a member of the Public Safety Advisory Committee for over ten years.  Al is retired from the California Community College System where he served 30 years as a college Teacher, Administrator, and President.  Al is the graduate of a POST-certified Sheriff’s Academy and served as an Academy Director for six years.  In addition, Al is a past president of San Gorgonio Search and Rescue, a rescue team covering Southern California’s mountain and desert regions. Al’s interest in Law Enforcement comes from his father who served as Public Safety Director for Niagara Falls, New York where Al grew up. Al is proud to serve as a volunteer for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Worley – Member [Former Chair of PSAC]

Jim Worley is the District Manager for Castle Pines North Metropolitan District. He has over 30 years of experience managing special districts throughout Colorado’s Front Range. Mr. Worley started his career serving as the General Manager of the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District and the Centennial Water & Sanitation District during a time when Highlands Ranch was the fastest growing community in the United States. In addition to serving as the District Manager for the Castle Pines North Metro District, Mr. Worley serves as a Director on the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District Board of Directors. As District Manager, Jim Worley serves as the President of the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority Board of Directors, and as a Director of the Chatfield Reservoir Mitigation Company, a non-profit corporation that oversees the $170–million Chatfield Reservoir Storage Expansion & Reallocation Project. Jim also serves as a member of the South Metro Water Supply Authority, a coalition of south Denver-metro area water providers. Jim and his wife, Melanie Worley, have two adult children and have lived in Highlands Ranch for 34 years.

 

 

 

 

Ed Yeats – Member [Former PSAC Chair]

Ed Yeats recently retired as a REMAX real estate agent. Ed was the previous Chair of PSACC. Ed served 20 years on school accountability committees in the Roxborough feeder as chairperson of One Roxborough, co-founder of Keep our Douglas County Schools Safe, and chairperson of the Roxborough Easter Egg Hunt (organizer), and Ed also sponsored a community softball team.