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Matt Radder

President - Matt Radder

Matt previously served as Vice President since our founding in June of 2016, and has recently stepped into the position of President. Matt has owned two Jeeps since starting his life in Colorado, and thoroughly enjoys exploring the backcountry in his current TJ. Matt is a UPS mechanic by night, a past Volunteer Firefighter/EMT, and a firm believer in backcountry preparedness. Matt is passionate about the niche this organization falls into, and has been involved almost since 2014. Matt is also a licensed Ham Radio Operator; K0JPY.

Vice President and Treasurer - Jeff Shafer

Jeff, a Financial Planner and CPA by trade, joined our Board of Directors in 2017. Jeff currently serves our Organization as both our Treasurer and Secretary. Jeff owns a JK (well, it’s really his daughter Dani’s Jeep), and a JKU, rock and ice climbs in his “spare” time and loves the thrill/challenge of recoveries. Jeff loves to be in the mountains for any reason and lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife, 2 children and a dog named Ozzie, who loves to wheel. Jeff is nearly a Colorado native (family moved to Colorado when he was just 1 ½) and knows the land we all love better than many! Jeff has also taken the time to obtain his Ham Radio Technicians License; N1RNR.  One thing is for sure; Jeff’s dedication to this organization, helping those in need and building a capable recovery vehicle has made him a very valuable member of our team!

Secretary - Kristal Florquist


Director and Head of Dispatch - Carleen Smeaton

Carleen has been dispatching for Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery since May, 2017. After nearly 6 months of dispatching, she found a need in our organization and ran with it. She joined the Board of Directors and quickly assumed the role of Head of Dispatch to help refine and perfect our dispatching process. Growing up in Louisville, she is a native to Colorado and has enjoyed the outdoors all her life. Generally, if she isn't out exploring in the Jeep, she is out exploring in her RV with her family and son throughout the year. Her passion has always been tinkering in the garage with her dogs at her feet- anything to keep her hands busy and mind sharp. She currently works as an accountant for a four-state REA organization.  Carleen holds a Ham Radio Technicians License ; KE0NPJ.

Director and Head of Technology - Ed Sierens

A master of process and project management, Ed has brought an incredible amount of stability and refinement to our organization. When he isn't hard at work for Co4x4RnR or at his day job, Ed enjoys photography (which he is VERY good at),  off roading, and all aspects of technology. Ed has his amateur radio license, K0EAS and is one of the net control operators for our weekly net. 


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