Meet the Crew

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Bob Byram

I moved here to be a ski bum in 1988 from New Jersey (mission accomplished). I’ve been with Pitkin County almost two years and have been in the public works profession for thirteen years.  I enjoy running, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, skiing and spending time with my kids. I enjoy working for Pitkin County because it gives me a great sense of accomplishment. There is always a different project to do and everywhere we work the view is Amazing!!!


DJ Hughes

I am DJ Hughes born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. I have been working for Pitkin County since 2013 as an operator and am currently the Foreman.  I have a vast knowledge and experience in construction throughout the Western Slope. I have two children ages 8 and 11. I am a 9 year veteran of the US Army. During the summer months I enjoy traveling and love the outdoors, hiking, camping, four wheeling and boating. During the winter months, if you don't see me on the road plowing snow, you may find me on the slopes skiing.

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My name is Dustin Wright and I moved from Missouri in 2013 and have been working for Pitkin County Road and Bridge since 2014. The County opens me up to fun and exciting new opportunities. I really find operating equipment enjoyable and challenging, so much so, that I attended Linn State Technical College upon deciding to make this my career. You will easily recognize me by baby face and midwest smile. In my free time I enjoy hunting, riding my quad, hanging out with friends and family and attending church. Just living life to the fullest! Yee Yee!

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John Cerise

Howdy, I am John Cerise.  I was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. I have been with Pitkin County Road and Bridge since 2011. My favorite part of working Road and Bridge is having friendly communicative managers, operating well-maintained equipment and working with the crew.  It is a self- gratifying experience when plowing snow.  I enjoy entering an unplowed, messy road and being able to clear the snow and provide traction for safe travel throughout Pitkin County.   I live and work on my family’s Ranch in the Valley.

Manuel Jurado

I have been in the Valley for 30 years and of that time I have worked with Road and Bridge for 22 years. I love plowing snow because of the variety and challenges each storm provides.  When I am not at work I love spending time with my family.

Ignacio Gonzalez

I have been working for the County for 23 years, and with Road and Bridge for the past 7. In my free time I enjoy working on classic cars. I enjoy working in public service and keeping the roads safe for the traveling public.

Tom Dunlop

39 years/6 years
Working with dedicated co-workers who are skilled at keeping public safety and well being as a first priority.

I like plowing snow for three reasons: I like large trucks, I like being in the middle of difficult challenges, I get instant gratification looking in the side mirrors and seeing the road safely plowed and sanded.

I enjoy time with my wife and dog; camping; fishing; anything outdoors.

Hi I'm Ben.  I like to do just about everything outdoors.  I've lived in the Colorado mountains my whole life and have been in the Roaring Fork Valley for the last 7 years.

Hi I am Mike  I like to ride my Harley in the summer and snowmobile in the winter.  I have lived in the valley all my life.