Our Team

Aaron VoorheesAaron Voorhees

President and Founder of Colorado FireBreak

As the President and Founder of Colorado FireBreak and the brain behind the exterior wild fire protection technology, Aaron Voorhees is responsible for executing the company’s vision, cultivating partnerships and managing contracts. Aaron is also President of Aslan Design Management, Inc. which specializes in commercial construction, development of state-of-the-art Car Washes, and technologically advanced construction projects.  He is a fourth generation General Contractor with over 23 years of construction experience. Voorhees has been featured in multiple trade magazines for his innovative design management expertise. Born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, Aaron has made them his permanent home with his wife and four sons. He spends his time mentoring his sons as well as other young men in life and business and is a passionate outdoorsman.

 

Neil Miller

Systems Engineer

Neil provides technical, design and operational guidance for the CFB product line. He graduated from Minnesota State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, earned his professional engineering license in 2007. He has worked for companies such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Invensys and FORTRUST. He has excelled at controls system design and implementation, mechanical system layout, high availability electrical system design, power plant operations management and business information decision support systems. He is currently with Lockheed Martin – ASC (Antarctic Support Contract) as the power systems engineer supporting the National Science Foundations mission in Antarctica to provide world class science. Neil and his family live in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where they have been evacuated from their home due to wildfire threats in the area. This has brought on a personal passion to provide a market viable solution to protect his home, mountain top lifestyle and the place he loves. He spends his time landscaping, rock climbing, mountain biking and enjoying his wonderful little family.

 

Jerry PeetzJerry Peetz

Wildfire Mitigation Expert – Sales

Originally from Arizona, Jerry attended the Northern Arizona University School of Forestry then moved to Colorado to live the mountain lifestyle. He began his fire service career in 1993 as a volunteer for the Basalt Fire District, which is located between the cities of Aspen and Glenwood Springs. In 2002, Jerry was hired as a full time firefighter, later to become the Deputy Chief of the Fire Department until he retired from his position in 2013. His tenure at the department entailed an extensive amount of wildfire mitigation and assessment of fire safety for numerous homes and properties.

During 2013, he served a term as the Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator for Pitkin County, Colorado. His responsibilities included prioritization of subdivisions at risk, and overseeing of wildfire mitigation projects in the Aspen area. In April of 2014, Jerry formed Zone 1 Wildfire, LLC, where he continues use his range of experience and a passion for helping people prepare and protect their properties.

 

Scott BrooksScott Brooks

Wildfire Mitigation Expert

Scott uses his years of expertise to perform home assessments for wildfire mitigation around homes. He graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. After graduating, he worked with the United States Geological Survey Water Science Center in Troy, NY. After being offered a contract and help attaining a Masters degree, he declined to pursue his dream of “fighting western forest fires on a Hotshot crew”. His journey took him to Boulder County Parks and Open Spaces, Steamboat Springs Routt National Forest Fuels Crew with the U.S. Forest Service, and finally to the Black Mesa Hotshots out of Overgaard, AZ. While in AZ, he was voted Rookie of the Year, experienced and studied extreme fire behavior, attained Firefighter Type 1 status, and traveled to 10 states fighting 53 fires, two of which were the largest in AZ and NM history. In 2013, the Pike Hotshots out of Monument, CO hired Scott. While on Pike, he witnessed the devastation of the fires that burned in Colorado last year and worked on houses that had no mitigation work done whatsoever. With what little time they were given, the team prepped these homes and burned out behind them, saving all sixteen.

 

Kevin StutzKevin Stutz

Field Operations

Kevin is responsible for all field installations and system integration for Colorado FireBreak. Kevin has grown up in the mountains of Colorado. After graduating from Evergreen High School he aquired a degree in Fire Science from Red Rocks Community College and began his career as a volunteer firefighter. He has spent the last 19 years specializing in irrigation, land reclamation, horticulture, land tech and has been a successful business owner in each trade.

 

Ian Serff

Ian Serff

Marketing Director

As Marketing Director for Colorado FireBreak, Ian is expanding their marketing and expertise to homeowners, developers and government agencies to help protect their assets and possessions through this unique system. Launching Colorado FireBreak into the industry and ultimately helping protect our region from Wildfires is his marketing focus.

Ian has served as Director of Art Services for one of the foremost agencies specializing in relationship marketing. He led a team of art directors and graphic designers that produced award-winning creative for successful communication campaigns. Today, Ian serves the strategic and creative design needs of companies in a variety of industries as Creative Director for his company Serff Creative Group.

 

Roksanne LaxsonRoksanne Laxson

Controller/Office Administrator

As the Office Administrator for Colorado FireBreak, Roksanne is Mr. Voorhees right hand! She facilitates accounting and administrative duties for all of Mr. Voorhees businesses since 2007. Born and raised in Colorado, she enjoys her time in the mountains with family and friends.