Shawn Cummings grew up in Iowa where he graduated from the University of Iowa. He moved to Colorado in 1997 and after a short stint as a Park Ranger has been in the fire service for over 20 Years. Currently Shawn serves as a Lieutenant for South Metro Fire Rescue. He is married with one daughter. He and his family enjoy the outdoor opportunities Colorado has to offer with mountain biking, skiing and paddle boarding. Shawn has served on several boards and committees within Colorado. In addition to being the President of the SMPFF, he also serves as a Director for the Drennen’s Dream Foundation.
Barb Andrews has worked for SMFR for 23 years, currently as the Assistant to the Fire Chief.
She is married to a retired Greenwood Village Police Officer and they live in Bailey with their fur baby.
In their spare time, she and her husband enjoy hanging out at home, camping, extended trips to their lake cottage in Minnesota & being with family and friends.
Bryan DeWolfe has been serving the citizens and communities of Colorado since 1995. He is currently a Captain with South Metro Fire Rescue and serves as their Ceremonial Unit Commander ensuring SMFR heroes and their families receive the highest level of Honor when the ultimate sacrifice is paid. Bryan stays busy with his three children: Katherine, Toby, and Seamus and their various sports and extracurricular activities. They enjoy skiing, hiking, and many other Colorado outdoor activities. Bryan is eager to bring his passion and knowledge of the fire service to the board to help ensure that our first responders are completely supported through the SMPFF in their times of need.
I am recently retired from South Metro Fire Rescue. I spent 32 years working as a Paramedic and almost 24 of those years with South Metro/Littleton Fire. I started volunteering with the Littleton Firefighters Foundation back in 2001 and became the Treasurer in 2003. When Littleton and South Metro merged, the Foundations merged as well. I became the Treasurer for the newly merged South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation. I worked to develop new Bylaws for this organization as well as a new business structure that elected the current board. I have organized as well as worked many of the fundraising events to raise money for this amazing Foundation. I just stepped down as Treasurer and currently sit on the Board as a Director. I’m very proud of all the work that several people have done in the past and continue to do in the present to make this Foundation strong.
Kerstin began her career as a Firefighter with Littleton Fire Rescue in 1988, as one of the first few women in the fire service. She reached the rank of Engineer before being medically retired due to an on-the-job injury. Leaving the brothers and sisters of the fire service is not easy, and Kerstin has stayed active volunteering in various fire department charity events, and get togethers. Over the years she has volunteered with many other non-profit organizations, including most recently Denver Dumb Friends League, Castle Rock Police, and Freedom Service Dogs. Being a member of the SMPFFF is a way to help first responders finding themselves in need of assistance.
Kerstin’s daughter followed her love for service, and works for Castle Rock Fire Rescue as a Life Safety Educator, and her son-in-law is a Captain for West Metro Fire Rescue. When Kerstin isn’t watching her amazing grandsons, she enjoys travel, hiking and photography.