Steven Prothero, Director of Mitigation Services
Steven moved to the Fraser Valley in 2007 from Michigan where he and his brother and father owned and operated a construction company for over 10 years. After subcontracting for RMCAT for a year, Steven joined the RMCAT team in 2012. Steven is IICRC certified in: Water Damage Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation, Applied Structural Drying, Health & Safety, Fire & Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Carpet Cleaning, Carpet Repair & Re-installation, Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer, Journeyman Textile Cleaner, Journeyman Water Restorer, Master Fire & Smoke Restorer, Master Water Restorer and Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning. Steven’s hobbies include hockey, skiing, rafting, hunting, and camping. Steven (Runaway) plays defense for the RMCAT hockey team. He lives in Tabernash with his wife, two children, and dog Hatch.
Colten Warner, Project Manager, Mitigation Services
Colten grew up in Grand Lake, CO. His background is in construction, hard wood flooring, fabricating granite slabs, and business management. He joined the team at Rocky Mountain Catastrophe in 2013 and is IICRC certified in Water Damage Restoration, Odor Control, Applied Microbial Remediation, Carpet Repair & Reinstallation, Fire & Smoke Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, Health & Safety, Lead Safe, Biohazard & Trauma Scene Cleanup, and is certified by AARST-NRPP as a Radon Professional. In his spare time, he has a passion for hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, snowboarding, and playing hockey. Colten (Long Haul) plays center on the RMCAT hockey team. He lives in Granby, CO with his wife, two daughters, and their dog, Clementine, who works part time as the RMCAT office guard dog.
Jonny Conibere, Project Manager, Mitigation Services
Jonny moved to the Fraser Valley in 2000. Originally from Birmingham England, Jonny came to the Winter Park area to ski. His background is in stonemasonry, tile, and stucco. Jonny has a degree in French from Kingston University, London. He has been with RMCAT since 2012 and is IICRC certified in: Water Damage Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation, Odor Control, Carpet Repair & Re-installation, Carpet Cleaning and Fire & Smoke Restoration. His hobbies include skiing, hockey, rafting, and camping. Jonny (Golden Spike) plays Left Defense on the RMCAT hockey team. Jonny lives in Fraser with his wife and three children; his dogs, Rosa and Jasper; and his kitty cat Bowie, a.k.a. Ms. Fluffington.
Kim Daniels, Restoration Coordinator
Although Kim is not a Colorado native, she first set foot in the Centennial state in 1992. She spent time adventuring in Boulder, Buena Vista, Santa Cruz and Terlingua before choosing Grand County as home base. Kim has a background in graphic design as well as HOA Management with several licenses including a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) and a Colorado HOA Manager (CAM). She enjoys cross-country skiing, skydiving, rafting, and hiking, and plays wingwoman (Boiler) on the RMCAT hockey team. Kim lives outside planet Earth (in Fraser).
Steve Tetrault, Chief Estimator
Steve is originally from Michigan, where he was an exterior contractor for over 10 years and moved to front range of Colorado in 2006. Steve was introduced to the hail market as an exterior contractor and decided to change roles and become a national catastrophic independent adjuster in 2012. He traveled all over the country–from Coast to Coast representing over 30 Carriers in 18 states, working major hurricanes, hail/wind events, freeze claims, back up of sewer drains and wildfires. Steve has been enjoying the high country for years and recently moved to Grand Lake. When he isn’t working, he enjoys skiing, camping, fishing, and spending time with his lovely wife and daughters.
Joanna Goodman, Estimator
Joanna, originally from upstate New York, first visited the Fraser Valley in the winter of 2003. She was blown away by the breathtaking views driving over Berthoud Pass and knew one day she would make this place her home. She moved to the Fraser Valley in the summer of 2007 after graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Natural Resource Management. She has worked seasonally for the US Forest Service and Winter Park Resort as a ski instructor and ski patroller. She then worked in the water and wastewater treatment industry for 10 years as laboratory manager and operator. Joanna enjoys skiing in the winter and mountain biking, backpacking and camping in the summer. She is a proud board member for the local radio station KFFR 88.3 FM. Joanna (Gandy Dancer) plays striker on the RMCAT hockey team. She lives in Winter Park with her husband and dog Neva.
Alison Behr, Mitigation Coordinator
Alison was born and raised in Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in education and taught for 15 years, both at an elementary/ high school and a GED program at a state jail in Texas, and also worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Alison moved to the valley in 2015. You can now find her volunteering for KFFR, as a DJ on Mondays at 4:00; on a xc ski trail; volunteering for HTA’s Stewardship Ambassador program; at the resort on some blue groomers; pretending to play softball on Rocky Mountain Catastrophe’s team in the summer or curling in the winter. Oh, you might also find her in the office, working as the Mitigation Coordinator.
Carol Kissinger, Office Coordinator
Carol is originally from Western New York. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology, then worked in research labs in Rochester and Boston. She decided to get a master’s degree in Education, so came to CU Boulder because she wanted to live in a beautiful place. She taught science and math in the St. Vrain Valley School District for about 11 years, then decided a teaching break was needed. Carol, her husband, and son moved to Fraser just in time for him to start kindergarten at wonderful Fraser Elementary. Carol worked for many years at Winter Park Resort, a few summers for the Division of Wildlife, then many summers for Neils Lunceford in their retail nursery. Carol is now happily full time at RMCAT after working here part time since 2019. Carol loves plants and gardening and volunteers for the Fraser Valley Community Gardens. She also enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, reading, quilting, and music. (P.S. A little known secret is that she has rocked out to live shows by Tool and Metallica.) Carol still lives in Fraser near her amazing son Brennan.
Austin Kohler, Contents Specialist
Austin was raised in Birmingham, Alabama and moved to Mobile, Alabama for college. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2014 with a marketing management degree. After graduating, Austin was looking for a change of scenery and moved to Colorado. He explored around most of Colorado before settling down in the Fraser Valley. Austin is IICRC certified as an Contents Processing Technician and has the expertise to restore contents subjected to various sources of contamination as well as inspect, inventory, wrap, pack, transport, deodorize, post-clean evaluate, and store contents. Austin lives in Tabernash with his wife and his dog Rosie. He enjoys skiing, yoga, camping, attending concerts, backpacking, and working on house projects.
Maura McKnight, Business Manager
Maura came to Winter Park in 1996 on a ski vacation following her graduation from the University of Texas at Austin and decided to not use her return ticket home. She worked at the ski area in winter and as a river guide in the summer for 4 years and then worked in the non-profit sector for 16 years. She opened the Tabernash Tavern in 2008 with her business partners and continues to help with the Tavern’s operations. Maura serves on the East Grand Education Foundation Fund Committee as well as Grand County’s Open Lands, Rivers & Trails Advisory Committee. Maura joined Rocky Mountain Catastrophe & Restoration in October of 2014. Her hobbies include hiking, biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, rafting, running, paddleboarding, traveling, music, and camping. She lives in Tabernash with her husband, two sons, and Timber the Hound Dog.
Jonnie Wells, Operations Manager
Jonnie moved to the area in 2008 from Florida. She has owned her own businesses: both in land surveying and home/construction cleaning services. Her hobbies include softball, golf, anything outdoors, and whatever her kiddos are doing. One of Jonnie’s specialties is tackling various tasks while speaking on two phones and simultaneously spreading her contagious smile. In 2018, Jonnie moved back to Florida to be near her extended family and now works remotely for RMCAT. She lives with her husband, son and youngest daughter, and dogs: Dutch, Willis, and Dale.
David McKnight, President & CEO
David moved to Grand County in 1996. He worked as a restaurant manager at the ski area during winter and in construction during the summer months. In 2000, he started a general contracting company and ever since has worked diligently to build the trust of the community. In 2008 David decided to expand to the disaster mitigation field, and started Rocky Mountain Catastrophe & Restoration (RMCAT). David lives and professes the philosophy that you have one chance at integrity and it’s every day. Dave (Hole in the Wall) plays striker on the RMCAT hockey team. His hobbies include golf, hockey, rafting, and “glamping”. You can also find him volunteering for Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District, Winter Park Rotary Club and Winter Park – Fraser Chamber. He lives in Tabernash with his wife, two sons, and Timber the Hound Dog.