About

Colorado State Parks Employee Protective Association – CSPEPA is a non-profit organization that any Colorado Parks & Wildlife employee can join.

The purpose of the association is to provide members who are in good standing with retirement benefits, recognition awards, training opportunities, legal protection, be a liaison with Colorado Parks & Wildlife management staff, and provide representation in matters concerning association membership. The membership is represented by a seven member Board of Directors that serve two year terms. Board Members are limited to serve two consecutive terms.

Our legal protection includes critical incidents and other legal services for on the job related incidents. This can include administrative or disciplinary defense, civil defense, criminal defense and traffic incidents. Legal coverage is through BCL (a Colorado based firm) and members can gain immediate access to services statewide, 24 hours a day.

When you are a POST certified member of CSPEPA you are also registered as a member of PLEA. Park Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) affiliate membership includes their newsletter three times a year, access to workshops, conferences and professional networking opportunities.

CSPEPA Board Members

President: Michelle Suebert, Northeast Representative
Email: Michelle.Suebert@state.co.us
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Vice President: Nolan Tappenden, Southwest Representative
Email: Nolan.Tappenden@state.co.us
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Secretary: Joe Herman, At Large Representative
Email: Joseph.Herman@state.co.us
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Treasurer: Jenny Ives, Southeast Representative
Email: Jennifer.Ives@state.co.us
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Board Member: Becky Buist, At Large Representative
Email: Rebecca.Buist@state.co.us
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Board Member: Alan Martinez, At Large Representative
Email: Alanc.Martinez@state.co.us
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Board Member: Mike Mueller, Northwest Representative
Email: Mike.Mueller@state.co.us
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