Our Leadership Team
Darby Weston has worked in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) since 1984. Darby came to Ada County in 1986, where he now oversees the Leadership and Supervisor Team in strategic EMS operations including administration, business, billing, marketing, clinical, training and hiring among many other responsibilities. Prior to working for Ada County, Darby worked as a ski instructor at Bogus Basin, and then joined the Professional Ski Patrol in Mt. Hood Meadows where he worked in patrol and avalanche control. In his downtime, Darby enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor recreation in McCall, Idaho. Ada County Paramedics’ employees describe Darby as “Focused but easygoing, full of positive energy, and a force of nature.”
Steve Boyenger has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 2002. Steve came to Ada County from Girdwood Fire and Rescue in Girdwood, Alaska where he worked as a medic for three years. In his current position, Steve oversees our Billing Department, Logistics Department and QA processes. Steve received his Masters from the University of Maryland and a BS from Idaho State University. Steve received his paramedic training in Anchorage, Alaska. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his “wonderful wife and kids.” Ada County Paramedic employees describe Steve as “Easy going, fair and approachable.”
Peder Humlen-Ahearn has worked in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for over 15 years. Peder came to Ada County Paramedics in 2001, where he served as a Battalion Chief before being promoted to Deputy Chief. In his current position, Peder oversees EMS field training and hiring, Ada County Paramedics specialty teams, dispatch and CAD, quality improvement, special event contracting and grant funding. Prior to working for Ada County Paramedics, Peder worked as an EMT for Medix Ambulance in Orange County, California. Peder holds two degrees, an AS in Paramedic Science from Keiser University in Florida and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety from Siena Heights in Michigan. In his time off, Peder works patrol for the Sheriff’s office. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his dog Guinness, watching movies and fishing. Ada County Paramedics’ employees describe Peder as “Smart as a whip, a patient advocate and passionate.”
John Blake has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 1999. Prior to his current position, John worked for Frontier Oil and Refining in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he aided in maintaining federal and state compliance. He also managed wastewater, groundwater and air compliance programs. In his current position, John oversees the financial and administrative functions of the department, including our Community Paramedics, compliance functions, and policy and procedure development. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming. In his spare time, John enjoys rafting, fly fishing, camping, skiing and gardening. Ada County Paramedics describe John as “Approachable, sincere, real, earnest and a talented paramedic.”
Hadley Mayes has worked as Ada County Paramedics’ public information officer and communications specialist since 2012. As a former journalist and marketing manager, Hadley now manages public information, public relations, brand management and media relations. Hadley is certified in the Federal Incident Command System as an Advanced Public Information Officer through the US Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center and the National Disaster Preparedness Consortium. Hadley received her Undergraduate Degree in Communications from Boise State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. Ada County Paramedics employees describe Hadley as “Creative and driven.”
Stacy Winn has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 1999. Prior to her current position, Stacy worked for Ada County Paramedics’ billing office. Stacy now oversees all Ada County Paramedics’ programs and processes including, time management, new hires, travel coordination, budget management and allocation and she is also Secretary to the EMS Advisory Board. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys reading, working in her yard and traveling. Ada County Paramedic employees describe Stacy as “Organized, efficient, quick and someone you just want to be around.”
Linda Rosenwinkel has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 2009. Prior to her current position, Linda worked for a small credit union. When she started with Ada County, Linda worked as a billing department collector before taking the position of billing manager. Linda currently manages the Ada County Paramedics’ billing office for Ada County Paramedics’ ambulance services and coordinates patient and insurance payments. Linda received her degree in English from Boise State University. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and reading classic literature. Ada County Paramedic employees describe Linda as “Fun, fair and easy to work for.”
Bart Buckendorf has been with Ada County Paramedics since 1983. Prior to working for Ada County, Bart worked for Nampa Fire. Currently, Bart manages our infection control department in addition to supervising field paramedics. Bart has a degree in Business from The College of Idaho. In his spare time, Bart enjoys spending time with his family, seeing movies, playing Wii and board games and traveling with his family to Disneyland in their camper. Bart, who is on the Board of Directors for his church camp, has also demonstrated first aid at the camp each summer for the past 27 years. Ada County Paramedic employees describe Bart as, “Really fair, easy to talk to, wise and works to make his crews happy as well as successful.”
Clinton began working in the emergency medical service field in 1990 as a basic volunteer emergency medical technician in Camas and Blaine Counties. He then started his full time EMT career in Jerome County where he eventually became the Director. In 1997 Clinton came to Ada County Paramedics where he’s worked in our Field Training Officer program (FTO) and has served as the Safety Officer. He currently holds the title of Field Supervisor and FTO Coordinator. In his free time Clinton enjoys working on his parent’s farm. Ada County Paramedic employees describe Clinton as “Straightforward, no nonsense and just an all around good guy.”
Tina Lukecart has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 1997. Prior to working for Ada County, Tina was in the Idaho Army National Guard where she worked in flight operations as a Flight Medic and had administrative duties at a Regional Maintenance Training site. Currently, Tina is an Ada County Paramedics Field Supervisor where she also holds the title of TacMed Member and department Health and Safety Officer. Tina oversees field operations, the 911 EMS response system, coordinates health and safety operations and department policies as they apply to occupational safety and personnel wellness issues. In her spare time, Tina enjoys working with sport horses, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Ada County Paramedic employees describe Tina as “Strong, dedicated, resourceful and innovative.”
Jake Oven has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 2001. Prior to coming to Ada County, Jake worked for several other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. In his current position, Jake oversees field supervision and manages electronic medical records (ePCR). Ada County Paramedics employees describe Jake as “dedicated, honest, intelligent and well respected in his profession.”
Brandon Knuteson started at Ada County Paramedics as a reserve/volunteer in 2004 and was hired as a Paramedic in 2005. Prior to being promoted to Field Captain he was a Field Training Officer for almost four years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Brandon is a certified swift water rescue technician and spends most of his free time on the river. He also enjoys camping, hiking and cooking.
Annelise Lane has been with Ada County Paramedics since 2013. Prior to being hired by Ada County Paramedics she served as a Volunteer Firefighter for Eagle Fire from 2009-2012. She also worked as an EMT in Elmore County, 2010-2011, and as a technician in the Emergency Room at St. Alphonsus Region Medical Center, 2010-2013. While working as a volunteer firefighter she was a Boise State student athlete, competed on the track team as a Pole Vaulter and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science Studies. She attended Paramedic school in 2012 at Idaho State University where she received her Associates in Paramedic Science. Prior to Annelise promoting to Captain, Annelise served as a Field Training Officer for a year and has been a member of the Tactical Paramedic Team since 2015. Annelise is also a current member of the Idaho Air National Guard. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two black labs. They enjoy hunting, hiking, shooting, and dirt biking together. Annelise also enjoys trail running, lifting weights, riding horses, and spending time with friends and family.
Rachel Porter has been with Ada County Paramedics since 2010. As a Community Paramedic, Rachel assisted with program development and helped establish the Community Paramedic Program at Idaho State University. Since 2017, Rachel has been a Field Captain. She was previously involved with the Special Operations Tech Rescue Team. Rachel is a member of the Peer Support Team, Mentor, and is an adjunct instructor for Idaho State University, assisting with the Paramedic Program. In her down time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs, family and friends. She also enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, rafting and skiing.