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The Board

John Levar

Board Chairman

Born and raised in Pueblo. Married to my wife Donna for 40 years as of June 3rd of 2018. I have three sons, Kyle, Bryce and Daren. I work as a branch manager for United Rentals Inc in Pueblo with 20 years of service for them. I have 36 years in the construction rental industry and also work a family ranch for the last 40 years. I like to hunt, fish and rope when time allows. 

Stephen McLaughlin

Board Vice President

I was born in 1952 in DSM, Iowa and was raised on a family farm 20 mi SW of the capital city. After graduation in 1970, I attended and earned an Associate degree in liberal arts at Southwest Community College in Creston. Iowa. Later that summer, I was hired by the Chicago Rock IS Land and Pacific Railroad company where quarter mile sections of rail were constructed. In the Spring of 1973 I was able to promote to heavy equipment operator which involved running track machines that rebuilt rail lines.

            When the ‘Rock Island’ filed for bankruptcy in 1976, I began farming with my dad. I’m 1977 I spent twenty-eight days in the mountains of the collegiate peaks range as part of a Colorado outward bound adventure. The following year, after the harvest, I decided I wanted to see the Pacific Ocean. While driving thru CO, I stopped in La Junta to see a cute gal that had been a part of the same seven members during outward bound.


Donna went to Crested Butte to be a ski instructor and I got a job at the Colorado Boys Ranch. I worked there for a year before moving to Pueblo to pressure a degree in social work.

            I worked for Spanish Peaks Metal Health for six months and then went thru the Licensed Psychiatric Technician program at PCC. I was hired by the state hospital in July, 1981. They were needing nurses and had a program to assist employees wanting to attain a degree in nursing. I transferred to the night shift so I could study and attend classes during the day. I graduated in

1985 with an Associate and Bachelors in 1988. It was a happy day when I was able to bid for a day shift position in September of that year.

            I worked at the state hospital until May, 1995. I then transferred to the department of corrections and helped open the new special needs prison known as San Carlos. Colorado was a leader in the movement to try a different approach in the treatment of mentally ill convicted felons.

            After ten years at San Carlos, I returned from full time nursing in Jan, 2006. Later that year I went back to the State Hospital for five years as a part time nurse.

            I’m currently working part time for Pueblo Dodge-Toyota, delivering and picking up vehicles as needed.

Kim Toman

Board Secretary

Kim became a resident of Beulah in 1995 after moving from Connecticut. Bernie, her husband, served as a volunteer firefighter for the district. Together they delightfully raised four children in Beulah. Kim enjoys any reason to be outside; hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, biking, and fishing are a few of the distractions that will get her outdoors. Her background in administration and human resources, combined with a strong mathematical background make her ideal for the District.

Joni Smith

Board Treasurer

Joni Smith was raised in South Carolina and eventually lived in 6 different states before being drawn to Colorado.  Married to a former Air Force officer, she has 2 grown children.  Joni attended the College of Charleston focusing on Business and Accounting.  After retiring from Xerox Corporation in 2010, she and her husband Mike moved from Milwaukee to Beulah to be closer to family.  She worked part time for the Beulah Post Office while volunteering with the Beulah Fire and Ambulance District as an EMT Basic.  Joni resigned from her EMT position in 2014 and helped form the Beulah Fire and Ambulance District Auxiliary.  She currently holds the positions of Treasurer and chairperson of the Fundraising Committee. In January 2015 she expanded her involvement in the District and was sworn in as Treasurer of the Beulah Fire and Ambulance District. When not engaged with her volunteer duties, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and visiting her children.


Bob Thompson

Fundraising Coordinator

Bob is a lifetime Beulah Resident. He grew up in the Goodpasture area of Beulah, attending Beulah school and then South High School. Bob attended the Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo. Bob has since been employed at Pine Drive Telephone Company since 2000. Bob also serves on the Beulah Community Center Board



The Beulah Fire and Ambulance District Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Fire Station 1.