Our Staff

Arroyo Rescue takes pride in hiring and working with the most competent and capable professionals, qualified in both educational and professional backgrounds.  See below for our staff profiles.

Vince Moffitt

Vince Moffitt hails from Farmington, NM. He has over 20 years of international and domestic emergency response experience between serving as a Fire Battalion Chief, a Task Force Leader for a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team, and owning a rescue and disaster instructional and consulting company.

 Vince strongly believes that followership and servant leadership is the foundation to create strong and effective leaders and philanthropy is imperative for personal development and growth. He also knows that the secret to happiness in life revolves around service to others and eating lots of bacon.

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson is an active captain with Farmington Fire in NM, and has been teaching Technical Rope Rescue and Confined Space Rescue with Arroyo Rescue for the past 10 years.  He has spent his entire adult life working with ropes and rigging. 

Josh Rauh

Joshua Rauh has been a technical rescue instructor for seven years and has been in the fire service for 18 years.  He teaches technical rope and confined space rescue.  Josh has worked with Arroyo Rescue for the last five years.

Brent Dubois

 

 

 

 

Shadd Rohwer

Our colleague and brother, Shadd Rohwer, lost his long battle with cancer this year. He was a 19 year veteran of the Farmington Fire Department, FEMA USAR veteran and Rescue 3 International instructor.

He fought his cancer with an astounding level of dedication and fierceness to the very end. He passed away peacefully, honorably, and on his own terms.

He was surrounded by his family and fire brothers. Fellow Rescue 3 and Arroyo Rescue instructors Tom Anderson and Vince Moffitt spent time with him in his last days and hours along with his family and other firefighters from Farmington and Albuquerque Fire Departments.

His death is being handled as a line of duty death because his cancer is covered under NM Presumptive Disability laws. Phoenix and Farmington Fire Departments are standing guard over Shadd until his remains are passed on to the family after a memorial and celebration of his life.

Shadd has a servants heart and a passion for Rivers, firefighting, rescue, teaching and helping others. We worked side by side with Shadd in fires, floods, and the classroom. He leaves a legacy that will continue to touch others in his death.

Rest easy Shadd. In his memory wear your safety gear. He always did and he wasn’t exempt so neither are any of us.

Aaron Kent

Aaron Kent has been teaching technical rescue for 8 years, and has been serving as the director of operations for Arroyo Rescue for the past 3.  Aside from teaching both technical rope and swiftwater rescue, he also is an instructor in wilderness medicine, and is an avid kayaker and climber.  Click here for Aaron's CV/Resume.