SFMD Board of Directors
Meet Our Board of Directors
Jeff Cross – Board Chairman
Gene Gehrt – Board Clerk
Gene has always been committed to giving back to his community through public service. From serving as Fire and Police Commissioner for 11 years, to working and volunteering as a Firefighter for over a decade, to serving on his Church Council as an Officer and Treasurer. Gene also believes you need to serve where you can contribute the most by making a value-added difference.
The Superstition Fire & Medical District Governing Board has a direct impact on the life safety and financial well-being of every family living in our district. Serving on the Board allows Gene to contribute to the protection of those families and conserve our taxpayers’ dollars by applying his combined fire service and corporate business management experience.
Gene’s 33 years of business management responsibilities included management of budgets up to $25 million and personnel across five states. Areas of responsibility included accounting, customer service, finance, information technology, marketing, materials management, project management, property and facilities management, and real estate with a fortune 100 corporation.
His 24 years of fire service experience included 11 years as a Fire and Police Commissioner and 13 years of firefighting, rescue, EMS, company officer, training, and administration.
Gene and his wife Jane have been married 32 years and have lived in Gold Canyon since 2000. Since retiring they have been rescuing and fostering miniature schnauzers through Arizona Schnauzer.
Since arriving in Arizona, Todd has become a part of Apache Junction.
He is the Chairman of the Superstition Mountain Base Coalition; President of the local Kiwanis Club; Vice President of the Superstition Mountain Republican Club; and Secretary of Paws4Life, a service dog organization. He also works with other local community groups in hopes of help bettering the communities of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon.
He believes one person can make a difference in so many peoples lives, if you put your best effort forward.
He loves being a part of the Superstition Fire & Medical District and has done a few ride-alongs with crews throughout the District.
Todd and his wife, Tuni, have been happily married for 22 years and have a beautiful daughter, Nicole. In his spare time Todd tries his hand in golf and gold mining.
Jason Moeller – Board Director
Jason was born in Tempe, Arizona and grew up in the City of Apache Junction. He attended grade school within the Apache Junction Unified School District (AJUSD) and graduated in 1998 from Apache Trail High School. Jason received the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award in 1998, the rank of Eagle Scout – proudly with Troop 288. He graduated in 2011 from Chandler Gilbert Community College with his Associates in Nursing. Currently, he works full-time at the Pinal County Public Health Department, he is a substitute school nurse for the AJUSD, and he works in the Emergency Room at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
Jason is engaged to be married to Heather Wright, they have 2 fur babies that complete their family. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking the Superstition Mountains, fishing, camping, and metal detecting. He has served on the SFMD Board of Directors since 2015, he has gained invaluable insight from the senior members – all of whom he respects and values.
Larry Strand – Board Director
Larry has served on the Superstition Fire & Medical District Board of Directors since December of 2016. He enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending his time with his 2 children, 2 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He served in the United States Marine Corps (1958-1962) and he worked for UPS for 34 years. Larry has served on several golf tournament committees, veterans committees, and charity committees throughout retirement.
Larry’s love for our great nation and public service has continued to grow through the years. He is looking forward to serve the men and woman of the Superstition Fire & Medical District and represent our amazing citizens.