Contact Information
P.O. Box4235
Grand Junction, CO 81502-4235

(970) 256-6462

Staff Members


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Biographies


Employment History

    • Mesa County Coroner (2007-present)
    • Mesa County Chief Deputy Coroner (2001-2006)
    • Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathologist (2001-Present), The Pathology Group, P.C. Grand Junction, Colorado
    • Laboratory Medical Director, Community Hospital, Grand Junction, Colorado (2006-Present)
    • Graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and served his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
    • Fellowship: Forensic Pathology, Office of the Medical Investigator, State of New Mexico
    • Fellowship: Neuropathology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Department of Pathology
    • Member of several professional organizations and has written several published medical articles.

Dean Havlik M.D. CoronerCurriculum Vitae


Employment History

    • Aircraft Mechanic 1997 - 2008: Duties performed included maintenance, rebuilding, and wreckage recovery
    • Graduated Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely, CO Aviation Maintenance Technician program with High Honors 2001
    • Olathe Volunteer Fire Department Olathe, CO 2006 - 2010
    • Montrose Fire Department Montrose, CO 2008 - 2010
    • Community Hospital Emergency Department Tech Grand Junction, CO 2008 - 2011
    • Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Medical Assistant Grand Junction, CO 2011 – 2013
    • Lands End Volunteer Fire Department Whitewater, CO 2013 – present
    • American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigator 2013
    • Mesa County Coroner’s Office 2011 – present

Victor Yahn Chief Deputy Coroner


Employment History

    • Mt. San Antonio Walnut, CA College; EMT-B: 1996
    • St. Anthony Hospital Denver, CO; Paramedic: 2005
    • Mesa County Coroner’s Office; Death Investigator: 2011 - Present
    • Grand Junction Fire Department; Firefighter/Paramedic: 2003 - Present

Brian Clark Deputy Coroner


Employment History

    • St. Mary’s Telemetry: 1993
    • Premier Ambulance/AMR: 1993 – 1999
    • Arapaho Community College; Paramedicine: 1996
    • Lower Valley Fire Protection District: 1991 – 2001
    • National Fire Academy; Fire/Arson Investigation: 2005
    • National Fire Academy; Interview, Interrogation, and Courtroom Testimony: 2007
    • St. Mary’s Flight Medic: 2008 - 2010
    • International Association of Arson Investigation: 2011
    • Grand Junction Fire Department; Firefighter/Paramedic: 1999 - Present
    • Mesa County Coroner’s Office; Death Investigator 2012 - Present 

Jody Hudson Deputy Coroner Photograph


Employment History 

    • Lands End Fire Department: Current Member, EMT-B/Firefighter
    • Mesa County Coroner’s Office; Death Investigator: 2013 - Present

Chuck Nelson Deputy Coroner Photograph



Employment History

    • Montrose Memorial Hospital; Autopsy Assistant: 2005 – 2012
    • Colorado Coroner’s Association; Certified Death Investigator: 2009
    • Licensed Histotechnologist: 2010
    • Montrose County Coroner’s Office; Death Investigation: 2007 - Present
    • Community Hospital; Histotechnologist: 2012 - Present
    • Mesa County Coroner’s Office; Death Investigator: 2013 – Present 

Shaye Schottel - Deputy Coroner Photograph