BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Christian Clodfelder is a fourth-year medical student at Rocky Vista University pursuing a career in pediatrics. He first got started volunteering with Helmet Heads in 2017. Before medical school he worked as an EMT in Commerce City and in various pediatric emergency departments throughout the Denver Metro area. Education and safety are two of his passions and he hopes to continue to apply these to his future patients. Outside of medicine, Christian loves to spend his time exploring the mountains of Colorado. He also enjoys getting lost in fantasy and science fiction, cooking and homebrewing with his wife and friends.
Sarah Nodine is a fourth-year medical student at University of Colorado and is pursuing a career in Pediatrics. She first volunteered for Helmet Heads in 2021 and was quickly amazed by the great work the organization does, and thus wanted to find a way to be more involved. Sarah loves working with kids during the exciting experiments that demonstrate helmet safety and seeing their huge smiles. In her free time, Sarah enjoys skiing, mountain biking, backpacking and baking bread.
Director of Operations
Jonathan Gale is a fourth-year medical student at Rocky Vista University and dedicated to a career in pediatrics. Prior to medical school, Jonathan developed a passion for working with children while he served as a leader for an afterschool program in underserved Minneapolis. During his first year of medical school, he took interest in the pediatrics club at Rocky Vista and by his second year was elected as the Community Service Chair. In this role, he organized fundraising events, designed a website to provide online health learning during the covid19 pandemic for elementary schools, and volunteered at numerous events within the community. Jonathan was excited to be part of the Helmet Heads team because it aligns closely with his core values of teaching and community engagement. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys late board game sessions with his family and backpacking with his spouse and Mini Australian Shephard. Tucker.
Director of Communications
Julia is a second year medical student at Rocky Vista University. She was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. She has been involved with Helmet Heads since 2021. A personal experience at a young age led Julia to the realization of the importance of helmet safety. Due to this, she has become enthusiastic about educating others as to prevent serious situations such as hers from occurring. Her experiences as a tutor, mentor, and softball coach for children combined with her love for the outdoors has resulted in a passion for preventative education and children’s health and safety. In her spare time, Julia loves to spend time outside participating in activities such as hiking, camping, and golfing
Kristina Hulen, MD
Kristina Hulen is third year family medicine resident. She is a Colorado native and attended University of Colorado Boulder to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology. In her pastime, she enjoys skiing, biking, climbing, and camping around Colorado. She is dedicated to health and access to physical recreation, and her prior experience includes research in neurodevelopment and volunteering for several adaptive sports companies in Boulder, CO. Kristina is committed to promoting helmet safety awareness and education so that younger generations can continue to play and explore the outdoors.
Bruce Evans, M.D.
Dr. Evans is an Emergency Medicine physician with Kaiser and Saint Joseph Hospital. He is a skier and snow-border who has seen, first-hand, how helmets save lives. His interest in helmets and head injuries dates back to his days as a professional ski patroller. As a teacher at the CU School of Medicine, he developed an evidenced-based review on the important benefits of safety helmets back in 2004; "Helmet Heads" was born! Since that time, Dr. Evans, who was teaching Emergency Medicine as an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado when he developed the program, has helped Helmet Heads deliver over ten thousand bike/skate helmets to kids in the poorest communities across Denver-Metro front range. He is pragmatic about Helmet Heads; he believes that saving even one child from a serious head injury will more than justify the efforts of the non-profit and all-volunteer team that makes up Helmet Heads. Dr. Evans skis Mary Jane and Arapahoe Basin with his kids with his kids every chance he gets, and they always wear their ski helmets!
Former Board Members
Justin Hellwinkel, MD
Emily Wolverton, MD
Talia Scott, MD
Kristina Hulen, MD