My name is... Caroline Szuch

Member of the Jefferson County Board of Health

Posted 1/8/19

About me I’ve done it all. I’ve worked as a firefighter, a paramedic and even as a climbing ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park. I own a fitness training company in Evergreen called Szuchzone …

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My name is... Caroline Szuch

Member of the Jefferson County Board of Health

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About me

I’ve done it all. I’ve worked as a firefighter, a paramedic and even as a climbing ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park.

I own a fitness training company in Evergreen called Szuchzone Training. I work with young athletes who are trying to earn college scholarships. I love trying to empower young women and trying to get them to believe in themselves.

Once that switch goes off and they start believing in themselves, anything can happen. Sometimes it takes another woman to just believe in them and give them that courage.

I recently joined the Jefferson County Board of Health. This is the community where I live and work and most importantly, it’s where I’m raising my children.

Fight against vaping

What I’m focused on and why I became a board member is to protect children from vaping. What people don’t realize is that vaping is big tobacco. You see this addiction with a developing brain in our kids, and it’s unbelievable how prevalent it’s become.

I’m working with Jeffco on some local ordinances. It’s baby steps like trying to put the pods behind the counter of stores, so that kids actually have to get carded. Even trying to limit JUUling and vaping in the open space would be great.

I founded the Community Led Effort Against Nicotine, or C.L.E.A.N. I’ve worked with over 500 middle school students and I’ve advocated for curriculum changes in school.

I’m an ordinary person, but I think people like me need to speak up. Jefferson County Public Health has numerous programs that are working to address these problems.

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