Our Team


AP Triton Founding Partners Kurt P. Henke and Scott A. Clough share more than 60 years of experience in the fire service. They started their careers as firefighters and worked their way to Fire Chief and Assistant Chief in one of the largest fire departments in California. Their experience has placed them in lead roles on numerous programs that involved cutting edge changes in fire service business practices on the local, state, and national levels. AP Triton provides high quality, specialized consulting in the areas of Strategic Planning, EMS System Review, Fire Prevention services, Cost Recovery, and Revenue Management. AP Triton has extensive background in the development and implementation of service fees, ambulance and EMS billing, data collection, quality improvement, compliance programs, and public-private partnerships.

Because of our extensive background and hands-on experience in the services we offer, AP Triton provides consulting services to cities, counties, special districts, as well as public, private, and industrial providers of EMS and Fire services with projects in California, Washington, Oregon, Kansas, Alaska, Nebraska and Missouri.

Executive Leadership

Kurt P. Henke Principal / Managing Partner

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Scott A. Clough Principal / Partner

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Consultant Teams

AP Triton maintains a diverse and select group of consultants and subject matter experts (SMEs) standing by ready to assist with your project. Collectively, our consultants bring decades of experience and expertise from working backgrounds in municipal and county fire departments and at the state and federal levels. We are the best in the business and will assist in discerning your agency needs and help guide you to where you want and need to be.


Kurt Latipow VP Operations

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John Stouffer Business Unit Leader
Planning, Preparedness & Response

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Frank Blackley Business Unit Leader
Fire and Life Safety

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Don Trapp Business Unit Leader
Emergency Medical Services

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Phil Gonshak, MPA, BS Business Unit Leader 
Administrative Services

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Robert W. Nichelini BA, MPA, JD Business Unit Leader
Law Enforcement

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James L. Torti, Ph.D. Chief Operating Officer

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Valerie Erwin Director of Administrative Services

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Melissa Vazquez Swank Director of Project Operations

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