Director of Student Experience/Director of Safety and Security
Appointed 2013. Prior to his appointment at Valor, Mr. Watson served as a deputy Fire Chief with the Albuquerque Fire Department for 21 1/2 years, where he was responsible for delivery of front line emergency services/ response, all hazards response, firefighter training, paramedic training, dispatch center, worked with the Office of Emergency Management as a representative of the fire department, and assisted in disaster response and operation. He also has FEMA training in multiple fields and was a paramedic for 19 years.
He was instrumental in creating a number of innovative programs and initiatives to help ensure the safety and well being of firefighters and the citizens of Albuquerque. With God’s provision, he looks to utilize his skills and expertise to help offer a safe environment for the entire Valor community. He has been married to his wife, Cobi, since 1994, and has two sons.