2017-2018 Board of Directors

Alice Klauzer

Alice Klauzer

Board Chair

Serving since 2007

Alice is well known throughout the community in her role as vice president of business and community development at Alpine Bank Steamboat Springs and through her involvement with the Rotary Club. She sits on several boards including United Way, the Chief Theater, and is Chair of the Foundation Board.
When not out helping in the community, she likes to spend time with her husband Randall and her dogs Emmy and Zoey.

Karen Schneider

Karen Schneider

Executive Director

Serving since 2011

Karen moved to Steamboat from Manhattan in early 2000 to fulfill her lifelong dream of living in a ski resort.  She is a perfect example of the Yampa Valley Curse as she visited here several times throughout her life and loved not only the mountain, but the community.  She worked for Ski Corp in various roles for 16 years with her most recent position as the Director of Sales for Resort and Hotel.  She has been on several local boards and  served on the Foundation Board for four years prior to accepting the position as Executive Director in November of 2016.    Karen is married to Jim and they have a daughter, Emily.  The family loves to ski, sail, travel and spend time with family and friends. 

Steve Sehnert

Steve Sehnert

Chair-Elect

Serving since 2013

Steve is a retired CFO who moved to Steamboat Springs in 2013 with his wife Carol to be with his daughter and her family here. He has been on the YVMC Foundation Board for 5 years and is currently Chair-Elect and Co-Chair of the Development Committee. He enjoys golf and skiing and has served as President of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and for the Tree Haus Homeowner’s Association. He keeps busy Living the Dream here in Steamboat!

Bere Neas

Bere Neas

Serving since 2013

Born and bred in Steamboat, Bere worked in banking for 30 plus years, before continuing his parents’ legacy at the hospital by serving on the board of the YVMC Foundation since 2013 where he also currently serves as Board Secretary/Treasurer. His father (Irlan) was a Trustee of the hospital for approximately 29 yrs. and his mother (Jean) was a volunteer for over 40 yrs. He enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his wife Donna.

Geneva Taylor

Geneva Taylor

Serving since 2007

Geneva was raised on a ranch in Toponas before she graduated from business school in Denver. She went on to work for The Routt County National Bank, working in banking here in Steamboat Springs for 40 years. Since her retirement from banking, Geneva has refocused her energy in the community through her involvement in Rotary Club, Concordia Lutheran Church, YVMCF and the Community Bible Study that she helped establish 15 years ago. Presently she is President of Beta Sigma Phi, Chairman of the Routt County Republican Party, and is Asst. Secretary/Treasurer of the Routt County Foundation for Senior Citizens.

Brad Meeks

Brad Meeks

Serving since 2015

Dr. Meeks has been in Steamboat Springs since 2011 when he became the superintendent of the Steamboat Springs School District Re-2. He has assumed several leadership roles in the state, including serving on the board of the Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators and on the Colorado High School Activities Association Advisory Committee. Previously he served as the Colorado representative on the governing board of the American Association of School Administrators and was an active coach to middle and high school athletes for football, basketball, and track & field.
In the local Steamboat Springs community, he currently serves on the boards of both the Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation.

Jim Moylan

Jim Moylan

Serving since 2011

After moving to Steamboat Springs from Chicago in 2003, Jim became a vital part of the community. When not practicing Securities and Commodity Futures Litigation, he serves on a variety of City of Steamboat Springs Boards and Committees in addition to the YVMCF where he currently serves as Chairs for the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Scott Marr

Scott Marr

YVMC Trustee Liaison

Scott moved to Steamboat Springs in June 2002 with his wife Lynne and two children to enjoy small town life. He is currently Owner/Operator of the Holiday Inn Steamboat and is YVMC Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair as well as the YVMC liaison to the Foundation. His involvement stemmed from the belief that he could make a difference in one of our town’s most important institutions.

Kathy Elliott

Kathy Elliott

Serving since 2017

Kathy has been in Steamboat for 25 years and is raising 2 active kids with her husband Brian.
Kathy has spent her entire career in the skiing industry with Christy Sports. She has served on the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundations board since 2017 and is an active part of the Foundations Development Committee. When not working or with her family, look for Kathy on the running trails, on the ski slopes or cruising Routt County on her road bike.

Leslie Knutson

Leslie Knutson

Serving since 2010

Leslie moved to Steamboat in 1982 and has served on the Foundation Board for seven years and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Development Committee. Leslie has an active 16-year-old Mattie, who enjoys many sports and activities including 4-H, hockey, skiing, clay shooting, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, wakeboarding and all things outdoors.

Marsh Gooding

Marsh Gooding

Serving since 2017

Marsh was fortunate enough to grow up in Steamboat where he spent most of his time at Howelsen Hill. After spending 10-years in Vermont his love for this community and the Yampa Valley brought him back home where he now serves on the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation Board since 2017 and is involved on the Finance/Audit Committee.
When he’s not working on infill development projects you’ll find him in the backcountry bowhunting elk or skiing with his lovely wife and daughter.

Kelly Latterman

Kelly Latterman

Serving since 2018

Kelly Latterman serves as the Co-Executive Director of Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp. In addition to her role with Perry-Mansfield, she enjoys volunteering with the Steamboat Springs School District, Howelsen Hill Ski Patrol and as a Director with the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation. Her passion for health care services stems from her own childhood experience as a trauma patient. She advocates for access to the hospital’s high quality community health services because without local life saving services, she would not be here to serve her community today.

Mark Fitzgerald

Mark Fitzgerald

Serving since 2018

Mark moved to Steamboat Springs with his wife Dana (Pediatrics of Steamboat Springs) in 2006, working remotely for IBM before moving onto Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation for 5 years. He also founded, ran, and sold his interest in Butcherknife Brewing Company. He currently serves on the Development Committee and is chair of the YVMC Community Benefit Task Force.
He and Dana have two children, Caroline and James both born in Steamboat and taking advantage of the wonderful public school system and community activities.

Brett Allison

Brett Allison

Serving since 2018

After spending 26 years in the Denver area, Brett and his wife Joanna moved to Steamboat for the quality of life it provides. They opened their new business, the Allison Agency LLC – Allstate Insurance in town in July of 2017. He is the proud father of two children Connor and Elizabeth who live in the Front Range.
Brett currently serves on the board member of YVMCF as well as its Development Committee.

Les Wong

Les Wong

Serving since 2018

Les spent almost 30 years in Operations roles with major corporations, including AT&T, Lucent, Cadbury’s, and VF Corp/Smartwool. He earned a BA in Computer Studies from Northwestern University and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Les enjoys hiking, skiing, playing golf, cooking, and music with his wife and 2 children. Alone, he enjoys running.

Erica Siemers

Erica Siemers

Regional Executive Director-UCHealth Foundations

Erica is a Pennsylvania native who came west to attend Colorado College—and never left. She loves traveling and exploring the outdoors on foot and by bike. When not otherwise in motion, you can find her watching a movie or reading about science or history. She shares her home with husband Art and Labradoodle brothers Barley and Cody.

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