The Routt County United Way Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of every month from noon to 1:30p.m. in the Bank of the San Juan Building’s conference room. If you plan on attending a meeting, please contact the Routt County United Way office at 970-879-5605 to confirm the date and location, as periodically, either may change.
President – Scott Colby
Vice President – Jane Toothaker
Treasurer – Zach Chelberg
Community Investment Chair – Jane Toothaker
Board Development Chair – Alison Brodie
Finance Chair – Zach Chelberg
Campaign Chair – Catherine Carson
Past-President – Nikki Knoebel
Alison Brodie, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
Catherine Carson, Consultant
Zach Chelberg, Bank of the San Juans
Scott Colby, CPA
Stephanie Einfeld, Northwest Colorado Health
Scott Harrell, Peabody Energy
Gail Kellogg, Community Member
Nikki Knoebel, Catamount Ranch & Club
Michele Miller, Soda Creek Elementary
Diane Muntean, Muntean Leadership Group
Elizabeth Roble, Klauzer and Tremaine, LLC
Doug Sprenkle, Retired Psychologist
Jane Toothaker, Educational Consultant
Scott is a self-employed CPA specializing in individual and corporate income tax preparation, Quickbooks consulting and bookkeeping. He moved to Steamboat after graduating from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and has worked in the accounting profession ever since. Scott joined the United Way Board because he thought it was a great way to be able to support such a broad spectrum of agencies in our community. He felt that the positive impact that the Routt County United Way had on so many different non-profit agencies was something that I really wanted to be a part of. Scott also enjoys skiing, mountain biking, golfing & spending time with family and friends.
Jane has participated in public education for over 30 years as a teacher, alternative school principal, special education director and Executive Director of the NW BOCES. She also works as an instructor and field supervisor for Adams State University. Jane has a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Education and Special Education. Jane volunteers for several Routt County community organizations and is very active in the Steamboat Springs community.
As a part-time retiree, Jane has the opportunity to enhance her community and Routt County United Way was the perfect fit for that opportunity. She supports the RCUW mission, vision and core values which lead to a healthy and successful quality of life for all Routt County residents. In her personal time, Jane enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, yoga/pilates, snowshoeing, skiing, fiber arts, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Alison has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and has been the Housing Manager for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation since 2009. Alison is serving on the United Way board because it gives her the opportunity to better recognize the needs of the people who live in Routt County and make our community so special. Alison enjoys playing with her dogs, camping, hiking, skiing, and riding her cruiser bike.
Zach moved to Steamboat after graduating from Saint Cloud State University and has worked in the banking profession ever since. Zach joined United Way’s Board to get involved and learn more about the organization along with all the agencies and programs that help improve our residents’ lives. Zach is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.
Scott has over years in HR management in Manufacturing, Heavy Civil Engineering/Construction and Mining. Scott obtained his Bachelors Degree from the University of Evansville, and Masters Degrees from Oakland City University and University of Southern Indiana. Scott serves on United Way’s Board because he believes that it is important to “give-back” to the community through public service and volunteerism. He believes the United Way has a broad reach, connecting many service organizations with those most in need of assistance. In his spare time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and children, hiking, biking, outdoor activities, and “tinkering.”
As a Partner at Hewitt Associates, Gail built and managed the largest independent 401k plan services business in U.S. She led a consulting project in China about their evolving social security system and developed Hewitt’s employee benefit services in China. Gail is on the United Way Board because she wanted to make a positive difference for people in Routt County, and UW’s mission targets that by raising money and actively working toward that mission. She is also active with the University of Illinois, serving on its Foundation Board and Math Department Advisory Board. Gail enjoys spending time with family and friends at cultural events here and in Chicago, as well as walking, reading, exercising, and visiting her mother who is living at Casey’s Pond.
Diane Muntean is a nationally respected personal and organizational leadership consultant, and co-founder of the Muntean Leadership Group. She has made the capability development of individuals, teams, and organizations her life’s work. Diane holds a bachelor’s degree in counseling from the Pennsylvania State University. For over 15 years, Diane worked with Fortune 100 companies consulting in the areas of new product development, marketing communications, advertising, public relations and community affairs. Diane’s personal mission is to “help individuals create and live lives they passionately love.” She pursues her mission not only in the business world, but also in her involvement in the community. She also focuses her energies in leadership and teaching positions in her church. Diane and Steve have three children and live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Doug is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ph.D. He was a professor at Purdue University for 36 years, and was the Director of the Doctoral Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Minnesota. He is the author and/or editor of ten books. Volunteering with United Way is the best way he knows to give something back to the community, and he believes that nowhere else can your dollars make an impact on such a cross section of Routt County service agencies. His personal interests include hiking, biking, snow shoeing, skiing, investing, photography, and his family.
Michele Miller has been the Principal at Soda Creek Elementary since 2011 and an employee of the Steamboat Springs School District since 2001. Before that, she was a teacher in the Douglas County School District from 1991-2001. Michele has also been a member of the First Impressions of Routt County Board of Directors for the past two years. She is on the Routt County United Way Board of Directors because she is eager to partner with United Way to help families across our community. In her job, she sees the specific challenges facing families, especially those with young children, and she’d like to be a part of the United Way efforts to support them. Her personal interests include hiking, biking and spending time with her family (husband, two kids and a dog) and friends.
Liz received her Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University of Ohio and her JD from UC Hastings School of Law. She started practicing law in NYC, and after six years of living in Manhattan, she decided to return to Colorado. She joined the United Way Board because she wanted to get involved in the community and she believes in United Way’s Mission and Values. She hopes to contribute to the growth of the community in Routt County. Her personal activities include running, biking, yoga, gardening, learning to stand up paddleboard, spending time with her family and friends.