The Routt County United Way Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of every month from noon to 1:30p.m. in the Mountain Valley Bank 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 – Jane Toothaker
Vice President – Mary Alice Page-Allen
Treasurer – Alan Sidman
Community Investment Chair – Debra Sauermann
Mary Alice Page-Allen, Economic Development, Town of Hayden
Jen Hamann, Community Member
Carrie Helmcamp, Klauzer & Tremaine
Dave Kinnear, Community Member
David Lundeen, Community Member
Lisa Riniker, Assistant Manager, Steamboat Grand
Alan M. Sidman, Community Member
Jane Toothaker, Educational Consultant
Debra Sauermann, Community Member
Stephany Traylor, Community Member
Dave Kinnear grew up in Minnesota and received his degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota. Dave held two different positions with the State of Minnesota before beginning a 34-year career with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Minnesota and Wisconsin. After leaving Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dave has been pursuing an active retirement, which includes skiing, biking, hiking, photography and travel. Dave has been a supporter of the United Way for many years and has volunteered with a number of organizations in the Milwaukee area and beyond. Since moving full-time to Steamboat Springs in 2017, Dave has been involved with the Steamboat Springs Over the Hill Gang, for which he currently runs the web site and leads bicycling outings.
David moved to Steamboat in 2013 after over 35 years in the Oil and Gas Business where he managed large international projects in numerous countries. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has supported United Way in many communities where he has lived around the country. David joined the Routt County United Way Board to serve the community and help Routt County be a great place to live for all people. He has one child at Steamboat High School and two grandchildren in the Steamboat school system. He is an active member of Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church and enjoys golf, tennis, fishing and plans every year to do some mountain biking.
Mary Alice brings almost thirty years of local government and leadership experience to her current efforts as Oak Creek’s Town Administrator and as a board member on the Oak Creek Labor Day Committee, South Routt Community Corporation and South Routt Recreation Association – and now Routt County United Way. Her past experience includes working with the Yampa Valley Housing Authority in numerous capacities, with various at-risk populations, and with the Children’s Justice Center in Utah. Her love of flowers and gardening extends to managing the summer flowers in downtown Oak Creek and a local plot where vegetables are grown and donated to Lift-Up Food Bank.
Alan is a former finance executive having worked for Arthur Andersen & Co after receiving a degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine. He has also worked at ITT Grinnell, Altria and Instrumentarium in finance capacities. Alan has acted as a Data Base Consultant to major money center banks in the Chicago area as well as Not-For-Profit and Education organizations. Alan has been a supporter of United Way in other parts of the country since early in his business career. Now, with time availability, volunteering with Routt County United Way is an opportunity to make a direct and positive contribution. Alan moved to Steamboat in 2014 and enjoys skiing, hiking, golf and reading.
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.