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 – Jane Toothaker
Vice President – Diane Muntean
Treasurer – Zach Chelberg
Community Investment Chair – Michele Miller
Board Development Chair – Diane Muntean
Finance Chair – Zach Chelberg
Campaign Chair – Michael Buccino
Past-President – Scott Colby
Alison Brodie, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
Zach Chelberg, Bank of the San Juans
Elissa Greene, Strings Music Festival
Gail Kellogg, Community Member
Michele Miller, Soda Creek Elementary
Diane Muntean, Muntean Leadership Group
Alan M. Sidman, Community Member
Jane Toothaker, Educational Consultant
Amy Anderson, Proofpoint Field Marketing Manager
Les Wong, Strings Music Festival Ops Manager
David Lundeen, Community Member
Mary Alice Page-Allen, Town of Oak Creek Administrator
Michael Buccino, Owner at Steamboat Interiors
Alice Klauzer, Asst. VP at Alpine Bank
Stephany Traylor, Owner at Ski Butlers
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.
Michael moved to Steamboat Springs in July 1996 with the ambition of owning his own design firm. That dream came to fruition , he opened Steamboat Interiors, Corp in 2000 and has developed a niche market offering design consultation and complete interior renovation and project management; from the drywall to the drapery, to the cabinetry flooring and furniture. In 2015, Michael ran for a position on City Council, and learned he needed more experience. He is currently serving on the Routt County Planning Commission. During his tenure he has helped remove road blocks in zoning and regulation processes, which yielded positive results. Michael has a Bachelor’s of Science in Design – Interior Design from Arizona State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design, a FIDER Accredited 5 year Design Program. He and his wife of 19 years Janelle, have three children; Mikey 16, Anya 15, and Grayson 12. The whole family loves living in Colorado and enjoy camping, mountain biking, golf, snowboarding, hiking and so much more.
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.
Elissa Greene assumed the role of Executive Director/CEO of Strings Music Festival in 2015, most recently serving as the organization’s Director of Artistic Administration, Education, and Technology. She joined the Strings year-round staff in 2007, after working in the Strings Box Office for several summers. She began the successful Strings School Days program, now in its 11th year.
Ms. Greene is a professional cellist and has been a member of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra since 2008. She is a cello teacher in the Suzuki method and maintains a small studio. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs.
Ms. Greene began cello at age four and piano at age nine. She graduated from Colorado College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Alice brings over twenty-five years of local government and leadership experience to her current efforts and roles including the Oak Creek Labor Day Committee, South Routt Community Corporation and South Routt Recreation Association – and now Routt County United Way. She is currently employed as the Oak Creek Town Administrator, and has experience in affordable housing with Yampa Valley Housing Authority as a Board Member, as Executive Director, and as a family financial management instructor. She has worked with at-risk and low income youth and families through Parks & Recreation programs and as a board member of Children’s Justice Center in Utah. Since coming to Routt County in 2001, Mary Alice has been a frequent volunteer at local events. Her love of flowers and gardening extends to volunteering to plant and maintain flowers in downtown Oak Creek, and managing a plot at the Oak Creek Community Garden where vegetables are grown and donated to Lift-Up Food Bank in Oak Creek.
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.