The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is made up of ten full-time employees managing the membership, marketing, and special events department. The Chamber is overseen by a board of directors of 27 who meet monthly.
Meet the Chamber Staff
Tom Kern, Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer responsible for all operations of the Chamber per direction and policy established by the Board of Directors, including, but not limited to: Coordination of the Program of Work, Economic Summit, Economic Development Council, Lodging Committee, Executive Board, Workforce Issues, Affordable Housing Issues, Immigration Issues, Water Issues, Government Affairs, Fly Steamboat, Local Marketing District, and Sustainable Steamboat.
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Ashley Reed, Administrative Coordinator
Responsible for the weekly Lodging Barometer, manages all administrative functions, supports staff, meeting notices and minutes, manages phones, office equipment and supplies and event registration.
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Holly Kirkpatrick, Finance & Human Resources Director
Responsible for all chamber finance, accounting and human resource functions.
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Kara Givnish, Director of Marketing
Responsible for creating and executing the destination marketing plan for Steamboat in the Summertime in both national and regional markets per the direction of the SSCRA Marketing Committee. Manages the online marketing efforts for the chamber website, steamboatchamber.com. Facilitates research projects including intercept surveys of summer visitors and perception surveys. Organizes cooperative advertising opportunities on behalf of various Steamboat Springs businesses.
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Kyleigh DeMicco, Director of Visitor Services
Responsible for managing all aspects of the Steamboat Springs Visitor Center including greeting visitors and providing them with up-to-date information, following up with phone and email information requests, stocks brochures, managing the summer visitor center staff and Yampa Valley Regional Airport visitor center staff, manages sales of: "I Love Steamboat Gift Certificates," snowmobile/ATV vehicle registration, boat registration, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search & Rescue Cards, Colorado State Parks Passes, Steamboat Valley Nordic Visitors Passes, Routt National Forest Map, Steamboat Springs/Mt. Zirkel Topographic Trail Map, Summer Pro Rodeo Series tickets, Steamboat Marathon and Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Merchandise and the Steamboat Springs Legends book.
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Nikki Inglis, Public Relations Manager
Responsible for all media relations including acting as a spokesperson for the Steamboat Chamber and the resort community, developing and implementing PR plans, press kits, press releases, hosting media, maintaining media database, responding to media requests and crisis communications. Attends and participates with the Routt County Public Information Officers community organization. Manages and acts as the community contact for the Yampa Valley Film Board.
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Morgan McDougald, Web and Communications Manager
Maintain and develop the Chamber website, steamboatchamber.com and the economic development website, steamboatbiz.com, including regular content management, effective implementation of changing technologies and ongoing maintenance. Work with Marketing Director to coordinate online advertising promotions, landing pages, and SEO to meet marketing plan objectives. Manage social media initiatives on all channels. Manage email marketing to visitors year-round. Creation and distribution of member communications including The Monday Minute e-newsletter, YPN News, and all other mass email communications. Manage the Member-to-Member discount program.
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Sara Ferris, Membership Director
Responsible for chamber member enrollment, membership benefits development, creating and producing mailing labels and reports for Chamber members, developing and executing the annual membership survey. Coordinates all membership programs including Spurs on Service, Fly Steamboat, YPN, and Buy Local. Planning and coordination of membership networking events. Maintains and updates membership publications including the summer and winter Visitors' Guide, Move to Steamboat, and the Chamber Page. Oversees Ambassador events and activities to include monthly meetings and YES Golf Tournament. Coordinates the Chamber's Pinnacol Assurance workers comp programs and seminars.
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Lindy Schwanke, Special Events & Sponsorship Director
Organizes and coordinates all aspects of special events produced by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. Represents the Chamber as a committee member and acts as the community liaison for various events produced by outside organizations. Responsible for event production, sponsorships, event marketing and promotion, and new event development. Oversees membership events, including economic development and educational events.
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Maren McCutchan, Events and Member Relations Manager
Supports the Special Events and Sponsorship Director in planning and coordinating signature events. Maintains supply lists, general event operations, and souvenir inventory. Manages the sales and fulfillment of the Howelsen Hill Banner Program. Manages the downtown banner program. Manages internship program and assists Membership Services Coordinator with events. Recruits and coordinates all volunteers for all events. Planning and coordination of membership events including Navigator Awards, Summer and Winter Activity Mixers, Wedding Expo, and Economic Summit.
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2013 Board of Directors
CMC / Small Business Resource Center
Board of Directors
Strings Music Festival
PostNet Postal & Business Services
Vectra Bank Colorado / EDC Chair
Nordic Spirit, Inc.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp.
Mountain Resorts / Lodging Board Rep
|David Baldinger, Jr.
Steamboat Village Brokers
Chez Nous / Quiksilver
Feldmann, Nagel & Oliphant LLC
LaRock Star Creative / Old Town Pub / Marketing Chair
ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals
Snow Country Construction, Inc.
Broker Owner Colorado Group Realty / Alpiner Motel
Steamboat TV 18 / Ambassador Chair
Yampa Valley Medical Center
|Peter Van de Carr
Backdoor Sports Ltd. of Steamboat
Steamboat Lake Marina / Ski Town Cleaners
Health Care Executive
Main Street Steamboat Springs