MARK D. ANDERSEN
Mark took on the role of Executive Director at the Community Foundation in December of 2009. He has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector including work as a program manager at a residential facility for abused and neglected youth, heading the local United Way, various fundraising positions, and leading a summer camp for children with chronic medical conditions. Mark has served on numerous community boards and is currently the Board Chair of the Colorado Association of Funders. He and his wife, Kris, have two grown sons and originally moved to the Yampa Valley in 1993.
Community Impact Manager
Helen joined the Community Foundation in June of 2015 and serves as the Community Impact Manager. She has a deep passion to inspire organizations, people, and our community to continually strive towards their goals. She is married to Ben Beall and together they take care of two cats, one dog, and lots of plants. In her free time, she rides her mountain bike, enjoys backcountry skiing, and plans adventures in the woods.
Karen moved to Steamboat over 34 years ago and becoming an official “ski bum” in her first year, Karen brings over 25 years of accounting and business experience to the organization. Karen is responsible for the accounting, finance and human resource needs of the organization. With her partner Mike, they are proud to be part of the western heritage of the valley, from the early Jack Pot Rodeo to horse drives and wild horse races. Their son Colton, a CU graduate currently resides in Denver
After graduating from the University of Colorado, Holly moved to Steamboat and has been living in town for almost 20 years. Her background is in credit/accounting in both corporate and small business. Holly and her husband operate a small business in town while raising their two daughters. In her free time, Holly enjoys volunteering at the elementary school and taking advantage all that Steamboat has to offer. She feels lucky to call Steamboat home and be a part of an organization that gives back to the community.
Donor Engagement Manager
Traci Hiatt has cultivated deep and meaningful relationships over her 16+ years in the Yampa Valley, both through her role in Marketing, Community Outreach and Advocacy with Steamboat Sotheby’s Realty, as well as her extensive community involvement. Traci has served on multiple nonprofit boards, has been instrumental in the establishment of donor advised funds with YVCF, and has worked with the YVCF Marketing and IMPACT100 Steering Committees prior to her joining the YVCF team. Traci’s greatest joy in life is spending time with her husband and young son, whether they are river rafting, fishing and camping in the summers, or spending their days on the mountain in the winters. She is passionate about making an impact in the Yampa Valley community and about YVCF’s mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter.
Office Adminstrative Assistant
Jenny is a Colorado native who was thrilled to relocate to sunny Steamboat Springs 2 1/2 years ago after 20+ years away in North Carolina, California, Illinois, Idaho and mainly Washington State. Before moving to Steamboat, she worked as an epidemiologist (public health researcher), initiated and directed two fundraising running races, the Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot and the Trillium Trail Run, and served on the Board of a Parks Foundation. After getting her kids (ages 15 and 13) and husband settled in Steamboat, Jenny dove into volunteer work in various local nonprofits including the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament, The Journey Ahead for Steamboat Springs Middle School and Booster Club for Steamboat Springs High School. Jenny enjoys running, mountain biking, skiing, rafting, hiking, and reading – all of which she tries to squeeze in when she’s not cheering on her kids’ year-round sports and music activities. She’s excited to help YVCF’s great team of colleagues and to learn more about the local nonprofit scene.