Mark Andersen Executive Director YVCF

Executive Director

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 after working for Yampa Valley Medical Center assisting individuals and families obtain greater access to quality healthcare.  She is married to Ben Beall and together they take care of two cats, Mouse and Kitty, and lots of plants. She serves on the Main Street Steamboat, Yampa Valley Gives, and the Steamboat Soccer Club board.  In her free time, she rides her mountain bike, enjoys backcountry skiing, and plans adventures in the woods.


Finance/HR Director

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

Emily Beyer

Donor Relations Manager

Emily joined the Community Foundation in 2017, bringing over a decade of experience in community organizing, program management, policy and grant making. She has worked for non-profit organizations and grant making foundations for the majority of her career, with a passion for healthcare and conservation. She is a founder of Protect the Flows, a non-profit network of businesses supporting a healthy and thriving Colorado River system, including the Yampa River. Prior to joining the Foundation in a staff role, Emily was a community volunteer on the grants committee. Emily oversees the Community Foundation’s 27 scholarships, the Passport Club and Giving Circles in addition to providing individual philanthropic services for donors and fund holders. A Colorado native, Emily has called Steamboat home for 9 years and is raising her two daughters in the valley with her husband Mike.

Holly Staff 2

Office Manager

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.

Kathleen Fitzsimmons

Kathleen Fitzsimmons
Communications Coordinator

Kathleen moved to Steamboat in the fall of 1985. Originally moving here as an outdoors enthusiast, more specifically attracted to the skiing opportunities. As a long-time local, she has been involved in many aspects of this community. Professionally her experiences have ranged from the trades, to marketing for several significant companies in our valley. Her passion for digital marketing has grown along with her ability to provide a level of excellence to organizations.