Bringing with her a deep-rooted heritage and love of the Yampa Valley, Marsha became the Executive Director in September 2003. Her family has been active in the community since 1937 and continues to own and operate a working cattle ranch west of Steamboat Springs. As a third generation ranching
Michele Meyer, Local Food and Products Coordinator
family, her interests are vested in the further partnerships with the community's resort, business, and agricultural entities to assure agriculture's longevity throughout the Yampa Valley for future generations.
Because of her dedication to the Yampa Valley, Marsha's professional and leadership experience and skills are exceptional within the many organizations she has been involved. She worked with the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) for 25 years, while also being an active member in Routt County CattleWomen, the National and State Associations for FSA County Employees, a volunteer for the Routt County 4-H Youth Program, and an active Youth Leader for the United Methodist Church. Her active involvement and dedication to agriculture lead her to Washington D.C. numerous times to discuss ag-related issues with Congressional representatives.
Where she hangs her hat, the Rocking C Bar Ranch, has been recognized by the Colorado Riparian Association, the Colorado Wildlife Commission, The Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Yampa River Legacy Committee and Environment 2000 for their efforts in soil, water, and wildlife management
Marsha Daughenbaugh, Executive Director
Michele brings over 15 years of professional fund raising and marketing experience to the CAA. She, her husband and three children, moved to Steamboat Springs in 2010 from Fort Collins, Colorado. Having lived in Colorado since 1994, they have visited the Yampa Valley many times camping, skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, and
Jenna Keller, Co-Chair
Ryan Wattles, Co-Chair
Bill Badaracca, Treasurer
Kent Sandstedt, Secretary
kayaking....generally enjoying the Colorado lifestyle! They are excited to live here and be a part of this thriving community.
Michele previously worked for United Way, Hospice of Larimer County and has her own business as a personal trainer/yoga and spinning instructor. With a diverse background, Michele comments, "I am thrilled to be a part of the Community Agriculture Alliance. I truly believe in the organizations mission of preserving, promoting and supporting agriculture. One of the main reasons we moved here, and I think a very common one, is the western culture and heritage. The natural beauty of the area and working landscapes are critical to keeping the Yampa Valley so unique and special. I am honored to work on their behalf."