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  

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Marsha Daughenbaugh, Executive Director


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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

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Jody Camilletti

Jia Carroll

Christina Gumbiner

Chris Hamilton

Cari Hermacinski

Jeannie Maneotis

Karen Massey

Whitney Neelis

Chayla Rowley

Chad Stewart

Nadia Tereschenko

​Rich Tremaine

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."

Meredith Rose, Administrative Assistant


Meredith moved to Steamboat in 2014 and since then has been actively engaging in Yampa Valley agriculture. She became a recent member of the staff in July 2015, holding the role as Administrative Assistant. Meredith enjoys snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and bluegrass music. She believes local agriculture should 

thrive and makes it her mission to eat local and to be your own farmer. Meredith has a background in Geography and holds a B.A. from the University of Montana. She enjoys her time with the CAA and believes theirs is a mission worth fighting for.


Jenna Keller, Co-Chair

Ryan Wattles, Co-Chair

Bill Badaracca, Treasurer

Kent Sandstedt, Secretary

Greg Brown

Adele Carlson

Ren Marvin

Lore Marvin

Erika Murphy

Kelly Romero-Heaney

Brian Smith

Joella West

Shiloh Whaley

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

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