Historic Routt County Board of Directors, Advisory Board & Staff

Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis, Board Member

BIO: Raised in an 19 th Century home in the Berkshire Mountains of New England, Thomas has always had an appreciation for architecture as an expression of time and place. Thomas’ travels have taken him to 35 countries and 46 States with an affinity toward the mountainous regions of the world. Upon graduating from CU Denver with a Masters in Architecture, Thomas has been a member of the KS|a architecture firm since 2010. In 2015 Thomas became a licensed Architect in the State of Colorado. In 2013 Tom designed his own home in Steamboat Springs and was heavily involved in its construction.

Board Member - Project Architect, Kelly & Stone Architects

Todd Hagenbuch

Board Member – Todd Hagenbuch

BIO: Todd's areas of expertise include agricultural policy, agricultural land preservation, including purchase of development rights, conservation easements and land trusts and water rights.

Board President - Routt County Extension Agent

Emily Katzman

Emily Katzman

“It is a great honor to be a part of Historic Routt County. I have felt an immense sense of privilege while exploring Routt County and discovering the stories behind the places and the people that have shaped our community. I look forward to playing a role in preserving Routt County’s special places so everyone can appreciate them and the stories they represent.”

BIO: Emily holds a B.A. in history from Lewis & Clark College, where she studied the history of the American west, environmental history, and Australian history. She is quickly learning the field of historic preservation as HRC’s new ED. A self-proclaimed nature nerd, if Emily isn’t in the office, she’s probably outside!

Executive Director of Historic Routt County

Lizzy Markman

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BIO: Lizzy Holds a BA in archaeology and anthropology from Barnard College in New York City. She completed her field work in Northern New Mexico, returning to the desert every summer for the last 3 years. She created an online and physical archaeological exhibit, showcasing the history of Dixon, New Mexico for her senior thesis. Her work showed her the importance of preservation, heritage, and community involvement. After graduating, she chose to come back west and is excited to continue working in preserving history in Routt County


Arianthé Stettner


BIO: Arianthé C. Stettner has been a resident of Routt County since 1971. Her interest in historic preservation began when she and her husband Paul rehabilitated their handsome 1912 log home on Yellow Jacket Pass. She co-founded and has been active in Historic Routt County for many years, served several terms on the Steamboat Springs City Council, and was recently President of Colorado Preservation Inc. for two years. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation in 2011.

Board Member

Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker, Board Member

BIO: Johnny Walker came to the Yampa Valley in 1974 and attempted to travel on, but to no avail. He met Gigi and Chula (a toddler) a year later at the Cantina and they became partners in adventures but always came home to Steamboat Springs. Travels and people have taught them that change is a good thing but it’s most important to respect our environment - both natural and “built.”

Board Member

Laurel Watson


BIO: Laurel Watson is the curator of the Hayden Heritage Center Museum in Hayden, CO and has adjunct taught at Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Northwestern Community College and holds a B.A. and an M.A.from Regis University, Denver. She is a lifelong history and genealogy junky and has written a number of articles and a book on various aspects of local area history. She is committed to historic preservation, as it is an important aspect of our local history and is excited to work with HRC.

Board Treasurer - Curator, Hayden Heritage Center

Cindy Wither


BIO: Cindy is a retired art teacher who taught for 27 years at mostly the secondary level, but also taught some elementary and college level as well. She taught at public, private and international schools. She currently enjoys painting in water colors and traveling the world.


Susan Albers

Advisory Board Member – Susan Albers

“I am involved with HRC, because having lived in six different states and seven different countries, I have learned that by getting to know the history of a place, I can understand it better and appreciate it more.”

BIO: My husband and I moved to Routt County in 2004 for retirement, because we had enjoyed vacationing here. I graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Home Economics/Housing Design in 1975. I am married, have three sons and three grandchildren. I volunteer at the Tracks and Trails Museum in Oak Creek, with the Friends of Stagecoach Park and with Historic Routt County.

Advisory Board Member

Kathy Cline


"I've been involved with the local non-profit community for over twenty years, and I recognize the importance of taking care of not only our residents and visitors, but also our unique natural and historic resources. I truly appreciate the interest and valuable help from others in the community to preserve our sense of place and history through conservation of our open land resources and historic preservation of our unique buildings, for “once they are gone, they are gone forever…'"

BIO: Kathy is Finance Director at Yampa Valley Land Trust and former President of the Board of Directors of Historic Routt County. Kathy first came to the Yampa Valley from Michigan in 1975. Drawn back by the natural beauty and western heritage of the area, she returned in 1978 to call the Yampa Valley her home. With a background in economics and finance, Kathy has taught at Colorado Mountain College and worked in accounting in the hospitality industry and, now, for over ten years, at Yampa Valley Land Trust.



Advisory Board - Finance Director, Yampa Valley Land Trust

Keith Giglio


“In the absence of a coherent history, we have no platform for our future. HRC provides one valuable window into our past with visions of the legacy we carry to that future. My hope is a small contribution to that legacy.”

BIO: A labor economist by training, management consultant by profession. Forty years, dedicated to helping the owners of small to medium sized companies succeed. In the off hours, take magnificent bits of wood and fashion them together as useful and artistic pieces of fine furniture.

Advisory Board Member - Principal/Founder of Monterey bay Consulting Group

Jim Heckbert


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Advisory Board Member, Special Counsel for Burg Simpson

Donna Hellyer


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Advisory Board Member

Jo Semotan


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Advisory Board Member

Meg Tully, CAE


“I think of the saying ‘the more things change, the more things remain the same’ when I think about what we do. We help the past blend seamlessly into the present, so that our future brings with it all the people, places and stories that make our home the best place to live on earth.”

Meg Tully is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with close to 24 years of experience in the nonprofit management field. She was Historic Routt County’s executive director for 6 years, and now serves on the advisory board. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TNand has a passion for the historic preservation field, where the answers to our future rest in thestories of our past.

Advisory Board - Executive Director of Council on Aging

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