Historic Routt County Board of Directors, Advisory Board & Staff

Patrick Barney

Pat is a mostly retired attorney - previously local commercial practice and general counsel for an industrial construction company. He and his wife Vicky have lived in Steamboat Springs for 33 years and raised their family here.  Having grown up in the West, Pat appreciates the dramatic changes that have occurred in recent years.  He feels that it is important to preserve the history of this area and the physical structures that embody it.

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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…'"

Kathy is the former Finance Director at Yampa Valley Land Trust. 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 and non-profit industries.

Board Treasurer

Matt Doerfler

Matt moved to Colorado in 2006 after growing up in Northwest Ohio and graduating from Wittenberg University.  His cherished family home was built in 1897, and, while updated over the years, maintained the look and feel of a turn-of-the-century farm house.  Matt earned a MBA degree from Denver University and spent the last 11 years in software and technology consulting as well as entrepreneurial pursuits.  Attracted by the dedicated community and culture the town supports, he upped and moved to Steamboat Springs to live year-round.  Matt looks forward to contributing and giving back to the community in as many ways as possible.

Board President

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.”

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.

Executive Director of Historic Routt County

Bill Latoza

More information coming soon!

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Arianthé Stettner

Arianthé 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, is former President of Colorado Preservation Inc., and currently serves as co-chair of Steamboat Springs' Historic Preservation Commission. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation in 2011.

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Johnny Walker

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.

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Cindy Wither

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.”

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

Todd Hagenbuch

Board Member – Todd Hagenbuch

Todd's areas of expertise include agricultural policy, agricultural land preservation, including purchase of development rights, conservation easements and land trusts and water rights. Todd previously served as president of Historic Routt County's Board of Directors.

Advisory Board - Routt County Extension Agent

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