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Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports

STARS programs help people with disabilities to discover the outdoors and teach skills to overcome health challenges, develop confidence and independence. Through adaptive recreation we can reduce depression and isolation while increasing physical activity, self-sufficiency and hope in our clients.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
20
Full Time Staff:
6
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
250
Retention Rate:
50%

Lisa Evans, Office Manager
Start Date: 2016

Lisa is originally from Michigan, and moved out west in 2009. She has a degree in Photography and Outdoor Education. She has worked in the field at summer camps, as well as respite care and in-home care for clients in Michigan. Lisa had the opportunity to join STARS in August 2016 and is grateful she did. She is currently our Operations Manager. Lisa handles a variety of administrative work in the office and is responsible for the day to day running of the office.

Tim Nagel, Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2018

Tim is from Wylie, Texas. He has been involved with adaptive recreation and sport since he was very young because of his disability, Spina Bifida. He focused on the sport of wheelchair basketball and got the opportunity to play competitively for a world-renowned program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There He received his B.S. and M.S. in Sport Management. During his last semester, he assistant coached for the team he played for. During college Tim explored his sport management interests through multiple work, internship, and volunteer experiences. Tim fell in love with adaptive recreation and providing people with disabilities the opportunity to experience all of life's possibilities

Samatha Sykes, Therapy Riding Center Manager
Start Date: 2018


• PATH Certified Instructor

Julie Taulman, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2010

• BA degree majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communications from Purdue University
• Past board member and Vice -President for STARS for four years
• Co-Chair for 'Let's All Play' which designed and raised over $950,000 to complete two universal playgrounds in 2008
• Strings Music Festival Director of Marketing and PR
• Past Daily Newspaper Publisher, Advertising Director, Advertising Sales Rep for Howard Publications and Lee Enterprises 1991-Jan. 2004
• Previous United Way Campaign Chair
• United Way Board of Directors
• Freeport Art Center Board of Directors
• Downtown Development Board of Directors
• Economic Development Board of Directors
• Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Board of Directors
• Mother of child with a disability

Joel Berman, Assistant Executive Director
Start Date: 2017

• Founder and Retired Executive Director of Adaptive Adventures
• Past Board member for Disabled Sports USA
• Past National Program Provider Partner for Wounded Warrior Project
• Extensive background in corporate management, corporate real estate, and finance.
• White House Champions of Change Award winner - 2012
• PSIA Level 2 Alpine/Level 1 Adaptive Certification

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
6
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
9
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
2
Male:
7

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
10
Hispanic or Latino:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

2

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

83%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

75%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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