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LINDSEY SIMBEYE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Lindsey Simbeye began as managing director of Grand Futures in October 2017, and is in the process of securing her Prevention Specialist Certification having already completed 36 of the 100 required training hours.She is a Steamboat Springs native who has worked for several local non-profits over the years, including the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, Strings Music Festival, and Casey’s Pond. Prior to joining Grand Futures, Lindsey worked in the corporate world for Edelman Public Relations and United Entertainment Group in Chicago and New York. During her tenure there, she supported the Global Campaign for Education’s 1GOAL project at the World Cup in South Africa and oversaw PR and media support across six international offices for the International Paralympic Committee as well as on site activation at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. 

Lindsey graduated from Steamboat Springs High School and went on to get her marketing degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She has more than 15 years of public engagement and marketing experience. With a young son of her own, she is passionate about substance prevention and helping youth and parents become knowledgeable about the risks of substance use. Nurturing and protecting our youth from substance use is a community-wide initiative. Lindsey strongly encourages everyone to educate themselves about risks associated with substance use and its effects on the developing brain.

Contact Lindsey: executivedirector@grandfutures.org or 970.819.7805



Teresa Cantwell

Youth Development Coordinator- Grand County

Teresa Cantwell started with Grand Futures in September 2018. In her position as the Youth Development Coordinator, Teresa is working closely with Communities That Care efforts to develop a youth advocacy group in tandem with developing and leading a social justice youth advocacy group, and partnering closely with other local youth serving organizations and the schools to support their substance prevention needs. Teresa is working towards obtaining her Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Level II, and has already secured her certificate for Opioid Overdose Prevention: Understanding the Basics from SAMHSA and attended a training session with RMC Health providing her with the skills to lead tobacco and vaping work sessions for school staff.  

Teresa graduated from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. She has managed school, church and healthcare offices as well as worked for nonprofit foundations in both the community college and community healthcare settings. The common thread in all of Teresa’s jobs has been her drive to work for organizations where her efforts can have a positive impact on people’s lives. She has experience coaching and mentoring youth of all ages, from preschool to young adult, in both her personal and professional roles. She believes it takes a village to raise healthy, happy, well-adjusted children and is passionate about engaging youth, families and the community to this end. Teresa’s hobbies are hiking, gardening, cooking, reading, and traveling. Her favorite quote: The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly. – John Muir

Contact Teresa: grandcounty@grandfutures.org or 970.887.9655


Jill Hunstad

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR- MOFFAT COUNTY


Jill Hunstad started with Grand Futures in September 2018. Her explosive, positive attitude is contagious and serves her well in driving excitement for the work being done in the Craig community. In her position as the Youth Development Coordinator, Jill is assisting in the Communities That Care efforts to securing mental health and substance abuse curriculum in schools, working to develop and lead a social justice youth advocacy group, supporting Fifth Quarter alternative activities for youth, and partnering closely with other local youth serving organizations and the schools to support their substance prevention needs, sharing expertise in substance abuse prevention. Jill is working towards obtaining her Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Level II and has already secured her certificate for Opioid Overdose Prevention: Understanding the Basics from SAMHSA and attended a training session with RMC Health providing her with the skills to lead tobacco and vaping work sessions for school staff. 

Jill has been happily married for over 38 years and has two adult sons - one a police officer and one a middle school English Teacher. She has three grandchildren, and has lived in Colorado for nearly four years. Her passionate hobby is breeding, raising and training German Shepherds. Jill is a motivational public speaker and is publishing her latest book in early January 2019.

Contact Jill: moffatcounty@grandfutures.org or 970.824.5752


PAM BUXBAUM

TRI-COUNTY RESPONSIBLE VENDOR TRAINER

Pam Buxbaum started with Grand Futures in August of 2018, and brings a lot of professionalism and organization to her role as a trainer. As the Tri-County Responsible Vendor Trainer, Pam organizes, facilitates and executes Responsible Alcohol Server Trainings (RAST) in all three counties. Additionally, as we look to provide responsible marijuana vendor trainings for those working in the marijuana industry, Pam will be taking the lead in partnering with the industry to coordinate TenderWise trainings, a curriculum approved by the State of Colorado for marijuana vendors. The vision of the organization is to eventually develop these two trainings into a Responsible Association of Retailers to ensure responsible practices and protect our youth from underage consumption of these substances.

Pam brings a love of the outdoors and years of experience to the Grand Futures team. Prior to living in Steamboat Springs, she worked in Denver and New York at Fortress Investment Group, Summit Investment Management as well as Ziff Brothers and many other high level private equity brokers as an Executive Assistant. She spent the early part of her career in the sales sector of the fashion industry, working for a variety of clothing/apparel companies.

Contact Pam: trainer@grandfutures.org or 970.879.6188