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AMber DeLay

 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Amber DeLay joined the GFPC staff as the Executive Director in April of 2020. She has experience working with non-profit, government, and local businesses to support the health of local communities and is dedicated to helping people through her work. 

DeLay grew up in Routt and Moffat Counties and understands the challenges youth face in terms of social and peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol and is excited to work with youth to influence new norms of positive lifestyle choices. 

DeLay graduated from Metro State University with a Bachelor Degree in English and from Concordia University with a Master’s Degree in Grant Writing, Management and Evaluation.  She brings prior experience as a Grant Writer for Josephine County Public Health in Southern Oregon, a Program Manager for Routt County United Way and for the Purchasing and Building & Plant Department with Routt County. DeLay served on the Steamboat Springs Education Fund (SSEF) Board Grant Commission from 2017-2019. 

Her weekends are spent enjoying the outdoors, camping, or running with her dogs. She will always have a personal passion for creative writing and poetry.

Contact Amber: 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. She is a Positive Youth Development trainer and can offer this free 6 hour workshop to the community. 

Teresa graduated from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a certificate in hospital management. 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


REBEKAH GREENWOOD

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR- MOFFAT COUNTY


Rebekah Greenwood started with Grand Futures in December 2019. Utilizing her passion for youth and families in Northwest Colorado, Rebekah will be working to develop and lead a Youth Action Council, offering youth an avenue to act as leaders and implement solutions to substance abuse problems. She was educated at Lee University and Colorado Northwestern Community College, along with a wealth of education learned from experience. Rebekah has spent the last 30 years investing into Northwest Colorado in her work life, as a mother and friend to the community. During that time she has owned and operated her own businesses, served as a deputy sheriff and spent almost 15 years helping local residents, businesses and visitors at the Craig Chamber of Commerce to accomplish their goals. Having recently joined our organization, Rebekah is fervently immersed in training and is just starting to work towards securing her Prevention Specialist Certification (CPS II). She just completed training through the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (STEPP) for new staff, enabling her to provide workshops on tobacco and vaping culture and cessation support for school staff as well as parents and community members. While working in business, Rebekah has always had a passion for working with youth, has lead youth groups, and served on the Bear River Young Life board. Rebekah has five grown children and one grandson. Rebekah’s hobbies include camping, photography, music, travel and helping out when things need to get done.

Contact Rebekah: moffatcounty@grandfutures.org 


Sarah valentino

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR- routt COUNTY

    Sarah Valentino joined the Grand Futures team in September 2019. She first moved to Steamboat in 2010 and is a proud victim of the Yampa Valley curse after seasons spent in Alaska and California. She grew up in Los Angeles, California; she earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.S. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. She brings 15 years of experience working in the diverse fields of youth leadership, education, program management, and non-profit service. Her hobbies include snowboarding, camping, road-tripping, foraging, baking, making art, and volunteering for two creative organizations.

Contact Sarah: routtcounty@grandfutures.org or 970-879-6188