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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 and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and can offer these two free workshops 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


Noah Blumenberg

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR- MOFFAT COUNTY


Born and raised in Colorado, Noah Blumenberg joined the Grand Futures team in November 2020. Guided by his passion and commitment to youth and families, he is eager to invest his time and energy into the communities of Northwestern Colorado. Noah will be working to further develop and lead a Youth Action Council, providing youth an avenue to act as leaders and implement solutions to address substance abuse challenges. Empathy for vulnerable populations was cultivated at a young age for Noah and his unwavering dedication to their overall health and well-being have remained central to his character. Over his life, Noah has worked and volunteered with several youth organizations, including Young Life and Youth with a Mission. Noah and his wife welcomed their first child at the beginning of 2020 and their two rescue dogs add to their loving family environment. When Noah is not immersed in training, webinars, zoom meetings, and making his community a better place, he enjoys the outdoors, sports, music and travel. If there’s a hockey game on TV, Noah will be tuned in.

Contact Noah: moffatcounty@grandfutures.org 


Sarah valentino

Communtiy Education Coordinator

    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 





Judy Komaromi

Communities that Care (CTC) Community Mobilizer- ROUTT COUNTY

Judy Komaromi, our new CTC Community Mobilizer, moved to Steamboat in 1992, and has spent most of her career here in the resort business creating memories for groups and vacationers. "I have always known youth are an important part of our communities," she served on the executive board of Grand Futures of Routt County in 1995, and was a senior partner with Partners in Routt County and currently serves on Partners' executive board.  Judy has two children, Bryce (19 yrs. old) and Sage (17 yrs. old). She enjoys all the outdoor activities Steamboat has to offer: hiking, mountain biking, camping, and skiing (downhill, cross country and skate).  Steamboat is Judy’s home and she wants to make a difference in our community.  She is excited to be part of the CTC Coalition and ready to assist in our mission.

Contact Judy: ctc@grandfutures.org