Staff

Susie Baird
Managing Director

Susie Baird Grand Futures

Susie Baird is orginally from Western Nebraska, but moved to Granby earlier this year from Alaska.  In AK she was the assistant director for a rural campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Susie will be working out of the Granby Office and looks forward to continuing the good work that characterizes GFPC.

Contact Susie: 970-819-7805 , susie@grandfutures.org

 

Alexis Bates
Grand County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

Alexis moved to Grand County three years ago from Fort Collins. She currently lives in Kremmling with her husband and her two loving pups, Maisie and Buster. She enjoys cooking scrumptious food for her family and friends, taking leisurely hikes around the Kremmling area, and kayaking on the many rivers and reservoirs in the Grand County area. She is currently working on completing her Masters in Social Work from the University of North Dakota’s distance and online program. Alexis has worked primarily in the healthcare field for the last 13 years but has also spent some time volunteering with community development projects. She hopes to apply her diverse experience and knowledge to the Grand Futures Tobacco Prevention Campaign.

Contact Alexis at alexis@grandfutures.org

Kate Elkins
Routt County Program Director

Kate Marshall

Kate has been with Grand Futures since November 2010 and is beginning a new direction in her career.  Prior to her position at Grand Futures, Kate worked in the hospitality industry in many different and challenging roles.  She holds a B.S. in Hospitality Administration at Boston University, where she also worked as a Resident Assistant in upper-classman housing. As a student, Kate was constantly involved in her community, working with her local DARE program and a Teen Health Advocacy program.  She has recently started to volunteer as a mentor to youth through Partners of Routt County.  Kate also sits on the steering committee for the Routt County Bridges Initiative, which aims to reduce generational poverty in RC.

Kate has lived in Steamboat Springs since July 2008 and spends time hiking, skiing, crafting and blogging.  Kate and her husband, Matt, have recently rescued an amazing dog named Ella, whom they love to spend time with too!

Contact Kate: 970-879-6188 , kate@grandfutures.org

Cassandra Vigil
Moffat County Program Director

Cassandra Vigil was born and raised in Craig, Colorado and has returned after receiving her Bachelor’s in Sociology to work at The Haven Assisted Living facility for several years. Now, with a desire to expand her knowledge base into serving youth, Cassandra is proud to become the Moffat County Program Director for Grand Futures. Cassandra is incredibly close to her family which has been a constant inspiration to her over the years. One of the things Cassandra hopes to bring to the Grand Futures team is her open and honest communication. Her biggest aspiration is to have had a positive influence on even just one person, but hopefully more, in her lifetime. If she can attain this she will have achieved a lifelong goal. Cassandra also hopes to one day be able to successfully walk in high heels and to meet Bill Murray.

Contact Cassandra at 970-824-5752, cassandra@grandfutures.org

 

Megan McCord
Grand County Program Director

Megan originally came to Northwest Colorado in 2011 after graduating from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, Illinois with her Bachelor’s in English. Megan served three years as an AmeriCorps member with Partners in Routt County, a youth mentoring organization based in Steamboat Springs. For two years, she worked with the youth of Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek, Colorado providing one-to-one mentoring relationships with a target caseload of eight at-risk students as well as providing in and after school programming. Her last year with Partners, Megan became the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Development Assistant for the organization focusing on grant writing, fundraising, community outreach, as well as marketing and media awareness. Megan is excited to work for an organization like Grand Futures who is dedicated to the big picture of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Northwest Colorado. In her down time Megan enjoys reading, crafting, playing her ukulele, rock climbing, and enjoying the outdoors with her boyfriend Aaron and their dog, Tessa Marie.

Contact Megan at 970-887-9655, megan@grandfutures.org

Karin E. Koop, LLC.

Karin is the Bookkeeper for Grand Futures Prevention Coalition. She handles all accounts payable, receivable, payroll taxes, and grant reimbursements.

Karin has been an independent bookkeeper for five years and has several clients in Steamboat Springs, including several non-profit organizations such as Partners of Routt County and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. Karin gained her B.S. in Business from New Hampshire College.

Contact Karin: 970-846-6216 , karin@grandfutures.org