Who We Are

In 2010, Routt County Crisis Support, formally known as The Steamboat Community Assistance Fund

was formed to allow firefighters the opportunity to offer emergency assistance to people following an event that was life changing. Through the years, this fund has offered hotel rooms to families following a car accident or fire. We have rented cars for people who lost theirs to an accident. We have purchased clothing, baby “gear” and appliances following house fires.




Through the years, this fund has grown.  In 2017, the non-profit became a 501 (c)(3)


Thanks to community support, we are now able to offer the following services:

Our vision is to continue to grow and support this amazing community and offer support during and after a crisis.

Marnie Smith
Executive Director

Marnie has been a firefighter with Steamboat Fire Rescue since 2007 and a Paramedic since 2012.  She was also a Flight Medic with Classic Air Medical based Steamboat Springs.  Marnie has a passion to help people in this community, where she lives with her family. 

Becky Sherrill Slamal

Board Secretary

Becky is a Steamboat native and cares deeply about the well-being of our community.  She is the Operations Manager at the Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church and a member of the Crisis Support Team at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center.  She has a Master's degree in Counseling and has worked in the non-profit field for over 20 years. 

Ellen McGuinness

Board Treasurer

Ellen graduated from University of Colorado at Denver with a Masters of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Couple & Family therapy, in 2007. I also have a BA in Psychology from University of Michigan (1999).  I have earned the credentials of National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Jane Howell

At-Large Board Member