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.

Molly Lotz
Executive Director

Molly has lived in Routt County for most of her life with much of her time spent working in local schools and the hospital providing counseling services.  After 16 years providing crisis support services in the emergency department at Yampa Valley Medical Center and being trained in Critical Incident Debriefing, moving into supporting Routt County Crisis Support was a natural fit.  

Marnie Smith
Vice President

Marnie has been a Firefighter/Paramedic with Steamboat Fire Rescue since 2007.  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
At-Large Board Member

Jane has  work in the health care field for over 35 years.  She was instrumental in creating the Crisis Support program at Routt  Memorial Hospital/Yampa Valley Medical Center.  Crisis Support provided support for patients, family/friends experiencing a traumatic medical event. She has lived in the Yampa Valley since 1979.

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).

Jason Kasper
At-Large Board Member

Jason has been a police officer for nine years, working as a patrol officer with two different agencies. I began my career in law enforcement with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office in 2011. I transferred in 2016 to work for the City of Steamboat Springs Police Department where I currently work as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer, driving instructor and peer support coordinator for the SSPD. I enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, golf and mountain biking in my free time outside of work.

Doug Klingemann
At-Large Board Member

Peer Support is a nationally recognized program developed by law enforcement agencies and 

adopted by other emergency response departments to promote and provide mental health

and stress management support among individuals in high impact, emergency response-based careers.  Peer Support is effective as a first line of assistance and basic crisis intervention to assist fellow workers during times of acute or chronic stress. 

Therapeutic Support

Our therapeutic support team

Community Member Support

Information regarding support for  community members or other health care workers

Emergency Assistance

If you are a first responder looking to assist a community member following an emergency