Becca Utu – President
Rebecca is a significant needs teacher at Steamboat Springs High School. She currently serves as Vice President of the Board for REPS and has served as the President. She has served on the board for the last 3 years. She has been impacted with suicides in her family and close friends. Our community although beautiful and is a vacation destination for many has a extremely high suicide rate. She has suffered with depression and alcoholism and has made the choice to LIVE life cleanly and healthly. She surrounds herself with healthy activities and great friends and family members that keep her accountable to “LIVE LIFE and LEARN each day.” She works to educate and support students and others by encouraging and connecting them to resources to choose life.
Andy Mills – Vice President
Andy is currently a manager for Xcel Energy at the Hayden Generating Station in Hayden, CO. He has served on campaign committees for Xcel Energy for over 20 years. He signed up as a board member for REPS in January of 2017. Prior to joining REPS, he served on the Morgan County United Way board for 3 years before transferring to the Yampa Valley area. He also served on the Moffat County United Way board from 2010 – 2016. The last 2 years he served as the board president of Moffat County United Way. Andy has been impacted with suicides which have driven him to be a participant with REPS before joining the board
Gail Smith- Secretary
Gail is the Children’s Ministry Leader for the Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church. She is a strong supporter of children and youth in both her professional and volunteer life, helping with the church’s middle school Youth Group, advocating for children through the courts as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and as a board member with CTC (Communities That Care). Gail was impacted by suicide this summer when a friend ended her life and wanted to get involved with REPS.
Tina Bradley – Treasurer
Tina was born and raised in Germany. She has lived in the USA with her husband Chris for 30 years now. She started her own accounting firm back in 2001 (after several employments in the accounting field). She is truly passionate about accounting and loves what she does. Tina enjoys serving as a board member of REPS and shares her personal and professional gifts.
Tom Gangel – Board Member
Tom has been involved in suicide prevention in Routt and Moffat Counties for 18 years. He has been on the Board of REPS since it became a 501 (c) 3. He was a leader in the group that formed REPS through a Colorado Trust Grant to Mind Springs Health in the 2004. Tom is a Regional Director for Mind Springs Health and has been in the mental health industry for over 30 years.
Meghan McNamara – Board Member
Meghan is a native of the Yampa Valley. She has been involved with REPS since 2010 and currently serves on the board of directors. Meghan has been the lead planner for the annual BBQ fundraiser for several years. Meghan is a Case Manager for Horizons Specialized Services in Steamboat Springs and is also a supporter of Steamboat Dance Theatre.
Jeff LaRoche- Board Member
Jeff played professional baseball in the Marlins and Rockies organizations. When playing for the Rockies organization, he realized his love for the mountains. He then moved to Vail and became a police officer. I was a SWAT team member for 5 of the 7 years employed as an officer, 3 of which were in Steamboat Springs. After police work came restaurants. He has now been in the restaurant business for 9 years which included the Cantina and E3 Chophouse. He likes to call himself a “yes” man and is a glutton for punishment. His nickname is “Rochie”.
Jory Slingerland- Board Member