Board of Directors
Jennifer Grathwohl is Executive Director of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, as well as the owner of Grathwohl Creative, an event production company. Her daughter Liliana has been skating with the club for two years.
With over 15 years of experience working with various non-profits throughout the country, she takes pride in her ability to help non-profits fulfill their mission and vision through building strong partnerships and creating successful events and programs. To date, Jennifer has helped raise nearly $1.5 million dollars for non-profits.
Jennifer is also a visual artist in various mediums, often paying homage to endangered and threatened animal species. In her spare time, she loves traveling with her husband and daughter, spoiling her rescue dogs, and volunteering in the community. Jennifer also serves as Vice-Chair on the Routt County Humane Society Board.
BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
My daughter, Amelia is an active member of the Steamboat Skating Club. Amelia has a passion for figure skating and I expect her to be in the sport for the long haul. It's likely that Ella will be in the skating club too at some point.
I'm a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor physical therapy and prenatal/postnatal pelvic floor and orthopedic conditions. I own and operate a small practice in town called Elevated Physical Therapy (www.walliemorrispt.com). In addition I am an active member of a local health care advocacy group called HARC (Health Advocates of Routt County). Prior to becoming a physical therapist, I worked in public relations and marketing for both a non profit and a large talent agency.
I'm interested in supporting the Steamboat Skating Club however I can as I expect my children to continue to be involved with it in the years to come.
Pam is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado, and is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). She received her B.S. in Accounting at the State University of New York at Oswego. She has worked in the field of public accounting for for over 20 years and has specialized in both accounting and tax. Pam has lived in the Yampa Valley since 1992. She is married to Steve Palmquist and together they have two daughters, Inga Marie born in 2008 and Erika Ann born in 2010. Pam enjoys running, biking, skiing, and spending time with her family.
I am currently employed at Catamount Ranch & Club as the club Controller and am responsible for all financials for the company along with the accounting staff. I am a mother of three daughters, two of them being step daughters who are now 18 and 21 and away at college. My youngest daughter, Olivia, is in the orange group in the skating club and is a second grader at Strawberry Park Elementary. I served as Treasurer and President of my step-daughters’ elementary school PTA in Denver.
Upon moving to Steamboat, I started a Girl Scout troop (Daisy level) and managed to hold meetings through Covid/social distancing times. I’m still the troop leader and we are in our third year as a troop with 17 girls. I believe being on the board of the skating club would give me another opportunity to be involved and continue to contribute to our community in a positive way.
SECRETARY & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Pati moved to Steamboat 16 years ago, and she loves outdoor activities including skiing, biking, hiking and family camping. Professionally, she has 23 years of experience in Human Resource Information Systems, with 16 years as a software engineer for a top 5 US construction company.
Outside of work, Pati actively strives to stay involved in her daughter's activities, most recently serving as Girl Scout Troop Cookie Manager for four years, showcasing her organizational skills and commitment to supporting the growth and empowerment of young girls. She has also served on her HOA board for five years. Her passion for figure skating ignited when her daughter Shealyn embarked on her Learn to Skate journey in Kindergarten, and she loves to watch Shealyn and all of the girls in the club grow strong and ever more confident in themselves as figure skaters and performers. Her extensive experience in team-based work, community involvement, and dedication to her daughter's activities make her an ideal candidate for Steamboat Skating Club board member, and she is excited to make a positive impact on the skating club and contribute to its success.
I have served on the SSC Board as Marketing Chair for the past two years and have enjoyed being involved with the skating community. My daughter Lucinda has been skating for 4+ years. Seeing her enjoyment and that of the other skaters is the main reason I enjoy helping out on the SSC board. I can occasionally be seen on the ice attempting some skating moves.
MEMBERSHIP & SAFESPORT CHAIR
I have been on the SSC board for the past two years and serve on the Membership Committee. My daughter Maya has skated with Steamboat Skating Club since she was five years old. She has grown in confidence and benefitted from the positive and supportive environment of SSC. I work at The Health Partnership and assist people to obtain Health Insurance on the Marketplace. I look forward to being able to serve on the board for another term and to provide support and guidance for our club to continue to grow and thrive.
Nancy Engelken has served in leadership roles in the public, philanthropic, higher education, and nonprofit sectors for more than 25 years. In government and nonprofit positions in MN, she gained national acclaim for her public policy, research, and program development work with homeless and lower income people. Nancy also served as a Program Officer with the Minneapolis Foundation, and the Associate Director for the Center for Rural Design at the University of MN. Nancy has raised more than $15 million for nonprofit organizations in Minnesota and Colorado, and presented on fundraising strategies at statewide conferences. Most recently, Nancy was the Development Director with Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs.
Nancy and Jim Engelken are the proud parents of SSC skater Elisa.