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Sailors Thrive Together

Sophomore Leadership Summit

November 15, 2023 | 8:25 - 10:20AM | SSHS

The Steamboat Springs Chamber, Steamboat Springs High School, and Alpine Bank are proud to present Sailors Thrive Together. This Sophomore Leadership Summit promotes Spirit, Accountability, Inclusion, and Leadership, which are the Steamboat Springs High School SAIL principles.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Abraham Lincoln

In an ever-changing world, our generation of future leaders face a myriad of challenges and need to be more prepared than ever before. We bring you Sailors Thrive Together to provide resources and strategies to empower change.

After the success and impacts of the Thrive Together Women's Summit, we knew we needed to bring a program to Steamboat Springs High School.

The morning summit will include keynote and breakout sessions with topics covering the many challenges and opportunities the sophomore class has ahead of them.

The Steamboat Springs High School SAIL Principles are at the forefront of these topics.


Topics & Speakers


Susanmarie Oddo, Mind Up Facilitator, SSSD, Gifted & Talented Coordinator, SSHS & YVHS


Balancing Act - School, Extracurriculars, Friends, Family     

Lizzie Larock, Positive Psychology Coach, Speaker, Podcaster, Creator of The Life Feast


Setting Up Your Financial Path    

Kathryn Pedersen, Originating Branch Manager, CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC


Upstander Training: How to Stand Up for Others   

Graham Hackett, Program Director, COMMA Projects


Making Your Mark: How to Impact Your Community

Michael Marchand, Director of Development, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation 
Angelica Salinas, Routt County Commissioner Candidate, Director of Membership & Community Engagement, Steamboat Springs Chamber


Recognizing & Building Healthy Friendships   

Jessica Speer, Author


Applications of AI & Your Future 

Skyler Place, Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneur


STAND: Celebrate What Brings Us Together & Makes Us Unique

Chelsie Holmes, Program Director, Queer Futures
Rabbi Kolby, Rabbi, Har Mishpacha
Nelly Navarro, Executive Director, Integrated Community 


Emotional Regulation Techniques    

Whitney Bakarich, Youth Resiliency Program Manager, Northwest Colorado Health


Navigating the Criminal Justice System    

Matt Karzen, 14th Judicial District Attorney
Doug Scheer, Routt County Sheriff 
Mark Beckett, Steamboat Springs Police Department Chief 
Patty Oakland, Civilian Criminal Investigator 


Your Vision, Your Future: You Can Create It     

Diane Muntean, Partner, Muntean Leadership Group


Mental Fitness: Building a Strong Brain to Improve Happiness and Performance 

Kathy Yeiser, Founder & Certified Nutrition & Behavior Change Coach, Perpetual Motion