Committee Chairs

Below is the list of our committees.  Want to help out?  Please complete our volunteer form.  You can read up on each committee by clicking on the committee name.

 

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Community Relations

CommunityRelations@ElizabethStampede.com
During rodeo weekend, this committee is responsible for the information booth, the parade, Behind-the-Chutes tours, visitor services. Year ’round they work with the media, volunteer photographers and are involved in a variety of events including Stampede to Read, Harvest Festival, Christmas tree lighting, hosting the Elizabeth Stampede Parade, and much more.
Ashley Burris
Community Rodeo

CommunityRodeo@ElizabethStampede.com
The Stampede started out as an amateur rodeo in the early 1950’s until 1988 when became a professional event. We keep the amateur tradition alive each year by organizing and conducting the annual Elizabeth Stampede Community Rodeo. Committee volunteers work with the livestock contractor sponsors, vendors and others who are involved with and who support the Community Rodeo. The volunteers plan events, publicize the rodeo, make contact with local contestants, set up the rodeo grounds, prepare the arena, run the events, dismantle and clean-up afterwards, and much much more.
EJ Winger-Massey
Concert

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Several volunteer opportunities are available on the concert committee. Gate attendants greet spectators and scan tickets. Ushers direct spectators to their seats or direct them to the appropriate general admission areas. Security volunteers help with bag checks, watching perimeter of arena, checking wrist bands to be sure spectators are where they are supposed to be and guarding front of stage. Stage hands assist with stage set up, load in and load out of artists’ equipment.
Joanne Hoefer
Joanne Hoefer
Entertainment

Entertainment@ElizabethStampede.com
This committee and its volunteers are responsible for planning and operating the Rodeo Beer Garden. The Beer Garden is open Friday evening during the rodeo and dance;Saturday afternoon during the rodeo; Saturday evening for the rodeo and dance; and Sunday afternoon. We are looking for volunteers who like to laugh and have fun while interfacing with the wonderful people who attend the rodeo. Our volunteers check ID’s, sell beer tickets, pour and distribute the beer. Most of the shifts are about four to four and a half hours, and require no particular skills sets – just a great attitude!   People come to the rodeo to be entertained, so we are looking for volunteers who like to have fun and be imaginative while enhancing the guest’s experience. Beer, bands, and dancing have been a part of the Stampede for 50 years, and it can be a very rewarding part of your Elizabeth Stampede experience.
Tom Ortiz
Tom Ortiz
Facilities

Facilities@ElizabethStampede.com
This committee and its volunteers repair and upgrade the bleachers, arena and rodeo grounds. They oversee workdays to prepare for the rodeo and are  responsible for shutting down, dis-assembling and locking down the facilities at the end of the rodeo.

Bryan Love 
Hospitality

Hospitality@ElizabethStampede.com
This committee and its volunteers uphold a Stampede that started more than 30 years ago. They prepare and serve home-cooked meals for the contestants and their families, volunteers, stock contractors, and sponsors.
Belinda Longfellow
Marketing

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This committee and its volunteers are responsible for the branding and messaging of the Rodeo and it’s affiliations. We use a variety of tools to “get the word out” about the Elizabeth Stampede, Concert, and committee activities. The committee is responsible for the Elizabeth Stampede Magazine that reaches more than 10,000 homes, manages our social media, and works with the press and media for coverage of our events. Advertising is included in this committee that works with all of the other committees in the organization to help provide media planning and creative messaging. 
Lea Anne Russell
Lea Anne Russell
Merchandising

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This committee and its volunteers design, select, produce, source, market, and sell rodeo and western lifestyle merchandise on behalf of the Stampede Rodeo. Belts and buckles, jackets, hoodies, tee-shirts, hats, art, and more is offered for sale in the Stampede Store during rodeo weekend and at other events. Committee volunteers work with the chair and vice chair year ’round but the action-packed rodeo weekend is when we really need lots of volunteers.  Join us and you’ll have a great time interacting with other volunteers and rodeo fans during the Best Little Rodeo in Colorado.
Kelly Sweigart
Parking/Security

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This committee and its volunteers plan, manage, and staff the security for the rodeo grounds during the three days of the Elizabeth Stampede. They work with other community organizations such as the Sheriff’s Posse, Young Marines, and Knights of Columbus to staff the numerous positions and tasks.
Dave Peontek
Dave Peontek
Production

Production@ElizabethStampede.com
The Production Committee and its volunteers are responsible for everything that happens “inside the pipes.” We are unique in the rodeo world as we supply all the staff that runs and produces the events.  Most rodeos hire contractors, or the stock contractor brings employees to fill these roles. Many of the positions on the committee require experience with rodeo livestock for safety reasons.
Ron Howard
Royalty 

Royalty@ElizabethStampede.com
The Royalty Program promotes young ladies who want to grow within the sport of rodeo, the PRCA and the western industry overall. A Queen and Attendant represent the Elizabeth Stampede throughout the Mountain States Circuit (Colorado and Wyoming) and at local rodeos, charity and community events
Jill Stuebner
Social

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This committee provides food and beverages for volunteer events and during workdays and the annual planning meetings. They host two big events, the rodeo kickoff party and holiday awards banquet.
Vacant 
Sponsorship

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This committee is also responsible for creating important partnerships with local and regional businesses whose generosity makes the rodeo possible. Volunteers recruit sponsors, design, publish and distribute the Stampede’s annual magazine, design and hang the arena signs, coordinate the sponsor announcements, flags and video scoreboard for each rodeo performance, and more.
Bret Wade
Bret Wade
Ticket Sales

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This committee makes all the arrangements for online ticket sales, staffs the ticket booth and in-town ticket outlet. During each performance, volunteers scan tickets at the main gate and serve as Arena Guides showing fans to their seats and ensuring the safety of all in the stands. 
Sara Hudson  
Vendors

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This committee lays out Vendor Alley, prepares the booth spaces, and meets the special needs of our vendors including providing electrical power and other services.
Vacant 
Website

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This committee designs and maintains the website including developing and updating content year-round. 
Bret WadeBret Wade