Rebecca Samulski


Rebecca Samulski grew up in Montezuma County where she lives with her husband and two sons south of Summit Ridge. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from Fort Lewis College and an M.A. in Political Science from CU Denver and has worked in Montezuma County in the public and private sector, including for nonprofit non-governmental organizations since 2009. She is adept at finding opportunities to engage with and for the community.

She now manages a statewide nonprofit community wildfire resilience network, Fire Adapted Colorado. It was an interest in community organizing and engagement that drew her into wildfire work as a neighborhood volunteer coordinator in the first place, but, through this lens, she has gained extensive nonprofit and collaborative management experience.

She has served and worked for many non-profit boards in Montezuma County and has direct knowledge and background on many of Onward!’s fiscal funds. She has developed and interpreted financial reports, led and participated in strategy sessions, served on committees, reviewed grant applications, participated in organization activities and advocated for the work of all of the organizations she’s been involved with.

  • Executive Director, Fire Adapted Colorado
  • SCYC Teen Maze Advisory Committee
  • Coordinator, Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative
  • Interim Director, Bridge Emergency Shelter
  • Forming Committee, Montezuma Community Economic Development Association
  • Land Use Planner, Montezuma County, Town of Mancos, City of Cortez

Rebecca is passionate about supporting community development, and serving on the Onward! Board is a way to keep pace with the work that is shaping our community and to support that good work.