YMCA of the Rockies welcomes back Trueman Hoffmeister as director
A familiar friendly face will be returning to YMCA of the Rockies’ Snow Mountain Ranch. Trueman Hoffmeister, who has worked with multiple nonprofit organizations, YMCA’s and religious based camps, has been named the new Snow Mountain Ranch Center Director. This position was formerly held by Julie Watkins, who has become the Vice President for Association Advancement.
Trueman has a degree in American Humanities, training for nonprofit business. After directing two YMCA camps in New York and New Hampshire, he joined YMCA of the Rockies’ as Director of Camp Chief Ouray from 1997-2003. In 2003, Trueman was hired by the Charlotte YMCA to complete the construction of and open their new 2,160 acre conference/camp facility, Herring Ridge/Camp Harrison. He oversaw the completion of construction, assembled the initial staff, created the program for the resident camp and environmental education, developed the annual campaign, and recruited conference groups and campers. After five years at Herring Ridge, Trueman became the director of the Bridgeport UMC Conference Center in Bridgeport, Texas. In his three years with the United Methodist Church, he expanded the conference business, turned around the deficit budget, and raised the resources for and oversaw the construction of new facilities.
YMCA of the Rockies’ President and CEO Kent Meyer is “very excited to welcome Trueman back to the YMCA of the Rockies. He is bringing a broadened experience since being our Camp Chief Ouray Director and has a long history with the YMCA on a national level. All of which will help continue to fulfill our Mission at YMCA of the Rockies.”
Julie Watkins has spent the last 25 years at Snow Mountain Ranch, 15 years as the Human Resources Director and 10 years as the Center Director. In Julie’s new position, she will handle special projects, such as YMCA of the Rockies’ agreement with Project Sanctuary to raise funds for a permanent facility at Snow Mountain Ranch, and will lead the planning process for the Association, focusing on Snow Mountain Ranch. She will also oversee human resources policy and staff development for the Association. Julie will be splitting her time between the Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch.
YMCA of the Rockies opened its first location in the early 1900s as a summer training center. Today its properties total nearly 6,000 acres and are used by groups, families, individuals, and summer campers. YMCA of the Rockies is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization which works with numerous individuals and other charitable organizations to help families, youth, individuals, and groups grow. Learn more about YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch, and Camp Chief Ouray at http://www.ymcarockies.org.
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