Jennifer Schubert-Akin and her husband, Rick Akin, co-founded The Steamboat Institute in 2008. They have lived in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado, since 1995. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received her M.B.A. from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Jennifer founded Marathon Accounting Services, LLC, in 1999, providing accounting and consulting services to a variety of small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Beginning in 2014, Jennifer assumed a full-time role as Chairman and CEO of The Steamboat Institute.
Jennifer is a graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies and also served on that organization’s Advisory Board for several years. In 2013, she and Rick received the “Leaders in Action” award from the Leadership Program of the Rockies. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Colorado Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy; the Advisory Board of Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation; and the Advisory Council for Turning Point USA.
Jennifer was formerly Chairman of the Routt County Republican Central Committee and has also participated in many community activities in Steamboat Springs, including serving as Community Representative on the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board, Steamboat Marathon Committee, Tax Policy Advisory Board appointed by the Steamboat Springs City Council and many other activities. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys trail running with her 4-legged children, Boomer and Cruiser. She has completed 3 Leadville Trail 100-mile Races, the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and the last 23 consecutive Boston Marathons, raising over $100,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society along the way.