Rick Akin

Board of Directors Vice Chairman

Founding Member, The Akin Law Firm, LLC, Attorneys and Counselors, Denver, Austin, and Steamboat Springs

Jennifer’s husband, Rick, is the Vice Chairman and a co-founder of The Steamboat Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Letters Degree with Highest Honors from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and The Texas Law Review.  Rick is currently an owner of The Akin Law Firm, LLC with offices in Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Rick began his career at Austin’s largest law firm, Clark Thomas & Winters, where he was a shareholder and member of the management committee before moving to Steamboat Springs in 1995.  Rick has also served as a member of the board of Directors of Marathon Kids, a non-profit corporation dedicated to exercise and healthy habits for school age children.  He is a former member of Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board and the Routt County Airport Board and is a graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies.   In 2013, Jennifer and Rick received the “Leader in Action” award from the Leadership Program of the Rockies.  Rick enjoys fishing, canoeing, hiking, and climbing 14ers.