Garnett Payne’s roots in Summit County go back to 1994 when she moved from the front range via North Carolina, Texas and California. Garnett grew up with Christian Conservative roots, and continues to enjoy talking politics with her 93- year-old Dad whom she remembers hosting an event to recruit neighbors for Goldwater! She married Charlie in 1995 and moved full time to Michigan for 15 years, though they kept their ski and camping gear in Colorado! They returned permanently in 2009, just in time for their daughter Morgan to start 6th grade at Summit Middle School. Garnett and Charlie are both traveling safety professionals, Charlie in manufacturing and Garnett in leadership consulting. Garnett welcomed the opportunity to get involved with local Republicans despite the heavy travel of her job. She is infamous for her Lincoln Day Dinner games and her letters to the editor. As an empty nester, Garnett has taken a more active role and has been instrumental in our transition as a Colorado Federation of Republican Women member club. She has especially enjoyed the new friendships and knowledge gained through the process. “It’s more difficult to be a Republican woman in Summit County than it was in 2009 when we left blue state Michigan for purple Colorado. I’m proud and happy to be on this journey to make America and Colorado great again with this growing group of like minded women!”
Dawn Masters moved to Colorado from Wisconsin in January of 1997, the day the Packers won the Super Bowl. (They lost to the Broncos the following year). Dawn was raised in a conservative Christian Republican house-hold, but she developed an interest in politics late in life when she started paying attention to her rising taxes under Obama. Dawn and her husband, Bret, became weekend residents of Summit County in 2001 to enjoy weekend skiing and avoid weekend traffic while having a nice place to stay and have their friends come to visit. The whole family became full-time residents in 2017 so their son, Gavin, could participate in the Team Summit Academic Athlete program. Her son is now an avid whitewater kayaker,and the whole family has loved traveling the state to many beautiful places and cute towns to support Gavin's kayaking. Dawn joined the Summit County Republican Women to make friends with like-minded women in the county. She is enjoying learning more about the political system through her participation as a precinct chair and Summit County Delegate in addition to attending local Summit County Republican Women and GOP meetings when her work schedule allows.
Kim Platt moved to Summit County in 2018 from Boulder. She brings a wealth of information and experience from the Boulder County Republican Women. Kim is a member of The Well Armed Woman and can often be found up at the local shooting range. She is married 28 years with 2 adult daughters who live in Denver and a son who attends Summit High and is on the Team Summit Park and Pipe team.
Proud Colorado native and skier/ hiker enthusiast. Barb is married to Mike Tabb, chairman of Summit GOP. With their crazy dog, Izzy, Barb and Mike frolic around our magnificent country enjoying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! Please contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Chair - Carole Woodbury
Parliamentarian - Jean Oltman
Left to right: Kim Platt, Sec; Dawn Masters, VP; Garnett Payne, Pres; Barb Tabb, Tres
Joined the Boulder Republican Women for Day at the Legislature 2018
At Clear Creek Picnic- with Cory Gardner June 2019, with "President Trump"
Our group at fund raiser for Ann Hussinger’s organization Women’s Resource Center of the Rockies
Deb Shaner, Frisco Town Council, speaking at August 2019 meeting
Boat ride on Lake Dillon with friends
Christmas Party Dec 2019