Marty Borgelt, Board Member
Marty Borgelt grew up on an Iowa dairy farm where she spent nine years in 4-H showing registered Jersey cattle. Her grandfather bought her a pony when she was two years old and that developed into a lifetime love of horses. She attended Iowa State University, worked at a VA Hospital, and spent a few years working as a mechanical/architectural draftsman with two defense contractors and a food company.
She has spent most of her life as a volunteer and board member with hospital auxiliary boards, various golf organizations, and 47 years with the Sports Car Club of America where she was an administrator supervising race registrars and becoming an expert in credentials.
Marty and her husband Jerry bought their property in Highland Pines in 1994 and moved to Prescott at the end of 1999. They both became active in forest and wildfire issues and she has served as the editor of the Highland Pines newsletter for over 10 years. She has a certificate in Defensible Space Landscaping, and has recently been appointed as publicity chair for the Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission.
She spent six years on the Board of Directors of Prescott Frontier Days® Inc. where she served four years as Treasurer, supervised the ticket program, the rodeo program, many other areas, and most recently was publicity chairman. She was also the rodeo's representative on the Arizona Centennial (Best Fest) programming committee. During that time she also was a board member of the Antelope Hills Ladies Golf Association where she was treasurer and team captain.
The Borgelts are also members of Sharlot Hall Museum, the Phippen Museum of Western Art, and the Zeitz Sister City group. They enjoy traveling and have been in 49 states and most of the national parks.