Steamboat Living: 20 Under 40-Charlie MacArthur |

Steamboat Living: 20 Under 40-Charlie MacArthur

Charlie MacArthur
Scott Franz

He helped picked the city’s new police chief and he helped build the new academic center at Colorado Mountain College.

And those are just two of the many big things Charlie MacArthur has done in the community in recent years.

MacArthur, 31, also finds time to chair the city’s planning commission when he’s done at work as the vice president of operations at Native Excavating.

“For me, a lot of it is personal,” MacArthur says when asked why he volunteers so much of his time to public service. “If I get involved in just one aspect of things, for instance, construction, I tend to get pretty bored.”

When MacArthur isn’t at public meetings or at a construction site, he’s a competitive endurance runner, water skier, hiker and biker.

He’s routinely out of the house from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., so he gets a lot of help from his wife, Becca, who is a nurse at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

“I have an incredible wife who raises our daughter and supports me in all of these extracurriculars,” MacArthur says. “She does a great job of balancing the rest of our life while I’m not there.”

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