Outfitter of the Year
Marie is the owner/Operator of JML Outfitters, continuing a long family history started by her Grandfather, Glen "Doc" Fraser and continued by her mother, Maggie Haskett. It is still a family business, with various members helping with special skills throughout the seasons.
Marie has been working as an outfitter for over thirty years, after earning her Bachelor's degree in business, with and emphasis on accounting. She grew the business every year, working hard to meet client expectations her #1 goal.
Marie's activities include hunting, fishing, camping, trail rides and kid's camps. Hunting is mainly done from drop camps, and camps are located in great hunting territory. The Horse Crazy camps let kids 10 and up experience the great outdoors from the back of 'their' horse for six days - and they get a chance to ride, camp and fish, many for the first time. Helping families spend time outdoors, mostly on horseback, is one her most important goals. Sharing hunting, fishing and horse are very important and Marie tries to involve as many people as possible to that end.
Marie volunteered in various community activities- she served on the Department of Regulatory Agencies licensing board, the Meeker chamber of commerce board, the White river Community Association board, the COA kids camps, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Cast,Blast and Twang, helping more people enjoy the great outdoors, especially the White Rive National Forest and Flattops Wilderness. Marie is also a member of the Meeker Search and Rescue program and horseback program. She is committed to her business, JML OUtfitters, her family and friends, and her animals-horses, mules, dogs and cats.
Marie is a valuable asset to the Colorado Outfitters Association consistently helping with office work, as director of the NW chapter, and serving on the directory committee.