Yvette grew up in Miami, FL surrounded by Cuban culture, food, music, and traditions. Her parents, both born in Havana, met in the U.S. as teenagers after their families fled Cuba during the early years of the Castro regime. Yvette’s family began traveling to Vail when she was seven years old and quickly made it an annual New Year’s Eve tradition. If you were around back then, you may have seen them looking good as they careened down the mountain in ugly ‘80s ski outfits and rear-entry boots!
Yvette met Vail local, Chris Frampton, while attending college in North Carolina. After college, they both moved to NYC, where Yvette earned an MFA in film directing at NYU. Fast forward many years and they are raising three amazing kids, Charlotte, Maggie, and Harry, in Denver. Their family loves to ride “up the hill” to Vail as often as possible to take advantage of everything in the valley. Yvette considers herself lucky to live in the most beautiful state and to have Chris’ parents, “Suz and Framp,” close by.
Yvette currently serves on the Davidson College Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board for the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus. In the past, she served on the Denver Health Foundation Board, the Level One Society, the Documentary Cinema Institute, and was President of the Denver Health Volunteer Association. She also taught film at Hollins University, the University of Colorado at Denver, and at the Colorado Film School and her short films have screened at film festivals around the world.
Yvette is hoping that by stepping out of her comfort zone, learning some of the traditional dances from her family’s past, and risking the embarrassment of performing in front of all of you, she will show her kids that it’s okay to throw caution to the wind and try new things. Life is short!
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