Chamber Staff

Kayla Bowers

Executive Director

Email: Kayla@fruitachamber.org

Kayla was born and raised in the Grand Valley. After graduating from Fruita Monument High School, she continued on to Colorado Mesa University and later completed her Bachelors of Healthcare Administration at Walden University.

She previously worked at the Fruita Chamber as the Marketing and Membership Coordinator and then went on to Family Health West as the Marketing Manager. In March of 2020, she returned to the Fruita Chamber to continue pursuing her dreams of helping the business community. 

She and her husband, Coleman, recently started their own small business Dango Burrito. Together they operate a small family farm and share a love for local agriculture. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and adventuring in the great outdoors.

 

Mike Ritter

Marketing & Communications Manager

Email: Mike@fruitachamber.org

Mike is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a minor in Political Science. Mike is from Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, and moved to the western slope in 2017 to attend CMU.

He fell in love with the uniqueness of western CO and can’t imagine ever moving back to the front range. In his free time, Mike enjoys playing with his dog, an adorable one year old Hound Doodle, watching movies with his brother, and loves to Golf (though his game could use some work). At the Chamber, Mike works hard to promote Chamber events and all the benefits the FACC has to offer. Mike is passionate about our community and is motivated to help make it stronger every day!

 

Lindsey Brown

Membership & Programs Manager

Email: Lindsey@fruitachamber.org

Lindsey is currently working towards finishing her Accounting degree at Colorado Mesa University. She grew up in Aurora, CO where she was active in her community running craft fairs with her mom and participating in the technical theater.

Lindsey came to the Western Slope to attend Colorado Mesa University and has fallen in love with the Fruita community. When not at work, she can most often be found next to her boyfriend Max, often in a side by side or on their scooters! While at the Chamber, Lindsey is responsible for planning the community events and working to support FACC members! Lindsey is passionate about her community and enjoys having the opportunity to support it.

 

Hillary Daniels

Community Development Director

Email: Hillary@fruitachamber.org

Hillary Daniels is the new Community Development Director for the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce. She was born in Plano, Texas, but most of her life has been spent in some part of Colorado. She has lived in the Grand Valley for 12 years now. During those 12 years, she graduated from CMU with a bachelor’s in mass communication and met her husband. They now have two beautiful girls, two dogs, and six chickens. Whew!

She has previously worked for places like Rocky Mountain PBS and KAFM Community Radio, where she planned community events, oversaw membership, and connected our community with amazing music.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, upcycling clothing, roller skating, and planning fun parties for her friends and family.

Hillary is extremely excited to plan events for the Chamber like Fall Fest, Parade of Lights, Annual Banquet, and more. She is looking forward to connecting with community members and businesses, seeing how she can make our events even more successful, and finding out what matters most to our community.

 

Todd Kumro

Member Support Specialist

Email: Todd@fruitachamber.org 

 

Giselle Genova

Event Assistant

Email: Giselle@fruitachamber.org

Giselle Genova has lived in the Grand Valley her whole life. She grew up in Loma and is currently a senior at Fruita Monument high school. Giselle has always loved art and paints murals and windows all over the Western Slope. She has been working these past couple of years on developing her artwork by selling her work at art markets, building relationships with new window painting clients, growing her social media, and working on expanding from canvas to walls. Giselle loves getting out into the community and building relationships with those around her. She is a member of the Fruita Arts and Culture board and is an artist mentor and the marketing coordinator for a local non-profit called BAM. Giselle is looking forward to developing her ability to make meaningful connections and expanding her marketing skills through her internship!

 

Caitlin McClure

Executive Assistant

Email: Caitlin@fruitachamber.org

Originally from Broomfield, Colorado, Caitlin moved to the Grand Valley to attend Colorado Mesa University, where she is earning her degree in Business Entrepreneurship. When she graduates, Caitlin hopes to build, own & operate a Wedding venue in Wyoming.

When not working at the FACC, Caitlin likes hanging out with her friends and family and enjoying all the great outdoors the Grand Valley has to offer. Caitlin is passionate about learning the interworkings of small businesses and learning more about how to support our local small businesses. During her internship with the FACC, she looks forward to learning more about small businesses and growing her connections.

Carsen Eastman

Executive Assistant

Email: Intern@fruitachamber.org

Carsen is currently working towards finishing her degree in Business Hospitality Management at Colorado Mesa University. On campus, she is an active member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Carsen grew up in Tulsa, OK, and moved to Littleton, CO, where she attended Dakota Ridge high school. There, she was a Varsity Lacrosse player, a travel lacrosse player, a good friend, and a social butterfly.  

Carsen came to the Western Slope to attend Colorado Mesa University and has been enamored with all there is to do. When not at work, she is often with her friends or hanging out with Juniper, her two-year-old Great Pyrenees. Carsen is excited to engage more with her community and gain more experience in the workforce.

Wonton

Office Manager

 

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