Chamber Staff

Kayla Bowers

Executive Director


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


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!


Hillary Daniels

Community Development Director


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



Giselle Genova

Marketing & Events Coordinator


Giselle is native to Colorado and has lived in Fruita her whole life. She has been making art professionally for the past four years, and predominantly works with acrylic paint. She 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. She also has a studio space in FARM, which is a community arts marketplace in downtown Fruita. Giselle loves getting out into the community and building relationships with those around her. She is currently serving her second term on the Fruita Arts and Culture board. Giselle is excited to work with businesses and vendors with the chamber’s upcoming events, especially the Fruita Farmers market!


Caitlin McClure

Office Administrator


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.

Kayla Stack

Executive Assistant


Kayla is a Junior at Colorado Mesa University pursuing her degree in Business Management. A Grand Valley transplant Kayla moved to the valley for School from over the hill in Denver. In the Future Kayla hopes to work for an organization with a lot of networking opportunities and that gives her the ability to plan events. 

When she’s not working or busy with school work she loves taking her dog Cappuccino (Aka Cap Pictured), on walks with his best dog friend, Hapa. She also enjoys shopping (a lot) and hiking. Kayla is passionate about making meaningful connections and helping others in any way she is able!  

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