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.
Workforce & Business Development Director
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!
Marketing & Communications 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!
Programs & Events Coordinator
Kayla is a Senior 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!
Community Engagement Coordinator
Allie is a Grand Valley native who grew up in Grand Junction before spending some time in Fort Collins and ultimately ended up back in the Valley to be closer to family. Allie just wrapped up her adventure of owning her own business Happy Trails Colorado in downtown Fruita for the last 7.5 years. Allie is passionate about bringing the community together and helping young kids with their artistic skills and giving them places to showcase their art. Allie looks forward to supporting all of our favorite local events and working with the community on a variety of events and projects. When not working hard to support our community you can find Allie golfing at Adobe Creek, sitting on Fruita’s Arts & Culture Board, hiking the Independence Monument, or Biking for MS.