Board of Directors/Staff

Come Meet our Board and Staff

Who We Are:

The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation’s mission is to assure that Chaffee County is Open For Business and promote the retention, expansion and creation of jobs.

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Region, Chaffee County boasts an incredible combination of human capital and natural resources.

Board Members

Dave Blazer
Board Chair
The Trailhead
Buena Vista, CO

Jeff Post
Past Chair
First Colorado Land Office
Salida, CO

Thomas Warren
Board Vice-Chair
General Manager
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Nathrop, CO

Gwen Allen
Board Secretary
Central Colorado Title & Escrow
Salida, CO

Paul Erickson
Chief Executive Officer
Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc.
Buena Vista, CO

Robert Morasko
Chief Executive Officer
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC)
Salida, CO

Joe Smith
Vice President
High Country Bank
Salida, CO

Greg Felt
(Non-Voting Governmental Representative)
Chaffee County, District #2
Salida, CO

Charlie Chupp
Fading West, LLC
Buena Vista, CO

Randy Crane
Comfurt Gas Inc.
Buena Vista, CO

Carlin Walsh
Elevation Beer Co.
Poncha Springs, CO


Jake Rishavy, Executive Director
Tara Reed, Administration