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

Joe Smith
Board Vice-Chair
Vice President
Collegiate Peaks Bank
Salida, 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

Thomas Warren
General Manager
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Nathrop, 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

Erik Young
Stotler & Young CPA
Salida, CO

Thomas Moltz
ACA Products
Buena Vista, CO


Jake Rishavy, Executive Director
Tara Reed, Administration