Board of Directors/Staff

Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce

200 Lions Park Circle

Rifle, CO  81650

1 (800) 842-2085

(970) 625-4757 fax

The Board of Directors meets once a month on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00am to 9:00am at the Grand River Health Conference Room.

Chamber Members are always welcome to attend.

Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce Staff

President / CEO

Andrea Maddalone (970) 625-2085, ext #3


Special Programs Coordinator / Membership Sales

Gina Reece – Long (970) 625-2085, ext #4

Gina has just joined the RACC team in early 2011, but has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 22 years. She is currently the Coal Ridge High School Booster Club President, and likes to be involved with many different community events.  She lives in Silt, and also volunteers for River Churches in the New Castle area. She is surrounded by family, loves playing softball in the summer, hunting in the fall, and is a Colorado Avalanche fan in the winter. She is looking forward to working with the Chamber and being involved with the many different businesses associated with them!

Member Services / Tourism Director

Jazmin McFarland (970) 625-2085, ext #2

Jazmin has lived in Parachute, CO for 15 years, and has just graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Jazmin enjoys coaching the JV volleyball team at Grand Valley High School, and she also volunteers with the Grand Valley High School, Girls’ Basketball team. Jazmin loves spending her spare time  in the outdoors with her family.

Membership Engagement

Genie Ulshoffer

Genie joined the Rifle Area Chamber in 2014. Genie has family roots’ in the Rifle area dating back the 1880’s when her Grandfather homesteaded a Ranch on Flag Creek.  She has wanted to move to Rifle for years and was finally able to make the dream a reality in 2013. She owns her own business here in downtown Rifle called Living Star Energies & Massage and works to help people reduce stress, manage pain through massage and other healing modalities and education.


Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Kasey Nispel

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Kasey is the owner of Pearson Insurance Agency in Rifle and Vice Chair of the Rifle Area Chamber Board of Directors.  She grew up in Rifle, graduated from Rifle High School, and obtained her B.A. from Western State College in Gunnison.  Kasey opened Pearson Insurance in 2013 after 4 years of working for her brother-in-law, Jim Lord, at American Family Insurance.  She is fully licensed in the State of Colorado and also brings 13 years of experience in the consulting industry as a project manager.

Chamber Board Vice-Chair

Aron Diaz

Aron Diaz

Aron Diaz is co-owner and Director of Accounts at Align Multimedia in Rifle and serves as a Trustee for the Town of Silt.  He has worked in both the public and private sector. With nearly two decades experience in governmental affairs and public policy, his areas of focus have included local government needs, energy, natural resource development and workforce/economic development.

Chamber Board Treasurer

Ramona Jaeger

Ramona Jaeger

Chamber Board Member

Darrick Ohr 

Darrick Ohr

Darrick grew up on a family farm and ranch near Lindon, Colorado and is a 4th generation Colorado native.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Colorado State University with a focus in corporate finance and financial planning.  After three years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in their division of risk management as a financial institution specialist, Darrick joined Alpine Bank in the fall of 2013 as a commercial and consumer lending and business development officer.  He enjoys helping community members pursue their dreams by providing the best borrowing solutions for each individual.  Outside of the office, Darrick enjoys giving back to the community including serving as the Alpine Bank team lead for Rally the Valley, as a Garfield County Coat Drive volunteer, a Chamber ambassador, and also as an active board director on the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce.  In his spare time Darrick enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, camping or going to the lake, and playing or coaching sports.

Chamber Board Member

Robin Steffen

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Chamber Board Member

Cheryl Chandler

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Cheryl Chandler is the Owner/Broker for Cheryl and Co. Real Estate, LLC. here in Rifle.

Chamber Board Member

Bryan Vashus

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  Chamber Board Member

Ryan Gilbert

Ryan Gilbert is the Branch Manager for Bank of Colorado in Rifle with 7 years of banking experience in consumer, commercial and agricultural lending.  He graduated from Rifle High School in 2003, obtained a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado, and spent 6 years in the Air Force Reserve as a crew chief on a C-130.  He currently is the Chair for the Visitor Improvement Fund and sits on various committees for marketing, tourism and mountain biking.  Between his wife Kristi and daughter Lila they take advantage of all the outdoor activities Rifle has to offer from hiking, mountain biking, fishing and hunting.