Chamber Board and Staff

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the Board Room at the Third Street Center.  Due to COVID-19 health orders, the monthly Board of Directors meetings are being held virtually via Zoom for the time being. 

Click here to view the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Bylaws.

Chamber Staff

Andrea Stewart, Executive Director/Marketing & Tourism and Member Services

Andrea is the Executive Director of the Carbondale Chamber with 13+ years of Chamber experience.  She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Communication and a minor in Marketing Communication.  Andrea also has an associate degree in Resort Management & Hospitality from Colorado Mountain College.  She specializes in member relations and communications, and proudly serves on a number of advisory councils and boards, including the Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce as Chair-Elect.  In 2015, Andrea was recognized by the Small Business Development Center as an Emerging Business Leader and was named Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry’s Chief Executive Director of the Year in 2017.  Outside of the office, Andrea is an accomplished runner, and in 2015, ran the Boston Marathon.  She takes pride in family, and enjoys spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Wyoming Cowboys with her husband and their two boys!

Heather Beach, Bookkeeper

Heather Beach joins the Chamber staff with over 16 years of accounting and office management experience, having been the CFO of Beach Resource Management for 12 years before she and her husband sold the business in 2015. Heather also served as volunteer Treasurer for the Chamber for two years and has several years of volunteer experience as treasurer for other nonprofits, including her church, Snowmass Chapel. A native Texan (born and raised in Houston), Heather attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated from UC Berkeley, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic society. She enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening, and reading fiction in her spare time. Heather’s 2 adult children live outside Colorado, and she resides in Castle Pines with her husband, Gary.

Katie Montie, Office Manager

Katie grew up visiting Carbondale throughout her childhood and quickly felt at home in the Roaring Fork Valley after moving to town from Michigan in 2011. She has been with the Carbondale Chamber for 5 years and values the connectivity and involvement she has in supporting Chamber and visitor information needs. Katie has a degree in Applied Science Fitness Leadership from Henry Ford College and a certificate from the University of Nations (an entity of Youth with a Mission, YWAM) for completing Discipleship Training School in Mexico, after which she volunteered for two months hosting visiting student service groups and the Homes of Hope ministry. Before moving to Carbondale, Katie worked as a certified trainer at a personal training & performance fitness center. When she’s not in the office, Katie loves to get outside with her dog Phoebe to hike, camp, and stand-up paddleboard. She enjoys traveling to visit her family and to see new and faraway places.

Chamber Board of Directors


Steve Skadron
Vice President & Campus Dean of CMC Aspen & Carbondale, Colorado Mountain College

Vice President & Secretary:

Sandi Kister
At Large Representative


Brendan Matthias
Executive Vice President, FirstBank

Garret Jammaron
Alpine Bank

Frank McSwain
Agent, Compass Real Estate

Frosty Merriott
Owner, J. Frost Merriott, Inc. CPA

Kiko Pena
Owner, Sopris Liquor & Wine

Lauri Rubinstein
Step into Great

Tourism Council of Carbondale Chair:

Troy Hawks
Marketing, Sales, Communications, DirectorSunlight Mountain Resort

Town of Carbondale Trustee/Liaisons

Erica Sparhawk,
CEO, CHT Resources

Marty Silverstein,
Supervisor, U.S. Postal Service

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Events & Activities


Bonedale Flashmob


Come Celebrate First Friday in October!

5 PM - 9 PM

Come Celebrate First Friday in October! Friday, October 7


Farm Fest

Friday, October 14- Sunday, October 16, 2022


Bondale Flashmob Thrill the World


First Friday Dia De Los Muertos


Carbondale Turkey Trot