Kris Mattera

Executive Director | director [at]

Kris moved to the Roaring Fork Valley from Boston, Massachusetts in late October 2016, following years of visiting Colorado and a summer working in Buena Vista. She received her undergraduate degree in graphic design and multimedia studies from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Emerson College. During her 13 years in Boston, she worked in marketing and communications roles at higher education institutions at advertising agencies, as well teaching social media at the undergraduate level.

Kris is fascinated by the intersection of community, technology, society and the digital space, and how it can be leveraged to build personal connections and tell great stories. She moved to the Valley due to its great mix of job opportunities, recreation, culture, mountain town charm and natural beauty. Kris has found Chambers of Commerce to be the lifeblood of mountain communities. “Every day I feel so lucky to live here and have the opportunity to work and play in a beautiful postcard.”

Her interests include running, skiing, hiking, camping and being outside as much as possible. She loves traveling, especially visiting National Parks and adding stamps to her NPS passport. As a native New Englander and runner, she is back in Boston every Patriot’s Day, where she has volunteered for 11 years at the Boston Marathon, and is now the team captain for food distribution at the finish line.

Shannon Gaut

Apogee Bookkeeping | accounting [at]


Employment Opportunities

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking a Manager of First Impressions (also known as an Office & Member Relationship Coordinator).