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.

Missy Morgan Hagen

Director of Membership & Community Relations | info [at]

Missy Morgan Hagen moved to the Roaring Fork Valley from Sunflower, Mississippi after receiving her BFA in Graphic Design & Commercial Art from Delta State University.  Her resume encompasses jobs all over the Valley; among them Stonebridge Condominiums, Orthopaedic Associates, Rocky Mountain Institute and Fleisher Land & Homes.  Missy is a regular volunteer for BASH, the Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen,  the Roaring Fork Conservancy and served on the Chamber Board of Directors from 2012-2014.  She is also a member of the Bishop’s Committee for St Peter’s of the Valley Episcopal Church and of the Basalt PAC (Public Art Council).  Missy’s interests outside of work include horses, art, books, movies and a fierce loyalty to Duke Men’s Basketball and Coach Krzyzewski.  She lives in Lazy Glen with her husband, Marty, an independent computer consultant, and their two French Bulldogs, Coco Chanel and Roux.  Missy and Marty travel to Iceland as often as possible.

“Working for the Basalt Chamber of Commerce is the perfect job for me as far as using everything I’ve learned over my career.  Basalt is truly the jewel of the Roaring Fork Valley. How blessed I am to have a job for which I’m paid to brag about Basalt not only to visitors, but also to everyone who lives here!”

Cindy Vacek

Events & Sponsorship Coordinator | cindy [at]

Shannon Gaut

Apogee Bookkeeping | accounting [at]


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