Visit Grand Junction Staff


Due to issues with spam, we are unable to list individual email addresses; however, see below for details on how to email each person.

Kyle Amann, Content & Partner Development Coordinator - Email: first name last initial

Kyle oversees and creates content for the Visit Grand Junction website, as well as printed materials. He also works closely with media and journalists when they visit Grand Junction. Kyle can help you by making sure your business has a listing on the Visit Grand Junction website (no cost), as well as creating blog content which highlights your business by sharing a creative story. If you’re interested in becoming involved with any of these initiatives, please feel free to reach out so he can discuss opportunities with you.

Mason Barrows, CMU Intern - Administrative Coordinator - Email: first name last initial

Mason assists the Visit Grand Junction team with a wide variety of projects. This includes website development, inventory, project management and software research. Mason was at the Market on Main this past summer, which included receiving feedback from both residents and guests so Visit GJ can further serve the community.  Mason can offer assistance in suggesting activities to enhance guest experiences in the Grand Junction area.  

Michael Bodman, Data Analytics & Research Analyst - Email: first name last initial

Michael conducts marketing research and data analytics to plan, measure, and optimize media campaigns using data and research science. This includes measuring customer feedback and event impact using survey and software tools. The insights Visit Grand Junction will be sharing could be used to help business marketing strategies. Keep an eye out for “Quick Tips” on the Stakeholder eNewsletters.

Ciara DePinto, CMU Intern - Group Sales Coordinator - Email: first name last initial

Ciara focuses primarily on group sales but also assists with projects including website entry, data collection, and familiarization tours. This past summer, Ciara also worked at the Grand Junction Market on Main, connecting with visitors and residents to share area information and also get feedback on how Visit GJ can further serve the community. If you have conference space to sell at your hotel or business, Ciara can help you utilize the Knowland platform to provide prospecting leads custom fit for you.

Leslie Dysart, Social Media Specialist - Email: first name last initial

Leslie manages and posts content on Visit Grand Junction’s social media platforms. She also works closely with area events as part of the Visit Grand Junction Event Partnership program. Leslie can help your business if you are hosting or taking part in an event (Festival, live music, competition) that is open to the public. For increased social views for your business, tag #ShareGJ on Instagram and Twitter, and Visit GJ may repost. Visit GJ is constantly updating online channels, so feel free to send unique and upcoming events for increased visibility.

Kerry Graves, Visitor Center & Administrative Coordinator - Email: first name last initial

Kerry provides a variety of administrative and operational duties in support of department staff, including managing the day-to-day activities at the Visitor Center. This also includes coordinating outreach to area industry partners, recruitment, on-boarding, training and scheduling volunteer staff. Kerry can help your business by providing exposure in the Visitor Center, sharing the Visit GJ Official Visitor Guide for your group or event, and help with tourism information for the Grand Junction area.

Kim Machado, Administrative/Financial Analyst - Email: first name last initial

Kim is responsible for projecting, formulating, and managing Visit Grand Junction’s annual budget, as well as interpreting and analyzing local and industry data to determine overall fiscal, operational, and service impacts. She also manages office and administrative operations, reporting projects, and is the liaison to Visit Grand Junction’s Advisory Board of Directors. Kim can assist businesses with providing local and national lodging metrics and market insights, key performance indicators, and information relating to Visit GJ’s Advisory Board of Directors.

Elizabeth Fogarty, Director (Conductor) - Email: first name last initial

Elizabeth reports directly to City Manager, Greg Caton, and meets with an advisory board the second Tuesday of the month. Elizabeth is responsible for strategizing, directing and overseeing the execution of destination marketing for Grand Junction as defined by the City of Grand Junction’s Strategic Plan. An integral component of the strategy is building relationships with local businesses to broaden the understanding of the tourism industry while facilitating partnerships which strengthen the community's economic impact. This is designed with the objective of enhancing quality of life, which is an important aspect of the strategy, while also growing the travel & tourism industry to provide sustainable and reliable growth for the area. Contact Elizabeth to learn more about Visit Grand Junction, including marketing initiatives and partnerships.