• Creating opportunities for businesses since 1975.

  • Board of Directors & Staff

  • Chamber Board

  • Jodi Dolph - President (Board Member since 2017)

    Helping people buy and sell real estate along the 285 corridor from Denver to Fairplay has allowed me to live, work and play in one of the most beautiful places in the country.  Conifer has been a great place to raise my family, build a business worth owning and develop great friendships.

  • Taylor Mead - Treasurer (Board Member since 2017)

    Taylor Mead is the owner of American Restoration.  He grew up in Golden and moved to Pine Junction with his wife Michele in 2014.  Michele grew up in Pine Junction and is a Platte Canyon and Colorado University graduate. American Restoration was established in 1996.  Taylor started working for the company in 2008 and in 2015 became the new owner.  American Restoration specializes in water and fire damage mitigation, restoration and reconstruction. Taylor joined the Chamber in 2014 and the Board of Directors in 2017.

    Taylor loves to spend time with his family.  They enjoy everything Colorado has to offer, being in the woods camping with friends, riding dirt bikes and playing music.  He’s a drummer for fun and owns a banjo that hangs on the wall.


  • Julie Dikken - Secretary (Board Member since 2018)

    Macaroni Kid: Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey

    Julie is the publishing Mom of Evergreen, Bailey, and Conifer Macaroni Kid, the invaluable free community resource for families in our area. Julie grew up in Evergreen, and along with her husband is raising her kids in the Bailey area as well as running her successful website and weekly newsletter to help families make the most out of the beautiful community we live and play in. Julie joined the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and has been an active member ever since. She enjoys volunteering as an ambassador, sitting on various committees andconnecting with other chamber members at events and meetings.​

  • Kathy Baker - Director (Board Member since 2017)

    Kathy moved to Boulder from the Seattle area in the mid-80s before landing in the mountain communities in 1997. She believes the sense of community is what makes this area special and has dedicated her time here volunteering for many area organizations to help further strengthen the community. In 2014, she joined Moore Lumber & Hardware in Pine Junction as their Marketing Manager. With two stores along the 285 corridor and family-owned since since 1947, Moore Lumber & Hardware is the perfect fit for her. She enjoys working for an entrepreneurial small business that heavily focuses on giving back to the community while also providing area residents with high quality customer service and products. Currently she sits on the Board of Directors for both the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce and the National Charity League’s Foothills Chapter.

  • Lisa Hoffman - Director (Board Member since 2018)

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elevated Living Real Estate

    Lisa is originally from New York state, went to school in Washington, DC, and then, as a newlywed, moved to Southern California where her husband was stationed as a pilot in the US Marine Corps, and they lived for 10 years.  She is married and the mother of three fantastic children (college & beyond), plus the owner of a basset hound named Francine, adopted from a rescue league (Lisa is a huge believer in shelter pets!).   She has been a resident of the Evergreen/Conifer area since 1996, educated her children in the local schools, knows the area well and loves the small town feel.  Lisa joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and volunteers at the Senior Resource Center and Intermountain Humane Society.   Lisa began her real estate career in 2008 after a long history in Project Management (most recently at IBM, which brought the Hoffman family to Colorado in 1995).   Lisa is a Realtor and a Certified Mountain Area Specialist.   Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling, Lisa knows the area and is ready to help with all of your real estate needs.   

    Call me when you’re ready to make a move!

  • Not Pictured:

    Karen Heydman - 1st Vice President (Board Member since 2019)

    Keller Williams Real Estate

    Bill Stahl - Director (Board Member since 2017)

    i9 Sports

    ​Jeanie Boymel - Director (Board Member since 2018) 

    New York Life & Training with Altitude

    Dean Arniotes - Director (Board Member since 2018)

    Stage Door Theatre

    Lisa Feldman - Director (Board Member since 2019)

    Page Turner Book Store

  • Janet Redford - Past President (Board Member since 2017)

    Janet Redford is a Personal Performance Strategist and Profit First Professional. She helps independent agents in the financial, insurance and real estate industries drive results through mind-shift action. Her clients focus on creating intentional mindset, strategizing measurable momentum, and practicing personal mastery that evolves into a business lifestyle that is healthy, sustainable and prosperous. Janet helps her clients realize that it’s not about being perfect; it’s about perfecting the practice.


    Janet is helping eradicate entrepreneurial poverty with the Profit First methodology. She envisions entrepreneurs standing side-by-side acknowledging their strengths, diversity, and creativity through networking, engaging courageously in business, and contributing to the higher good of our world. She has helped clients optimize their personal performance to reach new heights of productivity.  


    Janet is a Denver Native living in the beautiful mountains west of Denver. She is happily married and loves time with her husband, children and grandchildren!

  • Staff Members

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  • Melanie Swearengin

    Executive Director

    Melanie brings with her a passion for local business along with experience in marketing, direct sales, and event planning. These qualities along with an MBA in finance will bring tremendous expertise in taking the Conifer Chamber into a bright future. As a team player and leader, Melanie hopes to build the 285 area businesses as we work together to create and maintain a vibrant local economy. Melanie and her family moved to Conifer four years ago, and they are enjoying mountain life to its fullest. They enjoy skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and of course shopping locally. She looks forward to providing through the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce great opportunities to network, grow, and expand your business to become all it can be.

  • Lori Frease
  • Lori A Frease

    Office Manager/Executive Assistant

    Lori is a Colorado Native and moved to the Conifer area over 21 years ago with her husband, Dean and their three children. She has worked for non-profits for over 15 years, and loves working and volunteering in the community in which she lives. She has been involved in the Chamber as a volunteer and looks forward to getting to know all the members. 

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  • Kelly Flynn

    Marketing Coordinator

    Kelly moved to Colorado as a teen and has lived in the 285 corridor for over 10 years.  Most of her career has been in sales, marketing and customer service and she has worked for, and volunteered with nonprofits in our community.  She is enjoying her role with the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to working with all of the members. 

  • Resource Overview

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