• Creating opportunities for businesses since 1975.

  • Board of Directors & Staff

  • Chamber Board

  • Eli Martinez - President (Board Member since 2016)

    In 2010 RingMar was established by Candy Ring and Eli Martinez.  We provide a full drafting service for architects, engineers, and property owners/managers.  We have 30 plus years of drafting experience in both commercial and residential.  We have developed plans from auto dealerships, power shopping centers and several ground up residential homes.  We also possess the ability to work with city officials in order to obtain building permits and complete field inspections.  With this experience, we have a proven history of forming lasting relationships and a passion for ensuring quality and 100% customer satisfaction.   

    It is our mission at RingMar to provide our clients with quality services that assist them in achieving their goals.  RingMar is committed to applying our mission to each and every project which we are involved in.

    We are a high-energy, versatile professional business offering an unwavering tenacity to overcome tough challenges while managing multiple concurrent projects. 

    Current / Past Affiliations

    Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce – Conifer, Co – 2017 Past President

    Knights of Columbus – 4th Degree – Conifer, Co

    Board Member of the Aspen Park Metropolitan District – Aspen Park, Co

    Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Dallas, Tx

    Hispanic Contractors Association – Dallas, Tx

    Collin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – McKinney, Tx

  • Janet Redford - 1st Vice 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!

  • Jodi Dolph - 2nd Vice 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.

  • Kathy Baker - Secretary (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.

  • Taylor Mead - Treasurer (Board Member since 2017)

    Taylor Mead is the owner of American Restoration.  He grow up in Golden and moved to Pine Junction with his wife Michele in 2014.  Michele grown 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.


  • Harvey Penland - Director (Board Member since 2016)

    Harvey Penland and his wife Laura form the foundation of The Penland Group with Keller Williams. Together they bring over 60 years of combined business experience to their real estate practice. With backgrounds in construction, consulting and professional sales, they are uniquely prepared to offer the same professional services to their real estate clients. Unlike other teams who combine resources but do not share clients, Harvey and Laura handle all their client needs together. This means that you always have a principal addressing your real estate needs and not an assistant or junior associate. You get two Realtors for the price of one!

    Harvey has been a long-time member of the Conifer chamber and previously served on the board of directors.

  • Annette Aldridge - Director (Board Member since 2016)

    Annette, a Florida native, grew up wanting to live in Colorado and finally made her home in gorgeous Conifer in 1985. Since then she has worked in Rocketry communications, taught math and science, set-up and managed retail offices, written for publications and raised her children in the mountain community she loves. Realizing her passion for people, since 2014 she has been the Director of Sales and Marketing for CornerStone auto glass and serves on the Board of Directors for Drive-Smart Evergreen/Conifer. She truly enjoys saving lives by educating people about transportation safety and carries that over into her love of networking, meeting new people and making them feel a part of this great community, and helping their businesses thrive.

    She loves to escape into nature, backpack, hike and snowshoe with her kids and dogs, photograph wildlife, teach about animals on her own non-profit site (www.Taproot.guru), do anything CRAZY for a purpose, and talk!!!

    Her philosophy….”For others: Do what you can—where you are—with what you have.”


    Julie Dikken - Director (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.​

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • Thank you to our Annual Sponsors: