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 12 years at the Boston Marathon, and is now the team captain for food distribution at the finish line.

Dei Deery

Manager of First Impressions | info [at]

(also known as our Office & Member Relationship Coordinator)

Dei (pronounced “Day”) was born and raised in New Jersey. She came to Colorado to fulfill her dream of achieving a Masters of Nonprofit Management degree at Denver’s prestigious Regis University. 

Her passion for the nonprofit sector began at a young age with volunteering at a failing animal shelter, doing hands on work with cats and dogs. As she grew as a volunteer, she helped out anywhere she could, from manning phones and general office work, to doing volunteer training sessions and outreach. She is proud to say that the now thriving animal shelter helps to home thousands of homeless pets each year.

Once in Colorado, she fell in love with the culture and the friendly vibe of all the unique people she encountered and decided to make Colorado her home. Along the way to finishing her Masters degree, she met her partner, a born-and-raised native of Basalt. Dei loves finding out about all the little out-of-the-way places only a native could show her, and hopes to discover more now that she’s a staff member of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce.

Her interests include all things historical and archaeological. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, Dei loves to walk and explore. She hopes to get back to volunteering soon, but for now she’s just enjoying the Colorado beauty and way of life.

Shannon Gaut

Apogee Bookkeeping | accounting [at]


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