The BID board of directors meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month from 3 to 5 pm at BID's office, 850 1/2 Main Ave. Suite 2. Anyone is welcome to attend. For an agenda, please email us.
Kris Oyler is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Peak Brewing, LLC, the Limited Liability Company launched in 1996 that owns and operates Steamworks Brewing Co. and El Moro Spirits and Tavern.
A Colorado native and graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Performance and Psychology, Kris launched his interest in brewing with a college internship at Coors Brewing Co. and then served as Brewer and General Manager of Union Colony Brewery in Greeley before opening Steamworks.
Kris’ board experience includes three terms, amassing 10 years, with the Durango Area Tourism Office (DATO), twice as Chairman. He has also served as Vice President and Marketing Chair of the Colorado Brewers Guild, Secretary of the Durango Arts Center Board, and President of the Colorado Restaurant Association, Durango Chapter, among other involvements.
Under his leadership, Steamworks Brewing Co. has received the Business of Year and Spirit of Durango awards from the Durango Chamber, Outstanding Contribution to the James Beard Foundation, and Outstanding Achievement Award from the Colorado Restaurant Association.
In acknowledgement of his leadership accomplishments, Kris was awarded the Barbara Conrad Leadership Award in 2013, an honor presented to a graduate of Leadership La Plata, to which he was accepted in 2002.
Kris serves as Treasurer on the BID Board of Directors. email@example.com
Originally from Tilden, Nebraska, David moved to Durango in 2001, joining the Management Team at Office Depot as Internal Cash Control Auditor in 2002. Consistently taking on more responsibilities, he was promoted to Store Manager in 2007 and retains that position until fall of 2015. In 2013 David finished in the top 2.5% of North America Retail and received the prestigious Champions Circle award.
Also a business owner in the BID, David fulfilled a passion and purchased Durango Rivertrippers and Adventure Tours in 2013. In 2015 he also purchased the Durango Discovery Map franchise. He is a Certified Raft Guide as well as a Certified Snowboard Instructor with PSIA.
He secured Associate degrees in Accounting and Business Management at Pueblo Community College here in Durango, and completed his Bachelor’s in Finance at Fort Lewis College in 2012.
In addition to serving as the chair of the BID board, David also previously chaired BID’s Marketing Committee. He has served on the board of the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals of Durango (YPODs). He is actively involved in the community and sponsors the annual Animas River clean day each year. firstname.lastname@example.org
John Mahoney is an owner/partner of Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors. He began with the company in 1981 as a sales agent and first became the manager in 1989. He, together with his current business partner, Gina Piccoli, purchased into the company in 2001. Some years ago he retired from his day-to-day manager duties but remains an active partner in the business.
John was born and raised in Perth, Australia. His first work experience was in a government department, working for the Western Australian Housing Commission. During the Vietnam era he was drafted into the Australian Army and spent 18 months overseas in the infantry in Borneo, Singapore and Malaysia. Following his army service he attended Curtin University in Perth and graduated with a bachelors degree in Social Science.
Following graduation John began traveling and lived and worked in London and New York, then traveled throughout the States before returning to Perth and then later, moving to Durango in 1979.
John has been very connected to the soccer community ever since moving to Durango. He was the first president of the Durango Soccer Association, which morphed into the now enormously successful DYSA.
He also refereed local soccer for 25 years and is currently the play-by-play radio broadcaster for Fort Lewis men’s and women’s soccer games.
John is married to the local and nationally known textile artist and teacher, Ilze Aviks. He became an American citizen in 2009. email@example.com
Sebastian is a proud husband to Brooke Hartley, a Registered Nurse at Mercy Centura Hospital, and a proud father of two children Gage, 3 and Alida, 1. Sebastian was an owner of the Prudential Triple S Realty franchise that ultimately became the Keller Williams Realty (KW) franchise now residing at 700 Main in downtown Durango. Sebastian was instrumental in helping bring KW, the world's largest real estate company, to Durango in 2011.
A native of Bar Harbor, Maine, Sebastian came to Durango in 1990 to attend Fort Lewis College and now considers himself a Durangoan. Graduating in 1995 with honors degrees in Communications and Environmental Policy, Sebastian went on to help launch Steamworks Brewery and then open Durango's rock climbing gym Animas City Rock (now The Rock Lounge) prior to landing in real estate with Prudential in 1999.
Sebastian is very active in real estate sales and development and several local charities including a 15+ year stint on the Durango Area Association of Realtors Community Services Committee. As a Main Avenue investor in Keller Williams Realty, with almost 70 employees, Sebastian is heavily involved in downtown Durango as well. In 2015, Keller Williams Realty was proudly nominated by the Durango Area Chamber of Commerce for its coveted Business of the Year Award.
Sebastian is the Lead Agent for his top-area and award-winning real estate team, The Sebastian Group. Flanked by team members Logan Austin, Buyer Specialist, and Team Manager Jamie Zogg, The Sebastian Group is known for providing exemplary real estate service and creating an unsurpassed real estate experience for their clients. Sebastian considers it an honor and privilege to be a part of the BID, giving him a chance to give back to the community that has been so good to himself, his Team and his family. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ericka Curlee is co-owner of two local businesses, Louisa’s Electronics and Louisa’s Movie House. Together with her husband and business partner, Don Bendell, they opened Louisa’s Movie House in 1999 as “a video store that also sold DVD players.” As the technology offerings grew and evolved, the business needed to pivot. In 2014, Louisa’s Electronics was rebranded to identify its primary offerings of TV/audio systems, security and home automation as separate from the video store.
In 2016, Ericka worked as the project manager for their development of the mixed-use building on the corner of 22nd Street and North Main Avenue, which became the new retail location for Louisa’s Electronics. The video store was relocated to Town Plaza in the central business district in the same year, where it continues to thrive even amidst streaming alternatives.
Ericka is a Colorado native, raised on the Western Slope. Throughout the 90’s she worked as a whitewater raft guide on multiple rivers in Colorado and New Zealand. Ericka graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1997 with a degree in English. While not classically trained, Ericka attributes her success in the business realm to strong organizational skills and proper grammar, perseverance and creative problem solving, positivism and a spirit of fun. A resident of Durango for 24 years, Ericka is committed to doing her part to ensure the continued vitality of our divine little mountain town.
Tanya Clegg is Community Relations Coordinator for the Business Improvement District.
Most recently Tanya served for four years as Underwriting Manager/Assistant Development Director for KSUT Public Radio. Over the years, her position also evolved into managing the station’s fundraisers, including the popular Annual Silent Auction and Party in the Park. As Underwriting Manager, she worked closely with some 300 businesses in the region and led KSUT to record underwriting sales each year.
A graduate of Colorado State University with a BA in Speech Communications, Tanya was raised in Breckenridge, Colo. enjoying ski racing, horseback riding and the “mountain life.” After spending time in Fort Collins and Denver following her graduation from CSU, she moved to Durango in 2001 to reconnect with small-town life as well as family.
She served as Volunteer Coordinator for the Adaptive Sports Association for nearly five years upon her arrival in town, and her subsequent positions, before joining KSUT, include Volunteer Events Coordinator for the Humane Society and, with San Juan BOCES, helping secure employment for students with disabilities.
Tanya lives in Durango with her husband Vance and their 6-year-old son. email@example.com
Tim Walsworth has served as the Executive Director for the Durango Business Improvement District since January 2013. Since he has been hired, BID has grown its budget, taken on the management of the San Juan Brewfest and Durango’s 4th of July celebration, relocated its office, added new programs, and improved its service to its constituents.
Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director of the Durango Business Improvement District in January 2013, Tim Walsworth served as the President and CEO for United Way of Southwest Colorado for 10 years. Additionally, he has more than 15 years of nonprofit management experience and worked for two leading United Way chapters prior to arriving in Southwest Colorado.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor’s in Journalism with a focus on Public Relations, Tim began working for United Way/Capital Area in Austin in 1996. Within three years, he rose to the senior staff for the organization’s Community Investment department, responsible for investing United Way resources for the improvement of the overall health of the community.
In Oct. 1999, Tim took on a consulting role with Pikes Peak United Way in Colorado Springs, but soon secured a permanent position as a lead fundraiser overseeing the fundraising activities for nearly 300 accounts. He supervised loaned employees (employees of other businesses that are loaned to United Way to augment campaign staff as part of the business’ support of the annual campaign) and other support staff. In 2001, he accepted the Director of Marketing and Communications position within the same United Way.
In January 2003, Tim moved to Durango to assume the position of President and CEO for United Way of Southwest Colorado. During his tenure, United Way of Southwest Colorado generated more than $6.1 million in funding for local needs and revamped the process it uses to invest the funds raised each year. firstname.lastname@example.org