Alicia is a fourth generation Coloradoan who grew up in Denver.  After graduating high school, she attended Colorado State University for a few years before taking time off to figure out what she “wanted to do with her life.”  She eventually finished her degree at (then) Mesa State College in Grand Junction, where she obtained a BA in History with a minor in Political Science.  While attending Mesa, she worked several part-time jobs at various non-profit organizations, and she quickly realized she’d found exactly what she wanted to do – dedicate her career to serving her community by working in the non-profit sector. 

After graduating, Alicia joined the development staff at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, and spent four years enjoying the Four Corners region.  She then (reluctantly) returned to Denver and continued her development career at Central City Opera.  Eventually she met her future husband who, in 2016, was offered a position at Western Colorado University, and the two gladly bid farewell to the big city and ventured west to Gunnison.  After working nearly three years for Gunnison County, Alicia stumbled upon an opportunity at the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, and she seized it.  She is thrilled to continue her life-long goal of serving her community in the non-profit sector with CFGV.

Alicia likes to camp, hike, fish, go off-roading, and do most of the other things a true Coloradoan loves to do.  She also loves to do crafty projects, sing, and play her guitar or piano.  Her most recent hobbies are birding and homebrewing.

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