Who We Are

Jonathan Purdy - Executive Director

Jonathan Purdy was born and raised in Iowa. He lived for six years in Colorado Springs and has been looking for a chance to get back to the great state of Colorado ever since. In 2020 he moved to Grand Junction to work as a professor of Design at CMU. When the position of Executive Director of the Horizon Drive District opened it was an offer he couldn’t refuse. Having been a small business owner since 2006 Mr. Purdy understands the issues that face business owners and is extremely excited to move into a role allowing him to advocate for all partners of the Horizon Drive BID.

Horizon Drive District
2764 Compass Drive, Suite 205
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 985-1833


Cameron Reece - President

Cameron was born in Grand Junction and operated the family business that his dad started in 1986 called Crossroads Fitness for many years. Crossroads has 2 locations with the main one being right off Horizon Dr. He graduated from Mesa State College with a undergraduate degree in business management and has been community involved his whole life and knows how important the Horizon Drive District is in being the gateway to Grand Junction.



Brian Burford - Vice President

Brian is a lifelong resident of the Grand Valley, a Colorado Mesa Alumni, and a Master Automotive Service Excellence ®️ Certified Technician with nearly 20 years of trade experience. He began employment at Zarlingo’s Automotive on Horizon Drive in 2006, acquiring the business in 2011. Brian is invested in the future of Horizon Drive not only as a business owner but also a member of the IntelliTec Advisory Committee, where he reviews and advises on curriculum, in hopes well educated and qualified workers remain local. He enjoys recreating with friends and family, DIY projects, and all that Western Colorado and Eastern Utah have to offer.


Sharah Russell - Secretary Treasurer

Sharah is a native of Grand Junction and Colorado Mesa Alumni. She began her hospitality career in 2006 as Sales Manager on the opening team for the first Marriott hotels in Grand Junction, the Courtyard and Residence Inn on Horizon Drive. She then moved into a Director of Sales role in 2008 and was awarded Sales Leader of the year in 2009. In 2010 she started her journey as a General Manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott and then was promoted to General Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in 2014 and is celebrating 15 years with the company in 2021. She enjoys spending time with her 3 boys and her husband on their ranches in Loma, CO and in Gunnison, CO, sports, horseback riding, and boating. She is excited to be on this board and is looking forward to assisting with ensuring Horizon Drive is welcoming to guests and residents as the first impression of Grand Junction.



Kevin Harrison - Director

Kevin is a native of Missouri and began his insurance career in 1982 as an adjuster for a national firm. From 1985 through 2010, he was an owner in a family-owned Independent Agency Group. There he focused on the insurance needs of commercial clients.

A specialist in the Hospitality Industry, Kevin continues to develop programs enhancing benefits for members of various associations. Other areas of focus include construction, transportation, manufacturing and bonding.

First experiencing the Western Slope in 1994, he made Grand Junction his home in 2015 where he enjoys fishing, hiking, high school sports and travel with his two sons.



Fonda Dunlap - Director

Fonda Dunlap is a native of Western Colorado. After having spent several years living in many different states with the US military, she returned home. She is the Vice-President/ Secretary of Executive Security International. Fonda also serves on the International Protective Security Board as well as the Executive Security International Board of Directors. As a Board member of the Horizon Drive District, she hopes to educate people on all that Horizon Drive and the City of Grand Junction have to offer for both business and leisure.


Jim Cagle - Director

Jim’s family relocated to Grand Junction in 1987 to open the first Subway restaurant on the Western Slope. Since then they started J & L Sandwiches, Inc. DBA Subway which currently consists of 22 Subway locations in Colorado. They also own and operate J & L Development LLC which is commercial real estate that houses some of their Subways and other tenants. Jim and his wife have been married for over 52 years and have 3 children.

(970) 623-7677


Current Board Terms

Cameron Reece
4/2018 – 4/2022
4/2022 - 4/2026

Brian Burford
5/2020 – 4/2024

Sharah Russell
4/2021 - 4/2025

Kristen Citrola
2/2023 - 2/2027

Fonda Dunlap
8/2017 – 4/2021
4/2021 - 4/2025

Jim Cagle
3/2021 - 4/2022*
4/2022 - 4/2026

Kevin Harrison
5/2020 – 4/2024

*Indicates a partial term