Who We Are

MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

What We Are Doing

A LOOK AT THE PROJECT

Why Were We Formed

WHY FORM A BUSINESS DISTRICT

How We Operate

HOW ARE THE DISTRICTS FORMED?

The Horizon Drive District

Who We Are…

Mission Statement

Committed to build community, enhance the beauty and advocate the economic vitality of the Horizon Drive District.

Vision Commitment

The Board serves the constituency of the District members, and at all times in its capacity strives to: (1) lead with creativity, vision and commitment; (2) Advocate the best interests of the District and the City of Grand Junction with all stakeholders; (3) Preserve the unique character and thoughtfully improve the image and quality of this gateway to Grand Junction.

Current Board Terms

Brenda Brock:
4/2010 – 4/2014
4/2014 – 4/2018

Chuck Keller:
1/2008 – 8/2008
8/2008 – 4/2012
4/2012 – 4/2016
4/2016 – 4/2020

Bill Milius:
4/2009 – 4/2012
4/2012 – 4/2016
4/2016 – 4/2020

Jay Moss:
4/2012– 4/2014
4/2014 – 4/2018

Darshann Ruckman:
5/2014 – 4/2018

Linda Romer Todd:
1/2017 – 4/2017
4/2017 – 4/2021

Executive Director

VARA KUSAL, Executive Director

Vara Kusal considers representing the 225 Horizon Drive District businesses her perfect job. Her previous work experiences (group sales coordinator in the hospitality industry, paralegal for a law firm, and surgical coordinator in the health industry) lend insight to the challenges and opportunities businesses owners face. Giving those business owners a voice by advocating for the economic vitality of the District to media and local government is both exciting and rewarding.

Board Members

JAY MOSS, President

Jay Moss was raised in Grand Junction and graduated from Colorado College with a dual degree in Economics and Asian Studies (Chinese). After graduating, he lived and worked in Shanghai, China for three years before moving to Arizona to obtain his M.B.A in Global Brand Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, where he graduated with honors. Jay was a corporate brand strategist in Scottsdale who consulted for many national and international brands, before returning to Grand Junction in 2011.  Currently, he works in commercial real estate investment and management.

Compass Park Building
2764 Compass Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 812-4212
jayimoss@gmail.com

CHUCK KELLER, Vice President

Founder and senior partner of FCF Premium Finance, Chuck Keller graduated from the University of Colorado. Past president of both Colorado Kenworth and Grand Mesa Marine, Keller is currently president of Kelmine Corp, senior partner of Ceco Land Company, and partner of MCT Partners. As a board member of the Horizon Drive District, Keller hopes to contribute to the growth and vitality of this gateway to Grand Junction.

FCF Premium Finance
822 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 256-9474
ckeller@fcfpremium.com

DARSHANN RUCKMAN, Treasurer

Darshann Ruckman, General Manager Clarion Inn, was born in Fruita Colorado and raised on the Western Slope and Grand Junction.  She relocated from Craig to Grand Junction in 2003 to become the assistant General Manager for the Clarion Inn.  As a new board member of the Horizon Drive District Darshann hopes to become a liaison between the board, current business owners and new business owners joining the district in the future.  “The possibilities are bright for Horizon Drive and Grand Junction Colorado!”

Clarion Inn
755 Horizon Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 254-3132
druckman@clariongj.com

BILL MILIUS, Secretary

Bill Milius was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to southern California with his family at age eleven. While living there, he received his BS and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California. His early business experience with Security Pacific National Bank included work as a commercial loan officer and a portfolio manager. In 1974 Bill Milius moved to Grand Junction and established Monument Photographic Corp., with stores in Boise, Idaho; Grand Junction, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona. He is currently a commercial real estate investor and manager.

Stix, Inc.
425 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-2651
stixinc@qwestoffice.net

BRENDA BROCK, Director

Brenda Brock, Vice President at Alpine Bank, was born and raised in Glenwood Springs, CO. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance and accounting. Brenda has been a commercial lender with Alpine Bank since 2004 and is the manager of the Horizon Drive location. Along with the Horizon Drive District, Brenda is a member of the Western Colorado American Red Cross Board of Directors, the Grand Valley Young Professionals Board and Junior Service League.

Alpine Bank
709 Horizon Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506
970-257-5932
BrendaBrock@alpinebank.com

LINDA ROMER TODD, Director

A resident of Mesa County since 1977, Linda has been a REALTOR since 1978. She is the Broker/Owner of Associated Brokers & Consultants, Inc and has maintained her office on Horizon Drive since 2004. Linda was inducted into the National Association of REALTORS RPAC Hall of Fame in 2015. Linda has been active on the NAR Land Use, Environment and Property Rights Committee since 1999. Linda has served on Grand Junction city council, the Club 20 executive board, Habitat for Humanity board, Fruita-Redlands Little League Board, as well as local, state, and national REALTOR Boards of Directors. Linda continues to be involved in community non profits.

ABC Property Management
759 Horizon Drive, Unit B
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 263-7250 

FONDA DELCAMP, Director

Fonda Delcamp 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.

Executive Security International
743 Horizon Court, Suite 200-A
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 242-9004