Below is a list of our current board members along with a brief bio and picture. We have also included contact information for them.
Jake and his family moved to Fountain in June of 2007 and started Fusion Church. As the pastor at Fusion he has been very involved in helping the community by coordinating efforts between Fusion and other community organizations such as the Fountain Valley Foundation, Code Enforcement, Parks and Recreation, etc. He and his wife have 5 beautiful children.
John is a native of Colorado, who grew up in Pueblo and is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He has been a member of the Fountain Valley Chamber since opening his State Farm office in July 2006. John and his wife, Dina, have been married for 13 years and have three sons – Christopher, the oldest, and twins Tate and Hunter. Away from work John is an avid golfer and enjoys jogging, fishing and hanging out with his wife and boys.
Darlene has been married to her wonderful husband, Bob, since 1980. They are blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren. They settled in the Fountain Valley area in 1996 while Bob was stationed at Fort Carson and decided to make this area their home when Bob retired. Darlene was recently blesses with the opportunity to work for the City of Fountain as the Deputy City Clerk. She is involved with several volunteer organizations and loves to stay involved in the community. Darlene can be reached at email@example.com.
Deborah Elliott-Shultz…The Fountain Valley has been my residence for 14 years, ever since my husband retired from the Army. I can honestly say that love this area! One can sense a feel of country living but yet have all the conveniences of the city life when they live in the Fountain Valley area. As a Fountain Chamber of Commerce Board Member, I look forward to serving by promoting the various businesses in the area and encouraging others to join the chamber. Together we can make a difference in the community by offering support and encouragement to those that make the Fountain Valley area as their choice to own and operate a business.
Shawn Heard is the Supervisor of Gas Operations for Black Hills Energy in Fountain Colorado. Shawn’s job responsibilities include running all day to day operations in the Fountain area, which include but are not limited to the installation and maintenance of natural gas facilities, as well as managing 10 field employees. Shawn has been with Black Hills Energy for 13 years and has been the Supervisor in Fountain for 9 of those years. In addition to this, Shawn is also in charge of all operations in the Woodland Park area.
Prior to joining Black Hills Energy, Shawn served his country in the United States Army for 14 years. During Shawn’s tour in the Army, he was stationed in Germany for 6 years, Iraq for 7 months during the Gulf War and twice at Fort Carson for 6years. Shawn was honorably discharged from the Army in 1998 with the rank of Sergeant.
Shawn is an active member in the community. He has lived or worked in the Fountain Valley area for over 18 years. Through Black Hills Energy, Shawn has sponsored, hosted, and volunteered at numerous events over the years. Shawn is also not a new face to the Fountain Valley Chamber. In the past, he has served on the board on six different occasions. Shawn has recently decided to join the board again and is looking forward to his upcoming two year commitment to the Fountain Valley Chamber.
Dan Jackson and his family moved to the Fountain Valley area 16 years ago when Dan took a technician job with a local automotive dealership. In 1998, Dan and his wife Kim started Jackson Automotive as a mobile business out of his home. Shortly thereafter they moved into a commercial building on Southmoor Drive. Now Dan Jackson has grown Jackson Automotive to a brick and mortar building with 3 service bays to serve the Fountain Valley that is located near City Hall in Fountain just off I-25 at exit 128. Dan is also an active member at Pikes Peak Christian Church in Security. Jackson Automotive has been a participating member of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce since 2009. Dan enjoys camping, hunting and hiking with his family. To contact Dan Jackson call 719/393-1317.
Connie Kelly has been a member of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce for 16+ years. She is co-owner of the Trophy Hut, Inc. at the same location for 19 years, owner of Classic Creations. Connie is married with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also is a member of the Board of Cosmetology & Barbers for 40 years. She is also a life member and permanent Trustee of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. Connie is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society Fountain Relay for Life and an honorary member of the Special Forces Association. Connie would like hearing from you, just call her at The Trophy Hut 719/576-2354.
Scott Trainor has been the City Manager for Fountain since 2007, with over 14 years of local government experience. Scott received a Bachelor Degree in Urban Planning and a Masters in Public Administration from Brigham Young University. He grew up in Colorado Springs and on the Western Slope, has been married for 21 years (to the same person!) and has 3 daughters and a son. His passions are skiing, whitewater rafting, photography, and hanging out with his family.
She received her associate’s degree in early childhood education in 1990 from Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. While earning my degree she worked at the 5th Street College, a preschool in Berthoud, Colorado. After graduating she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Renee’ worked at the Air Force Academy Daycare and Part-Day Preschool for eight years.
Renee and her husband then decided to open a part-day preschool in their home in 1999. Renee’ obtained a small home day care license and in 2001, she obtained a large license to serve more families in our community. Renee’ also attended Pikes Peak Community College to obtain her director’s qualifications. In 2005, the preschool expanded into a center at Restoration Church in Fountain Colorado. In May 2007, Renee’ graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and a teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education. In 2009, A Rainbow of Friends became a Christian preschool. In March 2011, the school expanded into 3 classrooms and A Rainbow of Friends became Nationally Accredited through National Association Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In the school year 2013-2014, the school will be offering a Private Christian Kindergarten.
Marketing is strength of Renee’s that is why her school has grown. Over the 14 years she has been in business, she has learned a great deal about business and marketing. Renee’ looks forward to helping and supporting Fountain. As the town grows, our businesses will grow with it. Renee’ believes together we can make Fountain incredible!!!
It has been an exciting journey for Renee’s business. She plans to share this journey with you and to continue to grow and impact Fountain Colorado. One of the things that have made her business successful is who she surrounds herself with; staff, parental support, and business friends working together. Our dedication to each other is what makes it what it is. Let’s do it together!