Sarah Stoeber – Executive Director
Sarah Stoeber has been involved in the fields of investment banking and residential/commercial finance for over four decades. She moved back to the San Luis Valley in 2009 from the Houston area where she had lived for roughly 20 years.
November of 2013 presented a new opportunity to Sarah when she accepted the position of Director of Business Development with the San Luis Valley Development Resources Group (SLVDRG). In this role she added commercial finance to her knowledge base. During this time she also administered the Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) Regional Mini Grant program while assisting with SLV Enterprise Zone project management.
During the pandemic, she was offered the position of Economic Recovery Coordinator at the SLVDRG. Efforts included support of local economic and community development organizations by way of developing an economic summit for the region and offering access to technical trainings. She now serves as Executive Director of the organization.
Anne Jones – Chief Financial Officer
Anne served as Chief Financial Officer of San Luis Valley Development Resources since July 2016. Anne has 30 years of banking experience including the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Regional Operations Manager, Bank Secrecy Act Officer, Operational Compliance Officer, Internal Auditor, Wire Transfer/ACH Supervisor, and Human Resources Director.
Anne has a BS in Business Administration from Adams State University with an emphasis in Business Computer Systems, Management, and Accounting. Anne also received her certification in 2001 as a Certified Treasury Professional.
Anne is originally from Boulder, Colorado and has lived in Alamosa since 1981.
Marc Bellantoni – Business Loan Fund/San Luis Valley Enterprise Zone
Marc joined the SLVDRG in the Fall of 2020. He a native of Colorado, having lived in the state for more than 20 years. All of them in the rural central mountains and now in the San Luis Valley.
Marc has been a part of business development in rural America since 2014. He first started his work at Pacific University Oregon where he was an original member and organizer of their business incubator, the Berglund Center for Business. It was here that he had the opportunity to work with a variety of projects including video game development and 3-D printable material for industrial use. At this time, he also began meaningful work in the hemp industry, bringing industrial hempseed to Oregon and assisting various entrepreneurs with planning their operations in Colorado and Oregon.
Eventually Marc found his way back to Colorado when he was hired to manage a regional nonprofit economic development organization. He found success bringing new programs to the region and working with the growing technology sector. Marc specializes in developing capital stacks for rural small businesses. It is his goal to bring his passion for rural America to the San Luis Valley and continue to help businesses not only survive, but thrive.
Alliyah Garcia – Accounting Coordinator
Alliyah is a San Luis Valley native; she attended Adams State University and received her Associates Degree in Agribusiness Management. Throughout her years at Adams State University, Alliyah was a work-study student for Alamosa County Treasurers office. When she completed her degree, she continued her career as an Accounting II Technician at the Alamosa County Treasurer’s office. While being at the Treasures office, Alliyah learned many skills in accounting, customer service and various aspects of Colorado property tax regulations. In addition, Alliyah held the position of Loan Assistant for a brief period where she gained knowledge and skills in commercial and agricultural lending.
In the pursuit of excelling in her career, Alliyah found herself with the opportunity to be a part of the SLVDRG team where she can put her accounting skills and economic interests into play. Having grown up in the San Luis Valley, Alliyah is excited to see how the work of the SLVDRGCOG will positively affect the economic development of the San Luis Valley for future generations.
Craig Barraclough – Regional Grants Navigator
Craig has been employed by the organization since January, 2023. After a bachelor degree in Geography, GIS has been a large part of Craig’s early career, starting out in map data conversion for a company in Colorado Springs for seven years. He then moved into a GIS Coordinator position with the Park County Planning Department in Fairplay, Colorado for four years, and eventually established and directed Park County’s GIS Department for the next seven years.
Most recent work included a role as County Administrator for Rio Grande County, here in the San Luis Valley, and Operations Manager for a pipeline corrosion control company in West Texas. Local government has been a mainstay throughout Craig’s career, and he enjoys collaborating and partnering will all levels and diversities of organizations.
Mick Daniel – Director of San Luis Valley Great Outdoors
Mick has been the Director of San Luis Valley Great Outdoors since January 2017. His background is in adventure-based recreation where he has worked for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the staff of SLVDRG, Mick was Director of Student Life and Recreation at Adams State University.
Mick is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University and holds a Master’s in Leisure Service Management. Mick relocated to the San Luis Valley in 2003 and again in 2017 and is proud to call the San Luis Valley home.