Staff

Anne Jones – Executive Director
Anne served as Chief Financial Officer of San Luis Valley Development Resources since July 2016, prior to being named Executive Director.  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.

Sarah Stoeber – Deputy Director

Sarah has been involved in the field of investment banking/finance for over four decades.  In the late 1980’s she assisted a municipal bond fund portfolio manager in downtown Houston.  After many years of success in this position, she was recruited away to manage a private investor’s holdings for a commercial/industrial operation in south Texas.

During the 1990’s, Sarah became interested in and sought a career in residential finance.  She quickly made contacts in this industry and rose within the ranks.  A nationally recognized builder who had a strong presence in the area took notice of her efforts.  They began a working relationship and Sarah matched homebuyers with available financing options for many years.

In late 2009, Stoeber returned to the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado.  She worked in education and the legal fields for a short time until she was able to expand her mortgage broker’s licensure to include the states of Colorado and Texas.

November of 2013 presented a new opportunity to Sarah.  She accepted the position of Director of Business Development with the San Luis Valley Development Resources Group (SLVDRG).  With this endeavor, she has added commercial financing to her knowledge base.  Another hat she wears at the SLVDRG is the administration of the Department of Local Affairs mini grant program while also assisting with the SLV Enterprise Zone project management.

During the pandemic, she accepted 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 Deputy Director.

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.

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.