MEET

THE TEAM

Staff

Brandon Stam
Brandon Stam
Executive Director

Brandon Stam is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from the University of New Mexico with Master’s Degrees in Community & Regional Planning and Public Administration. Brandon has served as the Executive Director at Downtown Grand Junction since 2016 and oversees three special districts which consist of a DDA, BID and Creative District. Brandon also serves as a Board Member for Downtown Colorado, Inc. He enjoys exploring and recreating in beautiful Western Colorado and frequenting Downtown coffee shops and restaurants.

David Goe
David Goe
Community Engagement Manager

Dave is a lifelong Colorado native focused on art activation, improving downtown spaces, and events that benefit and increase community interaction. Downtown GJ has always been his favorite destination for concerts, meeting friends, and trying new restaurants. In his free time, you can catch Dave riding bikes, playing music, and sipping coffee with his Boston Terrier.

Sarah Meredith-Dishong
Sarah Meredith-Dishong
Ambassador Coordinator

Sarah is a Grand Junction native and has worked for downtown area businesses for 25 years. Working for Downtown GJ has given her a reason to give back to the community that she loves. Art on the Corner spoke to her the first year it was installed. Now, being part of the program seems to align with her love of the creative community. She can't imagine being anywhere else.

Vonda Bauer
Vonda Bauer
Administrative Specialist

Vonda is a native of Grand Junction. She has worked for Downtown Grand Junction since 2015. Vonda previously worked in administrative/accounting positions for the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County Valley School District. She enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, hiking, and camping. Some of her favorite things about Downtown are the Art on the Corner sculptures, the variety of businesses to shop and dine at, and the beautiful flowers in the spring.

Kyra Seppie
Kyra Seppie
Event Coordinator

Kyra is from Rock Springs, Wyoming. Throughout college she was a leader in planning events for classes and clubs, and recently gained large-scale event planning experience as a marketing/office assistant at the Sweetwater Events Complex. She loves the vibrancy of Downtown Grand Junction and the variety of shops and art.

Board of Directors

Doug Simons Jr.
Doug Simons Jr.
Chairman
Enstrom Candies
Josh Niernberg
Josh Niernberg
Vice Chair
Bin707 Food Bar | Tacoparty | Dinnerparty
Dan Meyer
Dan Meyer
Bank of Colorado
Vance Wagner
Vance Wagner
ANB Bank
Maria Rainsdon
Maria Rainsdon
Two Rivers Convention Center | Avalon Theatre
Libby Olson
Libby Olson
GROWL Agency
Cole Hanson
Cole Hanson
Gear Junction