February 2019:

Ignacio Chamber Welcomes New President

Ignacio Chamber of Commerce welcomes Trennie Collins as our new Ignacio Chamber of Commerce President. Before being voted into the position, Collins has been a part of the society for the past five years. First as a member then given the title of “Chamber Board Member at Large”. 
Collins was born and raised in the Ignacio community and has spent countless years building relationships, leadership and trust with the surrounding local businesses. She currently works as the Public Relations Coordinator for The Southern Ute Drum. 
“In this new role I want to make a positive difference,” Collins stated “for our youth and for future generations.” Bringing her years of experience and headship will only benefit and progress this commerce into the future.

Trennie Collins- President

Trennie Collins is a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and a part of the LGBTQ;+ Community. Collins was raised and grew up in Ignacio, CO and graduated from Ignacio High School. Currently Collins works for The Southern Ute Drum as the Public Relations Coordinator and is also the President of the Ignacio Chamber of Commerce. She sits on the steering committee for the Ignacio Creative District and on the advisory board for the Recognizing, Opportunities, Around, Resiliency Coalition. Collin’s is also a co-founder of an LGBTQ+ youth group out of Ignacio, Southwest Rainbow Youth, which emphasis education, awareness and support of the youth in the local LGBTQ+ community. Trennie is determined to make a positive impact on her home town and strives to be the driving force for a strong resilient community. 

Sharon Craig- Vice President

Town of Ignacio Trustee.  She and her husband, Clark, returned to the area in January 2017 and purchased the Meadow Brook Mobile Home Park in Ignacio.  They met and were married in Durango 27 years ago.  They have 3 daughters. Oil and Gas took them to different cities in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Alberta (Calgary).  After 25 years, they are thankful to be back “home”.  Through many moves, Sharon’s focus was creating family stability and community service. She is very excited to be back in SW Colorado and living in Ignacio.  She joined the Ignacio Chamber of Commerce early in 2017.  She was elected as an officer in the spring of 2018.  In March 2018, she ran for and was elected as a Town of Ignacio Trustee.  Sharon was appointed as the Town of Ignacio representative for the La Plata Economic Development Alliance in August 2018.

Carol Thompson- Treasurer

Carol is the CEO of CSA Bookkeeping.

She has been doing personal and corporate taxes since 2005. She also is on the board for the Southern Colorado Community Action Agency.

She feels strongly about working to better the community.

Rebecca York- Secretary

Dr. Rebecca York, Ignacio Chiropractic.

Dr. York has been a chiropractor for 23 years and has recently moved to Colorado and purchased Garcia Chiropractic in Ignacio.

I look forward to being in Ignacio and being a part of the Chamber!

Mike Pacheco- Member at Large

Mike Pacheco is the owner of Paco Glass.

Mike has owned Paco Glass since 1996 and is a lifelong resident of La Plata County.

“Owning my business is the best thing I’ve ever done.”

Tuggy Dunton- Member at Large

Tuggy is the Clerk/Treasurer for the Town of Ignacio.

Ignacio has been home for 18 years and she is honored to serve the citizens of this community.

Kasey Correia- Member at Large

After highschool she traveled the world both in a band and as a manager. She got a degree in music business and then later moved to Alaska to continue school at the University.  While there, she studied as a electrical apprentice, got her pilots license and ended up joining an art group that lead to her becoming the owner of Tundra Arts, a co-op style artist’s gallery. 

Through the many amazing opportunities and occurances in her life, she developed a great love for community and the under-dogs and a desire to empower people. And when she moved to Ignacio Colorado and became one of the four founding members of Dancing Spirit Community Art Center, she was able to use the talent and knowledge she had gained to develop programs that focus on healing through the arts. 

Kasey loves flying small planes in Alaska, camping and her animals, and desires to help others discover the power of healing through art.