OUR VOLUNTEER BOARD
Crime Stoppers operates under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors who meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 AM.
The board works in partnership with all area law-enforcement entities. Interested in volunteering your time while keeping our community safe? Apply below!
Brittaney is currently the Chair for the Crime Stoppers of Mesa County. She works as the Product Manager of Commercial Digital Products for Alpine Bank and loves everything about living in Grand Junction. In addition to serving as the board’s Chair, Brittaney is also the Chair of the Events Committee and Tech and Social Media Committee. She enjoys seeing the impact that Crime Stoppers has on her small community each and every day – be it through the anonymous tip line or the many avenues of community outreach that they take part in.
Debbie serves on the Crime Stoppers of Mesa County Board. She has 2 adult children – one who lives in Denver and one who lives in the Grand Valley. Debbie serves on the Youth and Golf committees with Crime Stoppers. She likes working with Crime Stoppers along with working with first responders in the law enforcement community. She enjoys working in the community and explaining how the Crime Stoppers organization gives back to the community.
Chelsea currently serves as the Chair to the Nominations Committee. Outside of Crime Stoppers, she is a Product Manager of Consumer Digital Products for Alpine Bank. Chelsea and her husband enjoy traveling to concerts throughout the state and western United States. In addition to serving as the Chairto the Nominations Committee, she serves on the Events and Youth Committees.
Cody served with the Grand Junction Police Department for almost seventeen years before retiring in March of 2022. During that time, he functioned as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Street Crimes Unit Officer,
SWAT Officer, Defensive & Patrol Tactics Instructor, Corporal, and Field Training Officer. Cody also has a passion for residential real estate that he has developed over the past 20+ years of owning/managing
pet-friendly rental properties. He and his wife Summer both graduated from CSU and have lived in Grand Junction since 2003. They have three amazing daughters, now ages 22, 20, and 17. When not working, they enjoy spending time with family, which happens to include a few German Shepherds. Cody is passionate about serving his community and about public safety. Mesa County Crime Stoppers provides him with a great opportunity to continue to serve in that capacity.
Sarah was born and raised in Casper, WY. In 2012 she and her husband moved to Grand Junction with their 3 kids. Sarah enjoys being a part of the community and making it a safer place. She sits on the Golf Committee with Crime Stoppers, is a volunteer with CASA of Mesa County, and is a director on the board for the Grand Junctions Lions Club. Sarah has been a Specialty Leasing Manager for Mesa Mall for the last 10 years, prior to moving to Grand Junction she was an Executive Secretary in the Oil & Gas industry for nearly 20 years. Sarah enjoys spending time with family and most importantly her 3 grand children.
Sonja is a Colorado native, living on the Western Slope for over half her life. She is a single mom raising her two kids in the Grand Valley. She enjoys all outdoor activities and serving her community. She joined the Crime stoppers organization to help law enforcement protect our community.
Ford is a Financial Advisor with Western International Securities, and has lived and worked in Grand Junction for most of the past 45 years. Ford is excited being on the Mesa County Crime Stoppers board primarily for the ability to assist our local law enforcement for whom he greatly respects and appreciates their hard work. Ford loves living in Western Colorado while enjoying outdoor activities such as golf, biking, running, and skiing. He is married to his wife Kelle, and they have two adult children, Ryan and Rachael, who both live in Colorado.
Sean was born and raised in Grand Junction. He graduated from Colorado Mesa University and currently works as an insurance agent for Home Loan Insurance. He also volunteers as a coach for Challenger Baseball and the Chamber of Commerce. Sean was drawn to Crime Stoppers because he wants to give back and support local law enforcement in protecting the community that supported him growing up.
Chalane's husband is a local public school educator and they raised their 2 adult sons in the Grand Valley. She is the Pastor of Vineyard Community Church and loves being an active part of this wonderful community. She serves on the Youth and Publicity committees with Crime Stoppers and has enjoyed seeing not only the way that Crime Stoppers works in cooperation with local law enforcement, media, CMU and the broad business community, but also that our Crime Stoppers organization gives back to the community through organizational grants and CMU scholarships.
Ryan is a Loan Officer with Grand Valley Bank in Palisade and was born and raised in Grand Junction. He graduated from CMU before heading over to the front range for 8 years working in the sports industry. Ryan loves the outdoors and relishes any moment to be a part of the gorgeous Western Colorado scenery. He enjoys all aspects of volunteering and looks forward to carrying the strong tradition of the Crime Stoppers organization.
Megan was born and raised in the Grand Valley, and now works at CMU in the Residence Life department. She’s part of the youth and publicity committees, and serves as a CMU liaison for Crime Stoppers. She enjoys being part of the Crime Stoppers board because it is a positive way to stay involved in the community, while getting to witness a great organization help keep our valley safe. Outside of work and pursuing a MBA at CMU, Megan enjoys traveling, crafting, and throwing pottery.
Rich retired from Xpedx (formerly Dixon Paper) after 40 years in sales and management and brings solid business experience to CASA. He has been a volunteer coordinator for CASA since 2015. Rich has a long history of volunteering in Mesa County for various organizations and is currently serving as treasurer on the board for Crime Stoppers of Mesa County. He has served on that board since its inception in the county.
Shari is a retired police officer having served with the Grand Junction Police Department for twenty-three years. During her service, Shari was assigned to the patrol division; was a School Resource officer; and worked in the Crime Prevention Unit where her duties included police coordinator for and advisor to the board of Crime Stoppers of Mesa County. Shari then was the Executive Director of the Western Slope Center for Children for more than six years.
Because community safety is extremely important to Shari, she joined the board of Crime Stoppers of Mesa County as a civilian volunteer for the last sixteen years.