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!
Ty grew up in Western Colorado and has lived in the Grand Valley for the past 25 years. Being a Board member gives Ty the opportunity to give a little bit back to his community. Ty was drawn to Crime Stoppers because he believes it is a great organization that is trying to help make our community a safer place for everyone to live and enjoy the great place we call home.
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.
Kersee was born and raised in Grand Junction, and is married to her wonderful husband who served 21 years in the Army. Together, they have 4 amazing children. The couple owns a CrossFit gym and Kersee is also employed with Mesa County School District. She enjoys helping the youth succeed and was drawn to Crime Stoppers because of the support they offer to local law enforcement and community. Outside of work, Kersee enjoys hiking, traveling and all things outdoors.
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.
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.
Amanda’s family are Pioneer’s to Western Colorado. She is a Grand Junction Native and has served on the Crime Stoppers of Mesa County board for over a decade. Amanda is the Senior VP of Bank of Colorado and has been with the family owned organization for over 20 years. It is a passion of Amanda’s to support Law Enforcement and all they do to serve our community.
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.
VICE CHAIR & SECRETARY
Brittaney is currently the Secretary 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. Brittaney and her husband enjoy doing projects in and around their home together while raising their sweet daughter. In addition to serving as the board’s Secretary, Brittaney is also the Chair of the Golf Committee and serves on the Youth 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.
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.
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.
Having accumulated 35 years in the criminal justice system here in Colorado, John has served 25 of those years as a parole officer. John has been fortunate to have been an adjunct professor at Colorado Mesa University teaching Corrections and oversaw the college internship program at his parole office. Now semi-retired, John is working part time for America Airlines at GJT. John graduated from CMU in 1979, with a BA in Sociology and ironically minor in Criminal Justice. John married his wife in 1979, the couple has two kids and now 5 grandkids. John is happy to serve on the MC Crime Stoppers board and hopes to bring insight into the offender and criminal justice system as well it is always valuable to serve a community that has treated the Jones family so richly over the years.
Nathan has been on the Crime Stoppers Board for over five years and is a past Secretary for the board. Nathan is a Colorado native and graduated from Mesa State College, now CMU. He has worked for a local community bank for 20 years that is a huge supporter of the community.
Nathan himself enjoys giving back to the community and has served on numerous non-profit boards within the community. He likes supporting Crime Stoppers as community safety and awareness are very important to him.
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.