Ruthanne Johnson joined the South Fork Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 2019. She works as marketing director for the RIO GRANDE CLUB & RESORT. Ruthanne is also an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience writing about adventure, travel, pets, nature, businesses, people, gardening, cooking and sustainable living. For nearly eight years, she wrote for The HSUS national publications All Animals Magazine and Animal Sheltering Magazine. Her work can be read in national e-publications She has also been published in Colorado-based media outlets She lives in Del Norte, Colorado with her husband and two rescued dogs Huckleberry and Chili Pepper.
Melissa and her husband Dan just recently moved to South Fork from Canyon, Texas where they owned a family business. They have 2 grown children- Abbey and Autry who both live in the Denver area. Having vacationed many years in Colorado, they fell in love with South Fork and knew this is where they wanted to retire. Melissa graduated from Kansas State University with a BS Degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys sewing/ crafting, camping, hiking, riding atv’s, and skiing. She and her husband Dan own RIO RIVER RETREAT- a group vacation rental and ELEVATION EBIKES- an electric bike rental business here in South Fork. She is also a member of the SFFR Ladies Auxiliary and New Hope Church where she and Dan teach the Married Sunday School class. She is excited to be a part of the Chamber of Commerce Board and hopes to bring some new ideas to help grow the community.
L. Louise Van Osdol
Mountain Lighthouse & Gallery/Women’s Boutique
South Fork Lumber Company