Estes Park EDC

Estes Park EDC Welcomes Melissa Westover and Estee Rivera Murdock to its Board of Directors


The Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC) recently welcomed two new board members.  Melissa Westover joins the Board as an owner of Westover Construction and Estee Rivera Murdock is joining as the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  

Melissa, along with her husband Mark, has lived in the Estes Valley for 31 years. In 1990 Mark and Melissa founded Westover Construction and have been building high quality homes ever since.  Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, professional mediator/facilitator and restorative justice practitioner. She recently retired from her position as Estes Valley Restorative Justice Manager and Executive Director. She currently serves on the Colorado State Restorative Justice Coordinating Council, and is a Trustee for her alma mater Greenville University. Locally she has served on various non-profit boards and enjoys singing in various community events.  Mark and Melissa have four adult children and four grandchildren who all reside in the Estes Valley. 

Estee Rivera Murdock, is the executive director at the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, which produces educational publications, offers seminars, supports research, and provides philanthropic support to Rocky Mountain National Park and other public lands partners in Colorado and Wyoming. Born and raised in southern Arizona, Estee previously worked for the National Park Service for nearly a decade. She has an MA in geography with a focus on Hispanic community engagement and public lands and geographic information science. She also holds a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish literature, all from the University of Arizona. She currently resides with her husband Erik and daughter Rose in Estes Park, CO.

Estes Park EDC’s Board includes a mix of representatives from businesses, business associations, non-profits and government. Estes Park EDC uses and promotes the tools of economic development to create a more dynamic, multi-generational community to the benefit of all citizens.  Estes Park EDC plans for and promotes the economic development of the Estes Valley in ways that are compatible with those qualities that make Estes Park a unique mountain community

How to Grow Any Kind of Business in Estes Park

As a business owner, sometimes it feels like it’s you against the world. We have great news for you - you are not alone.

 Estes Park has a number of resources to help you, including our upcoming business incubator with programs to grow established businesses as well as startups.

  • Jon Nicholas, CEO of the Estes Park EDC, will speak on the town’s broadband initiative and the new business incubator.

  • Adam Shake, VP of the Estes Park EDC, will share about his work with established businesses.

  • Josh Kramer, Founder of FullStack, will talk about the ecosphere that exists for scalable startup companies.

No matter what size business you have or how long you’ve been in business, we have resources to help propel you to the next level.

We will make plenty of room for group discussion, so bring your questions and be prepared to jump into the conversation.

How to Grow Any Kind of Business in Estes Park


  • Jon Nicholas, President/CEO of Estes Park EDC

  • Adam Shake, VP of Estes Park EDC

  • Josh Cramer, CTO of Full Stack

Wednesday, March 6 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Coffee On The Rocks

510 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517