Photo: Samantha Bruegger and her family      Courtesy Photo

After six years as the Grand Lake Chamber Director, Samantha Bruegger announced her resignation last month. Bruegger started with the Grand Lake Chamber in 2013 as the marketing director and moved into the role of director shortly thereafter. Since then, she worked tirelessly to market the community and build a strong year-round tourism base. Sam said, “We have done some great things and had a lot of fun!” adding, “I am excited to start a new career path.” The Chamber is on solid ground and “I am proud of the work we did to solidify the organization.”

Bruegger has accepted a new position with Wildearth Guardians, a nonprofit grassroots environmental organization based in Santa Fe, NM. The new position allows her to work remotely, so she and her family will continue to reside in Grand Lake.

Bruegger’s last day was Friday, March 1. Marketing Director, Emily Hagen, has assumed the role of interim director as the Chamber begins the search to fill the open position.