Staff & Board of Directors
Mark Drudge is the Executive Director of the Cortez Retail Enhancement Association. After working 27 years in the newspaper publishing business Drudge joined CREA in February of 2014. He is a graduate of Ball State University, has a cabin in the mountains north of Cortez and just adores his 2 granddaughters.
My name is Glenn Leighton. I was born in Farmington, NM but have lived the majority of my life in Colorado. I moved back to Cortez to work in the family owned business Notah Dineh Trading thirty four years ago. Notah Dineh was originally opened on North Broadway and later moved onto West Main and is now in its 54th year of business.
Having spent most of his childhood in Cortez and moving away for several years, Desmond is now the owner of Blondie’s Trophy Room in Cortez where it continues to flourish. Desmond is also involved with several other organizations in town and serves as the Chairman for the Montezuma County Fair.
After 6 years with the Cortez Cultural Center and owning B’s Bookkeeping & Consulting for 2 1/2 years Brenda joined the XTROV Realty team last year.
She has lived in Montezuma County for 46 years, raised a family and has owned several businesses throughout the years. She is very involved in our local 4H program, serving for 18 years as a Club Leader.
Amanda has lived in Cortez
for almost 6 years. Her husband and her daughter have fallen in love with Cortez and made it their home. After working in the advertising world of Cortez for 5 1/2 years she and her husband have recently opened a restaurant on Main Street in Cortez. Seeing Cortez grow and remain successful is something that Amanda is excited to be a part of.
Karen Sheek is a retired educator and co-owner of Seas’nings Catering. She is currently mayor of Cortez and serves on several community boards.
A graduate of Fort Lewis College, Tiffani Waters started her career as an accountant for a not for profit in Durango but she knew it was her time to start a business. She moved back to her home town of Cortez and identified that a clothing store was needed. Since opening in August of 2011 Love on a Hanger has been offering the Southwestern corner of Colorado with chic and contemporary women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and intimate apparel. We offer our customers with boutique fashions without the boutique price tags. Our desire is to offer the most exciting and easy shopping experience. We accomplish this experience with our outstanding customer service, honesty and attention to detail.
Married for 27 years (to the same woman!), no children, but 4 golden retrievers. My church at Rock Springs helps keep balance in my life. Enjoy golf, reading, and quality time with my family.