Kathleen McFadden, New CDC Administrative Manager/Main Street Coordinator

“Throughout my work life, I have had the good fortune to pursue areas about which I am passionate; now I feel privileged to live in a town which evokes that same level of enthusiasm,” said Kathleen. “I’m passionate about helping people and I’m passionate about Pagosa. This new position offers an exciting opportunity for me to utilize my unique combination of skills to help shape Pagosa’s progress, growth, and sustainability while maintaining its natural beauty and Colorado mountain-town charm.”

Join us in welcoming Kathleen McFadden, our newest team member at the Pagosa Springs CDC! As Administrative Manager, Kathleen will serve a dual role providing communication and organizational support for the CDC, as well as coordinating the Main Street America program for Pagosa Springs.

Main Street America is a national program that helps to promote preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country. Kathleen will work with downtown businesses, property owners, partner organizations, and resources to move the Pagosa Springs community from an affiliate member of the Main Street America program to a fully designated member.

Kathleen brings more than 20 years of experience, leadership, and technical proficiency to this new role. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a specialization in Technical Writing from Texas A&M University and began her career as a technical writer. Her work history, which can be summarized as, “she who wears all hats,” includes a successful tenure in marketing and business development for high tech companies including EDS, IBM, and Cybersource, in addition to program development, implementation, and training for different small businesses. In 2019 Kathleen became a Colorado licensed real estate broker and transitioned from a part-time to a full-time resident of Pagosa Springs.

Together, Kathleen and Executive Director Emily Lashbrooke will work on behalf of the CDC and the Town to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Pagosa Springs by creating jobs, encouraging new capital investment, and creating a business-friendly community, all while working with existing businesses to help maximize profitability and sustainability.

To reach Kathleen email Kat@pagosaspringscdc.org