Meet the AGNC Staff
Executive Director – Tiffany Dickenson
Tiffany Dickenson is a 6th-generation native of Western Colorado. Born and raised in Grand Junction, Tiffany attended Grand Junction High School and went on to graduate with a BA in Criminal Justice from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University). After college, Tiffany worked for CenturyLink as a Small Business Credit Consultant, assisting small businesses with their phone and internet service for several years, ultimately moving to Phoenix, AZ when the office in Grand Junction closed. After a year in Phoenix, she found herself missing the rural lifestyle of Western Colorado and she came home.
AGNC hired Tiffany in 2016 in a temporary position to assist with the annual Economic Development Summit. Impressed with her ability to quickly pick up all the duties of the Administrative Assistant role, the Executive Director and Board of Directors offered Tiffany a permanent position. During her time with AGNC, Tiffany has participated in several Economic Development and Professional Development courses to gain proficiency in the principles of Economic Development. Tiffany was instrumental in developing the region’s first Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and the 2021 update, obtaining and managing the Economic Development District (EDD) designation through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), grant management, Enterprise Zone (EZ) Administrator, and the various programs AGNC oversees in her role as Program Administrator. In January 2022, Tiffany’s role was expanded and included all day-to-day operations of the organization as Deputy Director. After an extensive search for a new Executive Director, Tiffany applied for the position and was offered and accepted the role in June 2022.
Tiffany continues to live in Grand Junction with her husband, their two teenage sons, and their dog, Steve.
Economic Development Coordinator – Mistalynn Meyeraan
Mistalynn Meyeraan joined AGNC in May of 2023; she is uniquely positioned to serve our members by utilizing her rural heritage and professional experience to make an impact. As a 5th generation Western Colorado native, she understands the factors impacting business on the Western Slope. She was born in Rangely and lived on a cattle ranch on the White River, her family’s ties to energy moved them to Rifle where she graduated from Rifle High School. After years away for college, travel, volunteer work and early job opportunities, she returned to the Grand Valley region in 2012.
Mistalynn has 17-years’ experience in marketing, public relations, public affairs, grant management and organizational structure that includes fiscal management. Her experience stems from municipal government, non-profit, media, private industry (construction and manufacturing) and many happy years serving the tourism/hospitality sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the University of Phoenix and a master’s certificate in Public Management from the University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs.
She owns a small ranch on the Grand Mesa where she raises horses, hunting dogs and three rambunctious children. She spends her free time skiing with her husband and volunteering her time as a horse 4-H leader.
Administrative Assistant – Toni Barrett
Toni Barrett joined the AGNC staff in January of 2022 after 12 years working for the local school district as an elementary school secretary. Born and raised in Colorado, Toni graduated with a BA in Fine Arts with additional classes in Accounting from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University).
She manages the office while assisting Tiffany and Mistalynn in many of their daily tasks. She administers all accounting activities, such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and account reconciliations. She also schedules and organizes all of the tasks necessary to conduct the monthly Board Meetings that are held in various locations throughout the Northwest portion of our state. In addition, Toni is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Northwest Enterprise Zone.
Toni and her husband live in Rifle and have two adult sons. In her freetime she enjoys spending time outdoors and serving the community by delivering Meals on Wheels.