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Rick Taggart

Rick Taggart moved to Grand Junction in the early 80’s to lead and manage Marmot Mountain Works, a young dynamic outdoor company, as its CEO, Chairman and Co-Owner. After selling the business in the late 80’s, he went on to lead the International business unit of The Timberland Company as their Senior Vice President and then on to be the CEO of Swiss Army Brands for 15 years until 2010. Now he works at Colorado Mesa University as a senior manager, and more importantly as an instructor of Business Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Management, International Business and Marketing.
He is an avid outdoorsman, runner and competitive cyclist. He and his wife, Deanna, have four wonderful children, three of them residing in the Grand Valley.