Diane Tripp

Vice President

Born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and raised in Missoula, Montana. Graduated from the University of Montana with majors in Psychology, Sociology and Education. I moved to Raton in the mid nineties. Employed as the executive director of Alternatives to Violence for six years. Served on the Served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico State Boys School, the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Raton Arts and Humanities Council, the NMDV Legislative Committee, the NRA New Mexico Women’s Issues Coordinator, Community Police Academy trainer, and President of BPW. An avid outdoorsman, I enjoy shooting, hunting, fishing, canoeing, gardening and traveling. As a member of First Baptist Church, I love God, family, community and country.

Laura Brewer


Moved to Raton in 1993 with her husband, Hal, who was employed as a Chief Technician for the Santa Fe Railroad, and two children, Andrea, and Harold E. Brewer. After Hal retired, they created and opened the Patchwork Phoenix, a quilt shop on Historic First Street. Laura also currently serves as the President of the Raton Ambassadors. Working in collaboration with the Chamber to welcome new businesses and residents to Raton.

Andrew Carroll


Andrew was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Graduated from Auburn University and moved to Amarillo, Texas in 2004. Andy opened his Ameriprise Financial Raton branch office in 2018, continuing the legacy of Raton local John R. Martin. His multi-state financial planning practice serves New Mexico, Texas and Colorado clients with offices and advisers across New Mexico and Texas. He enjoys serving his church family, spending time outdoors and traveling with his wife Rachel and 2 boys, Jackson and Benjamin. He serves as treasurer for the Raton Chamber and serves as a board member for Faith Student Outreach Center at West Texas A&M in Canyon Texas.

Donna Klassen

Member at Large

Donna has been with FNB New Mexico since April, 2009 and worked in the Raton office until September. 2011 when she was promoted to branch manager of the Angel Fire Office. Donna is currently the Senior Vice President of FNB and has an office in the Raton location at 1104 South 2nd Street. Before trasferring to Angel Fire, she held the office of Treasurer for the Raton Chamber Ambassadors during 2010 – 2011.