Meet the Team
Meet the Team! The City of Aspen Human Resources' team is comprised of a group of individuals dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and a rewarding work environment.
Alissa Farrell, Director of Human Resources
Alissa brings over 20 years of experience in human resources roles from working in non-profits, governments, to healthcare organizations. She holds a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on organizational performance management, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and a SHRM-SCP certification. Additionally, she is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified, is a Certified Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator and has a Korn Ferry Leadship Architect certificate. Away from the office, she enjoys skiing, mountain biking, running and travelling with her family.
Courtney DeVito, Employee Relations / Risk Manager
Courtney joined the City of Aspen HR team as the Risk Analyst in the Fall of 2012. She comes to the City with a 10 year HR background in the ski industry having specialized in Worker's Compensation, Safety Analysis, Recruiting, Orientation/Safety Trainings and Employee Benefits. When not conducting safety training or bringing employees back to work post-injury, Courtney can be found hiking, biking, running, backcountry skiing with her husband and dog and spending time with her son.
Heather Becker, Benefits Administrator
Heather has a BA in Recreation Management with a double minor in Human Resources and Business Administration. Heather has over eight years of HR Management experience and holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification as well as a Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resources (SHRM-PC). HR in the hospitality industry brought her to the Roaring Fork Valley and she loves living where people come for vacation. She enjoys many outdoor activities like skiing, trail running, mountain biking, and fly fishing but loves hiking and exploring the area with her dog the most.
Jessica Roberts, Senior HR Analyst
Jessica holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology; along with actively working on obtaining her Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification. Jessica is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and World at Work. Prior to the City, Jessica worked in the realm of healthcare for many years. In her free time, Jessica can be found skiing or hiking with her kids, and enjoying life in the mountains.
Andrea Diedesch, HR Generalist
Andrea joined the City of Aspen Human Resources team in April of 2016. Andrea graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Business Management and has four years experience in Human Resources. In her free time Andrea enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and camping.
Kristy Vetter, Wellness Program Coordinator
Kristy, her husband Shane, sons Dylan and Luke have lived in the valley since 2001. Kristy has always had a passion for healthy eating and keeping active. In her free time, Kristy hikes with their rescue dog, Olive. She is no stranger to the foodservice industry, having previously worked at Valley View Hospital as the Director of Food & Nutrition. While there, she became a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional. Kristy is looking forward to assisting the City of Aspen community become strong and productive.