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Grand County Economic Development

Staff Directory

Ben Fredregill

Accomplished and results-driven Business Leader with broad expertise satisfying organization creation and business development with strategic planning and execution, initiative design and implementation, fiduciary implementation and management, team creation and development, process design and implementation and continuous improvement.

Sky White
Assistant Director

I am a relationship-oriented, mission-driven professional with extensive experience in supporting my team’s focus on company strategy, project management, and key initiatives. I have a proven track record of efficient and effective project management and collaboration with key stakeholders enabled by strong interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, verbal communication skills, and analytical skills. I can work independently and under pressure, while also being able to meet time sensitive deadlines through strong decision-making, tenacity, and good judgment.

Melissa Stocks
Assistant Marketing Director | Social Media & Industry Partnerships

Melissa manages and implements a comprehensive marketing plan that strategically increases quality visitation and supports Grand County’s local tourism economy. She coordinates the development of marketing initiatives, advertising, social media, website, and collateral materials. Melissa also represents Grand County in domestic and international professional shows; develops and maintains a positive relationship with the business community and maintains public awareness of tourism issues, advertising opportunities, and public relations. A Peruvian girl, who moved in 2017, she fell in love with the landscape and the community of Moab. Consequently, Melissa likes to go hiking, camping, fishing, walking downtown at night, and watching the stars along with her husband and puppy. She is a Board Member of the Grand County, UT League of Women Voters organization. In 2021 Melissa won the U.S. Travel Association’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) Destiny Award for the Best Advocacy and Grassroots Campaign.

Bega Metzner
Film Commission Director
bmetzner@grandcountyutah.net | filmmoab.com

Born and raised in New York City by her director father and photographer mother, Bega Metzner was a child of the industry. She started her formal career on a film set working as a PA (Production Assistant) where she met a costume designer who quickly whisked her away into the world of wardrobe – a world she worked and traveled in for over 20 years. Bega quickly worked her way up from shopper to set costumer to assistant designer, and soon took off on her own as a costume designer and stylist for film, commercials, and editorial print ads. During this time, she spent her downtime in Moab, Utah, a place she first fell in love with (and drank the water from matrimony springs) while on a photoshoot in 1989. When Bega decided she wanted to live full-time in Moab, she started working for the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission as the assistant director, taking on the role of Director in December of 2016. After 6 years as a Moab City employee Bega is now a joyful member of the Grand County Economic Development team as the Film Commissioner. Bega continues to act as the liaison between any type of media production and the area she represents – Moab to Monument Valley.

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