David Dragoo


Economic Development Commission Board Member

David Dragoo is a Colorado born entrepreneur, and founder of several businesses with a background specializing in manufacturing and real estate. David is the President of Mayfly, an outdoor products company and Certified B® Corporation proudly based in Montrose, Colorado. The company’s brands include fly fishing tackle businesses Abel®, Ross Reels® and Airflo®. The company employs over 100 people with operations in California, Colorado, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, David leads the Colorado Outdoors project in Montrose, Colorado, a 164-acre public-private partnership aimed to revitalize the community and restore the local riverway. In this capacity, he works closely with venture capital partners, local public entities, and conservation organizations.

David earned a bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. He was honored in 2019 as one of the Top 5 most influential young professionals in Colorado by ColoradoBiz magazine, and recognized by former Gov. John Hicklenlooper on the Senate floor in 2018. David is passionate about the outdoor industry, public lands, and river conservation. He lives on the Western Slope with his wife Heidi and their dog Remy.