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Meet Our Team

Our team of staff, consultants and instructors exists to serve the needs of dedicated entrepreneurs in the metro Denver region who want to grow and strengthen their path to success through business ownership. As part of the Colorado Small Business Development Center network, we also have access to more than 300 business consultants across Colorado. 


To meet with a consultant, contact us and we’ll guide you through our resource network to ensure your entrepreneurial success. 

Chaffee County:

  • Ericka Kastner

    Ericka Kastner

    Chaffee County small business owner Ericka Kastner knows just how chal...

  • Judy Hassell

    Judy Hassell

    Judy Hassell moved to Chaffee County in 1972 after graduating with...

  • Lyle Latvala

    Lyle Latvala

    Lyle Latvala enjoys working with entrepreneurs in small business, ...

  • Susan Dunn

    Susan Dunn

    From consulting for the SBDC as just a college student to serving ...





  • Delta County:

  • Christina Busch

    Christina Busch

    Christina brings youthful energy and significant experience to her rol...

  • Jay Stooksberry

    Jay Stooksberry

    Jay Stooksberry joined the SBDC team in 2015. He graduated with ho...

  • Judy Martin

    Judy Martin

    Judy has lived and worked in Paonia since 2003. She has extensive expe...



  • Gunnison County:

  • Gerrit McGowan

    Gerrit McGowan

    Gerrit McGowan is an award-winning strategic planner, technology e...

  • Leia Morrison

    Leia Morrison

    socialfirekeeper@gmail.com...

  • Marla Covey

    Marla Covey

    Marla Covey lives in Crested Butte and has been in banking most of...

  • Tammy Scott

    Tammy Scott

    Tammy Scott has spent her life living and working on the western s...




  • Montrose County:

  • Susan Bony

    Susan Bony

    Susan Bony has more than 30 years of business development, marketi...



  • Ouray County:

  • Sharon Lichthardt

    Sharon Lichthardt

    Sharon Lichthardt is the Finance & Human Resources Director at the...



  • San Miguel County:

  • Jan Newell

    Jan Newell

    Jan became interested in bookkeeping during her years as office manage...