Meet Our Workshop Leaders

Get to know the experts behind our online SBDC workshops. Our workshop leaders bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each session, ensuring you receive top-notch guidance and insights. Discover the passionate professionals who are dedicated to helping you achieve your business goals. REGISTER OUR LIVE WORKSHOPS + ON DEMAND OFFERINGS!

Kristine Carey is the Executive Director of Naturally Boulder and Founder of Brand Guide.

KRISTINE CAREY, Founder of Brand Guide, and Executive Director of Naturally Boulder 
– Business Ops + Marketing Power Hour Workshops Leader

Kristine Carey is the Executive Director of Naturally Boulder and Founder of Brand Guide. She is also the creator and advisor of Brandamentals AcademyTM an eLearning branding and marketing communications course for startup and emerging brands with purpose-driven and better-for-you products and services. Kristine’s career has allowed her to build awareness and consistent brand messaging that connects with consumers and business partners alike. She is a mission-driven strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit working with pre-revenue startups and emerging brands. Learn More

Nathan Lawrence, Founder of Principle Law,

Founder of Principle Law
– Business Ops + People Ops Workshops Leader

Nathan Lawrence, Founder of Principle Law, a boutique law firm providing modern and efficient legal support to startups, small businesses, and individuals. His Practice Areas are: Business Transactions, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property Law, Real Estate Law, and Employment Law. Nathan created his firm on the idea that employing modern technologies and lean startup principles will allow the firm to service businesses more economically and efficiently than the traditional firms. Nathan’s practice focuses on helping clients form and organize their businesses, protect their intellectual property, draft and implement business-to-business and consumer sales agreements, and litigate disputes. Learn More

KAYLA DOAN, Founder of Intentional Ventures, Founder of Wildflower Kombucha – Business Ops + LeanUp Start + Scale Workshops Leader

Kayla Doan, Founder of Intentional Ventures, and Founder of Wildflower Kombucha is an active startup mentor and has guest lectured at prestigious universities including Boston College, Hult International Business School, and Suffolk University. Kayla led Innovation at Constant Contact, a public tech company that helped 500,000 small businesses grow. Recently, she led product shopping experience at e-commerce giants Rue La La and Gilt. Kayla loves discussing new business ideas, and thrives at creating strategic paths forward in situations that may otherwise feel like underfunded chaos. Learn More

Candace Bryans, Founder of bvcowork

Founder of bvcowork +CB Wine Consulting – Finance Sense Workshops Leader

Candace Bryans, Founder of bvcowork was an owner and the creator of The Cellar on Railroad Wine & Tapas concept. After selling The Cellar, she purchased bvcowork in Buena Vista, and launched her own consulting company, CB Wine Consulting. She is currently a Budget Analyst for CDHS, a Certified Sommelier, and Treasurer for the Women’s Wine Guild of CO. She has a Master’s in Education and an MBA in Finance from the University of Central Arkansas. She also enjoys working with new business owners and entrepreneurs to develop solid business plans and pro forma financial statements. Learn More

Founder of

Founder of
– Innovative Leadership Workshops Leader

Jess Bonasso, Founder of
Jess is a Self-Rescue Catalyst, Coach, Author and Keynote Speaker. As an entrepreneurial leader Jess speaks for organizations and on podcasts regularly. She is a published co-author of two books with over 20 years’ worth of experience with the Enneagram personality system. She is also an accredited practitioner of The Journey Method®, a highly effective form of cellular trauma release therapy that unravels the root cause of any form of self-sabotage that limits your happiness, health, wealth, and wholeness. Learn more

Jessica Sorden, Founder of Envision Web Designers

JESSICA SORDEN, Founder of Envision Web Designers – Marketing Power Hour Workshops Leader

Jessica Sorden, Founder of Envision Web Designers has an extensive corporate background in high-volume website management and development. She left the corporate path to pursue the fun of contributing to small business owner’s online successes. She primarily creates sites in WordPress and Shopify platforms today, and also performs site audits & improvements across a broad range of other DIY and Point of Sale platforms. We call her the search optimization and SEO guru. Jessica expertise also lies in insights into digital human decisioning/conversion behavior and 3rd party application integration. Learn More

Otisa Eads is an HR & Systems Strategist Consultant

HR & Systems Strategist Consultant
– People Ops Workshops Leader

Otisa Eads is an HR & Systems Strategist Consultant who helps established business owners create systems that optimize their business for growth and expansion. 

Otisa loves creating strategies with start-ups, non-profits, and business owners who want to expand their choices with new aligned, and effective solutions to the problems in their business. In her HR expertise, she specializes in creating strategies, onboarding systems, and leadership development training and coaching. Otisa is passionate about organizational culture and DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice) when she is working with clients and speaking at events. Learn More

Founder of SOLVERE HR
– People Ops Workshops Leader

Reagan is an accomplished HR executive with over 20 years of experience developing people strategies that support organizational goals. Her experience ranges across a wide variety of industries and global companies including CH2M HILL, ECC, Comcast Cable, Sitel and ServiceSource.

Reagan’s broad knowledge of HR and business disciplines enable her to develop unique people strategies designed to contribute to overall strategy and directly impact bottom line results. Her areas of focus are HR strategy, employee engagement, compliance/policy development and training, process evaluation and improvement, and refining employment structures to meet the ongoing and evolving needs of the business. Learn More 

Founder of Confluence Coaching and Consulting
– Innovative Leadership Workshops Leader

Michelle is a dedicated advocate for women navigating transitions and seeking personal growth and transformation. Through her expertise in Co-Active Coaching, Michelle empowers individuals and business owners to gain clarity, cultivate self-awareness, and achieve their long-desired goals. She specializes in reducing stress, fostering new habits for growth, and fostering authenticity and empowerment.

Michelle’s diverse background encompasses finance, coaching, consulting, tax, business development, training, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, travel, and journalism. She is deeply passionate about creating meaningful change, providing value, and living a joyful and purposeful life. Learn More 

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