Amy Alcorn is the Marketing Director at Aspen Grove Marketing. She works to help local businesses connect with their customers through multiple digital marketing channels. One thing Amy loves about social media is it creates a new place for people and businesses to connect.
Amy graduated from CSU with a degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing and finance, and she has been falling in love with Fort Collins ever since.
Bill’s experience includes many facets of Business Ownership and Management over a 35 year period. He is a Civil Engineering Graduate of Colorado State University. His areas of expertise include Engineering, Manufacturing, Distribution, Consulting, Construction and Service Providers. He has unique experience with emerging technical markets such as solar, wind and hydrogen energy, and with emerging consumer markets such as home elevators. He has successfully sold businesses that he started from scratch, and has been involved in strategic mergers and acquisitions.
Brian Boyes was born and raised in Michigan. He is a graduate of Purdue University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Denver University Graduate Tax Program. Brian has been practicing law at his firm, Bordeaux & Boyes LLC, since 2008.
His practice focuses on business formation and contracts, estate planning, probate and guardianship/conservatorship. Brian has been a volunteer at the SBDC since 2012. In his spare time Brian enjoys the outdoors, trail running, backpacking, swimming, riding his bike and being involved in the community.
Craig McBreen is the owner of McBreen Marketing, an integrated marketing firm that specializes in helping small businesses develop distinct, cohesive, and systematized marketing that brings results.
His mission is to help start-ups and small business owners craft an online presence that builds authority, increases brand awareness, and is built for long-term success. And he has over 20 years of experience leading teams of creative professionals.
Craig is also a certified Duct Tape Marketing Consultant.
Curt Bear is the Founder of LoCo Think Tank – providing Value Driven Peer Advisory since 2014. Curt has 15 years of experience in small business banking and financial services, along with a stint in mobile food service. He can be useful in areas of cash flow and strategic planning, capital acquisition strategy, and business plan development – and he loves to help people find their purpose and build their team. He is passionate about many community causes, a member of Breakfast Rotary Club, and an Ambassador for The Matthews House. Curt and his wife Jill live in Old Town along with a dog (Tucker the Schnocker), an old cat (Tiger), and a small flock of backyard hens. His motto is: “Ask of Your Needs, and Share of Your Abundance.”
Debbi Allison is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with an AAS in accounting. As the owner of Open Book Consulting she specializes in accounting consulting, QuickBooks Online education and bookkeeping. Her occupational passion is helping business owners to succeed through better understanding and organization of their numbers. Debbi has more than two decades of experience working with small businesses in many different industries.
Don Overcash has developed and grown successful businesses for more than 30 years. He began his career as a pharmacist/owner before spending the next 25 years in senior management roles in healthcare advertising and medical education. He served as president of three companies where he excelled at leading successful business-development teams. He credits his business development and management success to Sandler Training.
In 2009, Don joined Top Line Growth, Inc., an authorized licensee of Sandler Training.
Franklin helps creatives in the process of business planning, audience development, and professional direction. In addition to his music career, Franklin has owned several small businesses, and he continues to explore new business opportunities. His interests in the past few years have included online course production, content marketing, conferencing technology, and social media storytelling. Franklin is an in demand speaker and presenter, and he facilitates Full Reset renewal retreats for individuals and groups in Northern Colorado.
Jeanne Bolz is a CPA with an expertise in Tax, Accounting and Bookkeeping for Individuals and Small Businesses. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent the majority of her 20+ year career as a Public Accounting specialist in Minnesota, eventually owning and managing a Public Accounting Firm along with her CPA husband. After wrapping up the firm sale in 2017 to a Top-20 Minnesota Public Accounting Firm, the two decided to return to Colorado. Since 2017 Jeanne has worked as a sole practitioner in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Jeanne is a Certified Pro-Advisor in QuickBooks Online, and volunteer-teaches a class in the product for the Larimer County Small Business Development Center. Jeanne has also volunteered in Community Theater, in both technical and stage management roles. Jeanne is an avid hiker and amateur photographer, and has gained a respectable following for her photography on Instagram as @Minnesota_Wanderer. She is a mother of two, and is proud that her eldest is currently a student at her alma-mater CSU.
Kevin Dryg, CPA, CVA, has worked in business for over 17 years, the last 12 being in public accounting. He is president of Dryg & Associates, CPAs, P.C., and specializes in tax planning and compliance, and business valuations. Kevin earned his Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential in 2004 and has extensive experience in performing business valuations for a wide variety of situations. He lives in Fort Collins with his wonderful wife and two children.
Kirsten Woy is the Payroll Manager at RLR, LLP a full service certified public accounting company, and is a Certified Payroll Preparer and QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Kirsten assists clients in setting up their QuickBooks to help them streamline their books and let them focus on their business. Kirsten grew up in Fort Collins and enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage sons, training dogs, reading and cooking.
Luke Santangelo is the founder of the Idea Asset Group and a registered patent attorney. He works with differing types of intellectual property protections both within the United States and in foreign countries. His capabilities range from the initial creation of intellectual property protections, to prosecuting them before domestic and foreign governmental offices, to licensing client rights, to enforcing those rights.
As a physicist, Luke’s experience has included work across most technical areas including: electrical circuitry, biotechnology, genetic engineering, computer systems, thin film processes, software, encryption, mechanical devices, consumer goods, and a variety of other disciplines.
Michael Rossetti is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. For over 30 years he has built a strong reputation for offering outstanding legal services in business formation, transactions, contracts, estate practice and general civil representation. He has formed and represented hundreds of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies and has negotiated, drafted and closed hundreds of transactions, sales and agreements of all kinds.
Michael graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice and obtained a Juris Doctor Degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in l982. He partnered in a law firm in Arlington, Texas, working in both business law and litigation. Michael moved his practice to Dallas, Texas, in 2003 and he opened an office in Fort Collins in 2013. He is currently licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Texas.
As a seasoned controller with three plus decades of experience, Nancy’s skills include financial statements, process analysis, KPI development, budgeting and implementation of accounting systems. Nancy has also developed a knack for understanding manufacturing operations, processes, cost accounting and has become adept at assessing what the issues are and developing solutions.
She has helped companies implement new software such as Sage 100 and Microsoft Navision, restructure cost accounting procedures, develop and implement inventory management processes, and has also taught classes for QuickBooks and Sage 50. Her experience has included both small and large companies in industries such as food manufacturing, retail and injection molding.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Regis University. She also served in the United States Navy from 1979-1984 as an Aviation Storekeeper with the final rank of E-5.
Paul Matonis of Matonis Peck & Wurst LLC, specializes in taxes and accounting for individual and small businesses. He is an Enrolled Agent so he can represent taxpayers at all administrative levels with the Internal Revenue Service along with the State and Local taxing authorities. Paul has been a tax accountant for over 20 years and has been at his current location with the same business partners for 15 years. Paul and his lovely wife Pam of 27 years have two daughters and have lived in Fort Collins since 1979. He offers a free initial consultation and promises it will be time well spent.
Pavel Verbsky was born abroad in the Czech Republic. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with a master in finance and accounting. He has worked in accounting since 2003 when he moved to the USA. In 2005, he joined Rickards, Long & Rulon, LLP in Fort Collins. He enjoys working with business owners, helping them understand how to use accounting information efficiently. Pavel began volunteering for the Larimer SBDC in 2009. His focus is business valuations – helping potential buyers or sellers assess the value of a business.
Renee Walkup is a best-selling author, speaker, and business growth consultant. She founded SalesPEAK in 1996 after working in the corporate world for 17 years. Fortune 500’s and medium-sized businesses have relied on Renee’s advice to increase revenue and productivity.
Renee’s strengths are providing tactical steps to business leaders so that they can execute gaining more commitments, establish better business relationships, and deliver compelling presentations. Her clients include: Microsoft, Bayer, Check Point Software, Coca-Cola, The Better Business Bureau, and many others.
A recent resident of Ft. Collins in 2016, Renee is a SAGE advisor through Innosphere, participates as a City volunteer, and serves on the Economic Advisory Committee Board with the Ctiy.
When not working, her passion is creating 3D mosaics, gardening, and hiking all the trails she can, while enjoying the beauty of Colorado.
Teresa Kaufman has extensive experience with clients involved in real estate activities including commercial and residential real estate, investment and development. She graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 1991 with a BS in education and from Colorado State University in 2001 with a MS in accounting.
Teresa is on the board of directors of Homeless Gear/Hand Up Cooperative. She is also an active member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs. She also enjoys spending time with her two girls, being outdoors and gardening.
Tom Selken obtained a business degree in Economics from University of South Dakota in 1990. After business school and prior to law school, Tom was a loan officer in the banking field. He obtained his Juris Doctorate of Law from University of Nebraska in 1997. Tom opened his law practice in 1997 and focuses on business formation, buy sell agreements, contract formation and estate planning.
Tom has been a volunteer at SBDC since 2003, and has been active in various community organizations, including Sertoma, Jaycees, and Poudre Wilderness Volunteers.
Tracey Devlin is the owner of Brandesigns Web Solutions – an established, reputable firm servicing diverse business sectors with their Web Development projects since 1997. Proven talents in building websites from conception to rollout, Tracey has developed brand and corporate identity websites, e-commerce solutions, database applications, and client-side management customizations. She brings a tapestry of career experience from the banking, construction, real estate, human resources, accounting and Internet industries which gives her unique insights into the needs of small businesses.
Tracey builds strong relationships and shares her wealth of knowledge, empowering clients to succeed in the ever-changing online arena.