Guided by experience
Helping to shape your business education and to create opportunities for you to get involved in the regional business community, our Business Advisory Council is made up of professionals from a range of backgrounds representing a wealth of expertise.
Former CEO of Osprey Packs and founder of ElevenPine in Boulder, CO. Drawn to bring his practical business perspective to start-ups.
BA in Economics & Geology, Lawrence University, 1982.
MBA, Tuck School, Dartmouth College, 1985.
Member of SOBA’s Business Advisory Council.
Managing Director of Strategy Consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Alumni graduate of the School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1984.
Owner & General Manager of Durango and Silverton Harley-Davidson and a partner at Gruene H-D in New Braunfels, TX, and Javelina H-D in Boerne, TX. Currently a licensed insurance agent in TX, NM, & CO & formerly a licensed Boxing Promoter in TX.
BBA, Marketing, Texas Christian University, 1999.
Organizational effectiveness consultant and executive coach with her own consulting practice. Elveta retired from Sandia National Laboratories in 2008.
Alumni graduate, Accounting, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1976.
MBA, Business Admin, University of New Mexico, 1980.
Business Advisory Council Co-Chair; serves on the Accreditation Support Team.
Works as a Real Estate Agent/Investor with VanWest Real Estate Group, LLC.
Alumni graduate, Exercise Science Department, Fort Lewis College, 2005.
Tax Partner and Business Advisor with Eide Bailly, LLP.
Alumni graduate, Accounting, School of Business Administration, Fort Lewis College, 1993.
Masters of Taxation, University of Denver-Sturm College of Law, 2003.
BAC Co-Chair; Chairs the Accreditation Support Team.
CPA & Attorney. Partner at Sterling Seismic. In his private practice, Jim assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Littleton CO and the surrounding communities.
Alumni graduate, Accounting, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1975.
Castle Rock, CO
Director of Business Development, Commercial & Civil Space, Teledyne Brown Engineering.
Alumni graduate, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1994.
Professor Emeritus of Marketing at School of Business Administration, Fort Lewis College. He provides faculty and student perspectives on issues discussed by the BAC.
PhD, Business Administration/Marketing, Virginia Tech, 1985 MS/BS, Industrial Management, Clarkson University, 1972/1970.
Market President for Alpine Bank Durango. Eric has worked for Alpine Bank for over 21 years.
Alumni of School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1996.
Member of SOBA’s Business Advisory Council; serves on the Accreditation Support Team.
CPA and the managing owner of FredrickZink & Associates, PC.
Alumni graduate, Accounting, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1977.
General Manager and Vice President of American Heritage Railways (AHR). AHR is a diversified holding company that owns railroads, branded entertainment, hotels, & real estate throughout the United States.
Alumni graduate, Hotel & Hospitality, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 2014.
Chief Operations Officer, Mountain Capital Partners. She oversees mountain operations at all of MCP’s resorts, including lift operations & maintenance, mountain operations & on-mountain events, including construction and capital improvement projects. Elizabeth has also served as a member of the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board.
BS, Loyola University Chicago, 1990.
Serves as the Executive Director of the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado. Laura serves on numerous boards of directors, including the National Association of Development Organization’s (NADO) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado.
BA in Journalism & Mass Communications, New Mexico State University.
MBA, Colorado State University. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
Owns several small businesses, local non- profit president and volunteer,
Alumni graduate, Business Administration, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1994.
Practices accountancy for federally funded government organizations and non-profits.
Alumni graduate, Accounting, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College.
Retired Vice President of advanced programs and strategy Lockheed Martin Space systems August 2018.
Alumni graduate, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1985.
Executive Programs: Northwestern, Kellogg School of Management; UCLA, Anderson School of Management; University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School; and Harvard University.
President and Chair of the Business Advisory Council for the School of Business Administration, Fort Lewis College.
Vice President of Operations of ASAP Accounting & Payroll, Inc. in Durango. Diana also serves on the Boards of the Durango Chamber of Commerce & Riverhouse Children’s Center.
BA, Journalism & Environmental Studies, California State University, Chico, CA
CMCA, Certified Manager of Community Associations.
Senior VP for Franchise Development at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory headquartered in Durango.
Alumni graduate, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 1990.
Director of Government Relations for Lockheed Martin Space since August 2011.
BA, Metropolitan State University of Denver (1989) MPA, University of Colorado at Denver (2007) and MA, United States Army War College (2009).
Represents Lockheed Martin to the Fort Lewis College Business Advisory Council.
Regional Director for Startup Colorado, an organization working to support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial communities by connecting startups with the educational, financial, and collaborative resources they need to create and grow businesses along Colorado’s Western Slope.
BA, Communication & Political Science, University of Alabama.
CEO of StoneAge, Inc., a global leader in the design & manufacture of high-pressure water blasting and sewer cleaning tools & equipment used for industrial cleaning.
BS, Business Economics, Colorado School of Mines.
Joined the Southern Ute Indian tribal organization in 2016 as the Director of Strategic Planning to support strategic efforts, including economic development and indigenous entrepreneurial efforts.
BS, Finance, University of Denver.
MS, Finance, Indiana University.
Real Estate Associate at The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage in Durango, CO.
Alumni graduate, Finance & Economics, School of Business Administration Fort Lewis College, 2009.
MSc, Project Management, University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Republic of Ireland, 2011.