2022 Summer-Fall Mentors

Please take time to review each Mentor’s profile and details about who they feel they can best help and how. If you don’t feel any of the below mentors will meet your specific needs, don’t hesitate to contact Managing Director Julie Zagars at events@naturallyboulder.org to discuss your participation.

Click tiles to see biography and mentorship details from each Mentor. Please note that each Mentor has a limited number of Mentees they have agreed to work with for this cohort, usually between 1 and 4 Mentees.

Ndapa Mendy

Ndapa Mendy

Co-founder and CEO of City Express Fulfillment

Elliot Freeman

Elliot Freeman

CMO of Skratch Labs

Taylor Keaten

Taylor Keaten

Principal for Launch Partners

Erin Costa

Erin Costa

VP of Marketing, Remedy Drinks International; Naturally Boulder Board

Kelly Perkins

Kelly Perkins

Founder/Owner - Spinster Sisters Co.

Christopher Hesse

Christopher Hesse

Co-Founder / CEO Vukoo Nutrition 2016-Present
Southern Colorado SBDC Advisor 2019-Present
Colorado Food Works Board Member 2019-Present

Wes Brasher

Wes Brasher

I am COO at Motherlove Herbal Company. I serve the BOD at PURE grips, a golf company I co-founded and sold, as well at the BOD at Motherlove. I am an advisor to two start-ups, JeLe and MTN Ready.

Mark Maggio

Mark Maggio

VP of Sales & Marketing - Madhava, Ltd., SVP Sales Freeland Foods (Go Raw)

Brian Ross

Brian Ross

President of GROW Agency, President of Bailout. Board Member of Cholaca.

John Recca

John Recca

John Recca

Managing Director, Brandwerks Group

Tyler Noyes

Tyler Noyes

Tyler Noyes

VP of Innovation, Strategy, & Nutrition at Kalahari Snacks

Heather Collins

Heather Collins

Heather Collins

Successful Public Relations & Communications Director | Event Management | Networker | Media Relations | Industries of Focus: Natural/Organic Products + Arts + Hospitality + Wellness + Film + Literature + Culture

Julio Blanco

Julio Blanco

Julio Blanco

Associate Category Management Manager at Danone

Raul Pero

Raul Pero

Raul Pero

Vice President of Marketing & Innovation at Planterra Foods | Board Member at Colorado Food Works

Stephen Cowan

Stephen Cowan

Stephen Cowan

CEO of Beyond Microgreens. Board member of the International Functional Foods Associaiation (IFFA)

Brandon Hernandez

Brandon Hernandez

Brandon Hernandez

CEO/Co-Founder, Board Member Naturally Boulder, Board Member Naturally Network and former Board Member NorCo Rush Soccer.

Jessica Cristadoro

Jessica Cristadoro

Jessica Cristadoro

President and CEO of The Vivid Team | COO of Food Business Consulting

Brad Rossini

Brad Rossini

Brad Rossini

Sales Director of Cheese for Bellwether Farms

Melanie Breitner

Melanie Breitner

Director of Business Development, PROVA, Inc. Mentor for SKU, and other accelerators and incubators across the country

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