Denver Metro SBDC Staff and Consultants
Our team is committed to the growth of Colorado businesses and the creation of jobs and wealth for entrepreneurs. With five administrative staff and over 20 consultants, we represent a broad range of diverse backgrounds, experience and expertise. As part of the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network, we also have access to more than 300 business consultants across Colorado.
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China Califf comes to the organization with nearly 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start and grow. In her role at the Denver Metro SBDC, she will oversee a team committed to providing educational programming, one-on-one free consulting and virtual resources to Colorado entrepreneurs.
Prior to being named director of the Denver Metro SBDC, Califf spent 17 years at Colorado Lending Source, where she led branding and marketing strategies, worked with Colorado’s Congressional Delegation and oversaw operations for the organization. Colorado Lending Source has been a key partner of the Denver Metro SBDC for the last two decades. Both organizations are committed to fostering a healthy economy by supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs. Ongoing partnerships between the organizations include Trout Tank Pitch Competition, LEADING EDGE, SBDC Day, Ice House Entrepreneur Development Training and countless educational panels and event collaborations. Califf will continue to foster that partnership in her new role.
Rob Rose is the Director of Programs and Engagement for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. He manages personal and professional development programming for both members and nonmember’s alike. The programs range from basic leads group pipeline feeding opportunities to working with emerging leaders as well as programming specifically for business owners of all sizes.
Rob has been with the Chamber of Commerce for over 15 years, prior to joining the Chamber and the Denver Metro SBDC he was an assistant golf professional at Glenmoor Country Club in Englewood, Colorado where we worked with members through golf instruction and tournament production.
Rob received his BA from the University of Northern Colorado, his area of focus was Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising.
Rob has served the community as a Board member of the Autism Society of Colorado for over two years and currently serves on the Advisory Board for A Precious Child as well as a newly formed Development Group for Goodwill Industries of Denver. Rob is passionate about giving back to the Denver business and nonprofit community that has given him so much in return.
Rob and his wife, Veronica, live in Parker with their three children, Ashton, Jordan and Aidan.
Morgan Alu is Programs and Communications Manager at the Denver Metro SBDC and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. He joined the team first as an intern in June 2015 and was brought on full time in January 2016.
Morgan graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in December 2015 with a B.S. in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. During his studies, Morgan gained valuable experience by working with multiple existing and start-up companies. His hobbies include snowboarding, golfing, and the Denver Broncos.
Kim Roberts serves as a customer service specialist for the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center and is the first point of contact for SBDC clients. She is responsible for managing consultant schedules and setting up appointments.
Prior to joining the Denver Metro SBDC, she served as front desk support for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Kansas, Kim brings 16 years of teaching experience. She also worked at Denver-based company Frontier Airlines for six years where she developed her strong customer service skills.
Kim enjoys gardening, travel, and reading.
Hallah Noble is Programs & Marketing Coordinator at the Denver Metro SBDC & Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She joined the team in February of 2020.
Hallah graduated from Temple University in May 2018 with a B.A. in Business Administration. Having recently moved from Florida, Hallah has previous experience handling the marketing and events for a law firm as well as working alongside multiple chambers of commerce.
Her hobbies include hanging out with her pup, Lucy, and attending concerts.