Human Resources

Courtney Berg

Business humorist Courtney Berg turns typical HR and management issues into fun learning experiences. She draws from her years of human resources and operations management experience to bring boring employment concepts to life. Courtney has built HR departments from the ground up and has experience from front line supervision to vice president in both HR and operations in a variety of industries. Her goal is to bring her knowledge and experience to business owners, making management easier for them.Courtney is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). In December 2008, Courtney was featured in a “How To Conduct Annual Employee Reviews” in Inc. Magazine. Courtney is also a 2009 Denver Business Journal “Outstanding Women In Business” nominee. She received the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Champion” award in 2011. Courtney has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from the University of Northern Colorado.

Courtney’s areas of expertise are:

  • HR issues
  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Employee Relations
  • Unemployment claims
  • Background checks
  • Company culture
  • Time management
  • New hire paperwork

Startups/ Lending and Financial/ Medical and Compliance/ Org Development/ Personnel Management/ Biz planning Specialist

Kelyn Lanier

Kelyn Lanier is an entrepreneur and business consultant. He is the owner of Rowan Tau Unified, Inc, a consulting, business acquisition, and commercial lending brokerage company. Kelyn has a proven track record of helping businesses achieve their maximum potential. Before establishing Rowan Tau Unified, Kelyn co-founded a national pharmacy company. He led long-term strategic initiatives to compete and win in spaces with giants like Walgreens and CVS. He has also actively contributed to the business community as a director and vice chair of two local charities.

Academically, Kelyn has pursued both doctoral and master’s studies in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, focusing on human networks and complex adaptive systems. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and Business Law from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

As a self-ascribed human business system architect, he blends the rigor of scientific research methodology with the adventurous nature of the entrepreneurial spirit to empower others in building resilient companies that thrive in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.

Lead Consultant/ Veteran’s Specialist

Ron O’Herron

As a seasoned strategic management-operations business development consultant with more than 30 years of successful corporate management and consulting experience, Ron has extensive knowledge and expertise in both domestic and international business operations. His focus and methodology are structured and directed at helping businesses operations and people, research, plan and implement both short and long-term goals for both personal and business successful growth. He has worked with companies ranging in size from $250 thousand to $500 million in annual revenues.  His industry exposure includes Aerospace, Luxury Boat Manufacturing, Banking, Forensic Structural Engineering, Government Contracting, Metal Fabrication, Oil & Gas, Plastics Manufacturing and Telecommunications.  Ron was honored as the Colorado SBDC Consultant of the Year for 2015.

Ron grew up and graduated from college in Iowa, which he attended on a football scholarship and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He later enhanced his education with Management MBA’s in Business Law from Cornell and Strategic Business Development from Michigan. After college he served as a platoon leader in Vietnam with the 1st Armored Cavalry. Prior to going into the consulting arena, he spent 10 years as the president of an International Electronic Capital Equipment Manufacturing company with 15 domestic offices, 1 in Canada and 5 in Europe.  He and his wife, Sheri, are avid outdoor people with four children and eight grandchildren.

Ron’s areas of expertise are:

  • Business Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations
  • Veterans


Child Care Consultant

Dora Esparza

Dora has worked in Early Childhood Education Administration for over 20 years. Dora has a long history of CCAP work and has chaired the Denver CCAP Collaborative (formerly known as the Child Care Task Force) in the Denver community for more than nine years. Dora is currently the Director of Business Services at the Denver Early Childhood Council and has provided ECE business coaching to providers for the last eight years.

Dora utilizes a relationship-based approach to build effective bonds with child care providers to help them grow their businesses. She helps providers develop strong business practices that work for them and values meeting everyone where they are and has a deep understanding of braided funding streams. Dora has a passion for ECE advocacy and helping ECE programs understand their cost of care and how to advocate for systematic changes. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration, as well as graduate degrees in Psychology, Project Management, Human Resources, Organizational Leadership, and Nonprofit Management.

Dora’s passions include reading, exploring new places in Denver, and meeting new people.

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