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Doni Walter

Doni Walter became a part of the Pikes Peak SBDC team as Financial Manager in February 2024. This is a key position in the operations of the Pikes Peak SBDC center that serves all El Paso and Teller Counties. The role provides fiscal, budget and administrative support for the Pikes Peak SBDC office operations.

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Shaula Denton

With a commitment to supporting business owners, Shaula Denton joined the Pikes Peak SBDC team as the Customer Service Representative in January 2020, swiftly advancing her role to Consulting Coordinator & Client Navigator.

Drawing from over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, Shaula has a proven track record, having owned and operated a thriving event rental business and launched a successful power washing company serving the Denver-metro area. Recognizing the growing demand for high-quality event rental services, she expanded her ventures by launching a second rental company catering to the Colorado Springs market. Notably, in 2021, Shaula played a pivotal role in the successful launch of a brewery, demonstrating her strategic acumen and business expertise.

As the Pikes Peak SBDC Consulting Coordinator and SBDC Business Consultant, Shaula continues to make an impact in the community, helping businesses of all sizes achieve their goals and thrive.

Shaula’s professional journey has always revolved around service to others. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology and enjoyed a fulfilling career as a Radiologic Technologist for 7 years before venturing into business ownership.

Raised in a military family as the daughter of a USAFA graduate, Shaula moved around the world before settling in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she completed high school and attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In 2001, she and her family moved to Colorado to pursue her love for the mountains and to start an event rental business.

Outside of professional endeavors, Shaula enjoys spending time with her two adult children and parents, who all reside in the Denver-metro area.

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Lauren Shakes

Lauren Shakes joined the SBDC team as program manager in March of 2022. Lauren brings extensive program management and event planning experience to the position. Prior to joining the SBDC, Lauren served as the scholarship program manager for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). In that role, Lauren worked with community partners to create and facilitate workshops for students, focusing largely on providing resources and wrap-around services for first generation and non-traditional students.

Lauren is a dynamic and passionate program manager who has worked across diverse areas of business—from market research and advertising to fundraising and grant management. As the SBDC program manager, Lauren works closely with new and existing businesses in the Pikes Peak region to provide relevant, high-caliber training, resources and assistance to small businesses.

Lauren earned her bachelor of arts degree in history and international affairs from Regis University, and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Lauren has seen the city grow and evolve, and loves that she is able to call the Pikes Peak region home. She is excited to use her strong background in management and community engagement to support small businesses.

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Nina Campbell-Amey

Nina is a dynamic professional educator and innovator, with a 20-year career in technical education. As the ‘Cybersecurity Program Manager’, she oversees the Small Business Cybersecurity Program as well as several other SBDC cybersecurity programs. Nina has been a key player in projects funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education. Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to workforce development in cybersecurity, Nina recently served as the Program Manager for two CAE grants with the UCCS Cybersecurity Program Office, contributed to the creation of cybersecurity curriculum for high school teachers, and played a pivotal role as a Program Manager for the Cyber READY program at Prince George’s Community College. Her multifaceted experiences underscore Nina’s impact at the intersection of education, entrepreneurship, and cutting-edge technologies.

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