Bonnie Watson joined the team in Telluride in December of 2018. At the time she served as the Capital and Transaction Advisor for the Southwest region of Colorado helping startup companies and small businesses in the regional secure capital. Today, Watson is the Managing Director of the Telluride Venture Network. Watson manages the TVN’s mentor network, bootcamps, regional loan fund and venture fund and works directly with startup companies and small businesses in the region. As a Colorado native who grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, Watson graduated from Colorado Mesa University with her B.A. in Finance and later received her Master’s degree in Finance from Colorado State University.
Previously, Watson worked in the traditional financing industry as a portfolio lender and taught finance at Colorado Mesa University. Having lived on the Western Slope for the past 10 years and with her strong finance background, she and her husband have dedicated their lives to helping small businesses flourish. They are also co-owners of Alt Space Coworking (a regional co-working space brand) with locations in Telluride, Ridgeway, Montrose and Grand Junction.
When not working, Watson can be found on the slopes of Colorado hiking, skiing, mountain biking or camping with her husband Brian and their pup Oakley.