Please join us in welcoming Tanya Perea Doose as our new Director of Programs. Her first day is December 4, 2023.
FSWCF has experienced a significant growth in programs over the last few years. The Director of Programs is a new role, created to concentrate on the design, strategy, management and funding of programs to support underserved small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Doose joins the team with knowledge of FSWCF’s mission and work, she recently served as a member on the Board of Directors. Doose pioneered bilingual education, resources, marketing, events, and webinars that include simultaneous live translation to bridge the gap between English and Spanish speakers in her previous roles. She regards herself as a lifelong learner, advocate, and convener.
“I am elated to join the team at FSWCF as their first Director of Programs” stated Doose, “I am passionate about helping small businesses and entrepreneurs pursue their dreams while maintaining focus on inclusivity of all races and cultures to support diversity and equity in our statewide communities.”
As Director of Programs, Doose will be responsible for creating and implementing FSWCF’s programmatic strategy, fundraising for programs, creating partnerships and ensuring a high standard of delivery across all programs. She will work closely with the Executive Director, Community Advisory Committees and our Entrepreneur Success Coordinator on the design and implementation of a range of initiatives to support underserved businesses in rural Colorado.
Born and raised in Colorado, Doose has generational roots across the state, including the San Luis Valley and Durango area. As a Latina, she is passionate about advocating and supporting rural minority communities which started when she was CEO and Director for the Colorado River Valley Chamber of Commerce, representing three rural regional communities in Western Colorado where she started bilingual outreach. Most recently she was the Colorado Outreach Manager for the national organization Small Business Majority. She brings decades of experience working in banking, higher education, marketing and management which all enhance the value she brings to her work to develop educational resources relevant to entrepreneurs across the state. In today’s evolving business environment, she constantly pursues solutions for small business needs.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandsons and family. She is a “foodie” and loves cooking, trying new cuisine, reading, traveling, hiking, antiquing, going to concerts, volunteering and playing with her three spoiled dogs and brood of chickens.