Support CU Denver Alum-Owned Small Businesses This Holiday Season

December 22, 2020

CU Denver alumni own a wide range of businesses, offering everything from rich cuisine to coffee club memberships to vintage online retail. Happy shopping!


Holidaily Brewing Company (303-278-2337)

Karen Hertz, MBA ’05, Owner

Hertz survived melanoma and thyroid cancer in her early 30’s, leading to a treatment plan including a gluten-free diet. As her passion project, she founded a gluten free brewery. Outdoor seating, to-go beer, and curbside pickup available.

ZOMO (720-739-8882)

Ryan Anderson, MS Mechanical Engineering ’15, Owner

ZOMO is owned by couple and CU Denver alums Ryan and Alaysia. Influenced by their families’ migrant history, the menu offers a unique mix of Asian and American cuisine. Full-service outdoor dining and curbside pickup available.

Coriander Flavors of India (720-216-0301)

Harman Baidwan, BS Civil Engineering ’98, Owner

Comfort food with a twist. Known for its currie dishes, Coriander combines sauces, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, and more spices to create elevated Indian food. Curbside pickup, delivery, and takeout available.

Cake Crumbs Bakery and Café (303-861-4912)

Katherine Magner, MBA Business Administration/Management ’99, Owner

For those with a sweet tooth, this bakeshop has everything from cake slices to 10-inch round chocolate chip cookies. Dine-in, curbside pickup, and delivery available.

Native Coffee Club (720-432-4590)

Jake Stechmeyer, BS Music Entertainment Industry Studies/Music Business ’13, Owner

Colorado’s coffee club offering subscribers specialty blends from different local roasters every month.

Health and Wellness

BonZai Yoga and Wellness (720-770-8280)

Bonnie Fisher, BS International Business ’06, Owner

To make yoga and fitness classes as easily accessible as possible, BonZai’s fully trained and certified instructors come to you, whether you’re in the workplace, at home, or in an apartment complex.

Barre Forte (303-455-2945)

Sarah Brittenham, MBA Entrepreneurship ’13, Owner/CFO

Dance-inspired ballet barre workouts said to trim, tighten, and tone your entire body. The LoHi and Washington Park locations are open for in-person classes, with live stream workouts also available.

Mile High Fitness & Wellness (303-558-3806)

Kim Farmer, BS Engineering ’94, Owner

Denver’s personal training company offering in-home personal training, online fitness classes, and fitness classes at work, schools, and senior facilities 


TRUST Beauty (844-878-7858)

Tom Murphy, MBA Entrepreneurship/Business ’98, Founder

All-natural skin care products with aloe and adaptogens for anti-aging. Products include face cleanser, aloe vera face moisturizer, exfoliating scrub, night cream, and more.

Plank & Pearl (303-921-0863)

Coleen Hubbard, BA English Language/Literature ’82, Owner

Festive vintage items sourced from the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.

Common Threads Denver (720-379-4598)

Jennifer Wilshire, MBA Marketing ’99, Owner

A community-oriented, high-end consignment boutique. Online shopping, pickup, and delivery available.

If you or someone you know are a CU Denver alum and would like to be included in a future roundup, please email