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StaffTitleDepartmentsRoom NumberPhoneEmail
Athens, KristyWallowa County SBDC Business AdvisorSBDCSBDC Wallowa Wallowa Resources 401 NE 1st St. Suite 13 Enterprise, OR 97828(541) 278-5864
Becktold, TerryUmatilla County SBDC Business AdvisorSBDCSBDC Pendleton 2411 NW Carden Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 Morrow Hall, Suite M-11(541) 278-5833
Fowler, AndreaSBDC Admin. Asst.SBDCSBDC Pendleton 2411 NW Carden Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 Morrow Hall, Suite M-11 (541) 278-5833
Frink, CarolSBDC DirectorSBDCSBDC Pendleton 2411 NW Carden Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 Morrow Hall, Suite M-11 (541) 278-5863
Nelson, JeffBaker County SBDC Business AdvisorSBDCSBDC Baker City 2005 Washington Ave. Suite 102 Baker City, OR 97814 (541) 403-2003
Sands, DennisWallowa County SBDC Business AdvisorSBDCSBDC Wallowa Wallowa Resources 401 NE 1st St. Suite 13 Enterprise, OR 97828(541) 278-5864

SBDC Staff

Carol Frink

Carol Frink, Director

Began studies at Blue Mountain Community College

Continued studies at the Institute of Financial Education and The Benj. Franklin Federal Savings and Loan and Bank of America 

12.5 years Banking, Bank Manager and Assistant Vice-President
2 Years General Manager Oregon Trail Homes 

23 Years Self-employment –
Carol Frink, Consulting
Chelsea Creek
Real Business Solutions, LLC

Areas of expertise; business strategy, planning, marketing, financial projections and analysis, succession planning, manufacturing and trade shows.  


Andrea Fowler

Andrea Fowler, Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Portland State University
Master in Management from Marylhurst University 

Over 30 years in corporate marketing communications and graphic design management.
An accomplished artist, her lithographic prints and oil paintings are in corporate and private collections in Oregon, Arizona and Texas.

Areas of expertise: corporate identity, graphic design and production, trade shows, project management, marketing materials development, new product launch, packaging, budget planning, and teaching, coaching and motivating employees. 


Jeff Nelson -cropped

Jeff Nelson, Business Advisor Baker County

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Lewis Clark State College.
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration from Idaho State University.
Graduate of the Ford Family Community Development Cohort 4

Business owner Baker City Clothes Outlet for 15 years.

Area of Advising: Start-ups, Business Plans, Business Expansion, Marketing, Business Finance, Social Media, Community Networking.

 


Kristy AthensKristy Athens, Business Advisor Wallowa County

Kristy has an M.S. in Food Systems and Society from Marylhurst University and is the author of Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living (Process Media). She was a freelance writer, editor and project manager for more than two decades. Her areas of expertise include start-ups, public relations, traditional and online marketing, and alternative financing.

 

"Wallowa County is a very special place that requires people to be flexible and creative in order to find success. I love helping others formulate a plan to make a life here."


Dennis Sands

Dennis Sands, Business Advisor Wallowa County

Dennis worked for 42 years in sales and owned several small businesses. One was a Business Brokerage where I helped small business owners buy and sell businesses. This experience gave me real insight into the rigors of owning a small business and I am ready to share that knowledge.

"I love small business owners. It is a tough but rewarding career and I think helping an owner succeed is reward in itself."


Terry Becktold, Business Advisor Umatilla County

Terry Becktold

 

Attended Southern Oregon State College
17 years banking experience

28 Years Self-employment
21 years as the owner of a Farmers Insurance Agency
Mortgage Loan Service
Xerox Agent

20 years Community Services:
Airport Commissioner
Pendleton Air Museum
Oregon Hunters Assoc.
Chamber of Commerce

Areas of advising include: Start-ups, business expansion, acquisitions, operational planning and marketing.

SBDC Website 

Phone: 541-278-5833Email: sbdc@bluecc.edu

SBDC Pendleton
2411 NW Carden Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801
Morrow Hall, Suite M-11

SBDC Hermiston
975 SE Columbia Dr.
Hermiston, OR 97838

SBDC Milton-Freewater
311 N Columbia St.
Milton-Freewater,
OR 97862

SBDC Baker City
2005 Washington Ave.
Suite 102
Baker City, OR 97814

SBDC Wallowa
Wallowa Resources
401 NE 1st St.
Suite 13
Enterprise, OR 97828