|Becktold, Terry||SBDC Business Advisor||SBDC||Old West Credit Union, 301 S Main St. 2nd Fl||(541) 278-5833|
|Fowler, Andrea||SBDC Admin. Asst.||Pendleton, SBDC||Old West Credit Union, 301 S Main St. 2nd Fl||(541) 278-5833|
|Frink, Carol||SBDC Director||Pendleton, SBDC||Old West Credit Union, 301 S Main St. 2nd Fl||(541) 278-5863|
|Nelson, Jeff||SBDC Business Advisor||Baker County, SBDC||(541) 403-2003|
|Sands, Dennis||Business Advisor, Wallowa County||SBDC||(541) 263-0667|
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
Real Business Solutions, LLC
Areas of expertise; business strategy, planning, marketing, financial projections and analysis, succession planning, manufacturing and trade shows.
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, 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.
Phillip O’Reilly, Business Advisor Baker County
Ph.D. – Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995
Current business owner: Founder and Owner Oregon WiFi and Internet Solutions, 2005 – Present
Started and operate Northwest Tactical, Inc., a personal defense and security training firm.
Economics Instructor, 2001 - Present
Areas of Expertise – Finance, Information Systems, Web Development
Rick Bombaci, Business Advisor Wallowa County
BA - Philosophy University of Connecticut.
Business ownership: Twenty years self-employment as the founder of a computer business startup. Fifteen years instructing accounting and technology. Seventeen years non-profit experience as a development director, executive director, and board member.
Areas of advising; startup businesses, business expansion, operational planning, technology and business systems.
Terry Becktold, Business Advisor Umatilla County
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
20 years Community Services:
Pendleton Air Museum
Oregon Hunters Assoc.
Chamber of Commerce
Areas of advising include: Start-ups, business expansion, acquisitions, operational planning and marketing.
SBDC Baker City