|Athens, Kristy||Wallowa County SBDC Business Advisor||SBDC||SBDC Wallowa Wallowa Resources 401 NE 1st St. Suite 13 Enterprise, OR 97828||(541) 278-5864||KAthens@bluecc.edu|
|Becktold, Terry||Umatilla County SBDC Business Advisor||SBDC||SBDC Pendleton 2411 NW Carden Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 Morrow Hall, Suite M-11||(541) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fowler, Andrea||SBDC Admin. Asst.||SBDC||SBDC Pendleton 2411 NW Carden Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 Morrow Hall, Suite M-11||(541) email@example.com|
|Frink, Carol||SBDC Director||SBDC||SBDC Pendleton 2411 NW Carden Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 Morrow Hall, Suite M-11||(541) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nelson, Jeff||Baker County SBDC Business Advisor||SBDC||SBDC Baker City 2005 Washington Ave. Suite 102 Baker City, OR 97814||(541) email@example.com|
|Sands, Dennis||Wallowa County SBDC Business Advisor||SBDC||SBDC Wallowa Wallowa Resources 401 NE 1st St. Suite 13 Enterprise, OR 97828||(541) firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
Kristy 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, 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
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