|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|
|Smith, Thomas||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|
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.
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."
Thomas Smith, Business Advisor Umatilla County
"I was born and raised is eastern Washington, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1999. I opened my first business, TJ’s Pest Control, in spring of 2007. My second business, Between The Buns Restaurant and Hot Dog Cart opened in summer of 2009. I operated both business until summer of 2012 when I sold my pest control company and expanded my restaurant and catering business. Over the years I openly helped other business owners whether they were competition or not. In the spring of 2018 my wife and I sold our home and business and relocated our family including our 4 kids and my parents to a large piece of property outside of Pendleton. I had planned on opening another business, but when I found this position I was thrilled to be able to help other entrepreneurs wade into self-employment.
My areas of expertise include start-ups, customer acquisition, costing analysis, marketing, networking, social media use, staff training, sales/service, and branding." - Thomas Smith
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.
Phone: 541-278-5833 | Email: email@example.com
SBDC Baker City