Meet The PCC SBDC Team
Tammy Marquez-Oldham – Director.
Tammy brings 30 years of experience in the education, healthcare, software and food industries to the clients she serves in her capacity at Portland Community College. She has owned several businesses and hired, trained and developed hundreds of employees. She has experience building business domestically and internationally, impacting more than 2,000 clients over the past 10 years. As director of the Portland Community College Small Business Development Center and the Oregon Small Business Development Center’s Global Trade Center, Tammy leads the vision of providing the highest level of business education and advising possible. With a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Warner Pacific College and a Master’s in Business from George Fox University, Tammy brings a unique and holistic approach to her work.
Kim (MIM) is a business advisor who loves to help entrepreneurs and has passion to weave social enterprise and advocacy for people, planet and profit into everything she does. Coming from several years of corporate background to an education in International Management in marketing, sustainability and social innovation. A broad generalist with range across sectors, she is excited to be a part of the SBDC team. In her off time Kim is a hiker and gardener frequently in the company of her dogs.
Instructor Spotlight – Kim Allchurch-Flick
Warren has an MBA from the University of Puget Sound with an emphasis on international marketing and finance. He spent 25 years in the financial services industry which included managing a representative office in Tokyo, Japan, starting a wholly owned subsidiary for international trade and finance in Portland, Oregon, and was a SVP and Manager of the International Financial Services Division of U.S. Bank of Oregon. He achieved his Certified Global Business Professional certification in September, 2013.
Instructor Spotlight – Warren Banks.
Jill grew up in the Napa Valley and worked many different jobs in the wine industry. from the vineyards to the wine lab to sales. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Business from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She previously worked as a researcher at the OSU Food Innovation Center, taught farm management at Linn-Benton Community College and has been with the SBDC for five years. Jill is a business advisor and co-facilitator of the Getting Your Recipe to Market program. She has more than 15 years of experience in the food and wine industry as a researcher, marketer, and consultant.
Scott is an experienced Global Trade Consultant with a successful track record of advising clients on international market development, trade policy and technical issues/strategies related to legal, compliance and regulatory approvals critical to foreign market entry. Scott has a demonstrated history of working collaboratively with federal, state, regional and city economic development partners and trade associations in developing client trade capacity and strategies for succeeding in foreign markets.Scott has over thirty-five years of experience in advising companies (of all sizes) on doing business globally, both from a business development and trade policy perspective.
Instructor Spotlight – Scott Goddin
Dr. Sean Harry.
Sean brings together the existential needs and the business challenges of the 21st century. His unique blend of training and experience are from two seemingly different worlds: divinity and business. As a pastor, he walked with people through life’s spiritual events. Returning to school after that career, he received a master’s degree in business. He now teaches and advises small business owners on how to start and grow a successful business.
Instructor Spotlight – Dr. Sean Harry
Leslie is a business advisor and program facilitator with the Small Business Development Center. Hired in 2011, Leslie has coached and taught business owners on increasing their sales and profitability. She led the growth of the Retail Small Business Management program which has expanded into Retail Business Builders and Restaurant Business Builders. Over the past three years alumni of the Retail program have received a “Small Business of the Year” award from the Small Business Administration. A graduate of Pacific University and Golden Gate University (with a Masters in International Management) Leslie has consulted with business owners throughout the West Coast and overseas. She started her professional career in Silicon Valley in the high tech industry and her first consulting contract was with Apple Computer’s Pacific Rim division. For three years she led customer service seminars for Apple dealers in Asia and Latin America, working in Spanish and with translators as needed. She returned home to Oregon where she had the opportunity to work in both the private and public sectors and understands the vital synergy between them. This was particularly true in her community affairs work for TriMet’s construction of the I-205 Light Rail line through SE Portland. For three years she worked closely with this diverse community to facilitate their input into the project and to mitigate the impact of such a huge transportation project on small businesses and residents.
Instructor Spotlight – Leslie Hildula
Why the PCC SBDC remains optimistic about retail, despite recent headlines – Leslie Hildula
Interviews with Graduates of Retail & Restaurant Business Builders – Leslie Hildula
Interview with founders of Good Karma Rose Caffe – Leslie Hildula
Terry leads the Small Business Builders series. He is an instructor for Understanding Your Financial Statements, Inventory Management I & II, and Building a Budget, to assist small business owners in strategic planning. He is also a member of the Capital Access Team. Terry has an MBA from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Linfield College. He is a graduate of the America’s Community Bankers National School of Banking.
Instructor Spotlight – Terry Long
David is a U.S. Department of Commerce certified international trade adviser with a federal appointment as a member of the District Export Council of Oregon, and sits on the National ASBDC (America’s Small Business Development Centers) Professional Development Committee as International Trade Liaison. He has experience working with Fortune 500 companies, top-ranked universities and government agencies around the world. Clients have included The U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Nike, Intel, Logitech, Columbia Sportswear, ESCO. He’s also worked with security agencies at Portland International Airport and management at the Port of Vancouver, WA. His specialty expertise is in cross-cultural relations and the East Asia region. David is a NASBITE Certified Global Business professional (CGBP) and Certified CGBP trainer.
Instructor Spotlight – David Kohl
Jackie is a CPA, coach, author and consultant who has been an instructor and strategic advisor at the SBDC for over 16 years. Jackie developed the Encore and Solo Business Builders program, as well as the Encore Concept Development program, to help those over 50 monetize the knowledge and expertise they have gained in a lifetime of working. Jackie is a longtime entrepreneur and the published author of Better, Smarter, Richer, a self-directed work book.
Instructor Spotlight – Jackie Babicky-Peterson