Your Team

Meet the SBDC Team in Gresham, Oregon

Your Team

Our team of experienced advisers understands the struggles of starting and growing businesses in East County. Let us help you in your success.

Contact our office today at 503-491-7658 to learn more.

  • Ibrahim Alhussain
    Ibrahim AlhussainDirector
    Alhussain comes to MHCC most recently from the North Iowa Area Community College Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC. There he served as the director of innovation and acceleration and was responsible for providing business consulting and accelerator services to start-up companies and existing
  • Ruth Swain
    Ruth SwainAdviser
    Ruth is a small business champion and award-winning marketing and design expert. She has supported entrepreneurs and business growth for more than twenty years. Washington Magazine recognized Ruth for outstanding business marketing.
  • Guy Edwards
    Guy EdwardsAdviser
    Guy Edwards specializes in social media marketing and search engine optimization. After attending the Art Institute of Chicago, he went to work with large publications to help them transition from print publication to online subscriptions. He has pioneered e-commerce for businesses and distance learning courses
  • Joe King
    Joe KingAdviser
    Joe is local to the east county area. He served in the military before earning a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and an MBA. Joe has more than 30 years of experience in the Banking and real estate industries as well as founding and
  • Nekol Pyle
    Nekol PyleAdviser
    Nekol entered the accounting field in 1993. In 1997, she started a small business in Vermont as a bookkeeper, financial manager, QuickBooks consultant, auditor and forensic accountant. As her business grew, she provided services across multiple industries, helping a wide array of small business owners
  • Gerri Raisanen
    Gerri RaisanenAdviser
    Gerri has worked at the Small Business Development Center since 2007. Gerri helps clients schedule appointments with the business advisers and register for the classes that will assist them in their small businesses. She also provides support to the director, business advisers and Instructors. Prior

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