Your Team

Meet the Southwestern Oregon SBDC team

Your Team

Our team at the Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC understands living and working on the Oregon Coast. The coast is rural. Transportation to markets can be an issue. Many businesses are seasonal. Let our seasoned professionals guide your business to find the best routes to profitability and long term success.

  • John Bacon
    John BaconDirector
    John has more than two decades of sales, marketing, operations and management experience. Working in Fortune 500 organizations with national and international accounts, large regional private companies, and with small start-up organizations have given John a wealth of knowledge in business and management processes and
  • Chris Christoffer
    Chris ChristofferAdviser
    Chris is a retired banker with more than 40 years of experience in community and regional banking. He has served as a chief financial officer for a NASDAQ listed and SEC reporting bank. Chris became the chief credit officer for a community bank and later
  • Celso Ledesma
    Celso LedesmaAdviser
    How do your colleagues describe you? “Celso is a great guy who always has a smile on his face and is passionate about helping others.” “Celso es una gran persona, siempre sonrie y es apasionado ayudando a triunfar a otros.” Why do you do what
  • Michelle Ramey
    Michelle RameyAdviser
    Michelle is a human resources professional and small business owner turned small business adviser. For the past 25 years, she has worked in human resources management. She is a true people person and it shows in her commitment to her clients. She graduated from Eastern

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