2017 Speakers

Kelly Stevens-Malnar

Kelly Stevens-Malnar Statewide Small Business Outreach Coordinator

Kelly Stevens-Malnar is a native Oregonian and has been with the State 15 years.  She currently manages Oregon’s Cooperative Procurement Program and Small Business Programs at the Department of Administrative Services, Office of Procurement Services. Kelly is deeply committed to educational outreach activities that promote governmental contracting opportunities to Oregon small businesses.  She is an […]

Walter Acuna

Walter Acuna Senior Business Lender

Walter is a Senior Business Lender for the Washington Puget Sound region.

John Lamy

John Lamy Senior Consultant, OMEP

John Lamy has over thirty years of experience helping large and small companies grow their businesses.

Rachel Koning

Rachel Koning Social Media & Digital Marketer

A native to Southern Oregon, Rachel’s experience behind the social media curtain spans nearly a decade.

Ruth Miles

Ruth Miles Small Business Advocate, Office of the Secretary of State

Ruth Miles works collaboratively with small businesses, nonprofits, state and local government.

Leo Hull

Leo Hull Financial Advisor, Umpqua Investments

Leo Hull brings 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to his work as a Financial Advisor at Umpqua Investments.

Thomas Knox

Thomas Knox Vice President, People’s Bank of Commerce

Thomas Knox has been doing business loans in Southern Oregon for almost 25 years, with the last 19 years at People’s Bank.

Noland Alston

Noland Alston Business Development Loan Manager

Noland Alston has 34 years of commercial banking experience, mostly in Southern Oregon.

Trever Yarrish

Trever Yarrish

Trever’s passion for creating amazing experiences for other people has led him on some incredible adventures…

Steve Spilker

Steve Spilker GSA Business Counselor, GCAP

Steve Spilker is the Government Contract Assistance Program’s primary GSA Business Counselor.

Brandon Kirkland

Brandon Kirkland Founder of EpicShops.com

Brandon Kirkland is the founder of EpicShops.com and has been business for eight years.

Commissioner Rick Dyer

Commissioner Rick Dyer Jackson County Board of Commissioners

Rick Dyer was elected to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners in November of 2014.

Martin D. Golden

Martin D. Golden Portland District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Martin D. Golden is the District Director for the Portland district of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Lisa Manyon

Lisa Manyon The Business Marketing Architect

Lisa Manyon is The Business Marketing Architect and founder of Write On Creative.

Jim Teece

Jim Teece Small Business Owner

Jim Teece is a local parallel entrepreneur and community leader.

Dorian Corliss

Dorian Corliss RCC SBDC Business Advisor

Dorian Corliss has worked with the SBDC since 2010 as an Small Business Management and Next Level Plan Advisor offering his expertise in financial matters.

Jack Vitacco

Jack Vitacco SBDC Business Adviser and Small Business Management Instructor

Jack Vitacco specializes in business start-up, marketing, sales, distribution, and strategic planning.