Small Business Development Center

Meet your Team of Advisors

Debbie Caterson

Debbie CatersonBachelor of Science in Business Management, Linfield College.

Owner of Inspiration Mixes and Starwatch Corp.

Areas of advising: small business finance, SBA Lending, writing business plans.

Norm Risorto

Norm RisortoBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University MBA Certificate, Tulane University.

Past Owner, H & H Market, Dayton,OH

Area of advising: small business improvements, government contracts.

Gale Peterson

Gale PetersonMore than 20 years experience teaching/advising on QuickBooks software

Experience as business owner

Area of advising: QuickBooks software

Sam Gross

Sam GrossBachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Oregon

MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College

Owner of pizzeria in Roseburg

Area of advising: business plans, social media marketing

Greg Henderson

Greg HendersonBachelor of Science in Urban Geography from University of Oregon

Experience in the credit/banking industry since 1971

Area of advising: business plans, financial data analysis, and business loan preparation assistance

Charlotte Herbert

Charlotte HerbertMasters in Business Administration from University of Oregon

Retired UCC business instructor

Personal experience as business owner

Area of advising: business startup, finance, business plans, book/record keeping

Robert Hillis

Robert HillisBachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington State University

Experience as a business owner and/or manager for construction firm, sportswear company, and self storage business

Past owner of Baskin Robbins franchise

Area of advising: accounting, business plans, manufacturing, retail, franchising, contracting