Your Team

Meet your Klamath Community College SBDC Team!

Your Team

Our team of advisers understands living and doing business in South Central Oregon. We choose to live rural, some of us because of our family roots and others because of the beauty and accessibility of the great outdoors. Our pace of life and doing business here is different. Let our team of experienced advisers serve you!

  • Kathryn Rutledge
    Kathryn RutledgeDirector
    Kat holds a degree in Business/Economics and spent 20 years as a human resources professional. She then ventured into owning her own business. She taught HR, economics and conflict management. She also served for four years as the CFO for a local non-profit. Kat leads the regional entrepreneurship initiative, Klamath IDEA.
  • Wendi Lawson
    Wendi LawsonProgram Assistant
    Wendi is originally from Idaho, but has been an Oregonian since 1991. Having graduated with a BA in Ethnic Studies from Boise State University, her background includes a career in hospitality as well as a career in the non-profit sector helping low income individuals access needed programs.
  • Estella Woodley
    Estella WoodleyAssociate Director
    How do your colleagues describe you? Estella is invaluable to have in my corner. Her way of processing information gives her a unique ability to address tough situations in clear and concise ways. Why do you do what you do? I love being able to

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