Your Team

Meet the Oregon Coast SBDC team!

Your Team

Our staff has decades of experience advising and supporting small businesses on Oregon’s central coast. With broad skill sets and exceptional expertise in organizational development, social media marketing, business planning and more, you’ll find the answers and support you need to help your business thrive in this vibrant market.

  • Dave Price
    Dave PriceDirector
    Dave leads a dedicated team of professionals working to help start, grow and retain businesses in Lincoln County. He is a former publisher of several community newspapers and founded Oregon Coast Today, the coast's leading source of arts, entertainment and outdoor news. Dave also serves as Oregon Coast Community College's public information officer and on the institution's marketing team, creating and placing content on a variety of media, including social media.
  • Talaina King
    Talaina KingProgram Coordinator
    Talaina was born and raised in the PNW; hailing from Washington State. She has had an exploratory career working across many different fields; spanning from floristry, recruitment, biomedical, digital marketing, to supported employment. She specializes in multi-dimensional administrative roles with a focus on employee and client engagement.
  • Leslie Hildula
    Leslie HildulaAdviser
    Leslie Hildula is an experienced consultant, teacher, and business professional with extensive background in the private and public sectors. Along with a Masters in International Management, her strengths include expertise in Lean Systems, entrepreneurism, restaurant and retail store management, both online and brick & mortar.
  • Kelliane Parker
    Kelliane ParkerAdviser
    Kelliane draws on decades of experience as a business owner and instructor of sales, marketing, and operational management to help small businesses start up and grow. She is familiar with the ups and downs that even successful business experience and uses proven strategies to help navigate them.
  • Wendy Ludwig
    Wendy LudwigAdviser
    Currently, Wendy works as an independent personal financial coach and adviser to businesses and non-profit organizations. Prior to 2017, she worked in large multinational companies in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 25 years as a tax and accounting professional. She enjoyed leading teams, solving complex financial problems, and meeting thousands of deadlines. Wendy holds a BS Degree in Accounting from Linfield College, and a California CPA license (currently inactive). She has volunteered in Lincoln County as a tax preparer with AARP’s Tax Aide program and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children. Wendy enjoys music and the arts, hiking and kayaking, reading, and walking her dog, George.

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