Your Team

Meet the Rogue Community College SBDC Staff

Our team of advisers offers a wide range of experience and backgrounds. All of our advisers are former small business owners and appreciate the complexities and day-to-day challenges of operating a business. Our staff is committed to our community and want to help local businesses grow and thrive.

We are here to help you succeed. Please contact us at (541)956-7494

  • Ruth Swain
    Ruth SwainDirector
    Ruth is a small business champion and award-winning marketing and design expert. She has supported entrepreneurs and business growth for more than twenty years. Washington Magazine recognized Ruth for outstanding business marketing.
  • Tim Busald
    Tim BusaldAdviser
    Tim joined the SBDC team in 2012. He advises businesses on leadership, team building, product research and development, sales and marketing, financial analysis, capital formation and operations. He is also the program coordinator and instructor for the Avista Entrepreneurship Program at Rogue Community College. In
  • Dorian Corliss
    Dorian CorlissAdviser
    Dorian has worked with the SBDC since 2010 offering expertise in business finances. He attended Rutgers University at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has been a CEO of three banking institutions in the Pacific Northwest and was instrumental in the formation of two
  • Kenny Houck
    Kenny HouckAdviser
    Kenny is the Business Development Coordinator for the Illinois Valley Business Entrepreneurial Center at the Rogue Community College Kerby Campus. He has nearly 30 years' experience as a sole proprietor and owner of a variety of small businesses. Kenny has been a project manager and
  • David Tally
    David TallyAdviser
    David has been a business adviser with the SBDC since 2010, having formerly worked as a trainer and business counselor for Southern Oregon Women's Access to Credit. David has more than 30 years of marketing and business experience, 20 of which were with an international
  • Deelia Warner
    Deelia WarnerAdviser
    Deelia has been a member of the SBDC's Advisory Council since 2006. For 25 years, Deelia has been involved in banking in Southern Oregon. Her last position was as the Vice President and Relationship Manager at US Bank - Business Banking in Grants Pass, Oregon.

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