Diana Tourney

How do your colleagues describe you?

Diana is an accountant who has the expertise to work with startup businesses and sophisticated business accounts. She has counseled more than 100 rancher/farmer/growers and has a passion to help their business.

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy serving small businesses. It’s so rewarding to see a business succeed and having a small part in their future accomplishments by providing strategic advice and counseling.

Bio:

Diana is an experienced accountant and operations professional with leadership through the CFO level. Her experience in rapid-growth start-ups, utilities, mergers and acquisitions, agriculture, customer care, technology, manufacturing, retail and logistics. She enjoys working closely with small businesses to help them start successfully and develop a growth plan that matches their goals and the unique abilities of the owner.

She welcomes the opportunity to serve small business owners from inception through transition. Her classes and no-cost counseling appointments serve construction contractors, farmers & ranchers, businesses experiencing problems, mature businesses seeking to reach the next level or transition. Her strengths in operations, analysis, accounting, human resources, product introductions, employee benefits, marketing and technology are available through the Clackamas SBDC. Let Diana help you envision your future and make it a reality.

Jeff Selby

How do your colleagues describe you?

“If you want an expert point of view on marketing and building a positive, memorable customer experience, see Jeff.”

Why do you do what you do?

“Starting a small business is life-changing. You need guidance and encouragement from people who have stood where you’re standing. I enjoy teaching and advising because when I see my students’ change in attitude, that enthusiastic spark, and the acceptance that, ‘I can do this,’ it’s so emotionally rewarding. I just get a real kick from helping folks gain the confidence to go out on their own to build a life of joy and wealth.”

Bio:

Jeff’s career has taken him from the U.S. Army, to the Walt Disney Company, to the luxury automotive business, to governmental communications. As a marketing veteran and owner of his own creative firm, Jeff applies his media and client relations consulting experience to assist business owners with improving their image and culture. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He is generally available for counseling on Tuesday evenings.

Kathy Nishimoto

How do your colleagues describe you?

Kathy is head strong, organized, and fast!

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy helping clients in our class “Preparing for the CCB Exam”, succeed in passing their exams so that they can apply for their Construction Contractors Board (CCB) license. Many of our students have tried many times to pass this exam, and the class has made a big difference in their lives.

Bio:

I have been working for the Clackamas SBDC for more than 12 years. I was originally introduced to the SBDC when I had started a business with my friend. While starting the business I was hired as a part-time employee and from there I continued to work full time at the SBDC. I am no longer in business but found that working at the SBDC gave me a lot of satisfaction in helping other businesses succeed.

Kathleen Lansing

How do your colleagues describe you?

Kathleen’s passion and appreciation for the arts has made her a very popular counselor for our Art and Entertainment clients

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy working with the arts and entertainment industry, I find their enthusiasm and dedication to their business both fascinating and exhilarating. Their energy and passion makes the counseling that I do never a dull moment! There are so many talented people in the Portland Metropolitan area that it brings ‘life’ to us all!

Bio:

Kathleen is a Small Business Management Program graduate and long-time business owner (Lansing Linoleum) with particular expertise in retail and service business, family business, low-cost marketing and “pre-marketing” (clarifying business goals). Kathleen is generally available for counseling on Thursday afternoons.

Rob Campbell

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Campbell is passionate about helping business owners create joy and wealth”

Why do you do what you do?

I believe that small business enriches our lives and communities, and that we have an opportunity to help business owners create joy and wealth in their businesses. As a Vietnam combat veteran, I am passionate about supporting veterans who want to continue their education to start a new business and help an existing business thrive and grow.

Bio:

In 2011, less than two years after participating in his first “Veterans Mean Business” class, the Small Business Development Center named Rob Campbell as its director. Rob’s leadership, strong expertise in system design, strategic innovation, and market and business development has been a great benefit to the SBDC and their small and large business owners.