Randa Law

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Randa is warm, inviting, and compassionate. She approaches her work methodically and competently. Her process is thoughtful and patient, and she engages others in that process as well.”

Why do you do what you do?

I find satisfaction in knowing that I contribute to the success of others and play a positive part in their journey. My professional life has been about service; working directly with individuals or coordinating teams and programs. At the Oregon SBDC Network, I have the opportunity to support a system that helps people every day.

Bio:

Randa hails from the Midwest, where she grew up in a small community as the eldest of five children. Early work experiences as a car jockey and a donut finisher motivated her to attend college. She graduated from Minnesota State University with degrees in Social Work and Psychology. Her career has included jobs at a county jail, a women’s clinic, and a music marketing company. She has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, a career coach, and the coordinator of a career center. Her experience working with dislocated workers, employers, and workforce development programs has provided her with a multi-faceted perspective of business and workplace issues.

Laura Mediati

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Laura is one of quiet confidence with a high level of perception and insight. She is loyal, positive, passionate and eager to help those around her.”

Why do you do what you do?

I thrive to create a solid understanding of the benefits of collaboration between teams and individuals. I am proud to support the Network office and the centers across Oregon. I live in an amazing supportive community and I love supporting local businesses. It is gratifying seeing business owners succeed with their passions and dreams.

Bio:

Laura has more than 27 years of experience in the banking industry. Her experience includes administrative roles, human resources, technical support, training and development, management and culture keeper. For seven of those years she was a branch manager at a local bank, where she built close and trusting relationships with small businesses and clients in her community.

She provides exceptional customer service, administrative support, event & meeting planning, marketing and special projects, and more. She holds an associates degree in General Studies from Lane Community College and a bachelors of science in Social Behavioral Science from Linfield College.

Nave’ Siegwald

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Navé strives to exceed expectations in everything she does. Her customer service and positive attitude reflect her passion for people.”

Why do you do what you do?

“I love being a part of a network that is in the business of making people’s dreams come true.”

Bio:

Navé has more than 20 years’ experience in administrative offices and has been with the Oregon SBDC Network for more than seven years. She provides critical support to all 19 centers. Navé manages statewide projects, events, vendors, purchasing and supports network accounting. She also provides support for training, development and reporting. And, keeps the network office running and in compliance.

She enjoys spending every chance she gets outdoors with her husband and two children.

Mark Gregory

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Mark is a strong, compassionate leader who understands that great things happen when committed people work together effectively.”

Why do you do what you do?

“I love helping businesses grow and succeed, providing them with the tools that make it happen. As a business owner and former banker in rural Alaska, I’ve seen both the promise and the pain of running a business. I can’t imagine a better job than helping others succeed.”

Bio:

Mark represents the OSBDC Network statewide and nationally with outreach to the Oregon Legislature and U.S. Congress, host colleges, small business, the banking community, and partners.

Mark has more than 20 years of experience with America’s Small Business Development Centers as a regional SBDC director, business adviser, deputy state director and presently as the Oregon SBDC Network’s state director. Prior experience includes eight years as CEO/owner of a popular restaurant chain in Alaska after a successful career in banking. He holds an MBA from the University of Alaska, and a B.A. from Southern Oregon University in addition to an Economic Development Finance Certification from the National Development Council.

Austin Fisher

How do your colleagues describe you?

“He has lots of technical knowledge and is always happy to teach eager learners.”

Why do you do what you do?

I have had a passion for technology since I was a little kid and that has only expanded through the years. I now have the opportunity to combine that passion with the love for my home state and help grow the economy by supporting all 19 Oregon Small Business Development Centers.

Bio

Austin is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon where he obtained a business degree with a concentration in operations and business analytics. While attending school he worked for the Advanced Technology Division at Lane Community College supporting staff and faculty with IT, finance and special projects. He is a native Oregonian from the small town of Pleasant Hill who loves watching sports, coaching, hiking, and photography. He is happy to be a part of the OSBDCN team and excited to see where this next stage in his life takes him.