Wendy Ludwig

How do your colleagues describe you?

Wendy is really curious. She likes to investigate and learn new things. She brings people together and gets things done.

Why do you do what you do?

As a business adviser, I get to meet all kinds of interesting people and investigate a variety of ideas and situations. Helping others succeed is fun.

Bio:

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.

Craig Grant

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Listens well. Cares about clients. Assesses business situations and people with accuracy and insight. Is focused and practical. Applies broad business experience to develop practical, achievable progress and solutions. Empowers others to do better.”

Why do you do what you do?

“It’s gratifying to use my experience and ability to solve problems, teach skills, impart knowledge and help others. I enjoy meeting aspiring entrepreneurs with interesting ideas. I also enjoy helping them to realize a practical path to accomplishing their business goals. The variety of business models and challenges is stimulating. This is fun.”

Bio:

Craig has been advising clients in Lincoln and Tillamook counties for more than 12 years. He brings a wealth of experience from a career in Fortune 100 firms in Chicago, along with a Master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C., in Organizational Development and HR. He has worked with countless clients through all phases of business operations, from business planning to succession, and everything in between.

Dave Price

How do your colleagues describe you?

“He loves supporting coastal entrepreneurs as much as he loves watching the Kansas Jayhawks.”

Why do you do what you do?

“I’m a part of the SBDC family because I discovered the value of our services as a client, in the crucible that was the Great Recession. Our coastal business benefited greatly from the SBDC and I am honored to be able to pay it forward. Also, the benefits run both ways; there’s an undeniable charge you get by working with passionate entrepreneurs and risk-takers. Like many in the Oregon SBDC Network, I feed on that energy.”

Bio:

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.