Danise Brakeman

How do your colleagues describe you?

Danise’s professionalism and honesty have been an asset to the business community. She is knowledgeable and possesses clear communication skills that would be a benefit to any business looking to the SBDC for assistance.

Why do you do what you do?

I have always been a visionary. Seeing what could be and taking steps to make it happen is exhilarating. As a business owner myself, I understand the difficulties involved with owning a small business. Coming alongside other business owners to offer hope, encouragement, and resources to help them be successful is rewarding for me, for them, and for the Klamath Falls community.


Danise worked for over 20 years as a city recorder/administrator before starting her own bookkeeping business where she provided bookkeeping and payroll services to several small businesses in the Klamath Falls area. Danise founded and serves as president of Bonanza Cares, Inc. She also currently serves on the board of the Bonanza Ambulance Service and Rural Klamath Connects and is a member of the Bonanza Lion’s Club and the Klamath County Road Advisory Committee. Danise joins the Klamath Community College SBDC as a Business Adviser and instructor and is eager to share her wide-ranging years of knowledge and financial skills with Klamath and Lake Counties.