Patti Norris

How do your colleagues describe you?

“She is someone who cares deeply about her clients and community, and can discuss topics from marketing to QuickBooks.”

Why do you do what you do?

“I help my clients make the scary, overwhelming job of running a business more manageable. I help them understand the ‘big picture’ while putting tools and resources in place to manage the details. I am passionate about empowering individuals to make themselves, their organizations and their communities more successful than they ever thought possible. I love turning an ‘I can’t’ into an ‘I can’ and creating synergistic connections for clients and others in their community.”


Patti has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She teaches classes for the COCC Business Department and has her own consulting business. In addition to working with the SBDC over the years, Patti also serves on various boards in Crook County.

Patti grew up in Southern California and spent many years in the high tech world of Silicon Valley. She moved to Central Oregon to have a beautiful, less hectic environment to live in and a friendly community in which to raise her family.