Wendi Lawson

How do your colleagues describe you?

Wendi has a positive spirit and is a cheerleader for those around her.

Why do you do what you do?

I love to help, encourage and celebrate the successes of my fellow community members. As a child from a small business family I saw the struggles that a small rural agricultural business had while starting up. I am happy to be working with SBDC to make sure others don’t have as many road blocks to their success. I want to help make a difference in our community.


Wendi is originally from Idaho, but has been an Oregonian since 1991. Having graduated with a BA in Ethnic Studies from Boise State University, her background includes a career in hospitality as well as a career in the non-profit sector helping low income individuals access needed programs. Wendi assists with day-to-day operations of the Center, providing administrative support to SBDC director, staff and instructors. She also takes care of the behind the scenes work to keep our workshops and Center running smoothly. Wendi also enjoys reading, baking, gardening, spending time with family, and walking her two German Shepherds.