With a background as an optician dating back to his teenage years in his home country of England, Andrew Bruce is highly skilled in the industry and is honored to be a Master Optician. The Optician ABO Test Prep course that he instructs will be his first with Portland Community College. Continue reading to learn more about his experience and passion.
With over 35 years of professional banking experience under his belt, Harlan Barcus began his work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center and Oregon Small Business Development Center Network Capital Access Team in October 2019.
Earlier this year PCC employees Stacy Bone (Institute for Health Professionals) and Ginny Jorgensen (Integrated Community Dental Assisting Instructor) traveled to China with A-dec, a leading dental equipment manufacturer located in Newberg, Oregon. Bone said her goal was to help educate and encourage dentists to utilize the benefits of having a dental assistants working chair-side, a practice that isn’t yet common in China. Bone and Jorgensen connected with Chinese audiences and shared best practices during demonstrations for prospective dental assistants.
Jackie Babicky-Peterson has been with Portland Community College since 2001. With a well-versed background, Jackie teaches the Business Design Series for PCC's Small Business Design Center. Keep reading to learn more about the program.
With a strong background in Community Development and Financing of Public Improvement Projects, Oscar Novelo brings his talents to the Oregon SBDC Capital Access Team. This is his story
With a deep background in the wine industry, professional education in agriculture and business, and experience as a food researcher, Jill Beaman came to lead the Getting Your Recipe to Market Program at the PCC SBDC 7 years ago. This is her story.
What do Brazi Bites, Seely Mint, A Better Bean Co, Pozole to the People, and Driftwest Water Kefir have in common? They are all graduates of the PCC Small Business Development Center Getting Your Recipe to Market program (GYRM).
Carmen Ripley Wilson approached the PCC Small Business Development Center seeking help with her new retail business. She was going through a career shift, having spent 15-years working as a naturopathic doctor. Combining her passion for small business retail with an emphasis on sustainability, Carmen came up with the idea for Beanstalk Children's Store.
Hannah Kullberg began her work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center in March of 2019. She is an advisor in the Getting Your Recipe to Market (GYRM) Program. This is her story.
Patrick and Melodie Ethel-King, owners of New Horizons Wellness Services
New Horizons Wellness Services, for many years existed as Dr. Patrick Ethel-King’s successful mental health private practice. Starting in 2012, Melodie began to work within the clinic to expand the services provided with a combination of physical and mental health treatments. They have a unique, multidisciplinary wellness approach that includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology and counseling, psychological evaluations, social skills development groups, and summer camps. This is their story.