Job Title: Former Director of Entrepreneurial Training
Company: Kitsap Community Resources (Retired)
Industry: International commerce
Mentor Since: Fall 2016
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students, Bridge MBA Students
Instructor of Entrepreneurship (2006-14): Assist aspiring Entrepreneurs in starting & expanding their businesses.
Business Owner (1985-05): Entrepreneur & owner of wholesale & retail business
Fishing Industry & related (1977-85): Operations Mngr, Controller, Corp Treasurer
Gonzaga University (1976): MBA and MLS
University of Portland (1970): BA
Mentoring Objectives & Scope
Goal will be to assist students in gaining leadership skills and how to make right choices in their career path. Encourage student directed-topics in finance, leadership development, marketing, entrepreneurship, understanding corporate cultures, resume reviews and goal setting. I am retired so I cannot offer company visits, but I have a lifetime of experience in various fields and can assist the mentee in making job choice decisions.
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
Flexible but prefer early evening meetings at local coffee shop on campus or nearby. I am also available to mentor Bridge MBA students and International Students.
International Involvement includes teaching business and economics in Russia and foreign countries; prior mentoring and coaching experience with foreign students. Civic Involvement includes Credit Union Board, chair of local main street revitalization project.