Job Title: Instructor of Entrepreneurship, retired
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
For the past two years, I have worked with international bridge MBA students, primarily from China. My objective has been to help them better understand the culture, constraints and concerns they can encounter as they journey toward receiving their degree and what they will do with this advanced diploma. It involves goal setting, communication, leadership skills and managing their knowledge in a positive fashion.
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
I have found it works best to meet at Seattle University after the student has a class.
I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the conversation, having worked in manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations, as both an executive and as an entrepreneur who started their own business.