Holding an MS Ed. degree from University of Oregon, Christopher spent over 15 years working in higher education administration before venturing out into the world of small business ownership. Alongside his professional career, he has served on a number of not-for-profit boards as a way to become more fully involved in the communities in which he’s lived. Christopher’s extensive international experiences, including studying, working and living abroad, help foster his appreciation for working with people from widely different backgrounds and experiences. Christopher’s professional interests include constant process improvement, continuing education, policy making and business operations. He highly values the impact that small and local businesses have on shaping the character of the community and is eager to help support aspiring and seasoned businesses succeed in every way possible.
Diane has served as a business advisor and instructor for the SBDC since 2006. As the owner of Consumer Health Research, Inc., for over 27 years, Diane brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to the SBDC. In particular, Diane serves as lead instructor for our Small Business Management program.
Diane has degrees in business administration, education and hospitality management, having studied at Widener University, Rowan State University and San Diego Community College.
Outside of the office, Diane enjoys bike riding, snow skiing, Yoga and keeping up with her two adult children.
Areas of advising: Start-ups, business expansion, acquisitions, negotiation, operational planning and marketing.
Doug has over 35 years of experience managing people. He spent 10 years working in management in the supply chain industry. He then spent 25 years owning and operating multiple franchise locations in the restaurant industry, starting with one unit and expanding to seven over time. In addition, Doug also has bought, sold, and managed real estate for over 45 years.
Areas of advising: Start-ups, business expansion, acquisitions, construction contractors board.
These days, Justin’s main job is managing Umpqua Technology Nexus; a tech company that performs a variety of services for today’s businesses. A year or so ago, he came to the SBDC as a business client. He was hired as a business advisor due to his talents in information technology. He now teaches business owners how to use social media and online marketing in order to get a better return on their marketing dollar investments.
Justin Deedon is a UCC Information Technology alumni who dedicates his entrepreneurial endeavors to bringing the full power of technology to Douglas County. He has worked on projects from data center development to low-cost IT support solutions for those in need. He continues his dedication to this cause by assisting SBDC clients in the areas of online marketing presence and system developments to demystify the difficult field of technology.
More than 20 years experience teaching/advising on QuickBooks software.
Experience as business owner.
Area of advising: QuickBooks software.
Administrative Program Coordinator
Originally from Taiwan, Doris made the United States her home in November 2013. Doris has extensive experience in teaching, recruiting, consulting, team building, and customer service across Taiwan, Singapore, and the United States. Before joining the UCC SBDC, Doris managed international student admissions and scholarships on Lane Community College’s Admissions & Recruitment team. She is also a co-owner, along with her husband and two others, of a local gift shop called “The People’s Goods,” located in downtown Roseburg. Doris and her business partners foster community bonds by connecting over 110 local vendors and artists with area residents and visitors. Her vision revolves around inspiring people to embrace the importance of shopping locally, supporting small businesses, and contributing to the growth of the local micro-economy system. Doris also leads workshops in the community aimed at helping others expand their goals and skills.