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Charles Eason
Sector Navigator

Charles Eason

Statewide Sector Navigator

Phone: 707-863-7846
Email: ceason@cccewd.net


With 20+ years of small business experience, Charles represents the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program as the statewide small business subject matter expert. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Eason was the Director of the Solano College Small Business Development Center. In his various roles over the last twenty years as Small Business Sector Navigator, Small Business Development Center Director, Business Incubator Manager, CEO of OPTEMA Development Corporation, and a former Business Broker, Mr. Eason has provided training and counseling to thousands entrepreneurs.
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Northern Coastal Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Chelsea Hendershot

Deputy Sector Navigator

Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: 530-242-7638
Email: chendershot@shastacollege.edu


 

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Northern Inland Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Chelsea Hendershot

Deputy Sector Navigator

Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: 530-242-7638
Email: chendershot@shastacollege.edu


 

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Greater Sacramento Region

Indria Gillespie

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 530-661-5708
Email: igillesp@yccd.edu

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San Francisco/San Mateo Region

Alex Kramer

Deputy Sector Navigator

Business & Entrepreneurship Center at Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 831-479-6330
Email: alkramer@cabrillo.edu
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Silicon Valley Region

Alex Kramer

Deputy Sector Navigator

Business & Entrepreneurship Center at Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 831-479-6330
Email: alkramer@cabrillo.edu
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Santa Cruz/Monterey Region

Alex Kramer

Deputy Sector Navigator

Business & Entrepreneurship Center at Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 831-479-6330
Email: alkramer@cabrillo.edu
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North Bay Region

Molly Stuart

Deputy Sector Navigator

Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707-256-7255
Email: MStuart@napavalley.edu

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East Bay Region

Molly Stuart

Deputy Sector Navigator

Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707-256-7255
Email: MStuart@napavalley.edu

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Central Valley Region

Lorinda Forrest
Deputy Sector Navigator

Lorinda Forrest

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 209-768-5416
Email: lforrest@deltacollege.edu


Specializing in small business and entrepreneurship for 25+ years, Lorinda serves the Central Valley and Mother Lode Region as the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator for the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program. She is hosted by San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.

Her previous experience as a business start-up consultant and trainer, and business success coach have allowed her to partner with the Small Business Development Center, the Counties of Tuolumne and Mariposa and the City of Sonora, CA to provide business coaching and training services. View a bio for Lorinda »

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Mother Lode Region

Lorinda Forrest
Deputy Sector Navigator

Lorinda Forrest

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 209-768-5416
Email: lforrest@deltacollege.edu


Specializing in small business and entrepreneurship for 25+ years, Lorinda serves the Central Valley and Mother Lode Region as the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator for the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program. She is hosted by San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.

Her previous experience as a business start-up consultant and trainer, and business success coach have allowed her to partner with the Small Business Development Center, the Counties of Tuolumne and Mariposa and the City of Sonora, CA to provide business coaching and training services. View a bio for Lorinda »

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South Central Region

Gayla Jurevich

Deputy Sector Navigator

Business & Entrepreneurship Center at Cuesta College
P.O. Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Phone: 805-546-3188
Email: Gayla_Jurevich@cuesta.edu

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Los Angeles Region



Doris Driver

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 323-953-4000 x1233
Email: driverdr@lacitycollege.edu
SmallBizSector-LA.com


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Orange County Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Elizabeth Arteaga

Deputy Sector Navigator

Business & Entrepreneurship Center
at Rancho Santiago CCD
2323 North Broadway, Suite 201
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: 714-564-5533
Email:Arteaga_Elizabeth@rsccd.edu


 

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Inland Empire/Desert Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 760.954.5334 mobile
Email: lisak.kennedy@vvc.edu

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San Diego/Imperial Region

Joe Molina

Deputy Sector Navigator

Business & Entrepreneurship Center
at Mira Costa College
1 Bernard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: 760-795-8740
Email: jmolina@miracosta.edu

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