Sue Anderson: Currently semi-retired and volunteering

Acquired a diverse knowledge of computer software programs and hardware over years of working directly with all phases of the ever changing technology.  

Worked as a Facilities Manager for a major computer software company.  Facilitated 13 western US offices in acquisitions, new office locations, and day to day management.  Worked with office staff in training and implementing corporate standards.  New office moves were planned out for current staff needs in data, phone’s, and training facilities. Warehousing all overstock furniture was part of setting up and updating newer and remodeled facilities.

A great part of my volunteering, for the last 12 years, is spent on landscape management in a HOA with over 40 acres.  Common areas are throughout this community and are maintained by a professional Landscape company.  I have been fortunate enough to have worked with them on all our projects, plantings, and annual maintenance contracts.

Another passion of my volunteering is currently with the Deschutes Public Library.  I am working with both the Public Internet area of the library and a weekly Computer Lab to help patrons with their devices and software questions.

Last but not least, I am helping out with our local Central Oregon Branch of SCORE in an Administrative capacity.  


Bruce Barrett: Currently Business Consultant since 1995

Commercial Real Estate Broker with Windermere/Central Oregon RE. 15 years in business consulting focusing on strategic planning, business plans and marketing plans. CEO for manufacturing company in the advertising specialties industry with multiple manufacturing plants. Started a nonprofit college for a one year diploma program that was approved by ODE. Co-owner of my own professional training institute in Portland in the real estate, insurance and securities industries. Production engineer for Jantzen, Inc. in their Portland and Vancouver plants, Production manager for Western Trails, a manufacturer in the sporting goods industry.

BS - Business Management, Linfield College (Emphasis in operations management and finance)

MBA - Marylhurst University (Emphasis in marketing)


 Tim Conlon: Currently Working part time and Volunteering

As Founder/Principal for Conlon Consulting Group (1994-2014) provided management counsel for regional economic entities (City of Oakland, Bay Area Regional Technology Alliance), business software and medical devices technology firms, and DOE scientists/engineers.

Focus is on business plan veracity, realistic scalability of sales, costs and NOI. Recruitment of competent management to pair with entrepreneurs, company governance and differentiation of market presence also emphasized.

Experience includes Public Affairs, Business Jounalism, Heavy Industry, and Operations Management.

B.A. Wabash College.  M.A. in Communications, Stanford University

 Tom Counos: Currently Retired, Volunteering

Forty five years experience with small business operations employing less than ten people. All forty five years spent in the automotive service and repair industry. Responsibilities included managing day to day operations, along with marketing, human resources, and inventory control. Educated with a major in accounting, which greatly aided in achieving a profit for every year in business. Built a new location twenty five years before retirement and as a result has knowledge in dealing with banks, DPW's and contractors. Also  served for seventeen years on the local zoning board of appeals in the town where he lived and owned the business. Has been a member of Rotary since 1984 and currently is a member of the Rotary Club of Greater Bend.

BBA- Western New England University


 Alan Durkheimer: Currently Retired, Volunteering

I have a diverse background of experiences during my working career that I can draw from to help you achieve your success.  If I deplete them or feel you may be better suited with another mentor, I will pursue that alternative.  I will be available to you on a long term basis on any terms that might be pragmatic for you. i.e. In person, phone, email or text.  I am retired, so I have no business conflicts or interest.  Don't hesitate to find me or another SCORE Mentor volunteer so that you're well advised and not depleting your resources without a smart game plan in place.

Experience includes:  Purchased, developed and sold property in Boise Idaho. (Personal portfolio over 15 year term.)  Ski Instructor Sun Valley, Id (2006-2009)  Owned and managed Sun Valley Motors, Inc. a Jeep-Chrysler automobile dealership located in Ketchum, Idaho.  President of Coast & General Distributors Inc., 1980-85, a two hundred employee beverage distributorship, with multiple locations in Oregon.  Responsible for Coors brand introduction into state of Oregon in 1984.  Owned and operated Log Built Furniture Co. a retail furniture and accessory business in Ketchum 1976-79.

B.S. Political Science, U of Oregon


John Harris: Currently Retired, Volunteering

Forty-eight years of operating a chain of retail stores in the Northwest carrying a wide variety of hardlines, clothing, food and drugs.  Performed and managed all aspects of retail, including buying, merchandising, marketing, warehousing, trucking, importing, as well as experience in human resources, executive decision-making and commercial real estate and construction.  As a retail executive, interacted with a variety of non-profit organizations, government agencies, large and small manufacturing companies and wholesale distributors.




Clayton Higuchi: Currently Retired, Volunteering

Career experience includes Senior Marketing and Sales Management, Acquisitions Leader, and Manager of Manufacturing including product development and engineering responsibilities. Member of teams that developed and implemented operational efficiencies throughout the U.S. and Canada, leading to lean management initiatives globally. Served as Division Vice President and General Manager in publicly traded international corporations and one privately held corporation.  Other responsibilities included Distribution, Finance, Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Asset Maintenance.

BBA - Idaho State University



 “Wink” Jackson: Working part time, Volunteering

I have been involved in business since the tender age of 5 years old working in my parents retail western store selling, sitting in on buying meetings, going to market shows and stocking shelves.  Our family businesses included 4 stores and 3 manufacturing businesses.  Upon graduation from Oregon State University with a focus in marketing, I began my first career with May Company in corporate retail.  One of the best learning experiences that set the stage for a little risk taking later on.  In a leap of faith, I moved to Japan and became involved in the cycling industry as a professional mountain bike rider.  This led me a position with Cannondale Bicycles in their new office in Japan where I coordinated/created their worldwide race teams, did sales and marketing and some product design.

Upon returning to the US, my husband and I started Zeal Optics in Moab, Utah, in a partnership with a Japan based eyewear manufacturer.  A risky high paced road in the highly competitive eyewear space.  Our brand was authentic as our designs, to meet the needs of athletes.  A niche not served completely by the bigger dominant players in the space.  After 16 years of growing the business and weathering all the storms of the world economy and strong competitors, we were able to pass along our business to capable hands to take it to the next level of growth and success.


Dave Kyle: Currently Semi-Retired, Volunteering

Experience includes a blend of manufacturing, retail and software.  Although management experience has primarily been in financial roles, it includes general manager, owner and other operational capacities in small to medium sized companies.  Counseling skills include team building and negotiation, identifying and solving operational problems, and a hands-on attitude.  

Current Community Activity:  EDCO Stable of Experts, Bend Parks and Recreation weight room volunteer.

Michigan State - Marketing

University of Texas - Accounting with a specialty in tax


Rick LeSage: Currently Working Part-Time, Volunteering

Rick is a highly successful multi brand operational leader specializing in fast casual and full service restaurant brands.  As a Senior Executive he has recruited and developed top-level talent, supervised operations, developed marketing programs resulting in increased sales growth and implemented expense management tactics to improve profitability for the restaurant brands he supervised.

Rick held the positions in the restaurant industry of District Manager, Director of Operations, COO and Vice President of Operations. He was responsible for the development of many brands from construction, FFE, Operations and recruiting both the multi unit and location management teams to operate them.


Marvin May: Currently Retired, Volunteering

VP, Pres., COO, CFO, CEO of several companies in the Forest Products Industry as well as President/CEO of a toy, plastic, and wood component manufacturer and a lift truck dealership. Companies ranged from $3 million to $150 million in sales. Turned three losing companies into profitable enterprises.

BS – Business Administration – University of Oregon

Certified Public Accountant


Ed Murrer: Currently retired.  Volunteering

Ed M spent 40 years as an executive in the Silicon Valley.  He was instrumental in starting and building 9 separate start-ups in a wide variety of technologies from lasers to biometrics to high resolution displays, security software and solar production equipment to name a few.  He has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia and has run groups of several hundred employees.  His expertise is in marketing, business development and strategic planning.  Ed enjoys companies at the very early stages where good business decisions can make the difference between success and failure.

Ed has 5 patents and holds BSME and MSME degrees from Purdue University.



Ed Weiser: Currently Retired, Volunteering for SCORE, Deschutes County Search And Rescue, and Deschutes National Forest

My professional career included 40 years in the Retail and Hospitality industries focusing on Boutique Consulting, operations, and IT with companies of all sizes in North America and the U.K.  I managed stores and groups of stores, led IT departments, consulted for over 50 Fortune 500 clients, integrated acquired businesses, and mentored more than 200 individuals.  Specific skills include strategic planning, P&L discipline, Point of Sale and payment systems, inventory optimization, labor management, technology design & implementation, RFP evaluation, and root cause problem analysis.

My purpose now is to help you achieve yours.

BS – Psychology, DePauw University.  MBA - Illinois State University