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SBA 504 Loan
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Staff and Board

AEDC Board


Janet DePace, 2000 -- 2024 President

Business Advisor, North Coast Small Business Development Center

Walt Geist, 2014 -- 2024 Vice-President 

AVP American AgCredit 

Larry Oetker, 2020 -- Secretary 

Executive Director Humboldt Bay Harbor and Recreation District 

Michael Proulx, 1983 -- Treasurer 

Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Cal Poly Humboldt 

Mandy Marquez, 2005  Past-President 

Senior AVP Manager, Business Services, Coast Central Credit Union  

Nicole Flora

Nicole Flora, 2024  

Executive Director, Lake County EDC   

Kathy Montagne, 2004

Retired, Executive Director North Coast Children's Services 

Fawn Scheer, 2018

Strategy Consultant, Helianth Partners

Terry Supahan, 2021

Executive Director, True North Organizing Network 

Tina Susmilch, 2003

VP Commercial Loan Underwriting, Redwood Capital Bank 

Amber Wier



Amber Wier, 2024

Project Director, NorCal 4 Health Project 




AEDC Staff


Ross Welch

Executive Director since May 2008


Tracy Taylor 

Finance Director since June 2022 

Brandi Easter 

Office Manager since March 2020 




Loan Department 


Kelli Sterling

Director of Lending since September 1999


Hannah Joy 

Loan Officer and Business Development since February 2022


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Michael Machado

Loan Support Specialist since March 2023



Program Department 


Susan Seaman

Program Director since March 2007


Jade Hoff 

Program Manager since August 2022 




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