We’re excited to introduce our new, newer, and newest team members to the Kansas SBDC team!
Jill Cook | administrative coordinator for the Kansas SBDC at ESU
Jill has a Bachelor of Science in Information Resource Studies from ESU and has been with the team since October 2013. Jill enjoys the process of seeking answers to questions that arise through a number of circumstances. She especially enjoys helping others success and meet their goals. That’s her focus in her role at the Kansas SBDC. And, she’s kind of a big deal (a la Anchorman, the movie).
Megan Grapengater | assistant director for the Kansas SBDC at GCCC
Megan has a business degree from KSU with an emphasis in Marketing. She brought her previous experience in banking with her to the Kansas SBDC in November 2013. She enjoys helping small businesses with creative ways to market their business and developing new ideas to help run their businesses more efficiently.
Cris Millard | administrative specialist with the Kansas SBDC at WU
Cris brings a background of small business ownership to the team when she came aboard in April 2014. She owns Mineral Springs Lure Company Manufacturing and is currently in the process of selling the second half of the business. As a previous client of the Kansas SBDC, she believes strongly in the network. She enjoyed the process of building her business and believes that through educational seminars, business planning, and marketing along with financial help, businesses will be able to meet and exceed their goals. She is excited to help other businesses start and grow to their new potential.
Allie Kastens | business consultant for the Kansas SBDC at FHSU in Bird City
She has a Bachelors in Business Management from FHSU and has been with the team since May 2014. She has previous experience as the manager of a Kansas-based law firm where she worked with employer tax reports and bookkeeping. She believes that Northwest Kansas IS small business. Small businesses are a VITAL part of our communities and wants to help them succeed.