Our Leadership

Duane Fladland

Duane Fladland

State Director

Duane moved to Spokane from Santa Fe, New Mexico where he was the Associate State Director of the NM Small Business Development Center for more than seven years. He has more than 20 years experience with the Small Business Development Center program, serving in various administrative, consultant and management capacities. In addition he has more than 10 years experience as an entrepreneur in agriculture. He is currently a member of the National Association of SBDCs Accreditation Committee, and was a Malcolm Baldrige examiner for Quality New Mexico. He is certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional and recently completed training by the Palladium Group on the Balanced Scorecard. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Sioux Falls College in South Dakota and a certification from the Information Technology Institute in Denver, Colorado as an Information Technology Specialist.

Terry Chambers

Terry Chambers

Associate State Director, Programs

Terry is responsible for all the statewide programs including the International Trade Centers, Intern Research Program, Client Training and the professional development of all Certified Business Advisors (CBAs) and Trade Specialists in the network. He joined the SBDC as a Certified Business Advisor and Center Manager in 2005.
Terry has worked extensively in technology commercialization in high-tech product and program management taking several products to market, and has managed a sales support division, an international service department and other operations departments. He has also been a venture capitalist, owned his own import/export business and currently owns a small manufacturing business. He has taught at the university level and instructed workshops for over 15 years.
Terry holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Boise State University. He is also a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional and Nasbite International Certified Global Business Professional.

Our Staff

Craig F. Abbs

Administrative Manager

Craig joined the Washington SBDC in February of 2018. Craig provides fiscal oversight and comprehensive administrative management. His responsibilities include grants and contracts administration, and he is involved in budget and planning. Craig advises and acts as a contact concerning fiscal and personnel issues relating to the SBDC.

Craig has many years of experience in higher education and non-profit research providing fiscal and administrative oversight including managing grants, budgets and staff. He was most recently a Budget Finance Manager at an applied research center at Washington State University.

Stacey Dacar

Statewide Marketing Coordinator

Stacey joined the WSBDC in December of 2015. She provides marketing and administrative support to Lead Office and the statewide network.

Prior to joining the WSBDC, Stacey’s most recent work was in marketing and advertising. For the past five years she has been working with Comcast Spotlight, first in Spokane and later in Albuquerque as the Marketing Manager. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Management.

Tim Taylor

Intern Research Supervisor

Tim joined the WSBDC in April of 2012. He recruits, trains and works with university student interns to do Market Research. The Research Team provides research services for the WSBDC network, assisting the Certified Business Advisors’ and the International Trade Specialists’ clients gain market intelligence specific to their expansion plans.

Prior to joining the WSBDC, Tim has worked in the Emergency Medical Services field, at General Dynamics-itronix on an R&D engineering team and owned his own retail business, after retiring from 20+ years of government service.

Cindy Doyl

Training Program Coordinator

Cindy joined the WSBDC in February of 2008. She facilitates the state training programs, coordinating events and professional development. She also administers the state web site.

Prior to coming to the Washington network Cindy worked for nine years at the Spokane SBDC supporting the business advisors and the small-business training program in cooperation with the Community Colleges of Spokane.