Bellingham – Asche Rider

Location: Bellingham
Address: 1616 Cornwall Ave., Ste 119
City: Bellingham
State: WA
Zip Code: 98225
Telephone: (360) 778-1762
Email: sbdc@wwu.edu

WWU SBDC Website

Asche’s business education started in her family’s nursery and floral shop.  Over the past 15 years, Asche has primarily worked in high growth businesses including restaurants, wealth management, and in value added agriculture as the general manager of a cooperative. Each industry was a hands-on, extensive education in the mechanics and challenges of day to day business management.

In her career, Asche has had the opportunity to work on strategy, operations, financial analysis, sales, marketing, food safety, and brand development while holding various leadership roles. She is HACCP certified, and was a key team member in bringing a mobile butcher unit under USDA inspection. Asche has particularly strong analytical skills, and is adept at honing in on root causes in complex situations. Asche joined the SBDC in 2018.

Asche has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Simpson College and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Washington University. She likes limes, getting lost in the woods, and being led from adventure to adventure by her Recreational Activities Director (RAD) mini-poodle mix.”

2019 Economic Impact Sheet – WWU (Bellingham)

 

The Washington Small Business Development Center, hosted by Washington State University, is an accredited member of America's SBDC. Funded in part throurgh a coppperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, institutions of higher education, economic development organizations and other public and private funding partners.