Joyce Oswald

Joyce has a Bachelors in International Business from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Career and Technical Education from Northern Arizona University and has worked in banking, tax accounting, technology training, business management and academia. Joyce has shown tremendous talent and dedication in providing valuable insights concerning business plans, financial statements, and proposals for commercial finance. Joyce has most recently worked as a professor of business at Tacoma Community College and has taught in colleges and universities in Arizona, Alaska, California and New Mexico.

In addition to her considerable traditional business and academic background, Joyce brings an important new dimension to Kitsap SBDC services. As a long-time Silverdale resident, Joyce brings over three decades of business technical assistance service delivery to business owners and entrepreneurs who find themselves farthest from opportunity.

With her experience working with underserved, rural, Spanish speaking and BIPOC business owners, Joyce will help make the Kitsap SBDC a more inclusive service provider, part of Western’s university-wide commitment to equity, justice and respect for the rights and dignity of others. The WWU Kitsap SBDC welcomes all business owners and is particularly focused on helping entrepreneurs overcome structural barriers to success.