Dan Ripke, Director, bio image

Dan Ripke, a native of Northern California, holds a BS in international business, a BA in French, and a master’s studies in business administration from California State University, Chico. He has worked for the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center since 1988, serving as director for the center’s 23-county service region. In this capacity, he provides economic development and planning technical assistance to over 20 percent of the state of California. Dan is a member of the International Economic Development Council, the California Association for Local Economic Development, and the National Association of Development Organizations.

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Jonny Clark, Associate Director of Operations and Technology, bio image

Jonny Clark grew up in different places ranging from Newport, RI to San Diego, CA. Earning an associate of science degree in computer science from Mendocino Community College in the summer of 2005; he earned his bachelor of science degree in management information systems at California State University, Chico (CSUC) in May 2012. Clark started at the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (NECSBDC) in February 2010, and supports the NECSBDC staff with technical issues. Reporting to the assistant director on various IT projects, Clark currently is in charge of providing technical support for the NeoSerra database, Help Desk assistance, and is in charge of producing the monthly NECSBDC newsletter. Clark has gained valuable experience on how computers function in a business environment. Outside of work he likes to fix computers, play video games and spend time with his wife, Alicia. 

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