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Staff and Board

AEDC Board


Mandy Marquez, 2005  President 

Senior AVP Manager, Business Services, Coast Central Credit Union  


Janet DePace, 2000 -- Vice-President

Business Advisor, North Coast Small Business Development Center


Larry Oetker, 2020 -- Secretary 

Executive Director Humboldt Bay Harbor and Recreation District 


Michael Proulx, 1983 -- Treasurer 

Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Cal Poly Humboldt 

Walt Geist, 2014

AVP American AgCredit 


Kathy Montagne, 2004

Retired, Executive Director North Coast Children's Services 

Fawn Scheer, 2018

Strategy Consultant, Helianth Partners LLC





Terry Supahan, 2021

Executive Director, True North Organizing Network 


Tina Susmilch, 2003

VP Commercial Loan Underwriting, Redwood Capital Bank 






AEDC Staff


Ross Welch

Executive Director since May 2008


Tracy Taylor 

Finance Director since June 2022 

Brandi Easter 

Office Manager since March 2020 




Loan Department 


Kelli Sterling

Director of Lending since September 1999


Hannah Joy 

Loan Officer and Business Development since February 2022


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Michael Machado

Loan Support Specialist since March 2023



Program Department 


Susan Seaman

Program Director since March 2007


Kelly Dunne

Redwood Region RISE Admin Assistant sinc Nov. 2023    


Jade Hoff 

Program Manager since August 2022 




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