20 years of experience

Academic Background:

  • Law degree, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Master’s degree in Political Science (Public Policy), Western Washington University
  • Master’s degree in Education, Old Dominion University


  • Economic Development
  • Program Development & Management
  • Public Policy
  • Community & Event Organizing
  • Business & Nonprofit Consulting/Project Management
  • Teaching/Training
  • Research/Writing

As the president and founder of Sukol Venture Consulting I take the time to actively listen, offer insights and provide tangible resources that help companies and nonprofits grow. My work stems from my passion for helping others become stewards of the community through innovation and service.

Industry Experience:

  • Manufacturing
  • Startup
  • Nonprofit
  • Service and retail sectors
  • Business districts
  • Policy

Past civic involvement includes board positions on the Youth Crisis Network and League of Minority Voters and spokesperson and volunteer for ESGR (Employer Support for Guard and Reserves). I have over 20 years of volunteer and paid nonprofit experience serving underserved communities, youth, and animals. I have been counseling and organizing small and mid-size businesses and community districts since 2011.
Clients include:  Meta Fab, Inc, Oregon Harbor of Hope, Columbia Freight Systems, and Rock’n Rooms, among other individuals. 
SVC sits on the board of the Electronics Manufacturing Association, is a member of Business for a Better Portland,  and the NAACP, Portland Chapter, and serves as an advisor on the state’s Council of Economic Advisors to the governor.