Julie Knott

Regional Project Manager

jknott@clallam.org​


She brings to the position decades of experience in business management, strategy, and operations in industries such as construction and software development. She is a certified Project Management Professional and a founding member of the North Peninsula PMI Chapter. Her knowledge and skills have been the driving force to build the platform for Emerald Coast Opportunity Zones to bring jobs and housing into the North Olympic Peninsula. Julie is native to the Pacific Northwest and has enjoyed living on the Olympic Peninsula for over 20 years. 





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Counselors all have business experience or special expertise that can be of help to people considering starting up a small business or who are in the process of getting started. They work with you one-on-one as long as needed to determine the economic feasibility of your idea or help you put together a business plan including such key parts as:


Legal structure

Organizational structure

Financial projections

Marketing

Competitive analysis 


The Seattle SCORE Chapter offers *workshops topics in the following areas:


Starting a New Business

Building a Business Plan

Financing Your Business

Starting a Consulting Business

Marketing 101

Seminar on "How to Sell"

Operating a Franchising Business

Keys to Internet Business


Go to www.seattle.score.org or call (206) 553-7320 for more information on dates and costs. Additional help is available from the national SCORE website, www.score.org, which includes counseling vial email, financial templates, business plan outlines and online webinars.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.


Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.


The Olympic Peninsula counselors are part of the Seattle Chapter which has about 70 counselors. If special business counseling is needed, counselors in Seattle can work with you by email, phone or in-person.



Charity Johnson 

Administrative Assistant
cjohnson@clallam.org


She brings to the position decades of experience in business management, event planning, an array of financial background and drives to see our community strive. She has an AAS degree in Management, AAS Accounting degree, and a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning. She also holds a number of insurance and securities licenses.

Colleen McAleer

Executive Director

cmcaleer@clallam.org

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Colleen has decades of experience in executive leadership roles at the county and state level. She previously led the Washington Business Alliance where they successfully championed strong business policies. 


Colleen services as a twice-elected Commissioner at the Port of Port Angeles, the first female Commissioner in the Port's 97-year history. She Previously served as the Port's Director of Business Development. 


Colleen owned and operated a successful commercial real estate company in Clallam County supporting hundreds of businesses, large and small from 2002-2011. Before moving to Sequim, she was a decorated combat veteran who served 10 years in the Army as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot and as a military intelligence officer.