Jeff Nicol is the new Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center at Columbia Gorge Community College. He follows Mary Merrill, who is retiring after a decade on the job and moving into consulting work. Nicol is originally from Northern California, and worked in Silicon Valley for a number of firms, including Intel. That led to a move to Oregon in the Portland area. More recently, he and his wife have been living in Hood River for the past six years, where he’s been involved with several start-up firms in the area. You can hear our interview with him by clicking on the grey podcast button below.