Meet Our Team of Volunteers

We are dedicated to helping build stronger businesses in Tuolumne and Calaveras County. 

Some of us are retired and some are still working - running our own small businesses. We are all well seasoned and experienced to help you when you need it!

Ed Mintline - President

I specialize in business start-ups and manufacturing and want to help you and your business succeed.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Business Finance & Accounting

  • Business Strategy & Planning

  • Manufacturing & Product Development

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Business Operations

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Transportation and Warehousing

  • Manufacturing & Mining

  • Consulting, Research and Business Services

Paul Halek  - Vice President

My career involved Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Inventory Control positions in Electronic Component Manufacturing, Distribution and as a Sales Representative. 

Customers who receive accurate and quick service become loyal patrons and my career-long principle and goal have been to have my company/department / myself be 'Easy-To-Work-With'.  Installing process improvements let employees realize their potential while their company’s service levels increase. 

 

Specialties: Achieving & exceeding sales and profit goals; providing customers with rapid response and service; years of customer sales interface.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Business Strategy & Planning

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Business Operations

  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services

  • Manufacturing & Mining

  • Consulting, Research and Business Services

Linda Schooly - Volunteer

I can help improve business performance in marketing and social media.

 

I have worked in the Travel Industry for well over 25 years. But, 11 years ago I decided to open my own travel agency with a partner and we became Let's Go! Travel. We were the first home-based travel agency in Tuolumne County. 

 

During these past 11 years I have had to face the challenges of redefining myself as a Travel Consultant, facing the increasing need to be available in all types of formats (mobile, web, social media) and just meeting the ever-growing small business economic changes. 

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Business Strategy & Planning

  • Business Operations

  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance

  • Recreation and Travel

Howard S. White III - Volunteer

I can help you with developing a business plan, obtaining a loan/financing, marketing/social media, personnel, and more,.to launch and grow your small business.

 

As a PMP-Certified Senior IT and Business Consultant, I have deep experience leading the design, development, implementation, and ongoing support of technical solutions and process re-engineering/improvements. I have been responsible for Information, Communications, and Technology, Systems Development, and large-scale Project and Program Management. I have also held executive board member roles for non-profit organizations. My background, especially in Project Management, has been useful even when applied to small businesses and mom-n-pop shops. 

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Business Finance & Accounting

  • Business Strategy & Planning

  • Intellectual Property

  • Non-Profit

  • Business Operations

  • Technology & IT Services

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance

  • Marketing, Advertising, and Creative Services

  • Technology and Web-Based Services

  • Consulting, Research and Business Services

  • Retail and Wholesale Trade

  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

David Titchenal - Volunteer

I can help you with animation, graphics, Microsoft Office, multimedia, video editing, web design, and general project management. My experience crosses many industries - technology, digital media and marketing, government, music, and auto.

 

I'm a serial entrepreneur. I'm currently running two companies that I founded, Nerdoboy, and We Three Multimedia. Nerdoboy is a company dedicated to helping small to medium businesses with the intelligent application of technology. We Three Multimedia is an advertising and marketing boutique firm. I'm also concurrently a partner in emebaVet, LLC, a company focused on closed-circuit TV shows for veterinary hospitals. Earlier I was a partner in a music store and a concert promotion manager.

 

Throughout my career I have developed broad skills in consulting, project and program management by working with the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, the State Department, the University of California, California State Universities, International shoe and clothing manufacturer, and large real estate firms.

 

I have many personal interests and hobbies. I like to fly planes. I like politics, civic groups, being a foster parent, and being a mentor.

 

If you think I can be of help with your business - contact me and we'll talk. 

 
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Business Strategy & Planning

  • Non-Profit

  • Technology & IT Services

  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Media and Communications

  • Car Repair and Maintenance

  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services

  • Technology and Web-Based Services