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Cindy Brooks

SBDC Certified Business Advisor

Department Economic Development

Cindy is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. She joined the SBDC network in 2017 bringing 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, and entrepreneurship. She is interested in the relationship between local business ecosystems and community resilience. Cindy serves Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties in her business advisor role.

Cindy has experience starting, growing and managing small service-based businesses, new product development and product launch. Cindy has an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Presidio Graduate School. As a student, Cindy instigated an Organizational Change Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital to research and propose an anchor mission, creating a framework through which to address community health upstream. She has volunteered with The Regenerative Business Summit, The Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Social Venture Partners and Element 8 Angel Investors.

Economic development Coworkers

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Director of Finance and Administration

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Director of Latino Business Retention and Expansion

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Director of Leadership Skagit, EDASC Foundation