Israel Ayala Guevara is the Loan Fund Manager for Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD). Israel brings more than six years of experience working as a small business counselor for Oregon’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at Columbia Gorge Community College. He also provided support for the SBDC at Clatsop Community College and Blue Mountain Community College. Residing in The Dalles since 1997, Israel has seen the area develop and grow.
In 2009, Israel was approved for a MCEDD loan for his own start-up. Israel brings his skills to MCEDD with the perspective of a business owner and has a passion for helping others with their business development. Israel is also fluent in Spanish, which has expanded MCEDD’s ability to provide support to entrepreneurs in the region in both English and in Spanish.