Jeff Owsley's roots in small business and the San Luis Valley go back several generations, making him a dedicated and insightful director for the San Luis Valley Small Business Development Center.
Owsley's small business experience includes helping to launch a regional franchise in Colorado and Wyoming and a high tech start-up in Colorado Springs. He was a market manager for more than 30 retail stores in 13 counties in Colorado and consulted with hundreds of businesses in advertising through the Valley Courier and the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Owsley spent five years in a rural area of Albania just after the fall of communism, where he advised three levels of government on the transition to the free enterprise system and helped dozens of Albanians start small businesses.
Before joining the San Luis Valley SBDC, Owsley was the director of La Puente Enterprises, where he supervised numerous small businesses and helped to found an initiative for individuals to start micro-enterprises in the San Luis Valley.
Owsley is a graduate of Adams State University’s business program with a concentration in marketing and a masters degree in cross cultural work. His education helped him to launch a career that has been balanced between business and non-profit management.