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Paula Sheppard Paula Sheppard
Chief Executive Officer
Started with NLOWE in October 2004

Fun Fact:
Paula has always been an independent person, she even registered herself for Kindergarten!

Business Tip:
"Don’t be afraid to ask for help! You are not expected to know everything about everything. There are many organizations (like NLOWE) that specialize in assisting entrepreneurs."

Phone: 709.754.5658
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11 
Fax: 709.754.0079
E-mail: psheppard@nlowe.org

Suzanne Fogwill Suzanne Fogwill
Chief Operating Officer
Started with NLOWE in July 2016

Fun Fact:
Suzanne has a very adventurous spirit and went bungee jumping at the age of 14, sky diving at 16, and most recently zip lined across the gator pits in Florida. She is always looking for an adventure/challenge and is planning on trying out rock climbing next summer!

Business Tip:
"Networking is not about collecting contacts! Networking is about making relationships."

Phone: 709.754.4761
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11 
Fax: 709.754.7016
E-mail: sfogwill@nlowe.org

Nicole Bruce Nicole Bruce
Business Start-up Advisor, Avalon
Started with NLOWE in August 2016

Fun Fact:
Nicole has played hockey and rowed for years! She loves a challenge and thoroughly enjoys motivating others to chase their dreams!

Business Tip:
"A plan is just a thought until you write it down! Take the time to work on your business plan. Let it organize your thoughts and dreams into a realistic, successful, business goal that will benefit you for years to come."

Phone: 709.754.5538
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
Fax: 709.754.0079
E-mail: nbruce@nlowe.org

Denise Cornick Denise Cornick
Business Growth Advisor, Avalon
Started with NLOWE in June 2016

Fun Fact:
When Denise lived in Montreal, Leonard Cohen was her neighbor. One Sunday morning, she found herself drinking coffee in the park while he ate ice cream in his bedroom slippers right next to her!

Business Tip:
"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great achievements."

Phone: 709.754.5396
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
Fax: 709.754.0079
E-mail: dcornick@nlowe.org

Colette Crosbie Colette Crosbie
Business Start-up Advisor, Eastern
Started with NLOWE in August 2001

Fun Fact:
Colette loves to snowmobile with her family; the scenery is spectacular and a good "boil-up" always makes the trip.

Business Tip:
"Know what you love; contract out what you don't."

Phone: 709.786.6408
Toll-free: 1.866.786.6408
Fax: 709.786.6801
E-mail: ccrosbie@nlowe.org

Paula Flood Paula Flood
Business Growth Advisor, Eastern
Started with NLOWE in March 1997

Fun Fact:
Paula currently rides a Harley Davidson Road King, earning her the nickname 'Road Queen'.

Business Tip:
"Commit to excelling at customer service."

Phone: 709.759.3777
Toll-free: 1.866.759.3777
Fax: 709.368.6757
E-mail: pflood@nlowe.org

Kristy Martell Kristy Martell
Director of Programming & Events
Started with NLOWE in January 2010

Fun Fact:
Kristy loves to cook, but she is a 60-40 girl when it comes to following recipes -- 60% follow the steps, 40% improvise. Sometimes she's successful, sometimes not so much.

Business Tip:
"Foster your self-confidence, it's key to success! If you can't be confident in your abilities and proud of your accomplishments, no one will be."

Phone: 709.690.1734
Fax: 709.754.7016
E-mail: kmartell@nlowe.org

Carla May Carla May
Business Start-up Advisor, Western
Started with NLOWE in September 2016

Fun Fact:
Carla's very first summer job was working for her brothers at their hot dog stand enterprise when she was 14 years old.

Business Tip:
"Take every opportunity to meet and network with other business owners to share challenges and successes, together we’re better."

Phone: 709.632.5122
Toll-free: 1.877.632.1205
Fax: 709.634.4403
E-mail: cmay@nlowe.org

Jenny Mercer Jenny Mercer
Business Start-up Advisor, Central
Started with NLOWE in October 2016

Fun Fact:
Jenny enjoys exploring our province on her weekends off and capturing scenic pictures of all the beautiful spots it has to offer.

Business Tip:
"When you are exploring the idea of starting a business, make sure you are passionate about it. Passion creates motivation and empowers goal-setting."

Phone: 709.489.0218
Toll-free: 1.888.489.0218
Fax: 709.489.5315
E-mail: jmercer@nlowe.org

Betty Morris Betty Morris
Business Start-up Advisor, Labrador
Started with NLOWE in August 2015 

Fun Fact: 
Betty enjoys the outdoors, going to the cabin, fishing and berry picking.  Betty loves berry picking so much that she has even carried her baby in his car seat (with a fly screen over it) up into the hills to pick berries while the baby slept.

Business Tip:
“If you dream about starting your own business doing something that you love, then go for it.  Live your dream and have no regrets.”       
  

Phone: 709.960.1095
Toll-free: 1.888.896.8494
Fax: 709.960.0612
E-mail: bmorris@nlowe.org

Judy Raske Judy Raske
Office Manager
Started with NLOWE in March 1998

Fun Fact:
Judy loves to scrapbook and saves everything from her trips for her albums, including a hot dog wrapper from the San Francisco 49ers.

Business Tip:
"Keep your business information up-to-date online and in any membership directories in which you are listed so you don't miss out on potential business opportunities."

Phone: 709.754.5326
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
Fax: 709.754.5003
E-mail: jraske@nlowe.org

Julieanne Reddy Julieanne Reddy
Director of Marketing & Communications
Started with NLOWE in July 2012

Fun Fact:
Julieanne is a kid at heart. From the ages of 25 to 29, she hosted themed birthday parties for herself based on a children’s book, movie, or game. Now she throws these over-the-top birthday parties for her little boy!

Business Tip:
"Your branding is often your business' first impression to potential customers. Like it or not, your customers will judge you based on the professionalism of your brand. Don't miss your chance to make the right first impression."

Phone: 709.754-5455
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
Fax: 709.754.0079
E-mail: jreddy@nlowe.org

Betsy Saunders Betsy Saunders
Business Growth Advisor, Eastern/Central
Started with NLOWE in January 2011

Fun Fact:
Betsy is an avid gardener and recently started her first "onion and garlic" garden. She can't wait to cook up a nice dinner with what she has grown.

Business Tip:
"Use the people around you; build your networks and relationships. If you have a question then ask; if you don't know something then say 'I don't know', because someone has that answer for you."

Phone: 709.533.9486
Toll-free: 1.888.533.9486
Fax: 709.533.9487
E-mail: bsaunders@nlowe.org

Marvella Wells Marvella Wells
Business Growth Advisor, Western & Labrador
Started with NLOWE in March 2002

Fun Fact:
Marvella is a proud owner of at least 100 pairs of shoes and jokingly states the one of her joys of working with women entrepreneurs is getting to see all the fabulous shoes!

Business Tip:
"Be adaptable, be different, and embrace change.  The 'why not?' thinkers are the industry leaders so don't be afraid to stand out front."

Phone: 709.632.5069
Toll-free: 1.866.632.5069
Fax: 709.632.5130
E-mail: mwells@nlowe.org

Deborah Youden Deborah Youden
Export Consultant (Contracted)
Started with NLOWE in 2001


Fun Fact:
Deborah loves playing tennis and hopes that one day she will get to Wimbledon...as a spectator.

Business Tip:
"Be open to the world but stay concentrated on your business niche."

Phone: 709.754.4272
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11 
Fax: 709.754.0079
E-mail: dyouden@nlowe.org

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