Oxford Hills SCORE is the local chapter of a large national organization offering free and confidential business advice. Locally we have 20+ business mentors from a wide variety of business backgrounds and with many years of business experience.Our business mentors can help with assessing an idea, developing a business plan, finding funding and growing a business.

Meet Our Mentors - How We Help Clients

Our Mentor List (click names for details!)

  • Joseph Balchunas - Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Consulting
  • Mary Ann Brown - Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
  • Harrison Burns - Start-ups, Marketing, Human Resources, Project Management, Government Contracting
  • Glenn Davis - Start-ups, Management & Finance, Marketing, Tax, Service Businesses, Human Resources
  • Rebecca Dowse - Consulting, Government Contracting, International Trade, Nonprofit Organizations
  • John Huffman - Start-ups, Service Businesses, Human Resources
  • Phillip Jackson - Start-ups, Management & Finance, Tax
  • George Kimball - Start-ups, Management & Finance, Marketing, Franchising
  • Kathleen Laplante - Start-ups, Management & Finance, Human Resources
  • Richard Maynard - Business Strategy, Technology, Nonprofits
  • Gerry Nelson - Marketing, Start-ups, Management & Finance, Human Resources
  • Barry Patrie - Start-ups, Management & Finance, Tax 
  • Tiffany Payton - Business Strategy, Nonprofits, Marketing 
  • Charles Peabody - Marketing, Human Resources, International Trade
  • Patricia Peabody - Start-ups, Management & Finance, Tax, Service Businesses, Human Resources
  • Walter Riseman - Start-ups, Management & Finance, Service Businesses
  • Jeff Sutton - Operations, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Consulting
  • Roland Sutton - Business Strategy and Planning, Sales
  • Steve Veazey - Start-ups, Management & Finance, Marketing, Tax, Service Businesses

Our Mentor List

Joseph BalchunasJoseph Balchunas -Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Consulting
Professional Skills - Business Plans and Operations; Government Procurements; Financing; SBA and State Government Loan Programs
Education - MBA, Southern New Hamphire University

Mary Ann BrownMary Ann Brown -Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
Professional Skills - Banking; Lending
Education - Certified through American Institute of Banking

Harrison BurnsHarrison Burns -Start-up basics, strategy & planning, marketing plans, recordkeeping, organizational development, employee development, government contracting
Professional Skills - Construction and Engineering; Project Supervision
Education - Civil Engineering, BS, University of Maine

Glenn DavisGlenn Davis -Start-up basics, strategy & planning, operations, inventory management, market analysis, recordkeeping, estimated tax payments, nonprofit organization, customer relations, organizational development
Professional Skills - Small Business Ownership; Education; Management; Accounting
Education - Accounting/Business Administration, BA; Business Education, MA

Rebecca DowseRebecca Dowse -Consulting, Research and Business Services; Government Contracting; International Trade; Nonprofit Organizations
Professional Skills - Contract negotiation; Financial planning; Strategic planning; Marketing
Education - Business Administration, BA, Northeastern University; Business Administration, MBA, Boston University

John HuffmanJohn Huffman - Start-up basics, strategy & planning, cash flow projections, nonprofit organization, organizational development, HR
Professional Skills - Business Finance and Accounting; Business Operations
Education - Bachelors Degree in Education, Michigan State University; Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University; Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University; Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University

Phillip JacksonPhillip Jackson - Strategy and planning, cash flow projections, tax help resources, exits
Professional Skills - Business Finance; Accounting
Education - Business Education, Bliss College

George KimballGeorge Kimball - Start-up basics, marketing analysis, franchising
Professional Skills - Business Strategy and Planning; Accounting
Education - BS, University of Maine, Orono

Kathleen LaplanteKathleen Laplante -Start-up basics, cash flow projections, financing, strategy & planning, business management, recordkeeping, customer relations, communications
Professional Skills - Business Operations; Sales; Public Relations
Education - BS, Lesley College; University of Southern Maine

Richard MaynardRichard Maynard - Consulting, Research and Business Services; Educational Services; Government Contracting; International Trade; Nonprofit Organizations; Technology and Web-Based Services
Professional Skills - Business Strategy and Planning; Technology and IT Services
Education - Industrial Management, BS, Illinois Institute of Technology

Gerry NelsonGerry Nelson - Start-up basics, operations, business management, cash flow projections, purchasing, marketing plans, sales, market analysis, product development, customer relations, employee training, employee development
Professional Skills - Business Operations; Marketing, Sales, and Public Relations
Education - SUNY Plattsburgh; Western New England College; University of Maine

Barry PatrieBarry Patrie - Start-up basics, financing, operations, business management, cash flow projections, record keeping
Professional Skills  - Program Management; Government Regulations; Strategy and planning
Education - BS Civil Engineering, University of Maine; MS Environmental Engineering, University of Maine

Tiffany PaytonTiffany Payton - Business Strategy, Nonprofits, Marketing
Professional Skills - Agriculture and Farming; Consulting; Retail and Wholesale Trade
Education - Equine Business Administration and Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing, BS, University of Louisville

Charles PeabodyCharles Peabody - Market analysis, customer relations, mergers and acquisitions, international trade
Professional Skills - Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations; Business Strategy and Planning; Distribution
Education - History, BA; Finance and Marketing, MBA

Patricia PeabodyPatricia Peabody - Start-up basics, cash flow projections, inventory management, recordkeeping, HR, nonprofit accounting and reporting
Professional Skills - Accounting; Business Operations; Cash management
Education - BA, Psychology, University of New Hampshire; BS, Accounting, Westbrook College; MA, Library Science, University of Chicago; CPA, Maine

Walter RisemanWalter Riseman - Start-up basics, cash flow projections, financing, accounting, QuickBooks, nonprofit organization; nonprofit accounting & reporting
Professional Skills - Small Business Owner; Budgeting, Financial Analysis and Planning for Growth; Government Regulations; Business Operations
Education - Business Administration, BA, Babson College

Jeff SuttonJeff Sutton - Manufacturing
Professional Skills - Business Operations; Sales & Marketing; Consulting
Education - BS, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ronald SuttonRonald Sutton - Manufacturing
Professional Skills - Business Operations; Business Strategy and Planning; Sales; Marketing and Public Relations

Steve VeazeySteve Veazey - Start-up basics, accounting, QuickBooks, business management, cash flow projections, marketing plans, social media strategy, recordkeeping, estimated payments, tax help resources, legal services
Professional Skills - Budgeting, Financial Analysis and Planning for Growth; Marketing; Business Operations; Business Strategy and Planning
Education - BS, Cornell University; MBA, Cornell University; CPA New York