Kevin Leahy

CEDR Director

Kevin Leahy is the executive director of Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) and Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center (CCC SBDC). Both are headquartered at the Clatsop Community College South County Campus in Seaside, Oregon.  Kevin has served as the Executive Director of CEDR and the CCC SBDC since 2011.

In 2015, the CCC SBDC was awarded the Small Business Administration (SBA) District 10 award for "Excellence and Innovation" for the four state region of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Kevin was the owner of a retail store and partner in a national franchise organization in Southern California before his current position. Previously, he served for many years as a Vice-President/Divisional Merchandise Manager with May Department Stores/Macy's in Portland and Los Angeles.

Kevin graduated from Astoria High School, attended Clatsop Community College and graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration, with concentration in management. He is a fourth generation resident of Astoria. His family has lived continuously in Clatsop County since 1879.

Kevin and his wife Karen have three adult children, Meaghan, Sean (fiance' Cambry), and Kelley, 

David Reid

David Reid is the lead business advisor for the Small Business Development Center.

A graduate of Arizona State University with a B.A. in business marketing, David has 30+ years sales management, sales, and marketing experience, in large and small companies and in self-employment.

David brings leadership experience in business and civic organizations. Since 2000 David has been a licensed insurance agent representing Aflac and he and his wife Lisa own and operate Lucy’s Books in downtown Astoria.

Jorge Gutierrez

Business Advisor

Jorge Gutierrez is a business advisor for the Small Business Development Center. Born in Mexico and raised in Southern California, Jorge attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he graduated with a B.A. in Government & Legal Studies and a Minor in Spanish.

Prior to joining the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council as Executive Director, Jorge lived in Los Angeles, where he worked in the entertainment industry focusing on business and legal affairs. He is also on the Board of Contributors for the Daily Astorian.


Tammy Lambert

Office Manager

Tammy Lambert is the Office Manager and Program Assistant for Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) as well as Clatsop Community College’s South County Small Business Development Center in Seaside, Oregon.

Originally hired in 2001, Tammy has worked as a full-time employee within Student Services for Clatsop Community College, and for the departments of Admissions, Registration, Cashiering, and Financial Aid. She is a Clatsop Community College graduate, and as an employee has been awarded the ASG President’s Cup, Synergy Award, and ASG Outstanding Club Award for her advisory role in the CCC Bible Club.

Tammy was the owner of a very successful preschool and after school program for 13 years before her current position, and was hired as the Director of Children’s Ministry for Lighthouse Christian Church in Gearhart, Oregon in 2016. She has three adult children and several grandchildren, all living in Oregon and California.

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