Our Team

Kristina Kunkel

Program Director

Kristina Kunkel has been working with federal, state, and local grants at nonprofit organizations since 2010, and joined the Norcal PTAC team in July 2014. She received her BA from Smith College, and is expected to receive her MS from Humboldt State University in 2018.

Taylor Bowes

Office Coordinator

Taylor Bowes is an experienced grant and program coordinator with a history of community leadership and engagement. She specializes in strategic planning, systems thinking, team development, public speaking, and communication. In her role at Norcal PTAC she coordinates the intake process and helps to ensure smooth functioning of the PTAC's daily operations. Taylor has a BS in Psychology from Portland State University.

Lenny Bean

Procurement Specialist

Lenny Bean is an accomplished business manager with multi-disciplined expertise in both engineering and manufacturing environments. He has held leadership positions in project management, business development, and finance. As a Procurement Specialist, Lenny counsels small businesses to succeed in pursuing contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies.

Lenny has a degree in accounting and an MBA from Suffolk University. He is the Small Business Board Member of the Professional Aerospace Contractors Association, a member of the New Mexico Lions Club, and a member of the Aero Federal Credit Union Board.

Christina Jones

Procurement Specialist

Christina Jones is an expert business consultant and facilitator with over 20 years of experience in developing process improvement and training programs to position small businesses for government sales. She specializes in 8(a) certification, contract vehicles to include GSA, and proposal writing. Christina has a proven track record in increasing economic impact through calculated one-on-one counseling of small to medium sized businesses.

She holds a BS in business administration from California State University, Los Angeles and a MBA from Pepperdine University.

Staci Richardson

Program Administrator, Caltrans DBE/SS Northern Region

Staci has over 20 years of government contracting experience. She has extensive experience in working directly with SB and DBE business owners providing technical assistance in navigating the government contracting process. Staci has a passion for helping small business owners who are interested in adding government sales to their portfolios.She prides herself in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with local organizations to bridge the contracting gap for small businesses. Staci has had the pleasure of assisting small business owners identify and acquire several millions of dollars in government contracts. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University.

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To receive one-on-one counseling, complete our online application and a member of Norcal PTAC will follow-up with you and help you achieve your procurement goals.
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency