About Us

Shasta-Cascade SBDC

5800 Airport Road
Redding, CA 96002

(530) 222-8323 tel

 

Ann Johnson-Stromberg
Director

In addition to regional operations and programming oversight, Ann Johnson-Stromberg manages fundraising and public relations efforts for the Northern California region. Ann also oversees statewide PR efforts for the California SBDC program and manages the California SBDC Summer Internship Program which has placed more than 100 Humboldt State University students in Small Business Development Centers since 2009. Ann has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Humboldt State University with an emphasis in News-Editorial.
 
In between two different stints as a daily news reporter and editor, Ann owned a retail scrapbook business in Eureka, California. She has also owned and operated her own Public Relations consulting business and worked in a variety of capacities in economic development, most notably with the Norcal SBDC Regional Network. For the Norcal SBDC Ann is responsible for training all new SBDC advisors and directors for the 13-county Northern California territory.
 
Ann has served as a member of the America’s SBDC Conference Committee since 2014 and is a past member of the America’s SBDC marketing committee where she assisted in the roll out of the national branding efforts. 
 
 
 
 
Emily Christensen
Office Assistant
 
Emily has her BA in music from Simpson University and utilizes her talents for community events and programs. She has been involved in the food industry for over four years and has worked with small businesses for over eight years, capturing the entrepreneurial spirit and desire for small businesses to thrive. This easily transfers into her role with the SBDC in assisting entrepreneurs reach their goals by connecting them to the correct resources available to start or grow a business.