The Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Marnie Tyson

About Native PTAC

Meet the STAFF

The Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Native PTAC) is a free, grant funded, community resources. We are hosted by Two Rivers CDC, a 501(c)3, whose mission is to promote economic opportunities and cultural respect through community engagement, and personal and business development.

The Native PTAC helps individual and tribally owned Native firms to become more successful in contracting with federal, state and local governments.

We do this by providing one-to-one assistance with government certifications and registrations, classes and workshops, bid match opportunities, interpretation of solicitations, bid/proposal reviews, marketing advice, and contract performance support for designated socio-economic programs.

There are PTAC’s in every state and, in addition, six Native American PTACs in the country. Each Native American PTAC covers one and a half or two BIA regions. The Native American PTAC program is unique because, in addition the regular assistance PTACs provide, we help with businesses opportunities, certifications and programs unique to Native businesses and Tribal governments. You are free to choose any PTAC that suits your needs.

Meet the Staff
Daucey Brewington, Lumbee & Cohariedb
Program Director Cell: 425-283-2512 Daucey has been involved with government contracting and small businesses since creating his first company in 1986. Over the years his various companies have been certified 8a, HUB Zone, veteran owned, SDB, and SDVOSB.He has served on Tribal Council and has assisted multiple tribes to enter and/or increase their participation in government contracting; particularly in helping Tribal Council understand SBA regulations covering 8a and HUB Zone certifications for tribal owned entities.Daucey is an Air Force veteran having graduated from the US Air Force Academy. He also holds an MBA.
Kylene-102015Kylene Peters
Program Manager Cell: 425-281-0747

Kylene has been in the PTAC family since 2003. Before joining Native PTAC, Peters worked at the Washington State PTAC program for 9 years and served as the Statewide Program Manager.

In her current role, she is responsible for overall planning, direction and results of Native PTAC, ensuring that the development and implementation of the organization’s marketing, outreach and communications strategies and activities are tied to the execution and implementation of the Two Rivers CDC and Native PTAC concept and vision on a regional basis. She has previous VA procurement experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Services Administration, is certified as an Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist (ACAS) by the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).

Peters has worked with, and on behalf of, small- and medium-size businesses for over two decades within several industries and has been an entrepreneur with a home based business. She has an extensive background in business development, technical assistance services, education and training in regards to federal, state, local and tribal government agencies. She responds to requests for information, oversees and conducts business outreach, assists in educating and in training small businesses. To that end, she has consistently promoting economic growth locally and regionally.

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Procurement Specialist Cell: 206-617-2692

A strong small business advocate, Marnie has been working with small businesses since 2003, with previous experience with Washington PTAC, the Northwest Women’s Business Center, the WSU Small Business Development Center, and as a part time faculty with Edmonds Community College.

Marnie has experience in online communications, streamlining sales and business processes, development of training and procedure manuals, not to forget her great marketing skills. Marnie holds a BA in Business Administration.She is a VA Certified Counselor and helps businesses with Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Verification.

LAB 2013Lea Anne Burke, Lumbee & Coharie
Tribal Liaison & Outreach Coordinator
Cell: 206-849-6525

Lea Anne is working to strengthen Native PTAC’s relationships with the 45 recognized Native American and 229 Alaska Native tribal governments and communities in our five state region. Lea Anne places a high value on communication and supporting the long term social, economic, and ecological health for our clients and their communities.

A small business owner, as well, Lea Anne is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington.

20141204BarbaraBarbara Allen, Three Affiliated Tribes – Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation of North Dakota
Northern Oregon and SW Washington
Senior Business Counselor Cell: 360.521.0355

Barbara has worked 25 years for the US Federal Government. Her experience includes 20 years in government contracting with the US DOT, FHWA, specializing in highway and bridge construction contracts. Barbara then took a career step using her extensive contracting background in a position with the US Small Business Administration as a Business Development Specialist/Native American Business Liaison in 2007 in Portland, Oregon. In addition, for 2 terms, Barbara was the Project Manager for SBA’s e200 Native American Owned Business Program where 15 Native owned businesses received MBA-like training from SBA. Barbara retired from Government service February 2012.

Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Native American Chamber as Board Secretary and volunteers with the Southwest Veteran’s Business Resource Center and with SCORE.

20141204GregsmGreg Kolean,
Alaska Business Counselor Cell: 907.268.9941

Greg has been involved in various aspects of Alaska business since 1989. Projects and business ownership including experience with federal contracting, municipal contracting, marketing, manufacturing and distributing.

As a Business Opportunity Specialist for the Small Business Administration (SBA) specializing in 8(a) and other small business contracting programs , Greg assisted businesses with certification, business development, matchmaking and project completion. Other time was spent with the SBA bonding program and as the SBDC Project Officer. During his four years at the SBA Greg enjoyed working with all sizes of Alaskan businesses, some of the largest ANC owned companies to one person “Mom & Pop” businesses.

Additionally, Greg has spent two decades as a small business owner working with his own company in distributing, manufacturing, importing and marketing in Alaska and the Northwest. He enjoys working on all phases of the business cycle, but particularly on developing and expanding capacity and market share.

Cal Mukumotocal head
Southern Oregon
Senior Business Counselor Cell:541-217-4901

Cal Mukumoto is a business manager with over 35 years of experience. Working at the senior executive level, Cal is experienced in strategic business planning, business viability assessments, marketing, interim management, contract negotiation, project management and turnaround management. Cal has worked for Tribes since 1980 and has served on the boards of six Tribal enterprises. He holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a Bachelors of Science from Humboldt State University.