What do we do and our Team.

The Paris SBDC is part of a greater network that is
connected to the North Texas SBDC. We are a three- part government grant organization,
funded by the US Small Business Association (SBA), a higher education institute
Paris Junior College, and the State of Texas. Our advisers bring practical
experience from professional backgrounds to assist you with your business.
Education and training backgrounds include: accounting, financial analysis,
loan structuring, marketing, and business planning.


Martin Orrostieta, Interim Director, Business Advisor morrostieta@parisjc.edu

Martin Orrostieta joined the Paris SBDC April of 2022!  Martin has a background in small business lending and formerly a small business owner himself.  His 10 years experience in banking helped familiarized him with various industries and organizational forms. Along with his entrepreneurial experience, Martin serves on the board of Hispanic Professional Association of Tyler. He previously worked with SCORE at both the regional and National level helping chapters in various states. Martin studied International Business, with a Bachelor in Science from Johnson & Wales University, where he completed a state recognized Leadership program and served as a Fellow for the El Pomar Foundation. 

Jim Struwe

Jim Struwe, Certified Business Advisor, EDFP  jstrwue@parisjc.edu

Jim Struwe is an accountant by heart with years of experience to provide a easy grasp of financial strengths and weaknesses in an organization. Ask an expert to read your balance sheet and highlight points for you to monitor. Talk to him about leveraging assets and access to financing your business growth.

Too many times we find entrepreneurs started their business without getting their record-keeping in order. Don’t let this stand in your way of asking his guidance, we aren’t expecting you to have it all together, we are here to help you figure it out! Jim teaches Quickbooks Desktop at Paris Junior College Continuing Education, his expertise in defining the process and set-up requirements for it as well as several other business aspects is a resource which will benefit the small business. Jim acquired his Bachelor in Accounting from SFA and throughout his career has managed various business sizes, the financial statements are key to business decision making. His corporate experience and oversight will help determine strategy, cost effectiveness, internal controls, and minimize mistakes.

Mitchell Scott, Business Advisor, MSM, BS

Mitchell Scott received his Bachelors of Science from Texas A&M Commerce in Computer Science and Business, he also received is Masters in Management from A&M Commerce. After his education, he worked in Aerospace & Defense for 35 years acquiring skills in project management, financial management, human resources, quality control, and systems engineering and information technology. He retired from his first career in 2018 and worked with his daughter managing her dental practice in the North East Texas area.


Trinity Davis, Administrator
MBA, tdavis@parisjc.edu

Trinity is a recent U.N.T. alumni with multiple years of
experience in administration and over three years specifically in human
resources. As a born and raised North Texan, she attended Paris High School, receiving
her Associates in Accounting from Paris Junior College, and received both her Bachelor’s
and Masters Degree in Human Resources from University of North Texas



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