Certified Business Advisor
Christina is a Maine SBDC Certified Business Advisor at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a Maine-based community development financial institution with a mission to build just, vibrant and climate-resilient futures for people and communities in Maine and rural regions by integrating finance, business expertise and policy solutions in ways that make the economy work more equitably.
As part of the Business Advising team at CEI, Christina works closely with existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to help move their business or idea forward with no-cost and confidential advising. He regularly discusses finances and capital access, licensing and permitting, marketing, human resources, and the myriad of other issues that small businesses face.
Prior to joining CEI, Christina worked as a Small Business Loan Officer at Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution. She was also a Commercial Loan Officer for Southern Maine Agency in Biddeford for many years. Christina has served on the Alumni Board of Thornton Academy and the Strategic Planning Committee for the City of Saco.
Fun Fact: Christina is a descendant of a Salem Witch. Her great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Sarah Wildes, was convicted of wearing a silk scarf and hanged in 1692.
- Assumption University, Worcester, MA
- Major: Accounting; Minor: Psychology
Get To Know Christina
What is your favorite candy or snack food?
Garden Salsa Sun Chips.
What was your first job?
A Roaming and Intercarrier Services Coordinator for a cellular phone company. Best first job for a new college graduate.
If you had unlimited resources, where would you travel to?
Norway to see the Northern Lights