Manuel is originally from Mexico City where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Management. Since 2012 Manuel has been the Business Development Officer for Community Futures Nicola Valley. He provides customized training and counseling services to the Nicola Valley businesses. He is responsible for the
planning, marketing, coordination and administration of the Lending Program; and the counselling and monitoring of
clients. Manuel is a strong advocate of entrepreneurialism and small business currently serving as a director with the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce. Manuel has lived in the area for the past 8 years and thoroughly enjoys the
opportunity to be able to work with the Nicola Valley businesses to help find solutions to their business needs.