David Matekovich serves as Program Manager overseeing the Alaska NPTAC Grant Program for Potawatomi Business Development Corporation / PBDC Federal Group.
Prior to joining PBDC, David operated a consulting firm focused on the needs of small businesses before being recruited to work for PBDC. David served in the United States Army, with service including Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq; NATO JFOR Peacekeeping Operations in Bosnia; as well as various overseas and stateside assignments. After his Army service, David worked for the U.S. Postal Service before relocating to Alaska to work for the Alaska District Office. With his strong background in Federal contracting and SBA programs, combined with knowledge of standard business practices and methods, David seamlessly transitioned into his current role with the NPTAC grant program.
David and his wife, Mary, currently reside in Anchorage, AK.
Troy Ryder is the resident counselor for Alaska NPTAC, where he helps Alaskan-based Native American businesses get the support they need to effectively secure contracts related to work with the federal government. Troy is uniquely qualified to guide businesses in this effort, having worked for the State of Alaska and the Federal Government, including the Small Business Administration (SBA). As part of his work with the SBA, he helped coordinate marketing and outreach programs targeting the needs of small businesses. Prior to his careers in government, Troy served for four years in the U.S. Marine Corp. He is proud to continue serving his country by counseling Native American business owners on how to best utilize government programs to grow their businesses.