Carroll Bernard brings a unique 360 degree perspective to federal contracting, coaching, and training. For over a decade Carroll has worked as a buyer for the U.S. Navy, City of Vancouver Washington, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has also provided mentorship, counseling, coaching, and training to hundreds of small businesses seeking government contracts during his tenure with Oregon’s Government Contract Assistance Program, and the U.S. Small Business Administration where he served as a Business Development Specialist for the 8(a) program, Veterans Business Development Officer, Primary Hubzone Liaison, and Procurement Counselor. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Carroll owned several businesses over the years, and is the founder and President of Waypoint America LLC where he continues to serve small businesses as a coach and trainer. In addition to his private ventures Carroll works with a number of nonprofits and veteran service organizations, and is also a VA Certified Counselor providing free assistance for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) seeking to gain certification and participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program.