UW-Parkside Staff

James McPhaul, Director

Jim McPhaul director SBDC at UW-ParksideJim McPhaul currently serves as the director of the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Parkside. He also teaches Sales, Marketing and Entrepreneurial Principles at the university. McPhaul is a retired banker, serving in numerous roles in southeastern Wisconsin for over 30 years. His last position held was as Sr. Vice President of Bank of Kenosha, a division of Banks of Wisconsin. He holds an undergraduate degree and his MBA from UW-Parkside. McPhaul is a GrowthWheel certified advisor and also a certified PROBE advisor for small businesses. 



Mary Fischer-Tracy, Business Consultant 

Mary Fischer-Tracy currently serves as a business consultant for the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Parkside. She also owns Piccadilly, LLC, an antique, home décor and furniture store in Bristol, WI. Fischer-Tracy has been in local banking for 20+ years most recently as a loan officer for Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation. Other roles include commercial banker, small business banker, bank branch manager and owner of Tracy's Tykes a family child care business. She holds an undergraduate degree from UW-Eau Claire and an MBA from Capella University.






Mariana Nelson, Graphic Designer






Tessa Nyary, Program Assistant 


 As a Program Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Tessa Nyary assists in the social media and marketing of the SBDC as well as undertaking full administrative duties. She works with her clients to bring out their brand identity through the use of various social media outlets. Tessa is also an Inter for UW-Parkside's College of Business, Economics, and Computing and is pursuing an Economics and Marketing degree.