Our Team

OUR TEAM

Our Leadership Team

OWNER & CEO

Fred King

Fred has been with Silkin since 1984. Prior to beginning his career as a consultant, he owned and managed the largest martial arts facility in the Pacific Northwest.

He has also served as the Chair for the National Federation of Independent Businesses of Oregon, with a membership of more than 8000 small businesses, as Chairman of the Committee on Performance Excellence for the State of Oregon and on the Governor’s Small Business Council. He has also helped develop and taught the curriculum for two university MBA programs.

As CEO, Fred King has lead Silkin into a new era of standardization, developed Practice Systems, and created a codified method of practice management.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Kathy Korb

BACKGROUND
10+ years Practice Manager
20+ years Silkin executive

SPECIALTIES
Service Consultant

Kathy has been an executive at Silkin for over thirty years. Her background as a Practice Manager makes her the perfect person to explain to owners how the Silkin Systems Method will help to grow their practice and reduce stress.

Our Consulting Team

SENIOR PRACTICE ANALYST

AJ

BACKGROUND
30+ years of consulting & analysis experience

SPECIALTIES
Economics & business management

AJ started with Silkin in the ‘80s and has consulted hundreds of practices since then. He has worn numerous hats during his time here, including the Senior Consultant and the Consultant Trainer. Currently, AJ is the Senior Analyst, helping practice owners get a better insight into their practice.
When not working, AJ practices and teaches Kung Fu and is a 5th Degree Black Belt. He has a wife of 15 years and two beautiful children.

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Eric

BACKGROUND
30+ years of consulting experience

SPECIALTIES
Quality Control / Senior Analyst

Eric was the 7th person ever hired at Silkin Management Group back in 1985. In ‘87 he moved up to a consultant role and has never looked back. Today, as the Senior Consultant, Eric is best known by our clients as the man who calls after each block of consulting to ask the question, “Did you get the help you need?”

CONSULTANT

Dave

BACKGROUND
30+ years of consulting experience

SPECIALTIES
Leadership, statistical analysis & building winning teams

Dave is a top-producing consultant at Silkin and has been with us since 1988. Away from the office, his favorite things to do are hiking, reading, coaching Special Olympics, volunteering at his church and moseying down back country roads.

CONSULTANT

Gloria

BACKGROUND
13 years of consulting experience

SPECIALTIES
Finance, recruitment & employee handling

Gloria started consulting in the financial field then moved to automotive, restaurants, and finally private practices. She loves helping people achieve their goals that they have laid out for their practice.
In her free time, she goes on camping adventures, to country concerts, fishes, and spends time with her 4 year old pitbull, Bailey Marie, who is the light of her life.

CONSULTANT

Jack

BACKGROUND
30+ years of consulting experience

SPECIALTIES
Building practice success & leadership

Jack has been consulting with Silkin since 2008 after years of business success. He builds great relationships with his clients and helps them develop leadership skills and implement effective practice management systems.

CONSULTANT

Scott

BACKGROUND
30+ years of consulting experience

SPECIALTIES
Being “Mr. Science” & rocketing revenue

Scott became a consultant for practice owners in 1987. He loves problem-solving and teaching others, earning him the nickname “Mr. Science” with his clients. When he’s not rocketing revenue, reach & retention numbers, Scott enjoys relaxing at home with his neurotic kitty Stella, a mischevious 16-year-old Tabby.

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Sylvia

Silvia was born in Chisinau, Moldova, a small country in Eastern Europe. At 16 she left her home and family and moved to London, England to go to college, where at 19 years old she graduated with a Bachelors in Business Management and Finance. 
 
Silvia has a ton of Customer Service and Management experience and has recently joined the Silkin team to coordinate our events and workshops.
When not at the office, she loves going on long hikes, camping, dance classes and traveling. She spends most of her time with her children and family. She also has a lovebird named Skittles.

TRAINING SPECIALIST

Kristi

BACKGROUND
27 years of training experience

SPECIALTIES
Management & Practice Systems

Kristi, a twice-qualified National NPC bodybuilder, personal trainer, gym owner and business CE lecturer was raised in a hunting and fishing family. When Kristi is not working she is camping with her daughter (rain or shine) and exploring the Pacific NW to pass on her love of the outdoors to the next generation.

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

Leigh

BACKGROUND
10+ years of administrative implementation

SPECIALTIES
Organizing, UseMyStats support & thoughtful scheduling

Leigh has 10+ years of administrative experience and organizing skills. At Silkin, she supports the consulting and training team as well as helps clients with technical support.
When not working at Silkin, Leigh runs a home-and-office organizing business. Her favorite things to do are read, organize and go on long nature walks.

TECHNICAL SERVICES ASSISTANT

Nicole

BACKGROUND
Client Care

SPECIALTIES
Testing & efficiency

Nicole has 10+ years of client care experience and is always happy to help. At Silkin, she grades tests and sends your confirmation letters and materials.
When she’s not in the office, she’s spending time with her adorable son, eating delicious Portland food and binge-watching Netflix.

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLIENT RELATIONS

Jody

BACKGROUND
30+ years of Public Relations

SPECIALTIES
Marketing & sales

Jody has been with Silkin for 12 years. She maintains ongoing relations with both our current and past clients to ensure active client references for prospective new clients and to invite clients to refer potential clients to Silkin.
When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her rapidly growing grandchildren - particularly hiking, ballet and playing.

PRACTICE ANALYST & EDITOR OF “THE PRACTICE SOLUTION”

Ken

BACKGROUND
30 years of consulting & analysis experience

SPECIALTIES
Expert in Practice Analysis

Ken started with Silkin in July 1990 and has been doing phone consultations and analysis with practice owners ever since. He helped found “The Practice Solution” online magazine and has written many of it’s articles. He took over as the editor of the magazine in 2012.
When not working with doctors, Ken is a musician and fronts his own 8 piece R&B/Soul/Funk band called the Ken DeRouchie Band.

DIRECTOR OF NEW CLIENT SERVICES

Monica

BACKGROUND
10 years of analysis assisting

SPECIALTIES
Client Relations & bubbly communication

Monica assists our Senior Analyst, AJ Jackson, throughout the initial analysis done before signing up with Silkin as well as assisting clients with the entire sign-up process.
When she is not working, she loves hiking and spending time with her adorable son.

EXECUTIVE VP ASSISTANT

Carol

BACKGROUND
9+ years of Public Relations

SPECIALTIES
Client Relations & bubbly communication

Carol graduated from Oklahoma State University and she taught English and French for 26 years in various schools, both in the United States and in South Africa. She has been with Silkin since 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, helping out at her church and doing jigsaw puzzles.

MANAGER OF TRAINING PROJECTS

Isabella

BACKGROUND
12+ years of experience as a trainer & executive

SPECIALTIES
Client Relations & bubbly communication

A South African by birth, Isabella has 12+ years of experience as a trainer & executive. She enjoys traveling, hikes, kayaking, and spending time with her 1 year old son and husband.

SERVICE CONSULTANT

Lauren

BACKGROUND
10 years of analysis assisting

SPECIALTIES
Client Relations & bubbly communication

Lauren has been an executive for over 10 years and has a great understanding of management, working with employees and what it takes to run a company.

In her spare time she enjoys trying different coffee shops, visiting new places, getting out of the city and going for hikes.

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