Melanie Roller, Owner/Member

C2 North, LLC was established in 2001 by Melanie Roller to provide small business program consulting, business development, and support services to Alaskan small businesses. Ms. Roller specializes in small business minority certifications, specifically SBA’s 8(a) business development program.  She also works with small businesses to determine eligibility and obtain other certifications such as HUBZone, Mentor-Protege agreements, and various DBE programs.

Ms. Roller’s experience handling small business certifications dates back to 1996 during her employment at one of the Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) regional corporations active in the 8(a) program. Her early experiences with the 8(a) program included learning the program from the contractor’s perspective and applying the program for the benefit of the firm’s business development.  Subsequently, she took a position at the parent corporation with responsibilities for all of the ANC 8(a) subsidiaries in the areas of 8(a) strategy, certification and compliance while serving as the liaison with SBA.

As the founder and Sole Member of C2 North, Ms. Roller is the well-known subject matter expert that Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs) turn to when they have questions or need assistance with achieving and maintaining 8(a) status for their subsidiaries. Since starting her consulting firm, she has assisted over 500 businesses with certification and compliance under the 8(a) program.

In summary, Ms. Roller is a highly qualified and successful business consultant with an emphasis on assisting ANCs and tribes through the 8(a) certification process.  She is dedicated to assisting her clients achieve certifications that will help them grow and succeed in the federal contracting arena.  Ms. Roller’s experience guarantees that 8(a) participants spend less time maneuvering through the certification paperwork and more time pursuing their business success.

Katrina Beckman, Small Business Program & Compliance Specialist

Katrina Beckman joined C2 North, LLC in June 2018. Ms. Beckman is responsible for assisting clients with preparation and assembly for small business programs including 8(a) Applications, 8(a) Annual Updates, 8(a) Management Changes, Joint Ventures, Mentor-Protégé, Bona Fide Office, HUB Zone, and DOT DBE submittals. She also assists clients with setting up federal contractor registrations including, System for Award Management (SAM), SBA Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) profiles, and also provides support. Ms. Beckman also conducts market research for clients using the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS NG) when requested.

Ms. Beckman is also responsible for updating internal office documents including procedures, templates, PowerPoints, and calendars as well as maintaining C2 North’s client distribution list and drafts weekly e-newsletter with relevant information and changes via MailChimp. She also updates and maintains company website content via WordPress, conducts web research as necessary, and is responsible for internal accounting tasks.