Troy A. Small is owner of Copperwater Consulting, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise based in Murrieta, California.

Copperwater Consulting provides Contract Management and Professional Business Services to government and commercial organizations who do business with the government.  

Under contract with the County of Riverside, Troy is a Business Consultant with Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Center for Contracting (C4C), which are a part of Orange County Inland Empire SBDC (OCIE SBDC).

As an Active-Duty U.S. Marine, Troy served fifteen of his 20 years of service as a contingency Contracting Officer (KO). As a KO, Troy was responsible for purchasing goods and services from commercial vendors and writing and managing their government contract. Troy helped thousands of small and large businesses to compete for, understand, and manage their government contracts by serving as their contracting officer and small business advisor. Troy continues to support small business to this day, by providing consultation, training, advisory and business support services to government contractors and small businesses.

Troy has worked in the DoD/government space for 33 years, including 8 years as a Consultant. Troy’s passion is helping business owners execute and move the needle.

Troy is a retired U.S. Marine with 20 years of service. Troy is a two-time combat veteran, serving in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm in 1991; and Fallujah and Al-Asad, Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008.

Troy is a USMC Drill Instructor alum (2001-2003, 2nd RTBN, Fox Co, MCRDSD).