Troy A. Small is founder and owner of Copperwater Consulting, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business (SDVOSB) based in Inland Empire, California.

Troy is also Vice President of Sales and a Government Contracting Consultant at Skyway Acquisition.

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

Troy provides government contracting consulting and training to government contractors and small business owners. Troy also provides small business consulting focused on start-up, business optimization, and growth services to small and disadvantaged businesses, to include veterans, women, 8(a), and HUBZone firms.

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).

Troy is a student of the martial arts and is a Blue Sash in Yang Style Tai Chi and Brown Belt, 2nd Degree in Choy Li Fut Kung Fu. Troy began his Choy Li Fut Kung Fu training in 2007.

Troy is a certified Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer since 1998.