Welcome to your North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center
Serving: Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, and Idaho Counties
406 Main Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
Impacting North Central Idaho with our no-cost consulting & affordable training
Meet the Staff
Barbara started as Director of the Idaho SBDC for our North Central Office at Lewis-Clark State College in the summer of 2011. She has worked in for-profit manufacturing and retailing, government programs, non-profit social services, and higher education.
Her work experience includes government lending and grants, bookkeeping, office management, program development, operations management, consulting, real estate development, and teaching. Barbara specializes in business planning, real estate, feasibility, raising capital, accounting, operations, human resources, and small business management.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness and a Masters in Business Education.
Barbara grew up on a family fishing boat in Alaska.
Judy is the Business Consultant for the North Central Office of the Idaho SBDC. She has experience in credit analysis, SBA lending, commercial real estate lending, and small business lending. Her strengths include financial analysis, knowledge of lending practices, and customer service skills.
Judy worked in the banking industry for 10 years, specializing in commercial lending. Additionally, she has experience in billing/bookkeeping for a medical office. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) with a finance emphasis from Boise State University.
Kyle R. Guelcher
Kyle earned a Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Kyle’s relevant work experience includes practicing law for over fifteen years. During that time, he assisted corporations with a variety of issues, including complex commercial litigation, contracts, intellectual property, and day-to-day legal advice.
For over five years, Kyle was a SCORE certified mentor where he assisted businesses in Western Massachusetts start, grow, and succeed through mentoring, advising, and providing workshops on a variety of topics.
Throughout his career, Kyle served on the boards of nonprofits and the board of trustees of his undergraduate institution. In addition, Kyle was an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He participated on many committees, including the Business Law Section, Strategic Planning, and he was the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division. Kyle is a former member of the American Bar Association’s and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s House of Delegates. In those positions, he participated in legislation and contributed to rule changes.
Although Kyle does not practice law in Idaho, and he does not provide legal advice, Kyle looks forward to using his education, experience, and knowledge to help businesses be successful.
After graduating from Thunderbird’s global management program, Todd held industrial marketing and project management posts in the data communications sector. He was principal in a software services provider startup and has consulted with both large and small firms.
His focus is on identifying and building strategic competitive advantage – and has taught related courses at University of Idaho. After working abroad in China, Hong Kong, and England, he found Moscow, Idaho in 2000 and considers it the best place in the world to raise his two children.
Jeannette is a Business Consultant for the North Central Office of the Idaho SBDC and previously the Coordinator of Events and Conferences at Lewis-Clark State College. Jeannette holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University.
Her work experience includes owning and operating a whitewater and portrait photography business in Riggins, Idaho, for over 7 years. Jeannette’s practical business applications include creation of a website and workflow to process upwards of 10,000 images per month. Jeannette has a background in tourism related businesses including hotel marketing and event management, whitewater outfitting sales, as well as retail store fronts. She has served as board member for the North Central Idaho Travel Association and Visit Lewis Clark Valley.
Chris St. Germaine
Rural Business Consultant
Chris joined the Idaho Small Business Development Center team in 2016. She had an outfitting business for eight years and has over ten years’ experience in economic development.
Chris spent fifteen years working in natural resource management which included development of the Center for Biological Control of Weeds with the Nez Perce Tribe.
Chris’s experiences have given her expertise in strategic planning, business planning, development, leadership and organizational structures; she has direct experience in government contracting, grant and proposal writing. Chris is president of the Clearwater Ski Club and operations manager at Bald Mountain Ski Area.
Chris has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota.
She is the proud mom and when there’s no snow, an avid gardener.
Rural Business Consultant
Gavin is a Business Consultant for the Region II Idaho Small Business Development Center. He has a Bachelors Degree from Idaho State University in Marketing and Finance. While attending ISU he participated in the ISU Finance Association and competed in Idaho’s CFA challenge.
He also became an intern for an Economic Development Corporation in Pocatello. This was the beginning to his desire to help small businesses.
He has experience in sales, marketing, agriculture, and customer service.
Susan is the Program Coordinator for the North Central Idaho SBDC Office. She is a published artist and author as well as the owner of S. Pettit Gallery. She also teaches non-credit art classes at LCSC.
Susan has worked as a graphic designer, freelance illustrator and fine artist for over 30 years. Recently she self-published a book which she wrote and illustrated called, “Color My World”.
She has also worked with small businesses as both a floral grower and designer along with retail
Susan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Art with an emphasis in English from Pensacola Christian College.
Joseph is one of our work scholars for the Idaho SBDC. He is currently attending Lewis-Clark State College and majoring in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis.
Jospeh is bilingual in English and Spanish. At LCSC, he has been a part of the Business Student Organization, the Accounting Club, and is a DJ at LCSC’s radio station KLCZ 88.9 FM. Joseph has also competed in Business Professionals of America, winning 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places in State for Network Administration three years in a row.