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Welcome to your South Central Idaho Small Business Development Center

Serving: Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, and Cassia Counties

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202 Falls Avenue
Twin Falls, ID 83301

(208) 732-6450

Impacting South Central Idaho with our no-cost consulting & affordable training

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94

Jobs
Created

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$21.4M

Capital
Raised

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$5.4M

Sales
Increase

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15

Business
Starts

Meet the Staff

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Bryan Matsuoka

Regional Director

(208) 732-6451
bmatsuoka@csi.edu

Bryan has been with the Idaho Small Business Development Center since 1996 and South Central Regional Director since 2006. Bryan’s educational credentials include a B.A. in Education from Boise State University and an M.E. from the University of Idaho.

Prior to joining the Small Business Development Center, Bryan worked in public education, and then worked his way up as a sales representative to become the general manager of a software development firm for Hewlett Packard Company. His business experience includes activities as a marketing director, business owner, member of the Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer of an Idaho Corporation, LLC formation.

Bryan is also the Manager of the College of Southern Idaho’s Small Business Incubator, which serves the greater Magic Valley area. He is a trustee of the Twin Falls Board of Education, Regional Director of Idaho Council on Economic Education- Region IV, Chairman of Historic Old Towne Economic Development, Chairman of the United States Judo Federation’s National Teacher’s Institute, Director of the College of Southern Idaho’s Judo Curriculum, and Marketing Director for the College of Southern Idaho ACT Center for Training and High-Stakes Testing.

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Mary Burgess

Contracted Researcher

(208) 732-6450
mburgess@csi.edu

Mary has been with the Idaho SBDC since July of 2015. Previously, she was an operations supervisor in a local call center specializing in Medicare Insurance. She has 11 years experience as a retail department manager, as well as 17 years in commercial sales for a janitorial and food service supplier.

Mary holds a Health, Life and Disability License through the state of Idaho.

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Dennis Burgett

Business Consultant

(208) 732-6457
dburgett@csi.edu

Dennis comes with a background in computers, including programming, system designs, installation, and software design and installation. He has owned his own computer business, and has had experience being a project manager.

He has also been a school administrator and has coached several different sports at different levels.

His education includes a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A. from Northwest Nazarene University.

Dennis Burgett has been in Twin Falls Idaho for 20 years.

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Brent Jussel

Business Consultant

(208) 732-6452
brjussel@csi.edu

Brent is a native Idahoan and studied at Idaho State University where he earned degrees in both Corporate Finance and Management & Organization. He spent his entire 40 year career in banking and finance and attended the RMA Credit Analysis School at Leesburg, Virginia.

Brent has been a guest instructor at the College of Southern Idaho and the American Institute of Banking. Prior to semi-retiring at the end of 2017, Brent worked for several regional and community banks where he specialized in commercial lending and he became the Regional Commercial Loan Manager for a large, regional banking organization. Brent is a two time recipient of the Idaho SBA Lender of The Year Award.

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Trey Mohammed

Business Consultant

(208) 732-6450
tmohammed@csi.edu

Trey Mohammed started with the Idaho Small Business Development Center in April of 2018. ​He has a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management. Also, Trey is an alumni of the College of Southern Idaho while playing Baseball for CSI.

Mr. Mohammed brings nine years of retail, coaching, and residential investing experience to the Idaho Small Business Development Center. Additionally, he has led teams from 2 to 25 members. Clients and the Center find great benefit in Mr. Mohammed’s focus in Digital Marketing.

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Rick Horner

Business Consultant

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Rosemary Fornshell

Business Consultant (Volunteer)

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Tom Thatcher

Business Consultant (Volunteer)

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Jesse Stroup

Administrative Assistant

(208) 732-6450
JStroup@csi.edu

Jesse has been with the Idaho Small Business Development Center since 2019 and has worked as both Administrative Assistant and Training Coordinator. Jesse is a Hospitality Management Major at the College of Southern Idaho planning to graduate in Spring 2021. She aspires to run her own business in the future.

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Barbara Miller

Consultant-Curriculum Development

Barbara Miller started with the Idaho Small Business Development Center in August 2020. She has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. Barbara brings a varied employment background to the center. She has worked in banking, retail, and most recently public administration.

She spent the past 20 years working for a midsize city in California. She operated their customer service desk. She mentored college students starting their careers in Public Administration. She also assisted businesses in obtaining the required permits from the police department.

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Helen Cutler

Educator

Helen is a retired secondary school teacher. She has graduate degrees in occupational training and economic education. Helen is an experienced traveler and can’t wait to be able to go again. She has experience in small business operations through family connections.

Our Host Universities & Affiliates
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