Valley Sierra SBDCServing Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Our team members are committed to making a difference for small businesses like yours. 

Our expert business advisors are passionate about helping businesses succeed. They bring extensive hands-on business experience to each client situation, ensuring you receive practical “real world” advice that can be applied to daily operations. Business advisors’ expertise covers all key business areas, and they will work closely with you to develop productive solutions.

Our staff will make every effort to assist you. They can answer questions, arrange meetings with consultants, and help with signing up for classes.


Katy Winders


(209) 422-6413

Joseph Cordova

Project Coordinator


Peni Hogwood

Administrative Coordinator

(209) 422-6416

Maisie Silva

Training and Marketing Coordinator


Tom Bruce

Hospitality & Operations Analysis

Mary Castillo

Credit Counseling, Finance and Business

Jessica Chang-Irish

Video Communications & Production

Dan Conrad

Finance & Management

Tom Cordeiro

Accounting, Website Development and Business Management

Karlha Davies

Social Media Marketing

Tim Douglas

Accounting & Finance

Linda Emerson

Marketing & Customer Development

Greg Falken

Website Design

Ze Ferreira

Organizational Behavior & Angel Investing

LeeAnn Fox

Finance & Generalist

James Homer

Accounting & Business Management

Mark Jackson

Marketing & Funding

Stephen Keyzers

Human Resources

Barney Kramer

Business Startup / Generalist / Strategic Management

Robert McDonald

Strategic Planning & Operations

John Misiak

Finance & Business Planning

Dennis Murphy

Finance & Operations

Richard Nannie

New Startup - Branding

Claudia Newcorn, MBA

General Business and Marketing

Favian Ortega

General Business, Business Start Ups, Operatons

John Paoluccio

Engineering Design & Inventions

Pablo Paredes

HR Specialist

David Parker

General Business

Tiffany Phillips

Social Media & Marketing

Amy Porter

QuickBooks Specialist

Dina Rivera

General Business / New Business Startup

Cyndi Schlenz

General Business / Start-Up/ Research & Strategy

Howard White

Finance, Operations & Strategic Planning
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.