Central Coast SBDCServing Monterey and San Benito 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.


Roger Gilbert




Wendy Brickman, MBA, MA

Marketing; Public Relations; Social Media; Advertising; Event Management; Market Research

Erich Kortz, BS


Bob Kramer, MBA, MA

Strategic Planning, Business Startup and Management, Government Contracting

David Mancera, MS

Agriculture, Finance, Marketing, Business Management
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Claudia Newcorn, MBA

General Business Consultant & Marketing Strategy Consultant

Favian Rodriguez, MBA

Finance, General Business Management, Startup Assistance, Marketing & Social Media
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Bryce Root, M.A.

Marketing and Social Media

Lourdes Uranday, MBA

General Business and HR Consultant
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Loree Van Bebber, BS

Finance, Financial planning

Mark Vasquez, AS

Finance, Agriculture
Languages Spoken: Spanish
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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.