SBDC Specialty Advisors

Our specialty advisors bring diverse, multi-industry, and operational experience to your unique business, so you can learn from their mistakes and expertise.

Gail Lillian

Communications, Culture

Business leader, strategist, and facilitator, in areas of interpersonal communication, co-founder dynamics, messaging.

Oscar Camacho

Operations, Manufacturing

Expert at accurate analysis of food safety and quality systems, potential risks, nonconformances, and put in place systemic corrective actions.

Trang Nguyen

Branding, Marketing, Pitch Decks

Branding, Marketing & Communication specialist developing brand and marketing strategy and crafting messaging. Business Plan expert creating general business plan/pitch decks.

Christina Mitchell

PR, Social Marketing

Social Media Marketing expert with agency and in-house experience and loves to share tips and tricks with small business owners.

Colby Smith

Video Marketing, Campaign Planning

Background in relationship marketing. Helping clients to form lasting connections with clients using video. Shaping their image and “voice” to attract the right clients and sustain the relationship.

Genevieve Rodgers

Winemaking, Winery Management

Genevieve is a wine industry and agriculture business consultant. She has a background in small business startups, financial forecasting, and engineering.

SF Wine School

Beverage Menu Design, Sales & Service Training

Part of a team of sommeliers/instructors at SF Wine School and experts in all segments of beverage and hospitality. We can advise &/or train on any aspect of beverages, restaurants, wine industry, hospitality, sales, and service.

Holly Stiel

Customer Service, Client Experience

Customer Service Expert helping clients articulate their core culture, the values that define it and the pillars that support it, and the measurable standards that result in the behaviors that make it come to life and sustain it.

Schedule advising

When you are ready to take your business to the next stage, the myriad of options can be daunting.

Our specialized advisors not only provide valuable industry experience, but we also help you understand all the options that are available to you — from finding the right finance to connecting with the right people.