Debbie Toste

Director of Client Services

Lead Center

About Me:

Debbie Toste comes with over 20 years of local small business experience along with an international business background. She started her SBDC career working as the Business Services Director for the North Coast SBDC, a service center that covers Humboldt and Del Norte Counties as well as the adjacent Tribal Lands in Northern California.

Debbie is a Humboldt State University graduate, having completed her BA in French with a minor in Spanish. She then obtained her Master’s degree in French Literature at San Francisco State University. Debbie spent the last several years working in Paris and Singapore where she had her own company. While living abroad, she had the opportunity to do what she loves most: traveling, hiking, and exploring different cultures.

In her free time, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and being back home in Humboldt County. She has a great love for her community and is ready to help it flourish.

Expertise: Client Relationships Team Management

I also speak: French Portuguese Spanish