Duke Nishimura

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Duke

Duke joined the Nevada SBDC in 2020 as a Consulting Director for the Black Rock Incubator and then as a Business Advisor in the University of Nevada, Reno office. Duke’s experience includes business management, entrepreneurship, international business, and business consulting. He has been President of 4 international companies, President/CEO of 10 small businesses including 1

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Brad Scribner

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Brad Scribner

Born and raised in Nevada, Brad graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2015 with a degree in Journalism. He is passionate about his work with small businesses, and loves nothing more than connecting, promoting, and supporting the entrepreneurs that drive the Silver State’s thriving economy. On the weekends you can catch him at

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Eric Florio

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Eric Florio

Eric Florio joined the BEP in January as our new Air Quality Specialist Business Advisor.  Eric will work out of BEP’s office in Reno and will provide air quality assistance statewide under our new contract with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.  If you have business clients with air quality permitting or compliance questions, particularly

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Rod Jorgensen

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Rod

Rod is the Senior Business Development Advisor for the Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC), located in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. Rod has been the Senior Business Development Advisor since he arrived to Reno in the fall of 1990. As such, he provides oversight with counseling efforts statewide,

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Nancy Dahl

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Nancy Dahl

Nancy has worked at the Reno, Nevada SBDC office since 2006 in the capacity of ‘client specialist’. Nancy is the first point of contact for most clients and is responsible for discerning their needs and placing them with the appropriate counselor or referring them to the appropriate resource partner. She is responsible for processing Neoserra

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Winnie Dowling

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Winnie Dowling

Winnie, Deputy Director, has been with the Nevada SBDC since 1991. She works in Reno at the University of Nevada, Reno location. Ms. Dowling has an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems. Ms. Dowling has specific experience with proposal development, financial analysis, budgeting, human resources, grant writing, project management, and operation management.

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Sam Males

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Sam Males

Director of the Nevada Small Business Development center, manages 14 statewide offices that provide a wide array of technical assistance to Nevada’s businesses. In 1985, Males wrote the original NSBDC proposal to create the program within the College of Business. The program began with three centers and a budget of $375,000. The program has excelled

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Kayla Banda

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Kayla Banda

Kayla Banda joined the Nevada SBDC as a Marketing Intern in the Spring of 2017. After graduating with a BS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and an MBA, Kayla now works as a Business Development Advisor. She has specific experience with marketing strategy and general business strategy, branding, and “artrepreneurship” (working with artists and/or non-traditional creative

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Karen Coe

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Karen Coe

Karen, Operations Coordinator, has been with the Nevada SBDC since 2014. She works in Reno at the University of Nevada, Reno location. Ms. Coe has specific experience with Human Resources, Neoserra, financial analysis, budgeting, grant writing, project management, office fun, Operations Management, and the Boston Red Sox. Ms. Coe has a MS in Psychology and

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