Ely Test Location

Serving:  Eureka, Lincoln, Southern Lander, and White Pine Counties

USDA Service Center
744 E. North Industrial Way
Ely, NV 89301
Phone: (775) 772-2891

Ely Staff



Caroline McIntosh
Business Development Advisor



Caroline is a White Pine County native and retired Nevada educator. Throughout her career in K-12 education, Caroline held positions including teacher, principal at Mt. High School at Ely State Prison, Nevada’s only maximum-security institution, Assistant Superintendent of White Pine County School District, Superintendent of Lyon County School District, and Head of School at Nevada Virtual Academy.

Caroline’s passions include economic development and education. She enjoys serving as a community volunteer and member of various board and project teams.

Caroline holds and Associate of Arts from Cottey College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada, Reno.


Tamera Brown
Business Development Advisor



Tamera has been a business advisor with the Nevada SBDC since 2010 and enjoys working with rural businesses and tribes. Tamera has a BS degree from the Univeristy of Utah and a MBA with a specialization in Marketing from Regis University in Colorado. Being an advisor in a rural community she has experience in business startups, helping business setup to contract with the Federal government, business plan development and social media marketing.

She is married with two daughters and three granddaughters in Colorado. When not counseling, Tamera loves to garden and enjoys white water rafting.