Albert Delgado

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Albert Delgado is a Business Development Advisor at the BlackFire Innovation location in Las Vegas. He has been involved with many facets of consumer and business lending and provides a background in banking, credit, financial literacy, cash flow, financial reports, sales, CRA development, real estate, and other aspects of alternative capital development. A native of

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Brad Scribner

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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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George Kleeb

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Throughout my 28 year career in commercial banking, at the Nevada Small Business Development Center, and now teaching at Great Basin College, I love listening to business ideas. Business ideas need to be nurtured…so they can develop to their full potential! My goal is to teach critical thinking skills to my clients so they will

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Eric Florio

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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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Sara Beebe

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Sara, Administrative Assistant for the Churchill Economic Development Authority has been with the SBDC since 2016 as an advisor in Fallon, NV. Sara has worked in retail/customer service, and marketing with social media platforms as well as other online services.

Kayla Banda

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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, is the Operations Manager for the Nevada Small Business Development Center, and the Project Manager for Made in Nevada. She has been with the Nevada SBDC since 2014 and works in Reno at the University of Nevada, Reno location. Ms. Coe has a M.S. in Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She

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Jake Carrico

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Jake, Business Development Advisor, has been with the Nevada SBDC since 2013. He works in the Reno office. Jake has experience in preparing financial projections and valuations for small businesses, conducting financial analyses, drafting and reviewing business plans, creating marketing strategies and assisting with the startup process. Jake has his BS in Business Administration with

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Chris Lynch

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Chris, Director of the Nevada Business Environmental Program (BEP), has been with the Nevada SBDC since 2010. Mr. Lynch and his consulting team provide assistance to hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs annually on a broad range of issues including environmental regulatory compliance and permitting, environmental sustainability strategies, green business development, energy efficiency, clean transportation,

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Brian Bonnenfant

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Brian is the Project Manager for the Center for Regional Studies where he has conducted a wide variety of mapping and analyses at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1994. Brian specializes in spatial analyses including site selection, market area, feasibility, land use, industry, employment, sales demographic, residential, and economic impact studies using geographic information

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