Kathy Carrico has served as the statewide training director for the Nevada Small Business
Development Center since 1995 at the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business. She works
closely with Nevada SBDC counselors to identify a broad range of training needs for the small business
communities. Kathy works with key community partners who fund and collaborate in providing
entrepreneurial training across the State. She contributes to the grant writing and implementation of
a variety of proposals that focus on education and training for all Nevadans looking to become new or
more successful business owners.
Kathy is a Master Trainer for entrepreneurial and financial literacy courses, and has provided
hundreds of presentations to business audiences across Nevada. She manages and co- instructs the
national SBA Military Transition Assistance Program, Boots to Business, quarterly at NAS Fallon, as
well as the Veteran’s outreach program, Boots to Business: Reboot, in all Nevada counties. Through
this program, Kathy works with multiple organizations that focus exclusively on Veterans’ assistance.
Kathy travels throughout the entire State, primarily in southern Nevada where the majority
population resides. She has extensive board and committee experience with many Nevada Chambers
of Commerce and has designed, planned and implemented many unique and special events targeting
the small business owners across Nevada.
Prior to working at the Nevada SBDC, Kathy worked 5 years with a high-end entrepreneur firm from
startup to multi-millionaire status in the medical technology industry in California. She was also self-
employed during her college years, on a part-time basis.