Reno

University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Small Business Development Center
University of Nevada, Reno
College of Business
Business Building, Room 411
Reno, Nevada 89557-0032

Phone: (775) 784-1717


The Reno office of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) houses the State Director and many of the NSBDC's specialty programs. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Geographic Information Services, Technology Transfer, the Nevada State Demographer, and the NSBDC Resource Library are all located in the state office. The Director of Counseling, State Training Director, Director of Research and Assistant State Director call the Reno office home. The student intern department provides research and information to counselors throughout the state.

A new partnership formed in 1998 brought the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) office to the NSBDC. SCORE counselors provide 2 hours of counseling services each day to new clients, freeing up the NSBDC counselors for follow-up and expanded service to existing clients.

Full-time counseling services are offered through the Reno office, as well as part-time services provided to Carson City and Carson Valley. The state office presents nearly 100 training events each year in the Reno/Sparks, Carson City, and Carson Valley areas. Statewide programs are coordinated from the Reno office with program delivery to all NSBDC centers, past examples include Y2K, Small Business Loan Expo, etc. Several research projects are developed, designed, and delivered with a multitude of partners and sponsors.

The state office is located in Room 411 of the Ansari Business Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. For more information about the NSBDC services, or to make an appointment with a SCORE counselor or an SBDC management consultant, please call (775) 784-1717 or email nsbdc@unr.edu.

Reno Staff

Kayla Banda

Marketing Intern

kaylabanda@unr.edu
Kayla Banda

Marketing Intern

Kayla, Marketing Intern, joined the Nevada SBDC in the spring of 2017. She works in Reno at the University of Nevada, Reno location, while also pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marketing with a focus in Entrepreneurship. Ms. Banda has specific

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Karen Coe

Operations Coordinator

karencoe@unr.edu
(775) 327-2340
Karen Coe

Operations Coordinator

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,

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(775) 327-2340
Reno, NV

Jake Carrico

Graduate Assistant

jacobtcarrico@gmail.com
(775) 327-2335
Jake Carrico

Graduate Assistant

Jake, Graduate Assistant, has been with the Nevada SBDC since 2013. He works in the Reno office, and is currently pursuing his MBA at UNR. Jake has experience in preparing financial projections and valuations for small businesses, conducting financial analyses,

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(775) 327-2335
Reno, NV

Chris Lynch

Director BEP

clynch@unr.edu
(775) 834-3687
Chris Lynch

Director BEP

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

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(775) 834-3687
Reno, NV

Brian Bonnenfant

Project Manger Center for Regional Studies

bonnen@unr.edu
(775) 784-1771
Brian Bonnenfant

Project Manger Center for Regional Studies

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,

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Ben Tedore

Web Communications Specialist

benjamint@unr.edu
775-682-9135
Ben Tedore

Web Communications Specialist

Web Communications Specialist, has been with the Nevada SBDC since 2005. He works in Reno at the University of Nevada, Reno location. Mr. Tedore has specific experience with digital marketing, web development, social media, IT and graphic design. He previously

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775-682-9135
1664 N. Virginia St. Reno NV 89557

Anthony Ciaramella

Graduate Assistant

anthonyc1230@gmail.com
(775) 327-2335
Anthony Ciaramella

Graduate Assistant

Anthony is a graduate assistant for the Nevada Small Business Development Center at the Reno Office. Anthony has been working for the Nevada SBDC since 2016. Anthony works with the Made in Nevada program as well as assisting counselor, Sandra

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(775) 327-2335
Reno, NV

Sam Males

State Director

males@unr.edu
(775) 784-4820
Sam Males

State Director

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.

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(775) 784-4820

Winnie Dowling

Deputy State Director

wdowling@unr.edu
(775) 327-2334
Winnie Dowling

Deputy State Director

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

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(775) 327-2334
Reno

Sandra Rentas

Business Development Advisor

srentas@unr.edu
(775) 682-9133
Sandra Rentas

Business Development Advisor

Bio coming soon...

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(775) 682-9133
Reno

KC Carrico

State Training Director

kcarrico@unr.edu
(775) 784-6879
KC Carrico

State Training Director

Bio coming soon....

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(775) 784-6879
Reno

Nancy Dahl

Client Intake Specialist

ndahl@unr.edu
(775) 784-1717
Nancy Dahl

Client Intake Specialist

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

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(775) 784-1717

Rod Jorgensen

Director of Counseling

rodj@unr.edu
(775) 327-2339
Rod Jorgensen

Director of Counseling

Rod is the Director of counseling 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 Director of Counseling since he arrived to Reno in

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(775) 327-2339
Reno

Katie Champagne

Graduate Assistant

kchampagne@unr.edu
(775) 784-1717
Katie Champagne

Graduate Assistant

As a graduate assistant in the Nevada SBDC, Katie blends her background in consulting with her study of economics to counsel local businesses. Specializing in start-up entry and expansion, Katie conducts research, analyzes trends, calculates financial projections and evaluates market

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(775) 784-1717