Cal Poly CIE SBDCServing San Luis Obispo County
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Our team members are committed to making a difference for small businesses like yours. 

Our expert business advisors are passionate about helping businesses succeed. They bring extensive hands-on business experience to each client situation, ensuring you receive practical “real world” advice that can be applied to daily operations. Business advisors’ expertise covers all key business areas, and they will work closely with you to develop productive solutions.

Our staff will make every effort to assist you. They can answer questions, arrange meetings with consultants, and help with signing up for classes.

Staff

Judy Mahan

Director

(805) 756-5180

Alexis Cox

Admin Coordinator

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Liz Fisher

Program Manager

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Madison Krum

Project Coordinator

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Damon Watkins

Director of Finance and Operations

Consultants

Mark Bieraugel

Market Research

Javier de la Fuente

Packaging and Product Design

Paula Dempsey

Marketing & Comminications

Jolie Ditmore

General Business/Medical

Mitch Emerson

General Business, Startup

Jeff Erramouspe

General Business

Kurt Friedmann

Customer Development & Sales

Jose Huitron

General Business
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Matt Hutton

Grants

Marty Imes

General Business

Lori Jordan

Pitch Prep

Thomas Katona

Product Development/Marketing

Doug Klein

Marketing

Sara LaForest

Leadership/Teams/Partnerships

Greg Leschisin

Integrated Marketing and Brand Positioning Specialist

Barry Lieberman

Sales & Marketing

Cecelia Lobdill

Finance & Business Starting

Rolando Locci

Finance & Operations

Kristin Mehiel

Marketing

Lynn Metcalf

Marketing & Research

Germain Michel

Food & Beverage, Restaurant
Languages Spoken: French

Morgen Monie

HR

Christine Ridout

QuickBooks

Lisa Simon

Marketing & Sales

Jill Speece

Manufacturing/Supply Chain/Operations

Lisa Sperow

Legal & Taxes

Susan Steeb

Finance

Jeff Wade

Food/Farm/Beverage Business Development

Kiki Wilkinson

General Business
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.