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.


Judy Mahan


(805) 756-5180

Liz Fisher

Assistant Director


Lynsey Fowler

Admin & Graphic Design Coordinator


Madison Krum

Program Manager


Damon Watkins

Director of Finance and Operations

NIki Williams

Project Coordinator



Paul Anderson

Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science

Mark Bieraugel

Market Research

Jean Davidson

Data Science

Javier de la Fuente

Packaging and Product Design

Jolie Ditmore

General Business/Medical

Mitch Emerson

General Business, Startup

Jeff Erramouspe

General Business

Kurt Friedmann

Customer Development & Sales

Chris Heylman


Jose Huitron

General Business
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Matt Hutton


Lori Jordan

Pitch Prep

Thomas Katona

Product Development/Marketing

BJ Klingenberg

Software Engineering, Computer Science

Carolyn Kreuzkamp

Grants, Government Contracts, Market Strategy

Sara LaForest


Ulrika Lidstrom


Barry Lieberman

Sales & Marketing

Rolando Locci

Finance & Operations

Kristin Mehiel


Lynn Metcalf

Marketing & Research

Morgen Monie


Amy Porter

Bookeeping, QuickBooks

Sky Sartorius

Aerospace/Aeronautics, Product Development

Lisa Simon

Marketing & Sales

Christine P Sommer

Marketing & Sales

Kelly Sooter


Jill Speece

Manufacturing/Supply Chain/Operations

Lisa Sperow

Legal & Taxes

Susan Steeb


Erik Steeb


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.