Valley Community SBDCServing Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings counties
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.


Rich Mostert



Shannon M Brownell

Sr. Program Specialist


Nita Rai

Office Specialist



Kiranjit "Kiran" Brar

Business Planning, Startup, Financing/Capital
Languages Spoken: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu

Cyrus Cerro

Financing/Capital, Start up Assistance, Managing Business

Noemi Chavez

eCommerce, Start-up Assistance, Social Media

Suzanne Crosina-Sahm

Business Plan, Social Media, Training

Santino De La Cruz

Business Planning, Startup, Management, Tax Planning,

Joshua Gragnani

Business Accounting/Budgeting, Franchising, Business Plan, Starting a Business,

Kurt Hardcastle

Business Plan, Exporting, Financing/Capital

Clayton Ipsen

Business Planning, Startup, Financing/Capital
Languages Spoken: German

Caleb Irmler

Start-up Assistance, Managing a Business

Gil Jaramillo

Business Plan, Financing/Capital, Start-up Assistance

Timothy Lambert

Managing Business, Start-up Assistance

Carolina R Lara

Business Accounting/Budgeting, Business Plan, Cash Flow Management
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Thomas Leal

Engineering R&D, Managing Business, Marketing

Kris Marshall

Administration, Finances, Training and Development

Olga Martinez

Exporting, Government Contracting

Gladys Martinez

Start-up Assistance, Managing a Business
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Maricela Miles Mattingly

Business Accounting, Finance, Management
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Claudia Newcorn, MBA

General Business, Marketing

Mike Osegueda

Social Media, Start-up Assistance, Customer Relations

Glen W Roberts

Exporting, Importing, Financing/Capital, Business Plan, Managing Business, Training
Languages Spoken: German

Provides training in International Business Planning, Export transaction financing and project financing. Importing Foreign-Trade zones and Management of Foreign-Trade Zones.

Vincent B. Salinas

Business Plan, Financing/Capital, Start-up Assistance

Belen Sanchez

Business Plan, Customer Relations, Risk Management

Juan Santiago

Business Accounting, Financing/Capital, Managing Business
Languages Spoken: Spanish and Zapotec

Tenishia Sharp

Business Planning, Startup, Management

Jean Thomas-Runnels

Government Contracting

Frank Turner

Finance, Managment, Training

Lourdes Uranday

Business Planning, Human Resources/Management, Training
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Sandra Vidrio

Business Planning, Startup, Financing/Capital
Languages Spoken: Spanish
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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.