Valley Community SBDCServing Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings counties
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our team is working remotely. As a result, there may be a slight delay in our ability to respond to your phone call. We appreciate your understanding and will get back to you asap. You can also email us at

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.


Shannon M Brownell

Office Specialist


Rich Mostert




Armondo Apodaca

Sales, Marketing & Promotions, Restaurant Operations

Julianne R Burk

Marketing, Organizational Development

Morris A. Caudle

Government Contracting

Cyrus Cerro

Financing/Capital, Start up Assistance, Managing Business

Noemi Chavez

eCommerce, Start-up Assistance, Social Media

Douglas Davidian

Business Management, Marketing

Santino De La Cruz

Business Planning, Startup, Management

Ruth Ann Fruehauf

Customer Relations, Human Resources/Management, Social Media

Surinder Paul Gill

Sales, Marketing & Promotions, Restaurant Operations

Speaks Punjabi and Hindi 

Gil Gonzales

Business Planning, Startup, Management

Kurt Hardcastle

Business Plan, Exporting, Financing/Capital

Catherine Heaney

Business Planning, Startup, Management

Va Her

Business Planning, Startup, Management

Gil Jaramillo

Business Plan, Financing/Capital, Start-up Assistance

Timothy Lambert

Managing Business, Start-up Assistance

Thomas Leal

Engineering R&D, Managing Business, Marketing

Nicole LeDonna

Customer Relations, Human Resources/Management, Social Media

Raymond Macareno

Technology/Computers, Start up Assistance, Social Media, Business Planning

Olga Martinez

Exporting, Government Contracting

Patricia Mullaly

Business Accounting/Budgeting

Vincent B. Salinas

Business Plan, Financing/Capital, Start-up Assistance

Belen Sanchez

Business Plan, Customer Relations, Risk Management

Lisa Saroyan

Customer Relations, Sales and Marketing, and Manufacturing.

Tenishia Sharp

Business Planning, Startup, Management

Jose Viveros

Business Planning, Startup, Management

Cindy Wyman

Business Accounting/Budgeting
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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.