Welcome to your Eastern Idaho Small Business Development Center
Serving: Lemhi, Custer, Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, and Bonneville Counties
2300 North Yellowstone Highway
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Impacting Eastern Idaho with our no-cost consulting & affordable training
Meet the Staff
After 44 years in business, David brings a broad background in business and technology to the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He has started, owned, and operated a number of businesses including: aircraft manufacturing, alternative energy, general contracting, HVAC contracting, pest control, software development, business consulting, and more. He has degrees in both horticulture and business.
David provides consultation, training, and mentoring to individuals and businesses in a wide spectrum of topics ranging from business development and marketing to resourcing, procurement, and technology development. His forte is analyzing and implementing strategies for businesses at all levels including business start-ups, expansions, and businesses at risk. Dave is also a licensed commercial pilot and FAA flight instructor.
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Frosty has a BS from Idaho State University in Communication and Rhetorical Studies with an emphasis in Organizational Communication. Frosty started as the Training Director for Region VI in April 2008.
She works closely with the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Association and the Entrepreneurial Center in Rexburg and is the main point of contact for the Idaho Falls Small Business Development Center.
Bryan graduated from Utah State University and Ricks College with degrees in Marketing and General Business. For over twenty years Bryan has been a business consultant and coach working with entrepreneurs in numerous public, private, and non-profit organizations to improve results in their business and personal lives.
An entrepreneur himself, Bryan has built multiple businesses and currently owns eTECH Inc. In 2015, Bryan became the Executive Director of the Idaho Innovation Center, and in 2016 became a part-time SBDC business consultant specializing in sales and marketing strategies, financial management, operations and organizational structure.
While attending Rick’s College, Alan Howell was invited to work for a Property/Construction Management Firm. He has worked in administrative positions throughout his career including Job Foreman, Superintendent, Construction Management, Bookkeeper, Comptroller and General Manager.
He has also been CEO of his own company. He has in depth experience in marketing, manufacturing, human resources, auditing and transportation.
Alan has traveled to all 50 states as well as most of the Provinces of Canada. He has kept his home in Idaho all his life; currently residing near Leadore, Idaho, in the South Lemhi Valley. Yes, he is an Alumni of Leadore High School.
Tyler is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He enjoys working on start-up businesses and currently owns a trade school and barbershop and will be starting two more businesses in 2020. He enjoys engaging with customers and building brands.
Tyler believes that if someone has a dream they need to take action and get after it. Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. Creating strong systems and teams is key to the success of any business, big or small.
John Ney is the Assistant Dean, an Assistant Professor and the Director of Professional Development for the College of Business (COB) at Idaho State University. John teaches in the Marketing department and loves it!
Prior to ISU he served as the Senior Manager of Customer Operations and Marketing for the start-up cell phone company Syringa Wireless LLC, from 2007 – 2012. Syringa Wireless grew to approximately 15,000 customers and 22 retail stores during that time. Our unique selling point was providing world class customer service!
John has extensive experience in marketing and management, having been Vice President of Customer Operations at Project Mutual telephone (PMT) in Rupert, Burley and Twin Falls, Idaho. Prior to that, he worked for GTE/Verizon for eight years in Everett WA, Dallas TX, and St. Louis MO, where he held progressive positions of responsibility and finished with Verizon as the Manager of Customer Quality in the Customer Contact Division. John also does private consulting work in the areas of marketing, management & customer service. John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Idaho and a Master’s degree from Gonzaga University. John is a 3rd generation Idahoan and lives in Pocatello.
Dr. Cravens is a native of Quincy, Illinois. He graduated from Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. He continued his education at Gonzaga University School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.
After law school, he served as an executive for several years with a successful educational start-up company located in the Purdue University Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana. While serving as an executive he continued his education and received a Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in political management from Regent University.
After leaving the educational startup company Dr. Cravens served as an economist for the Idaho Department of Labor. While at the Idaho Department of Labor pursued a Doctor of Business Administration from Argosy University – Salt Lake City. He completed that degree in 2016, and has been with the College of Business since 2015. In addition to his duties as the director of Bengal Solutions, Dr. Cravens teaches management courses for the College of Business.
PTAC Business Consultant
Bamidele has over 20 years of postdoctoral research in the chemical technology field. His research has led to 12 US patents and has been published in 17 professional journals. Bamidele has extensive knowledge about business, and how to win government contracts for small businesses.
Prior to joining the PTAC program, he worked for Pearlhill Technologies. Bam has a PhD in Chemistry from University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.