Welcome to the Idaho Small Business Development Center State Office

Serving: The State of Idaho

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2360 West University Drive, Suite 2132
Boise, ID 83725

(800) 225-3815 or (208) 426-1640

Impacting the State of Idaho with our no-cost consulting & affordable training

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Meet the Staff

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Doug Covey

State Director

(208) 426-2034

Doug joined the Idaho SBDC as Region III Director in 2015. In 2018 he transitioned to State Director. Prior to joining the Idaho SBDC, Doug served as an executive for a cloud-based company where he directed a dynamic team on strategic initiatives targeted to improve customer experience.

For 12 years he was CEO for an education service provider where he restructured the company while creating top line growth and reducing expenses. He held business management positions with the nation’s largest outdoor retailer for 10 years and has consulted with existing and start-up businesses.

He co-founded the Kids at Hope Association and established a joint partnership with the Kids at Hope Organization by creating the first Kids at Hope Academy for school-aged youth. He is a volunteer for EF Education First, which provides life-changing education for global citizens.

Doug graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Colorado State University with a Master of Science Degree. He grew up in Arizona, migrated to cooler climates throughout the West and fortunate enough to call Boise, Idaho home with his wife, three children and occasional exchange student.

Will Fowler

Will Fowler

Associate State Director of Operations

(208) 426-3812

Will Fowler joined the Idaho Small Business Development Center in 2013 as the Marketing Manager for the Nampa Business Accelerator. In 2016 he became Boise Regional Entrepreneur Initiatives Manager, and in 2019 he was named the Associate State Director of Operations.

Will manages the Idaho SBDC’s delivery of outreach programs to assist small businesses. He focuses on strategic development and implementation of the SBDC’s Strategic Plan. Will prepares and reviews grant proposals and connects with key organizations, legislators, and congressional offices about new program development and implementation.

Will is also an early stage capital expert with experience raising Angel Investment Funds, Investing in early stage companies, and coaching startups on gaining access to capital. Will was a founding service partner in the San Diego Angel Conference, the Alaska Angel Conference, Greatscale Ventures, and many Single Investment Funds.

Will holds a B.A. from the College of Idaho, a M.F.A. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and a M.B.A. from Northwest Nazarene University.

Deanna Berry

Deanna Berry

Associate State Director of Finance

Deanna Berry joined the Idaho SBDC as the Associate State Director of Finance in 2021. She brings 30 years of accounting and finance experience to the Idaho SBDC from various industries, including live entertainment, higher education, treasury, property management, real estate, non-profit, self-employment, and public accounting.

Deanna is a CPA and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University and a Master of Science degree from Boise State University. She grew up in southern California and moved to Boise in 2003 with her husband and two young children. She soon discovered that raising a family in Boise is a wonderful adventure. Deanna and her husband enjoy kayaking in Idaho’s beautiful lakes and rivers.

Margaret Bushee

Margaret Bushee

Project Support Specialist

Margaret is an eighth-generation Texan who has a BS in Advertising and a BA in English from The University of Texas. After working in publishing for UT Austin she wanted to be more engaged in helping others directly so she went through Alternative Certification through the state of Texas.

Margaret taught seventh grade Language Arts for five years. She is a certified teacher in Texas and Idaho. She co-chaired several large gala events. She has been married for 26 years and she is honored to be the mother of four young adults.

She joined the SBDC in April of 2020 and enjoys working on a variety of projects that helps the state office serve the regional offices so they can focus on the small businesses they serve. Margaret’s motto is “upward and onward” and loves moving things forward and focusing on daily wins.

Belinda Breidenbach

Belinda Breidenbach

Environmental Assistance Coordinator

She brings her experience working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Compliance air program in Washington D.C. She has written Clean Air Act regulations; led a team to create regulations that were straightforward and understandable; and developed compliance training.

Belinda has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Florida, a M.S. in Environmental Planning from Florida State University and an M.A. in Technical Communication from Boise State University. Belinda joined the Idaho SBDC in January of 2018 as the Environmental Assistance Coordinator. Her role is to assist businesses understand and comply with air regulations.

Glenna Tooman

Glenna Tooman

Web Site Administrator

(208) 426-1734

Glenna is responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the business.idaho.gov website (formerly known as Idaho Biz Help}. She was involved in the development of and currently manages the website.

Glenna also performs market research and works on special projects for Idaho SBDC clients. Glenna is a graduate of Boise State University with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management. She has been with the Idaho SBDC since July 1997.


David Newton

State Database Admin (DBA) Analyst

David joined the Idaho SBDC as the State DBA Analyst in April 2022. He is responsible for ensuring the database runs efficiently through database management, maintenance, and security. He provides support for data storage, organization, presentation, utilization, and analysis for Idaho SBDC from a technical perspective.

David earned his Master of Science degree in Economics at Boise State University (BSU). During his time at BSU, David was accepted into the international honor society of economics and graduated Mega Cum Laude.

Before pursuing his education in Economics, David served fifteen years in the US Air Force. His primary duty assignments included Dyess Texas, Beale California, and Ramstein Germany. During this time he was a Geospatial Intelligence Analysis and Mission Supervisor. His duties included data collection, program development, and cross-functional collaboration.

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Joe Hudson

Graduate Assistant: Operations

Joe joined the Idaho SBDC in 2022 as a Graduate Assistant whilst simultaneously studying an MBA at Boise State University. He is located in the State Office in Region 3. Joe arrives in Boise from a small village in Yorkshire, United Kingdom called Malham which is located in one of the UK’s 15 National Parks. Prior to arriving in Boise Joe studied a BSc in Economics at the University of Birmingham (UK). As well as working at the Idaho SBDC and studying for his MBA Joe also has a keen interest in athletics where he is a member of Boise State University’s Athletics and Cross Country team where his main events are 5k, 10k and Cross Country.

Outside of Joe’s academic pursuits he runs an Ice Cream van during the summer months in the UK serving customers that come to visit his village as well as previously having a herd of sheep where he sold their wool and bred from to provide future breeding sheep and meat.

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Grant Bradley

Business Intern

Grant joined the Idaho SBDC in 2022 as a Business Intern whilst pursuing his BBA Finance at Boise State University. He’s working out of the State Office in Region 3. Grant is originally from Spokane, WA and has spent much of his life in northern Idaho in Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint skiing and enjoying the beautiful lakes. Grant is involved on campus and is a member of the Ski and Board club, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and Economics Mentorship Program. He spends much of his free time mountain biking, skiing and floating the river. Enjoying all the outdoor activities Boise has to offer!

Last semester Grant studied abroad in northern Italy in the town of Torino. He spent his weekdays studying and exploring Torino and, on the weekends, taking trains and planes exploring western Europe. He loved every second of studying abroad program and can’t wait to graduate from Boise State and go back to travel or further his education at a university overseas!

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