Welcome to your North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center
Serving: Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, and Idaho Counties
Impacting North Central Idaho with our no-cost consulting & affordable training
Meet the Staff
Kyle R. Guelcher
Kyle earned a Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Kyle’s relevant work experience includes practicing law for over fifteen years. During that time, he assisted corporations with a variety of issues, including complex commercial litigation, contracts, intellectual property, and day-to-day legal advice.
For over five years, Kyle was a SCORE certified mentor where he assisted businesses in Western Massachusetts start, grow, and succeed through mentoring, advising, and providing workshops on a variety of topics.
Throughout his career, Kyle served on the boards of nonprofits and the board of trustees of his undergraduate institution. In addition, Kyle was an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He participated on many committees, including the Business Law Section, Strategic Planning, and he was the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division. Kyle is a former member of the American Bar Association’s and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s House of Delegates. In those positions, he participated in legislation and contributed to rule changes.
Although Kyle does not practice law in Idaho, and he does not provide legal advice, Kyle looks forward to using his education, experience, and knowledge to help businesses be successful.
After graduating from Thunderbird’s global management program, Todd held industrial marketing and project management posts in the data communications sector. He was principal in a software services provider startup and has consulted with both large and small firms.
His focus is on identifying and building strategic competitive advantage – and has taught related courses at University of Idaho. After working abroad in China, Hong Kong, and England, he found Moscow, Idaho in 2000 and considers it the best place in the world to raise his two children.
Susan is a Business Consultant for the North Central Idaho SBDC Office. She is a published artist, author, as well as the owner of S. Pettit Gallery.
She has worked as a graphic designer, freelance illustrator, and fine artist for over 40 years. She has written and illustrated a Rose Trilogy, Enjoy Roses Every Day – How to Romance “The Rose” with Passion, and Color My World.
She draws and paints prophetic artwork in acrylics, graphite, and pastels. She has also worked with small businesses as a floral grower and designer with retail sales over the years.
Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Art with an emphasis in English from Pensacola Christian College and has taught art for non-credit classes at Lewis-Clark State College.
Rural Business Consultant
Tim McDonald has degrees in Economics, Civil Engineering and International Economics all from the University of Washington. He spent years in East Africa as an Engineer for USAID and then returned to the States to build a 30 year career as a Heavy Construction Estimator, Small Business Owner, Entrepreneur and Jack of All Trades.
Rural Business Consultant
Susan has been a small business owner for over 30 years and a business strategy consultant/grant writer in both the for profit and nonprofit world for the past 20 years. In fact, her first business plan was created with help from the SBDC. As a Team Leader for the USA to the 2012 London Olympic, Susan has an extensive background in recreation and recreation-based business models. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and uses that teaching background to help others grow not only their knowledge but true understanding.
In addition to being a rural business consultant, she owns an orchard and wedding venue in the town of Peck, ID. With a passion for helping people develop to their full potential, assisting those folks do the same for their business is as meaningful to Susan as those she serves.
Junior Business Consultant/Work Scholar
Lauren was raised in the small town of Rathdrum, Idaho. She is currently a student at Lewis-Clark State College where she is majoring in Nursing with a minor in Business Administration.
She began working at the Idaho Small Business Development Center in August of 2022 as a Work Study. Her goal at the Idaho SBDC is to gain knowledge on business practices and professionalism. She is very excited to learn as much as she can during her time at the Idaho SBDC.