Welcome to your North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center

Serving: Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, and Idaho Counties

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406 Main Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

(208) 792-2465

Impacting North Central Idaho with our no-cost consulting & affordable training

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Meet the Staff

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Kyle R. Guelcher

Regional Director

(208) 792-2583

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.

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Judy Schumacher

Business Consultant

(208) 792-2186

Judy is the Business Consultant for the North Central Office of the Idaho SBDC. She has experience in credit analysis, bookkeeping and business lending. Her strengths include financial analysis, knowledge of lending practices, and QuickBooks.

Judy worked in the banking industry for 10 years, specializing in commercial lending. Additionally, she has experience in billing/bookkeeping for a medical office. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) with a finance emphasis from Boise State University.

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Todd Broadman

Business Consultant

(208) 301-3093

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.

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Chris St. Germaine

Rural Business Consultant

Chris joined the Idaho Small Business Development Center team in 2016. She had an outfitting business for eight years and has over ten years’ experience in economic development.

Chris spent fifteen years working in natural resource management which included development of the Center for Biological Control of Weeds with the Nez Perce Tribe.

Chris’s experiences have given her expertise in strategic planning, business planning, development, leadership and organizational structures; she has direct experience in government contracting, grant and proposal writing. Chris is president of the Clearwater Ski Club and operations manager at Bald Mountain Ski Area.

Chris has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota.

She is the proud mom and when there’s no snow, an avid gardener.

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Susan Pettit

Program Coordinator

(208) 792-2465

Susan is the Program Coordinator for the North Central Idaho SBDC Office. She is a published artist and author as well as the owner of S. Pettit Gallery. She also teaches non-credit art classes at LCSC.

Susan has worked as a graphic designer, freelance illustrator and fine artist for over 30 years. Recently she self-published a book which she wrote and illustrated called, “Color My World”.
She has also worked with small businesses as both a floral grower and designer along with retail

Susan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Art with an emphasis in English from Pensacola Christian College.

Tim McDonald

Director of Ida-Lew Economic Development Council


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.

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Joseph Salgado

Work Scholar

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Joseph is one of our work scholars for the Idaho SBDC. He is currently attending Lewis-Clark State College and majoring in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis.

Joseph is bilingual in English and Spanish. At LCSC, he has been a part of the Business Student Organization, the Accounting Club, and is a DJ at LCSC’s radio station KLCZ 88.9 FM. Joseph has also competed in Business Professionals of America, winning 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places in State for Network Administration three years in a row.

Our Host Universities & Affiliates
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