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

North Central Idaho

Lewis-Clark State College SBDC

406 Main Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

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Barbara Leachman

Region Director


Barbara started as Director of the Idaho SBDC for Region II at Lewis-Clark State College in the summer of 2011. She has a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness and a Masters in Business Education. Her work experience includes government lending and grants, bookkeeping, office management, program development, operations management, consulting, real estate development, and teaching.


She has experience in for-profit manufacturing and retailing, government programs, non-profit social services, and higher education. Barbara specializes in business planning, real estate, feasibility, raising capital, accounting, operations, human resources, and small business management.

Barbara grew up on a family fishing boat in Alaska.

Judy Schumacher

Business Consultant


Judy is the Business Consultant for the Region II Idaho Small Business Development Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) with a finance emphasis from Boise State University. Judy worked in the banking industry for 10 years, specializing in commercial lending. She has experience in credit analysis, SBA lending, commercial real estate lending, and small business lending.


In addition to her banking background, Judy has experience in billing/bookkeeping for a medical office. Her strengths include financial analysis, knowledge of lending practices, and customer service skills.

Todd Broadman

Business Consultant


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.

Edward Sloniker

Work Scholar


Edward is the new Work Scholar for the Region II Idaho SBDC. He is a current student at Lewis-Clark State College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with minors in Marketing and Spanish. He has experience in management, sales, customer service, construction, and he holds officer positions in the Geology club and The Green Team at Lewis-Clark State College.


Edward is ambitious, energetic, and determined. He is excited to nurture and encourage success among others.

Whitney Scott

Program Assistant


Whitney is the program assistant for the North Central SBDC. She is a former student of Walla-Walla Community College with a Certificate in Medical Assisting. Whitney has experience in management, sales, healthcare, and administrative work. Whitney is also active in the community with historical projects and the Lions’ Club.


Whitney is organized, friendly, and eager to help and learn. She is excited to be involved with the college, community, and new business owners.