Since 1984, the SBTDC has served North Carolina business owners and entrepreneurs. The Boone and  Hickory offices have professional staff who combine real-life business experience with industry experience, education and advanced training. Many of our counselors have been business owners or have held executive positions.

Your Business Advisors

Boone Office

  • Ron Elmore, Regional Director
  • Reid Stewart, General Business Counselor

Hickory Office

  • Ron Elmore, Regional Director
  • Anna Jackson, Anna Jackson, General Business Counselor
  • Bryan Dennstedt, Technology Commercialization Counselor

Statewide Programs & Services