Staff

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


Ron Elmore
Regional Director
(828) 345-0279

Brooklyn Dellinger
GCAP Counselor
(828) 322-5379

Bryan Dennstedt
Tech Commercialization Counselor
(828) 322-5378

Scott B. Gray
Business Counselor
(828) 345-1110

David Henson
Business Counselor
(828) 262-2492

Anna Jackson
Business Counselor
(828) 324-9570

Dianne Kepley
Business Resiliency Counselor
(828) 322-5380

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