Staff

Since 1984, the SBTDC has served North Carolina business owners and entrepreneurs. The Cullowhee and Asheville 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


Sandra Dennison
Regional Director


Elena Gupta
Business Counselor


Chris Slaughter
Business Counselor


Shane Williams
Business Counselor


Ashley McFarland
Business Launch Specialist


Pam Racer
GCAP Counselor


Matt Godfrey
Business Resiliency Counselor

Statewide Programs & Resources