Cal Coastal SBDCServing Monterey and San Benito Counties.
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Our team members are committed to making a difference for small businesses like yours. 

Our expert consultants are passionate about helping businesses succeed. They bring extensive hands-on business experience to each client situation, ensuring you receive practical “real world” advice that can be applied to daily operations. Consultants’ expertise covers all key business areas, and they will work closely with you to develop productive solutions.

Our staff will make every effort to assist you. They can answer questions, arrange meetings with consultants, and help with signing up for classes.


Helen Dunston

Project Coordinator

(831) 424-1099 ext. 3

Cindy Merzon


(831) 424-1099 ext. 3


Arturo Contreras

Accounting, Sales

Dick Hewitt

Leadership, Program Management

Bob Komoto

Export, International Trade

Bob Kramer

Strategic planning, Executive development

Claudia Newcorn

General Business, Marketing and Research

Loree Van Bebber

Finance, Financial planning

Jack Zahorsky

New Business Ventures
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.