Staff & Expertise

All services are provided by our staff of highly qualified consultants. In addition to practical experience in operating small businesses themselves, our staff members have more than fifty years of business experience and hold degrees in business, communications, and engineering. The Penn State SBDC also taps into the expertise of industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, and business professionals to deliver its educational programs.

Meet Our Consulting Staff

John Peterson

John Peterson

Interim Director and Business Consultant

John Peterson joined the Penn State Small Business Development Center in 2018 as a business consultant and is the current interim director of the Center. John’s consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free, confidential one-on-one consulting to current or prospective small business owners within Centre and Mifflin counties. John has more than 15 years… Read More »

Will Hooten

Will Hooten

Business Consultant

Will joined the Penn State Small Business Development Center in 2018 as a business consultant. Will’s consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free business valuation, financial forecasting, and confidential one-on-one consulting to current and prospective small business owners within Centre and Mifflin counties. Will previously worked at Bloomberg, where he was an analyst for… Read More »

 

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Meet Our Administrative Team

Theresa Krise

Theresa Krise

Administrative Assistant

Theresa is the administrative support assistant for the Penn State SBDC. Theresa joined the SBDC in April 2012. Prior to her employment with the SBDC, she worked for more than 20 years with The Pennsylvania State University’s Academic Outreach/World Campus as an administrative support assistant for the executive director of Academic Outreach and two directors… Read More »

Kim Tremaglio

Kimberly Tremaglio

Event and Marketing Coordinator

Kim joined the Penn State Small Business Development Center as the event and marketing coordinator in August 2018. In this role, she develops and coordinates all educational workshops and training, and manages the marketing related to the SBDC and its programs. Kim has more than 20 years of marketing experience within higher education, nonprofit and… Read More »