• Ashley Watson

    Program Coordinator
    Ashley Watson, Program Coordinator II, UGA SBDC

    Coming soon! Education B.S. Mass Communications (Minor in Creative Writing) – University of West Georgia Experience Graphic Designer – The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope (anti-poverty initiative). In this role, Ashley was able to improve communication outcomes by creating content for print, web and social media. Ashley is a skilled communications professional and is experienced […]

  • Meredith Reeves

    Application Programmer Associate

    From the time that internet access started to become a staple in every home, Meredith has wanted to know how just how it worked. When she stumbled across a website builder called Tripod that allowed her to look at the code after building her page, she was hooked. What started as an after-school hobby eventually […]

  • Daniel McCoy


    Daniel comes to the SBDC as a Business Consultant after a successful banking career.  Daniel has served as a loan originator in Consumer, Mortgage, Commercial Lending, and Business Development Officer for Government Guaranteed Loans as well as a Branch Manager.  Prior to his banking career, Daniel was in retail operations, moving up to Regional Sales […]

  • Valerie Cote

    Valerie Cote Small Business Development Center

    Prior to joining the Small Business Development Center, Valerie worked in the areas of accounting and operations. Her experience ranges from working in a large manufacturing environment to working with small local companies. She brings to the SBDC knowledge financial aspects important to small businesses including cost accounting, financial analysis, cash flow management, and financial […]

  • Molly Knight

    Program Coordinator
    Molly Knight Small Business Development Center

    Molly came onboard as the UGA SBDC Gainesville Program Coordinator in May 2017. Molly is originally from Augusta, Georgia where she participated in Youth Leadership Columbia County. Seeing the integral role the Chamber of Commerce played in her community as well as being employed by small businesses provided her with insight to the value of […]

  • Dan Regelski

    Dan Regelski

    Dan was raised in an Entrepreneurial home where his family owned and farmed a 200 acre Agribusiness. Growing up in this environment made him realize that hard work, investing in a quality product (produce) branding and personal selling fosters success in a business and in life. He is a first generation college graduate and was […]

  • Thomas Heaton

    Thomas "Tommy" Heaton, UGA Small Business Development Center

    Tommy has financial industry experience that includes leadership roles in portfolio management, commercial lending, process management, and real estate acquisition. His expertise includes loan proposal and business plan preparation, sales strategy, and service delivery. He is also a frequent public speaker and educator. Education  MBA, Georgia State University BA, University of Georgia (History) Experience  Piedmont […]

  • Paul Wilson, Jr.

    Paul Wilson, Consultant, UGA SBDC

    Paul has extensive industry experience that spans leadership roles in supply chain management, procurement, marketing, supplier diversity, and small business development. His expertise includes strategic analysis, operational planning, leadership development, contract writing, video marketing, video production, training and curriculum development. Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and educational institutions, Paul brings a diverse […]

  • Emily Ambrose

    Program Coordinator
    Emily Ambrose

    Emily serves as the Program Coordinator for the UGA SBDC in Rome. She has a background in event planning and public speaking, having hosted events for up to 800 attendees and 30 staff under her supervision. As a student at Toccoa Falls College, Emily held elected positions, such as Student Government Association President and Vice […]

  • Cole Fannin


    Prior to joining the SBDC, Mr. Fannin worked in the areas of sales & marketing, as well as insurance.  During his tenure, he worked for Lorillard Tobacco Company, one of the big three tobacco companies in North America.  During his time there, he worked with small business owners in the C-store arena, assisting with marketing […]