North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center

Our Consultants Call (208) 792-2465 for an appointment

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Barbara A Leachman, MEd 

Director Region II Idaho SBDC, Lewiston

(208) 792-2465 

406 Main Street

Lewiston, ID

Barbara has a BS in Agribusiness and a MEd in Business Education from the University of Idaho. Her work experience in private for-profit enterprise includes customer service, office management, sales and bookkeeping. She has developed and managed apartments for a non-profit as well as consulting and teaching real estate, financial, and credit analysis. Barbara has experience with grants, economic development, appraising and government loan programs. She specializes in business planning, market research, website analysis, feasibility, human resources, raising capital, valuation and small business management.


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Todd Broadman

Rural Business Consultant, Moscow

(208) 301-3093

After graduating from Thunderbird’s global management program, Todd held industrial marketing and project management posts in the data communications sector. He was principal in a software services provider startup and has consulted with both large and small firms. His focus is on identifying and building strategic competitive advantage – and has taught related courses at University of Idaho. After working abroad in China, Hong Kong, and England, he found Moscow, Idaho in 2000 and considers it the best place in the world to raise his two children.



Gavin Lewis

Rural Business Consultant, Grangeville

(208) 983-8302

Gavin is the Business Consultant for the Region II Idaho Small Business Development Center. He has a Bachelors Degree from Idaho State University in Marketing and Finance. While attending ISU he participated in the ISU Finance Association and competed in Idaho’s CFA challenge, furthering his knowledge of finance. He also became an intern for an Economic Development Corporation in Pocatello. This was the beginning to his desire to help small businesses. He has experience in sales, marketing, agriculture, and customer service.


Judy Schumacher

Business Consultant, Lewiston

(208) 792-2465

406 Main Street

Lewiston, ID

Judy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance Emphasis from Boise State University. Judy has worked in the banking industry for 10 years, specializing in commercial lending. She has experience in credit analysis, SBA lending, commercial real estate lending, and small business lending. In addition to her banking, Judy has experience in billing/bookkeeping for a small medical office. Her strengths include financial analysis, knowledge of lending practices, and customer service skills.




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Chris St. Germaine

Rural Business Consultant, Orofino 

(208) 476-9829

Chris joined the Small Business Development Center team in 2016.  She had an outfitting business for eight years and has over ten years’ experience in economic development.  Chris has a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota.  Chris spent fifteen years working in natural resource management which included development of the Center for Biological Control of Weeds with the Nez Perce Tribe.

Chris’s experiences have given her expertise in strategic planning, business planning, development, leadership and organizational structures; she has direct experience in government contracting, grant  and proposal writing. 

Chris is president of the Clearwater Ski Club and operations manager at Bald Mountain Ski Area.  She is the proud mom and  when there’s no snow, an avid gardener.  









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