Since 1984, the SBTDC has served North Carolina business owners and entrepreneurs. The Boone and  Hickory 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

Boone Office

  • Byron Hicks, Regional Director
  • Reid Stewart, Business Counselor

Hickory Office

  • Byron Hicks, Regional Director
  • Brooklyn Dellinger, Assistant Counselor
  • Ron Elmore, Business Counselor
  • David WalkerTechnology Commercialization

Statewide Programs & Services