Anna Borrego

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Anna Borrego
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
Anna Borrego joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 2007.Anna is the Stakeholder Communications Coordinator and is responsible for analyzing, compiling, and reporting economic impacts of SBDC services. She also communicates SBDC clients’ successes to various stakeholder groups. She has over 14 years of extensive customer service experience.

Anna earned a BBA in Marketing from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She also holds the Certified Administrative Professional designation.

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Name Anna Borrego

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www.sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Administrative Analyst
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Durango Blvd., #2.312
210-458-2038
210-458-2464

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Ben Garza

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Ben Garza
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
Ben Garza joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 2007.

As a Business Advisor, Ben provides his clients with confidential, one-on-one advising, specializing in business plans and intellectual property development, strategic/tactical planning, sales and marketing, accounting and finance.

He has over 15 years of small business ownership & management experience, primarily in consultative business solutions and private investment funding. In addition, he has more than 20 years technical and management consulting experience, as well as experience in mergers and acquisitions, preparing due diligence packages and validating business models for investor groups.

He holds a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance both from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Ben supports clients located south of San Antonio, in Atascosa, Frio, Medina, and Wilson counties.

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Name Ben Garza

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sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Certified Business Advisor
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Durango Blvd., #2.312
210-428-9585
210-458-2464

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Crystal Darby

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Biography: Crystal Darby joined the Small Business Development Center in 2011.

As a Business Advisor, Crystal provides her clients with advice on all facets of starting or expanding a business, with expertise in start-ups, business plan development, marketing (including website, social media, and search engine optimization), proposal writing and small business certification.

For the 12 years prior to joining SBDC, Crystal owned a consulting, training and writing business, working primarily with small businesses. She provided one-on-one coaching and group training on communication-related topics: business networking, business etiquette, business writing, customer service, dealing with difficult people, interpersonal skills, team building and managing change. Crystal has also worked with people with disabilities to start small businesses. On a pro-bono basis, she has acted as an advocate for small business including minority-owned, women-owned and home-based businesses.

Crystal holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans.

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Name Crystal Darby

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sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Business Development Specialist
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez
210-458-2460
210-458-2464

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Chris Delgado

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Biography: Chris Delgado joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 2010.

As a Business Advisor, Chris helps clients who want to start a new business or expand an existing business. His areas of expertise include small business development, loan packaging, investment advising, and business continuation planning.

Before joining the SBDC, Chris was a banker and registered investment representative with over 10 years of experience.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Name Chris Delgado

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San Antonio Small Business Development Center

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David Baenziger

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Biography: David Baenziger joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 2000.

As Counseling Coordinator, David provides guidance and training to the Business Advisors of the SASBDC. He also presents workshops and training seminars both within the Institute for Economic Development and out in the community. Topics include business planning, financial management, marketing and Value Based Leadership. As a Senior Certified Business Advisor, he coaches business owners on sales and customer service strategies for their businesses. He assists clients starting or expanding a business, as well as preparing business plans and financial projections for loan packages.

David has over 20 years experience as a small business owner in the grocery and convenience store industry.

David earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Texas State University.

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Name David Baenziger

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sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Counseling Coordinator & Senior Certified Business Advisor
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Durango Blvd., #2.312
210-458-2460
210-458-2464

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Janie Paschal

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Biography: Janie Paschal joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 2009.

Janie assists potential and existing business owners with information about available services from the SBDC, including business workshops, online training and business advising services.

Janie brings 20 years of managerial, administrative and customer service experience to her position. She spent the majority of her career working for the country’s fourth largest property & casualty insurance company where she was a Director of Insurance Operations. Janie is also a small business owner.

She is a graduate of Abilene Christian University where she earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She is also a graduate of the Executive Education Program at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.

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Name Janie Paschal

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sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Administrative Assistant
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Durango Blvd., #2.312
210-458-2460
210-458-2464

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Mark Ahrens

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Mark Ahrens
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
Mark Ahrens joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 2006.

As a Certified Business Advisor, Mark works with clients wanting to start a new business or expand an existing business. He specializes in marketing, promotional planning, site analysis, eCommerce (eBay and web development), business planning, financial planning and strategic planning.

Mark has over 10 years of small business ownership and management experience, primarily in the grocery store industry. In addition, he has over 10 years experience in wholesale consulting and advertising, including positions as a retail business consultant and advertising manager for a national company. This experience gives Mark an in-depth knowledge of buying and marketing programs that he shares with small business owners.

Mark has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a Marketing emphasis from Indiana State University. He also received the Retail Business Consultant Certification from SVU.

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Name Mark Ahrens

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sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Certified Business Advisor
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Durango Blvd., #2.312
210-458-2460
210-458-2464

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Mike Reyes

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Mike Reyes
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
Mike Reyes joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 1997.

As a Senior Business Advisor, Mike advises clients on all aspects of starting or growing a business, including business plan development, strategic growth planning, and cash flow management. With extensive experience as a banker and loan specialist, he is particularly effective in providing sound advice on financial planning matters and preparing loan packages. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Mike worked 23 years in the banking industry as a commercial loan and business development officer. He also managed a family-owned business after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Mike produced a series of workshops, Money Management, specifically geared to help small business owners better manage the financial part of their business.

Mike holds a BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Management from Our Lady of the Lake University. He is also a graduate of SMU’s Southwest Graduate School of Banking.

He works with clients in San Antonio and also covers the New Braunfels area on a regular basis. If you would like to contact Mike, email him at mike.reyes@utsa.edu.

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Name Mike Reyes

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sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Senior Certified Business Advisor
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Durango Blvd., #2.312
210-458-2460
210-458-2464

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Morrison Woods

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Morrison Woods
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
Morrison Woods joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 1989. He has held various positions within UTSA since 1984.

As the Director of the Small Business Development Center, he manages the daily operations of the Center, including strategic planning, setting policies and procedures, project management, committee involvement with other IED programs and numerous economic development activities.

Prior to joining UTSA, Morrison worked in international trade with the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and program management with the San Antonio Mexican Chamber of Commerce. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer with a fishing cooperative in Costa Rica after which he worked for a Costa Rican shoe-manufacturing firm.

He holds a BBA and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Name Anna Borrego

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sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Director
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
210-458-2460
210-458-2464

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Patrice McElfresh

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Patrice McElfresh
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
Patrice McElfresh joined the San Antonio Small Business Development Center in 2005.

As a Senior Business Advisor, Patrice provides her clients with advice on all aspects of starting or expanding a business, with specialization in marketing plans, business plan development, business financing, military transition and restaurants.

Patrice has 10 years experience in the banking industry as a commercial lender. She was a top producer of SBA guaranteed loans during her tenure with Bank of America. Patrice has also received extensive RMA training and provides expert advice on growing a business.

She earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from UTSA. She is a member of the UTSA Alumni Association.

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Name Patrice McElfresh

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sasbdc.org
UTSA Downtown Campus
Senior Certified Business Advisor
San Antonio Small Business Development Center
San Antonio
TX
78207
501 W. Durango Blvd., #2.312
210-458-2460
210-458-2464

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