Alabama SBDC at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
Ms. Hilary Claybourne, Center Director
225 Church Street, Suite 319
Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce
Huntsville, AL 35801
To speak with an SBDC Business Advisor at UAH, please complete our online client registration form. Our one-on-one advising services are confidential and offered at no charge to Alabama’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, but we are required to collect basic demographic information for our funding partners. All information is reported in aggregate form (# veteran-owned business, # women-owned businesses, etc.)
Your Local Small Business Experts:
Michelle Kloske is a senior business advisor and training coordinator at the Alabama SBDC at the University of Alabama Huntsville since 2019. Michelle was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She has an associate’s degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Michelle is an enthusiastic and creative business advisor. Through her varied experiences, she is uniquely skilled to assist clients in the retail and service business and assisting food and beverage clients navigate the complex nuances of the industry.
Michelle began her career as an accountant specializing in payroll, taxes, and government reporting, for a defense contractor in the 8A program in Huntsville. She left the traditional workforce upon the birth of her first daughter. During her time as a stay-at-home mom of three girls, she was a top-selling consultant, she worked as a part-time accountant for a nuclear engineering firm, and she founded a small business specializing in custom apparel selling in her online boutique, craft shows, and directly to organizations. Additionally, she spent extensive time volunteering to chair large fundraising galas raising nearly half a million dollars for her children’s schools. In 2014, Michelle returned to the traditional workforce full-time as the accounting manager, events coordinator, and membership director at a country club. She worked with all aspects of the organization to help the formerly bankrupt club become a thriving small business. Michelle truly loves working with SBDC clients. She utilizes her wealth of personal experience and friendly personality to help her clients realize their entrepreneurial dreams.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Juliana Maddox has been with the Alabama SBDC at UAH as a Marketing Business Advisor since 2019. Juliana has over 20 years of work experience with arts and culture administration and office management. She holds a BSBA in Marketing and AAS in Computer Graphics and Animation. As a small business owner herself, Juliana is equipped with the skills to help clients create business plans, presentations, conduct market research, and interpret marketing data to make strategic business decisions.
Arlena Fulling is a Business Advisor at the Alabama SBDC at the University of Alabama in Huntsville . She is a marketing expert, entrepreneur & educator. Most recently having spent time in higher ed as a college instructor, she is following her passion of working directly with and for the small business community. As a small business owner herself, she is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs thrive. Her experience brings an added benefit to SBDC clients who are seeking to build an online presence or launch an e-commerce business. Arlena attended Columbus State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Belmont University.
Natalie Anderson has a great passion for entrepreneurship and economics. Joining the Alabama SBDC at UAH in January of 2021, she brought her years of business administration and programming skills to the Northern Alabama business scene. In her current work, she assesses all new client’s businesses for needs and opportunities before assigning them to a technical business advisor for services. Efficiency and great customer service are two tasks that bring Natalie professional fulfillment. Her latest endeavor is joining other Alabama SBDC employees for a strategic conversation on the network’s internal procedures and processes.
Natalie hails from Klamath Falls, Oregon. Earning her BS in Management in 2016 from the Oregon Institute of Technology where she assisted in many internal management feasibility studies and focus groups on simulated R&D processes. Natalie volunteered full time in a community rebuilding non-profit from 2016 to 2017 to implement aging-in-place home alterations for New Orleans residents. When Natalie isn’t volunteering in the community or helping entrepreneurs get their start, she is home with her newly wedded husband, Reid Anderson, and their two cats.
Natalie welcomes you to join her and the other Alabama SBDC colleagues in making Alabama an innovative state abounding with thriving enterprises.
Foster is a former UAH SDBC Center Director and now works part-time as a Senior Business Advisor. Foster has taught International Business at UAH as an Adjunct Lecturer since 2002. His professional career includes over 35 years in risk management, international business, government contracting, and business and professional development. Foster has a BA from the University of the Pacific and an MA from the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Foster also speaks Spanish.
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