in Morehead, KY

Kentucky SBDC in Morehead

Hosted By: Morehead State University

Morehead State University

Serving the Counties of: Bath, Bracken, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson and Rowan

The Morehead SBDC provides one-on-one coaching at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in Eastern Kentucky. The Morehead SBDC also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC coaches.
Rachel Bowling, Center Director

Rachel Bowling

Center Director

Rachel Bowling joined the Kentucky SBDC in Morehead in January of 2019. Before coming to the SBDC, Rachel had a successful career in the banking industry. A graduate of West Carter High School, Rachel continued her education graduating from Alice Lloyd College in 2010 and obtained her MBA from Midway University in 2015.

With roots richly woven in Eastern Kentucky, Rachel looks forward to assisting small business owners throughout Eastern Kentucky and hopes to better her community and the people in it. Rachel is a Carter County Native, residing in Olive Hill with her Husband Robert and two son’s Corbin and Turner. She is very active in First Baptist Church of Olive Hill and in various community organizations.

Mike Jackson, Business Coach

Mike Jackson

Business Coach

Mike Jackson brings 40 years of experience in building agribusiness, micro-enterprises, and specialized marketing enterprises to the Kentucky SBDC team. Some of his more notable former positions include Executive Director for the Maysville Entrepreneur Center, Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent, Agricultural Extension Agent, and Kentucky SBDC Coach.

Mike works in the Maysville area and along with his Kentucky SBDC duties, Mike is also co-owner of Atalaya Farm in Maysville, KY.

Tony Pence, Business Coach

Tony Pence

Business Coach

Tony Pence is a graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Arts in American Government. He has experience managing small businesses having owned a multi-line full service insurance agency.

Pence served in the US Army National Guard and US Air Force for 7 years. He is involved with many local organizations and has been the director of Downtown Morehead, Inc. since May of 2013.


Contact Us

Kentucky SBDC in Morehead
102 West First St.
Morehead, KY 40351


(606) 610-2123

(606) 783-5020

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